Cloud Solution Architect

Job reference: 136446BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
As a Cloud Solution Architect you will be responsible for translating business requirements into secure, scalable, and reliable cloud solutions. You will have expertise in designing and implementing solutions that run on Microsoft Azure and have experience in development and DevOps processes. This person will work within the Cloud Center of Excellence and will collaborate and mentor technology teams across multiple business units driving the implementation of the cloud strategy.

You will have experience in a broad set of PaaS services, compute, storage, network and security. You will be required to make design choices that optimize cost, operations, performance, reliability, and security. In addition, you will work across development teams and other stakeholders to drive and enable the migration and refactoring of on-premises applications to cloud native design and deployment methodologies.

Key Responsibilities

• You will be responsible for developing well architected solutions, optimized for cost, operations, performance, reliability and security. In this you will develop and drive the cloud strategy along with the introduction of new emerging technologies and public cloud services, cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring strategies
• Designs target state Cloud Architecture, partnering with other areas, such as Cloud Network Architects, Cloud Data Architects, Cloud Security Architects, and Cloud Engineering and Development teams.
• Builds Reusable Patterns for application development in the public cloud to deploy and modernize applications, provide governance around adoption, and influence application development teams on roadmaps and designs
• Ensures all technical leaders have architected resilient and robust systems. May oversee technology assessments, technology strategy reviews, and provide internal consulting to ensure all areas are practicing sound architecture hygiene.
• Develops short- and long-range product and service strategies and plans. Oversees the execution of operating plans for specified area of responsibility.
• Reviews the competitive marketplace and makes adjustments to operational activities based upon identified information.

A bit about you…

• You can demonstrate significant experience in leading complex Software Engineering and Architecture initiatives
• You’ll need experience of working with public cloud architecture, Cloud strategy, networking, security, compliance workload types, migration patterns and tools. Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
• Experience with additional cloud providers or Azure DevOps Engineer certification is advantageous.
• Experience with various enterprise applications and IT services, as well as software development, compliance and security, and IT operations disciplines will be required
• You’ll demonstrate a knowledge of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements.
• Experience suggesting competitive and innovative technical decisions, obtaining client buy-in and delivering on commitments
• Experience re-architecting applications for cloud platforms.

A bit about us…

IT is at the centre of what we do.
This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.
You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.
We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better place to do it.
Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting
What we can offer you:
• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and more.
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship
Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.
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