Cloud Architect

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Location

Leeds

Job description

Our value add, is that we go one better. We have our eyes on the customers because they matter the most.


William Hill wants to be the brand in everyone’s hand showing we care and ‘give a damn’ -with currently over 3 million customers across the UK and Europe using our websites and apps since 1998. We own our processes and take pride in our technology platforms with being one of the world’s leading gaming companies.


We deal with projects ranging from mobile Casinos to online Sportsbooks and everything in between. The software you write will process 500 online bets per second, accommodate 20 million users, and process 160 terabytes a day. You can be sure there are many more challenges waiting for you.


If you have a passion for sports and gaming, want to be part of a business that invests in your future and genuinely enjoys working as a part of a team, then you belong here.


Your role within the team


As the Cloud Architect you will be instrumental in leading the modernisation approach & technical design of systems and services across Cloud & Infrastructure which underpin all our business channels. Working closely with other Architects across the business and Engineering Leads, you’ll be guiding and developing solutions based on standards & patterns to support business channel initiatives, aligning to the vision and target-state architecture, so creating strong working relationships across the various teams is a must.

 

You’ll be responsible for providing the guidance, governance, collaboration and buy-in for any modernisation related solutions deployed across AWS or on-premises whilst ensuring cross-team alignment. As part of any solution design, formulation of well-formed user stories, test & acceptance criteria alongside non-functional requirements are expected to be captured & documented.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with other architects and engineers
  • Develop solutions based on our vendor standards and patterns to support business channel initiatives
  • Stay aligned to the vision and target-state architecture
  • Provide guidance, governance, collaboration and buy-in for any related solutions deployed across AWS
  • Ensure solutions created meet the business security policies & practices to remain compliant- whilst addressing the usual areas of high availability, performance and continuity planning
  • Drive road-maps, highlight any areas of risk and mitigate any future risks relating to service, reputational damage or cost.


Skills needed:

  • Experience in architectural solutions either through design or implementation within an organisation that is fast moving & dynamic
  • Good alignment to architectural design principles and ability to visualise your ideas and solutions.
  • Experience in Identifying, defining and documenting patterns that can be reused across solutions, adding these to the Enterprise pattern library
  • Strong demonstrable knowledge of cloud technologies, including but not limited to Amazon Web Services (e.g. EKS, ECS, Direct Connect, VPC, TGW & PCA)
  • Neutral towards technology with a vested interest in the value technology can bring to the enterprise.
  • Strong experience of using and defining infrastructure automation, use of virtualisation technologies and cloud hosting technologies
  • Ability to devise and visualise traditional infrastructure topologies and ‘As-A-Service’ style architectures (IaaS, SaaS and PaaS).
  • An understanding of the implications of Cloud cost optimisation 
  • Experience of working within an Agile framework for delivery of initiatives.


What we offer 

We want to offer a balanced approach to office and home working - now and for the long-term future. We know that not everyone is the same, many people have embraced home working, whilst others can’t wait to get back. Therefore, we are offering our employees the opportunity to work from home up to 80% of the time with 20% of office time built in to ensure we get some face to face collaborative team time -  and the chance for a coffee and a catch up.

 

 

William Hill in Leeds

 

Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sit both of our Leeds offices. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingly. 

 

 

Join us #behindthebet