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Cloud Architect

BAE Systems UK

Location: Surrey

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Cloud Architect

Location: Can report to various UK sites. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £73,000 depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support the Product Owner in the definition of Sprints and User Stories, in order to meet company demands of the platform
  • Contribute and deliver the Cloud architecture into operational run (baseline, target, roadmap, standards, reference architectures, etc.), supporting a wide range of use cases. Run architectural reviews of the platform at appropriate intervals to take best advantage of vendor technologies
  • Define, optimise, automate, publish and communicate deployment patterns
  • Take on the technical lead role in ADHOC work, including cloud migrations and holistic design work
  • Driving the adoption of automation in the platform, using common methods with other platforms

Your skills and experiences:

  • Transformation and operational technology integration experience in AWS and Azure and regarded as subject matter expert in all areas of AWS and Azure
  • Knowledge of all IaaS and PaaS areas within AWS and Azure technology stacks
  • Identify a business case and deploy an end to end solution on the finalized Cloud platforms
  • Understanding of directory services (AD, AAD and LDAP)
  • Good understanding of networking (Firewalls, Routing, VLAN, WAN, Trunking, Masks)


  • Professional qualifications preferred, relevant experience also considered


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The Cloud Operations team:

The Cloud environments are fundamental to the success of IT projects and as an IT business we are here to create most secure, high capability IT environments in a repetitive fashion. The Cloud Architect role is to define and architect the functional blocks of all Cloud Services (currently Azure and AWS) and build most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for our business applications and workloads.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.