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Senior Azure SRE (L4)

Date:  21-Apr-2021
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Azure SRE Architect (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.



Role Summary 

We are looking for a technologist to join the GFT team and help build out our rapidly expanding Azure business. This position will be based in London. The potential and variety of the work that GFT is supporting our clients with is truly mind-blowing.


Role Responsibilities

You will join and lead the technical aspects of an architecture team and focus on adding design and governance, ensuring outcomes meet the highest technical and agile standards.

  • Provide technical leadership to development teams through application development and regular design sessions and other quality assurance activities to ensure operations requirements are fed into designs
  • Be focal point of escalation and delivery for client projects
  • Evangelising DevOps concepts such as infrastructure as code and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
  • Balancing best of breed technical implementation with the commercial / business schedule and work within budget imperatives
  • Identify business risks and be able to mitigate and communicate effectively


Competencies and Skills Needed

Mandatory Skills:

  • Experience with cloud migrations to Azure, knowledge of AWS is a bonus.
  • 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)
  • 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 Azure security controls; NSGs, Firewalls, Security Center & Azure Policy
  • Strong knowledge of logging and monitoring tools including native Azure and AWS solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of scaling mechanisms on Azure and AWS and how to design applications to take advantage of them.
  • Knowledge of Containers and Container Orchestration such as Docker or Kubernetes
  • Experience with infrastructure as code development languages including ARM, Terraform, Ansible, PowerShell DSC.

Behavioural 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.
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business.



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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