Cloud Architect

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1376472

 Job Description

In January 2018, we launched one of the industry’s largest technical transformation projects, in effect building a new bank from the ground up. We’re using the same technologies that Silicon Valley giants are using: aggressive use of multiple public clouds, building our own private cloud to a...

In January 2018, we launched one of the industry’s largest technical transformation projects, in effect building a new bank from the ground up. We’re using the same technologies that Silicon Valley giants are using: aggressive use of multiple public clouds, building our own private cloud to achieve even better performance, pushing out microservices into what will be one of the largest Kubernetes installations in the world, leveraging immutable storage to process and store hundreds of terabytes of data a day, transforming our industry through application of distributed ledger technology and cognitive computing, aggressively participating in open source communities driving our systems.

This isn’t a traditional banking role. This is a chance to push your technical skills with people more comfortable in a technology firm than an investment bank, but solving real problems that affect anyone with any form of savings worldwide . We don’t expect you to wear a suit, we don’t expect you to not be able to tell your friends what you’re working on, we don’t expect you to sit in meetings 5 hours a day.

Who we are

We are a ‘change the bank’ challenge team, working with internal and external partners to develop advanced, digitally enabled solutions that drive significant value to our clients and operating business lines.

Core to these efforts are the engineering, build and operation of State Street’s multi public cloud technology infrastructure. In short, we are assembling a team of cloud experts to provide global solutions for our internal groups as well as other financial giants.

What you will do

The Solutions Architect role is a great opportunity to interact with our patent holding System Architects in extending cloud providers to support warehouse scale computing for emerging solutions.

You will leverage your deep understanding of system internals and component interactions to build designs and detailed specifications for resilient complex public cloud service based solutions.

You will build specifications to support integration with on premise infrastructure services and to allow for portability across public cloud providers

You will be an influencer in understanding requirements, leading fact-based analysis of potential options, selecting tools and developing solutions to deliver the desired system capabilities.

Who you are

You are an expert in modern infrastructure practices, or are on your way to becoming one as an intermediary step towards technology superstardom.

You have experience using Python, Golang and/or Powershell to automate services or functions in meaningful ways for large scale, always-on environments.

You have the critical thinking skills necessary to perform diligent research into inherent tradeoffs around feasibility, cost, compatibility, etc. to support the design process for any given solution.

You have a solid understanding of Linux and/or Windows Server system internals, ideally including security fundamentals.

You have experience designing and implementing detailed system test plans to ensure that application/system requirements are accurately and effectively deployed.

You have some familiarity with core provider services from AWS, Azure and/or GCP, and are interested in furthering your expertise in building cloud native products and services.

You have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or a STEM related field, and over 3 years of experience.  Appropriate certification is preferred.

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