GCP Platform Architect - 110k - London

  • GBP100000 - GBP110000 per annum
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cititec
  • 06 Mar 19

A Platform Architect enables us to use data for the benefit of our customers and internal stakeholders by the design of platforms that store and process data. Reporting to the Head of Platform Architecture, the Platform Architect will be accountable for the design of the Google Cloud Platform, and other on-prem platforms, to meet the objective to use data for the benefit of our customers and internal stakeholders by the design of platforms that store and process data.

A Platform Architect enables us to use data for the benefit of our customers and internal stakeholders by the design of platforms that store and process data. Reporting to the Head of Platform Architecture, the Platform Architect will be accountable for the design of the Google Cloud Platform, and other on-prem platforms, to meet the objective to use data for the benefit of our customers and internal stakeholders by the design of platforms that store and process data.


Your key responsibilities:

  • Develop, deliver and enforce a long-term platform architecture capable of supporting and sustaining analytical and reporting needs, strategies and goals.
  • Be responsible for the technical architecture blueprint, including platform configuration, standards, and the development toolchain.
  • Ensure we have a clear current architecture, target architecture, and the iterative steps.
  • Work with third party suppliers including Google to deliver increments to the platform
  • Analytical activities relating to the implementation of proofs of concept and technical trials.
  • Further iterate the operating blue book for platforms, incorporating the appropriate governance model for internal teams and third parties
  • Platform governance operating model
  • Supplier management
  • Platform and tool analysis
  • Technical architecture for the platform(s)
  • Stakeholder management

Your skills:

  • Technical skills in Big Data and Cloud platforms used by a large enterprise for Data and Analytics.
  • Experience and certifications in Google Cloud Platform are desirable but not essential.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the principles governing best practice in Platform Architecture, Management & Governance.
  • Expertise in the build of data and analytics capability on a Google Cloud Platform to create a 'data platform as a service'.
  • Good technical awareness of technology and associated trends.
  • An in-depth understanding of the challenges faced throughout the technology lifecycle.
  • Ability to 'think outside the box' to come up with pragmatic solutions