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Azure Architect - DevOps (L5)

Date:  20-Apr-2021
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Azure Architect – DevOps (L5)

About GFT

GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain. 


With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.



Key Capabilities

  • Understanding of the interaction of alternate technologies with incumbent technology (looking for industry / technology awareness)
  • Ability to manage complex technical deliverables to meet program requirements
  • Ability to design and implement strategies for collaboration, code, infrastructure, source control, security, compliance, continuous integration, testing, delivery, monitoring, and feedback.
  • Participate in various governance forums to get approval for the architecture artefacts and also present possible options to resolve any ongoing architecture challenges
  • Provide technical leadership to development teams through application development and regular design sessions and other quality assurance activities
  • Be focal point of escalation and delivery for client projects
  • Balancing best of breed technical implementation with the commercial / business schedule and work within budget imperatives
  • Ability to manage small teams to deliver to deadlines
  • Knowledge of development practices in a DevOps culture.
  • Identify business risks and be able to mitigate and communicate effectively

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • You will join a project engineering team and focus on adding design and hands-on expertise, ensuring outcomes meet the highest technical and agile standards.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience in delivering cloud-native applications in Azure
  • Hands-on experience of using modern architecture patterns and familiarity with the development and delivery of architectures in both Service and System-Oriented Environments (and ability to communicate both)
  • Strong knowledge of Windows & Linux based systems
  • Knowledge of Azure & it’s core services;  Subscriptions, VNETs, ExpressRoute, Storage Accounts, Application Gateways, SQL, CosmosDB, Monitor, Event Hub, Functions, LogicApps, WebApps, Virtual Machines
  • Knowledge of basic Azure security controls; NSGs, Firewalls, Security Center & Azure Policy
  • Previous Azure data experience a bonus (Datalake, DataBricks, Synapse, Stream Analytics)
  • Scripting ability (ideally Python or Powershell)
  • Knowledge of Containers and Container Orchestration such as Docker or Kubernetes
  • Be comfortable with being responsible for the delivery of significant cloud and automation projects



Personal Skills

  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges.
  • Working practices; thorough with high standards of work.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels.
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions.
  • The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision.


What we offer you

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.


Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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