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Security Cleared - Secure Cloud Architect (AWS)

Job Title: Security Cleared - Secure Cloud Architect (AWS)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: SM/P/SCA_1610729197
Contact Name: Salome Maybanks
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Security Cleared - Secure Cloud Architect (AWS)


Home working with travel to office - Basingstoke

Secure Cloud Architect (AWS) - this position is working on a key project for my client, creating a multi-cloud offering based on both private and public cloud solutions. As Secure Cloud Architect your role will be to define and execute the go to market strategy.

A national security clearance is required for this position, candidates not holding this level of clearance will be considered.


  • To be the SME on AWS Public Cloud capabilities and work with colleagues to define new AWS based offerings that support the company strategy
  • Define and implement POC target architectures to validate offering approach to providing accredited hosting on the AWS platform
  • Define and agree AWS cloud usage policies/processes with relevant stakeholders to ensure company and customer interests are adequately protected/maintained (e.g. Security/Audit/Compliance etc)
  • Provide consultancy to internal & external customers on best practice AWS cloud implementations/usage
  • Build relationships and engage with partner contacts
  • To identify and understand relevant AWS cloud procurement routes and options along with related cost modelling approaches
  • Support bid work by providing AWS solution definition capability to bid teams as well as cost modelling and resource/effort estimation for Transition and Transformation activities
  • Be SME on the MODCloud service within specific focus on AWS based capabilities

Skills & Experience Required:


  • Extensive knowledge of the design and implementation of secure, highly resilient, large scale cloud based infrastructures
  • Experience of working directly with customers to define and elaborate infrastructure requirements
  • Excellent presentation skills with experience presenting up to CxO level stakeholders/customers
  • Experience of deploying production AWS implementations with successful project completion and service transition
  • Experience of designing AWS cloud solutions to be compliant with security standards
  • 'Hands on' extensive scripting experience in the provisioning/management of AWS cloud infrastructure
  • Knowledge of automation tooling to facilitate CI/CD approaches to IaC
  • Experience of estimating costs/timescales for the implementation of cloud based systems

Highly desirable

  • Experience/knowledge of CIS/NIST/27001 security standards
  • Microsoft AWS Solution Architect Expert certification
  • Experience of MoD IT service implementations

If you are interested in this permanent opportunity and have the required experience please submit your CV on line.

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