Cloud Architect

  • Job type

  • Location

    Dublin City OR Cork
  • Working Pattern

  • Specialism

  • Industry

    Energy, Utilities & Mining
  • Pay


Cloud Architect | Perm | Hybrid (Dublin City OR Cork, 2–3 days onsite per week) | Semi-Public

Job Summary:

The Cloud Architect will be responsible for the architecture, design, implementation and operability of new and updated cloud-based solutions for businesses. The successful candidate will work closely with the IT Build & Delivery teams and Business Change to provide technical project delivery through the project lifecycle across a portfolio of projects. They will ensure that cloud infrastructure and applications are optimised for the organisation's needs and maximise cost-effectiveness while ensuring the cloud environment is secure and compliant with industry standards and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interpret the Enterprise Architecture strategy to create best-in-class solution architectures and cloud-based solutions that are scalable, secure, and efficient.
  • Ensure that cloud infrastructure and applications are optimised for the organisation's needs and maximise cost-effectiveness.
  • Ensure the cloud environment is secure and compliant with industry standards and regulations.
  • Support the establishment and implementation of policies and best practices for cloud technologies to ensure consistency and adherence to business standards.
  • Ensure IT cloud solutions enhance flexibility, consistency, integration, and use for our customers.
  • Collaborate with Architecture teams to maintain practical and value-adding architecture models and baselines.
  • Build strong relationships across the IT organisation to optimise co-operation and maximising efficiencies across IT.
  • Stay up to date on cloud trends and the latest advancements in cloud technologies.
  • Participate in the evaluation/selection of technology solutions, where required.
  • Ensure IT capital programs related to cloud technologies stay aligned to the business's technology strategy.
  • Model and define the roadmap for both Azure and OCI cloud tenancies and design capabilities in line with the company's Cloud Strategy.
  • Oversee low-level design patterns and successful transition of capabilities into operations.

Core Technologies of the role (highly desirable): Microsoft Azure and/or Oracle Cloud, Cloud strategy roadmapping, TOGAF certified, Azure networking, Azure AAD, Active Directory, Microsoft Servers OS, Azure Conditional Policies, Azure PIM, Exchange Online, OCI IDCS, OCI Compute Instances.


  • Relevant industry experience and practice in following architecture standards in line with recognised frameworks (TOGAF) is desirable.
  • Strong experience in defining a Cloud Strategy and developing out Cloud Platform capabilities within Azure and/or Oracle Cloud is desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with Microsoft Azure and/or Oracle Cloud is desirable.
  • Relevant third level qualifications and/or accreditations are desirable.
  • The ability to develop and maintain effective strategic partnerships with key stakeholders internally and externally.
  • A proven track record for dealing with complex issues, proactively and in a timely fashion, along with the ability to communicate complex information to others.
  • Highly motivated individual, working to the highest professional standards and with a proven ability to deliver results.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify and analyse problems and potential improvements and propose and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and the ability to change focus and direction in line with business strategy and requirements.
  • Proactively identifying new areas of improvement and using newly gained knowledge and skills on the job.

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