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Cloud Architect

Zuhlke Engineering Ltd - Northern Quarter

Full-time (Permanent)
Northern Quarter

You will be part of a purpose-driven team with a passion for innovation and an appreciation for Agile principles. To cultivate an environment where everyone can thrive, we foster an inclusive team culture where each individual has a voice and is empowered to take initiative, and where we care for one another. While we have been growing internationally, our colleagues across Europe and Asia remain connected through distributed project work and our “One Zuhlke” culture.    

As a privately held company run by engineers, we prioritise your continuous development and education. With life-long learning a priority, we invest 10% of our turnover in developing skills and services in an agile way – matching your needs and those of the company.

Our promise to employees and clients emphasises quality, innovation and sustainability. Our ethical guidelines and our passion for impactful solutions influence client projects and industries we work with and underpin our focus on diversity and environmental sustainability.    


Your job will include:  

  • As Cloud Architect you help our clients understand what they really need and build high quality systems to satisfy those needs. 

  • Design and develop cloud-based architectures and applications for innovative software solutions. 

  • Devise Technical Documentation as and where required for benefit of the Client and Zuhlke knowledge base. 

  • Perform strategic cloud consulting for our customers. 

  • Use your skills and experience to guide and mentor colleagues in projects and to contribute to group-wide initiatives for the continuous improvement of our cloud-based software engineering. 

  • Support recruitment and other Zuhlke activities, like community of practice and training developments. 

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and clients, be it onsite, in the Zuhlke office, or from home.   

  • You keep yourself technically sharp and get things done.   


Skills & Requirements: 

  • We are looking for a Cloud Architect, ideally with a background in software engineering or cloud infrastructures coupled with an in-depth expertise of AWS and GCP. Azure knowledge is a plus. 

  • You have successfully designed & delivered multiple AWS and GCP based solutions as a Cloud Architect. 

  • You have proven your very good leadership, communication and client facing skills in various projects.   

  • You are able to work on different levels of abstractions and you can do hands-on work as part of a project team as well as consult clients on cloud-based solutions. 

  • You have already worked successfully in client facing environments.  

  • You have experience in working in strong Agile environments, with focus on building customer-focused solutions in an iterative and incremental way 


Delivery Environment: 

Our technical choices are mainly driven by our clients' needs. We aim to make balanced engineering decisions based on the most effective tooling and their environments. Our delivery environment…   

  • Is mostly Java, JavaScript, .Net/C#, React/AngularJS, scalable web/cloud architectures 

  • Is often based on AWS and GCP, to a lesser extent on Azure. 

  • Has Mobile ecosystems such as iOS/Swift and Android/Kotlin.  

  • Uses Agile approaches, especially Test-Driven Development and Pair Programming.  

  • Relies on strong Continuous Integration skills and automated delivery pipelines. 

  • Keeps current with recent technical, fit-for-purpose trends.  

We are considering applications from all over the UK, but ask that you’re comfortable to commute as and when needed to one of our office or hub. 


Diversity & Inclusion at Zuhlke    

·       Being welcome & respected for who you are.   

·       Being heard & appreciated for your perspective.   

·       Being valued, no matter your background.    

We welcome people from all backgrounds, regardless of their gender, personality, national origin, race, religion, colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability or veteran status.

Covid-19 Notice: We are hiring for this role despite the current circumstances in relation to Covid-19. To protect our employees’ and candidates’ health and safety, we have implemented fully remote interview and onboarding processes for candidates and new joiners until further notice. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation and appreciate your flexibility with any related changes to our interviewing process.


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