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Chief Service Architect (Strategy) - Azure / Cloud

Job Title: Chief Service Architect (Strategy) - Azure / Cloud
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
Salary: Daily Rate
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 month rolling
REF: FJS/LS/ServArchPO_1549384075
Contact Name: Leanne Summers
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Chief Service Architect (Strategy) - Cloud / Azure - Bracknell / Home-Based - Contract.

A leading IT services company is searching for a Chief Service Architect to join their team on a rolling contract basis. The role will be based in Bracknell 3 days per week with 2 days working from home.

Service Strategist ( Chief Service Architect) - leads the team, has the vision to translate old to new, understands the market, direction, owns the service blueprint.


  • Has to be able to articulate and create a service that covers hybrid Cloud (Azure) and Physical (Data Centres in Belfast)/BAU through transition
  • Owns, shapes and drives the roadmap going forward through transition and transformation to eventual end-state
  • Must have foresight and vision, with the requisite skills to push this service forwards and ensure all stakeholders are fully on-board


  • Deliver and agree a service roadmap that sets out the transformation of the existing Horizon (Data Centre-based) service to Microsoft Azure
  • Lead in the transformation of the Horizon service into one that supports and enables change - where all elements can be rebuilt quickly and with minimal effort
  • Develop catalogue and blue printing approach to help drive adoption of repeatable cloud services
  • Develop new service processes that enable service requests to be selected, approved and provisioned in minutes, with no team involvement
  • Work with Testing Teams to establish best practice for Continuous Testing for Azure infrastructure
  • Enable the Horizon application developers to define, provision and manage the resources they need without involvement of separate teams
  • Develop new service measures more appropriate to modern style of operation such as greatly reducing time to implement a change
  • Transform the team structure so that members can clearly see the value they add and there are no silos between applications, network and infrastructure
  • Build confidence in service capability, so that the service team feel confident in being able to recover services quickly and easily, rather than assuming that failure should be prevented
  • Ensure that services can be deployed on Azure, that are secure and meet POL compliance requirements
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the creation of a DevOps culture and mode of operation
  • Lead Service design teams to achieve the above, and lead with operational acceptance and handover to live service

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