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Openstack Cloud Architect

Job Title: Openstack Cloud Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive Daily Rates
REF: SM/C/TDA_1570980386
Contact Name: Salome Maybanks
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Cloud Architect (Openstack)

Contract Initially Until Feb 2020 and then 6 months rolling

Maidenhead, Berkshire

A leading Mobile Operator in Maidenhead are currently recruiting for a Openstack Cloud Architect / Transformation Delivery Authority to join them on an exciting journey, where you will be working on the world's first Cloud Core Network, with a company who are the first to work with VMWare on AWS. Lots of exciting new ground to break in this role.

We are particularly looking for someone who has built openstack in the Cloud, with a mix of public and private cloud.


  • Provide technical leadership to the various SI teams and the supplier in governing the solution architecture and ensuring solution design meets the business outcomes.
  • Define of technical requirement specification and work with the partner management/procurement team to contract the delivery of requirements.
  • Ensure the delivery of the solutions conforms to contractual outcomes and timescales.
  • Support the technical domain lead to build and priortise 18 month technical and budget roadmap.
  • Work with partners to manage the performance and capacity of the technical domain.
  • Build and manage excellent working relationship with our partners and developing this to meet our current and future needs

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Mix of Public & Private Cloud (VMWare and AWS)
  • Solid Openstack (ideally having built or deployed openstack in the cloud
  • Demonstrable experience of providing technical, decision making and problem solving leadership for a technical domain and can demonstrate setting technical direction and quality/ standards for delivery and design.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders within the organisation to act as the liaison between the business, other technical communities and the 3rd party delivery teams to ensure the delivery of the business requirements. This should include the ability to convert business requirements into a technical solution and vice versa.
  • Experience in working in an environment where you have managed delivery to a predetermined contractual/ business outcome and know how to influence/ negotiate technical outcomes with 3rd parties including conflict resolution due to changing priorities.
  • You will have provided direction large technical delivery programmes that include complex integrations spanning multiple technology domains and stakeholders including working with a systems Integrator to deliver contracted outcomes.
  • Proven capability to communicate the realisation of transformation benefits, articulate complex problem statements simply and manage escalations through to successful resolution
  • Strong commercial and partner management experience, including managing interlocking dependencies across multiple contracts, understanding of the use of complex commercial frameworks to assure the deliverable of 3rd commitments and contracted outcomes from our 3rd partners.

If you have the required experience and are ready to be a part of this exciting groundbreaking project then please submit your CV on line or email directly to

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