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Lead Enterprise Cloud Architect in Sheffield

Job description

Lead Enterprise Cloud Architect

HSBC is looking for a step change in how we can leverage approved Cloud Services in a seamless way and the establishment of the Cloud Enterprise Architecture Practise is fundamental for our success to define enterprise architecture, deployment patterns and share best practise.
The Enterprise Architecture Team provides engagement aligned to both specific Cloud Service Providers and technology horizontals.  Lead Enterprise Architects are expected to provide technical and non-technical leadership to their assigned areas of focus.  As Lead Enterprise Cloud Architect you will be responsible for:
•    Defining & evangelising HSBC’s Cloud Strategy
•    Provide Enterprise Architecture direction to Cloud Platform Teams
•    Ownership of specific technology domains within the Cloud Architecture Practice
•    Establishing a close partnership with our Global Business/Global Function CIOs & their Chief Architects to understand their demand through a Cloud Adoption Strategy & Adoption roadmap
•    Defining best practise for Cloud adoption, through the creation of an Enterprise Cloud Pattern Framework, enabling self-service with full automation, improving speed of delivery through standardized and robust set of cloud patterns with minimal manual intervention
•    Partnering and collaborating with HSBCs development and technology communities to define, evolve and modernise architectures and patterns
•    Present to Global Cloud Services in strategic programmes
•    Partnering with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Security Architect to support the definition and evolution of a Cloud Security Strategy and its implementation

•    Partnering with the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Chief Data Architect to support the definition and evolution of a Cloud Data Strategy and its implementation including enabling faster applications deployment through a set of standardized and secured data paths, patterns and tools
•    Partnering with IT Infrastructure Delivery (`cto) Cloud Services team to: engineer and design our Cloud common platform services; define a fully integrated Cloud Services catalogue
•    Understanding appropriate Regulatory controls for Financial Institutions and the impact of material outsourcing.  Provide appropriate support for our Regulatory engagements
•    Ensuring appropriate governance exists underpinning Cloud adoption, ensuring that appropriate regulatory, compliance, security and architecture controls are effectively maintained

In addition, all members of Cloud Architecture Practice are required to:
•    Evangelise the Cloud Strategy across HSBC.
Have a high level business understanding of, and the implications of Cloud adoption for:
Wealth and Personal Banking (inc Private Banking)
Markets and Security Service
Commercial Banking
Able to translate business needs into appropriate IT (and Cloud) solutions.

Have a system engineering background and the ability to compare and contrast different solutions to meet a business requirement.  Provide technical thought leadership in evaluation of new technologies to meet business requirements and influence key stakeholders leading to adoption.  Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills – desire to solve complex problems at scale.  Provide expert knowledge & expertise in design & engineering of:
•    Public IaaS/PaaS Cloud (GCP, AWS and Azure)
•    Integration with Public Cloud including SaaS (eg authentication schemes, single sign on systems from an application perspective)
•    Private Cloud environments (GCP Anthos, Cloud Foundry aPaaS & VMware IaaS)
•    Comprehensive experience utilising multiple Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, specifically demonstrable experience of implementing Terraform Enterprise at scale within a large organisation.
•    Leveraging best practise through published reference architectures
Have in-depth conceptual functional and non-functional knowledge of:
•    Docker Containers, Kubernetes Cluster management and orchestration and Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS)
•    Serverless architectures and Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS)
•    Microservice architectures and Event-driven architectures
•    DevOps practices and tooling
•    Cloud Industry Security Best Practice, aligned to CSA & NIST
•    Multi-tenanted virtualized platforms managing mission critical workloads
•    Networking principals 
•    Server Operating systems internals


Candidates will also need to demonstrate:

  • Have excellent documentation and communication skills with an ability to clearly articulate complex IaaS/PaaS concepts to people new to Cloud Development.
  • Have excellent understanding of availability, resiliency and durability architecture
  • Ability to mentor and lead the delivery of complex change
  • A track record of delivering significant change which improves business effectiveness in sustainable ways
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills with experience of successfully influencing others, negotiating effectively and winning over audiences with compelling and persuasive presentations
  • Built effective networks both internally and externally and created opportunities for others to work collaboratively
  • A track record of making complex business decisions with authority, even in times of ambiguity, considering the potential long term risks and implications
  • Excellent vendor engagement and collaboration skills

Come Power a Business that Defines How to Power the World

HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. We will provide reasonable adjustments to remove any disadvantage to you being considered for this role. We are proud members of the Disability Confident Scheme, and will offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please contact our Recruitment Helpdesk:


Telephone: +44 2078328500.


Within the workplace you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has processes in place to avoid nepotism.  This means we will avoid circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.”

 We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.

 As an HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.

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Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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