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IAM Architect

Job Title: Identity Architect (Ref: #2478)

Location: Basingstoke

Duration: 6 Months

We're looking for a passionate identity architect to help us deliver a new identity and access management solution for the entire company. The role will be partnering closely with our internal and external technical teams to run this exciting effort to redesign how to manage identity in the future.

Identity is a fundamental need for the entire organisation. Whilst hundreds of internal applications rely on identity to function, we're taking this opportunity to build an intelligent identity solution that can automate business processes, protect the company and deliver an effortless user experience.

The Chief Identity Architect will be accountable for all identity services globally, also working closely with the CTO and enterprise architecture community to embed the IAM principles across the organisation.

The role does not include people administration, however, will provide technical leadership and decision making for DevOps teams.

Responsibilities:

Architecture Leadership

  • Defining, embedding and maintaining the global Identity strategy, including a clear execution plan.
  • Partnering with the CTO and Enterprise Architecture, supporting the creation of architecture materials, such as a reference architecture, principles, positioning, patterns and statements.
  • Identifying opportunities to optimize and modernize the Identity architecture, driving cost efficiencies.
  • Identifying and positioning new Identity technologies that yield competitive advantage.

Technical Leadership

  • Providing Identity architecture technical leadership and decision making for DevOps team.
  • Serving on various forums to analyse projects and programs to ensure they are technically sound, will do no harm, and will deliver the expected outcomes.
  • Establishing strong partnerships across the architecture community and Information Security, helping to identify opportunities and mitigate risks.
  • Running deep dive initiatives to help overcome major incidents, complex problems and/or realise opportunities.
  • Embedding security, privacy, data protection and quality assurance across IT.

External Engagement

  • Actively building and staying abreast of emerging technology directions related to Identity architecture, guiding IT on how to interpret and best leverage the emerging technologies.
  • Engaging in the community (internally and externally) across multiple channels, looking to share, educate and inspire.

Requirements

  • 10 years of experience in technology project leadership, managing and advancing complex, global environments.
  • 10 years of experience designing and delivering enterprise technology solutions.
  • 10 years of experience across Identity, including Active Directory, Azure, RSA, Privileged Access Management, SAML, OAuth, OpenID Connect, etc.
  • 3 years of experience working with public cloud architecture (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.)
  • 3 years of experience working with modern architecture methodologies (Service Orientated Architecture, API-Centric Design, Twelve-Factor App, FAIR, etc.)
  • Experience defining and executing large-scale, transformative strategic plans.
  • Demonstrated influence and communication skills across all levels of IT and third-parties.
  • Demonstrated strength in facilitation skills.
  • Strong organizational and communications skills with multiple examples of being able to convey complex ideas in a manner that resulted in a definitive direction and result.

All candidates will need to go through a background check.


Must be and EU Citizen and eligible to live and work in the UK. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Cloud Architect

Cloud Consulting Solutions Architect

Job Description

INTRODUCTION

My client is a Global Consultancy's based in Canary Wharf, currently, they have an opportunity available for a Cloud Consulting Systems Architect, to support our growing European Enterprise and Global Financial sales teams. This technical, hands-on role will support enterprise clients in the UK, Europe and global markets.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage with and provide technical assistance to the Enterprise and Global Financial sales teams.
  • Offer technology leadership by assisting Account Executives with customer presentations.
  • Produce Cloud and Infrastructure proposals, architectures and designs for customer projects.
  • Lead customer business meetings with and without Account Executives.
  • Assist and support in the process of sizing, writing and recommending Professional Services Statements of Work (SoW) for customer projects.
  • Engage with customers, Project Managers, partners, vendors and Professional Services teams, to provide the necessary support and assistance, in delivering a customer project.
  • Build and maintain customer, partner and vendor relationships.
  • Achieve independent advisor level status with customers at senior CxO levels.
  • Service both internal and external customers for technical requirements and liaisons.
  • Achieve and maintain required certifications, where necessary.
  • Support, lead and present during demand generation events.
  • Offer advice on customer infiltration plans for marketing strategies.
  • A broad sense of technology, markets, IT industry, vendor space and trends essential.
  • Solid team player, high collaboration spirit and sharing experience with peers and mentoring junior members of the team.

EXPERIENCE

  • Proven track record of supporting sales teams in closing multi-million dollar projects in cloud and services engagements.
  • Experience in Architecture, Design, Pre-Sales, Solution Selling, Presentations and Customer Relations essential.
  • Deep knowledge of various Cloud Native technologies a must (Public Clouds, Containers, Orchestration, Automation, AIOps, Observability, DevOps/DevSecOps/NetOps, CI/CD, AI/NL/DL, Systems Management, Virtualisation/HCI, Storage - SAN/NAS/SDS, Networking - Switch/SDN/NFV/SD-WAN, etc.)
  • Proven experience with public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Oracle Cloud, SAP Cloud) crucial for execution of this role.
  • Certification in AWS, Azure, GCP, VMware vSphere/Cloud preferred.
  • Demonstrable consultative technical selling skills - able to identify customer challenges and offer solutions from partner/vendor portfolio to satisfy the project's requirements.
  • IT Vendor/MSP/CSP working background preferable.
  • Experience with large Enterprise, Banking and Financial customers required.
  • Batchelor's Degree preferred, equivalent experience considered.
  • Ability to travel in and outside of UK required.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Active Directory Architect - 6 months

Active directory Architect

London

6 months

Blackthorn Trace have partnered with a global consultancy based in Central London who are looking for an Active Directory Architect, this will be to support their client, a large insurance company, on a sizeable transformation project.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting with and supporting all the design and integration activities in relation to Active Directory including but not limited to: Forest/Domain consolidation; Cloud Integration; Identity Management integration; Operational Process definition; Disaster Recovery etc.
  • Working with existing staff across IT within Security, Architecture, Engineering and Operations to ensure all designs and associated changes are in-line with requirements and sustainable i.e. aligning to all governance, change and operational handover processes
  • Supporting the development of best practice operational processes in relation to Active Directory
  • Ensuring appropriate knowledge handover to ensure existing teams within Engineering and Operations - includes the creation of documentation to support handover
  • Representing designs and subsequent change activities to associated teams and governance processes
  • Ensuring Designs and related changes meet all security, risk and compliance requirements

Requirements

  • Extensive architecture and engineering experience, in a lead role, delivering AD solutions
  • Experience in a global organisation is essential
  • We require the successful candidate must have a minimum of 10 years' experience in a similar role
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to work proactively across senior management and technical stakeholders
  • Thorough understanding of related technologies: Identify Management, Network, Cloud, Compute, End User etc.
  • Direct experience of successful cloud integration with Azure in more than one organisation
  • Brilliant client facing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Must have a solid understanding of Security, Compliance and Risk considerations as they relate to solution design, implementation and operation within global organizations
  • Relevant Industry Certifications desirable

All candidates will need to go through a thorough background check.


Must be and EU Citizen and eligible to live and work in the UK. Some travel maybe required. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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