Cloud Architect

Salary up to £75,000 per annum
Discipline Digital Technology

We’re looking for an Cloud Architect to join our Enterprise Architecture team here at N Brown Group!

You’ll be a domain expert in all things cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) You’ll have the technical knowledge and experience in how to get the most out of the cloud and how we can improve, developing our roadmap whilst guiding our solution architects and wider engineering teams.

In this role, you’ll have a unique opportunity to play a key role in the transformation of our technology estate into a cutting edge modern digital driven retail organisation.

What will you do as an Cloud Architect at N Brown?

  • Discovery services to capture business requirements and recommending cloud strategies in line with industry methodology.
  • Provide consulting and thought leadership to stakeholders on the implementation of infrastructure technology and business application services  in Azure, AWS and GCP cloud.
  • Design of multi-cloud concepts mainly in the non-functional requirements (NFRs) environment (including Security best practises), but also up to the application level, as well as operating and service concepts in system management and IT automation.
  • Create technical documents like Architecture viewpoints, Technology Architecture blueprint and solution design specification.
  • Be a Cloud SME within the architecture chapter (community of practise), collaborating and sharing best practice and technical leadership with architects and engineers

What skills and experience will you have?

  • Cloud Service Models (Infrastructure, Container, Platform, Function & SaaS).
  • Cloud integration and transformation (eg to Azure, AWS or GCP, DevOps frameworks).
  • Cloud Security (Identity Access Management, PKI, Encryption, Network Security, etc.),
  • Deep knowledge in IaaS, PaaS, SaaS cloud scenarios and knowledge in the area of cross-platform monitoring, management and orchestration tools.
  • High-level design of cloud solutions.

What’s in it for you?

  • Hybrid working  
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

N Brown – who we are and why work for us?

At N Brown, we’re committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all. Our vision is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are, therefore, at the heart of our culture.

We’re a forward-thinking digital retailer with a financial services proposition to be proud of. We’re customer-obsessed, serving them through three core brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, and Jacamo. We’re experienced, with over 160 years of trading under our belt. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries; and we’re sustainable, striving to make as little impact on the planet as possible.

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 1 day per week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!