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Senior Cloud Architect

Location Isleworth, United Kingdom
Posted 26-September-2021

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

'In an environment where Cloud Technologies are growing and evolving at a fast pace, we need to keep up to date with emerging technologies and understand how we can apply them to make efficiency savings and improvements to the Cloud Platform Architecture. Our highly skilled Cloud Architecture team supports innovation and works closely with colleagues in DTA and other groups within Sky to resolve complex cloud platform challenges. We define the cloud technology roadmap and create candidate patterns with proof of designs which underpin the solutions for all DTA portfolios' - Mandy Bailey, Head of Cloud and Technology Architecture

What you'll do:

- Help to formulate the cloud technology strategy to support Data and Analytics portfolios, and explore new cloud technologies through proof of concepts to evaluate benefits and potential inclusion into the cloud technology roadmap - Work with third party suppliers including Google to deliver increments to the platform, and create candidate patterns and Architectural Decisions which can be used by solution architects to meet workstream needs - Build deep relationship with security, data governance, data engineering, platform operations, analytics, and other key stakeholders to solve complex challenges by using your knowledge and skills within cloud architecture - Provide knowledge transfer sessions to showcase latest technology approaches. - Work with portfolio managers, enterprise architects and solution architects to establish priorities for cloud capabilities in the backlog

What you'll bring:

- 7 or more years in role demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in designing and developing complex, high-quality architectural solutions - 3 or more years' experience in infrastructure, networking, database, and security architecture for cloud-based solutions plus one or more GCP certifications including Professional Cloud Architect certification (or AWS/Azure equivalent) - Excellent knowledge of GCP networking including (VPCs, Service Perimeters and Interconnect) and cloud security including CMEK, CSEK, KMS, Encryption at Rest and in Transit, IAM and security best practices for building applications. - Hands-on experience working with open-source analytical technologies like R/Python, Tensorflow and/or BI tools like Tableau/Power BI; Cloud analytics platform experience and strong programming skills in modern program languages across stack (eg Java, Node, Ruby, React, Angular, etc.) - Presentation skills with confidence speaking with Architects, Vendors, Developers, Operations and Group Security. - A very good technical awareness of technology and associated trends with a track record of keeping skills up to date as technologies change and evolve.

Team Overview:

Data, Technology & Analytics (DTA) at Sky is on a mission to bring customers more of what they love by unlocking the power of data and making Sky more relevant. We are leading the way in many areas of data, from delivering business critical reporting, providing an essential analytics platform to an elite team of data scientists and analysts. Our solutions are essential to hundreds of users, providing key insights on Sky's customers, products and viewing content and a whole lot more.

The rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

- Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place - A generous pension package - Private healthcare - Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you'll work:


Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There's also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

On campus you'll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait? Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

Awards & Accolades for MyTechLogy
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