AWS Solutions Architect (Data Platform)

Full Time Edinburgh City of Edinburgh IT Job Pro UK

Solutions Architect (AWS)

Major Retail Bank

Salary up to £85,000 DOE

Edinburgh/Remote Contract

My client are a major retail bank who are in the midst of a large AWS digital transformation, and are looking for talented Solution Architect's to join them on this journey.

What You'll Be Responsible For:

Working and collaborating as part of a wider development team, working to Agile/Scrum methodologies to deliver value for stakeholders and support the development team and Product Owner of the platform.
Designing, documenting and having a detailed understanding of the banks strategic Cloud Data Platform and open source toolsets. Represent EDS at CIO design governance forums to ensure bank wide alignment with data strategy. Gain relevant approvals for the designs for the infrastructure owned and built by EDS teams.
Liaising with CIO Infrastructure, Security and Operational Readiness teams to support end-to-end development lifecycle and release to live.
Act as a design and technical lead in the team, working independently to deliver and manage assigned work, supporting line manager and advising the wider leadership team in EDS on architecture and infrastructure for Data related toolsets, challenging where needed and having the knowledge and communication skills to influence and to defend decisions made.
Evaluate emerging or novel technologies, understanding how they would integrate into the bank and the data platform.
Perform the role of reviewing costs, cost optimisation and cost modelling for the Data Platform.
Automating everything that we do, work with our colleagues in EDS and CIO to ensure that we design robust, automated solutions to drive the best use of Cloud Data Engineering time and build a scalable solution that is resource efficient.
Align to Information Security, Data Protection, Data Governance and Data Architecture principles.

What You'll Bring:

Experience in multiple and emerging technologies. AWS/Azure, CI/CD, Spark, APIs, ETL/ELT, Lambda, Python and Jenkins
Having a keen eye for detail, development of the platform understands the principles of IAAS and infrastructure as code and supports adoption of CI/CD methodologies, designers need awareness of these practices, data principles and DevOps practices.
Strong understanding of platform security, data protection and information security principles.
Experience of Data and Analytics platforms using Cloud infrastructure.
Understanding and awareness of the tooling delivered that will drive the data engineering, BI, analysis, reporting and data science activities for the organisation.

Preferred skills/Experience/Exposure to:

Real Time Data Flows – Kafka
Cloud Formation
Data Science tooling(R-Studio, Shiny, other).
Machine Learning
Agile methodologies

If this is of interest or you can recommend anybody suitable, please apply below or reach out to Steven from Jefferson Frank – (url removed)

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