Cambridge or London, UK

Cloud Architect

The Opportunity

As a Cloud Architect at Featurespace you will take a lead role in designing and developing cloud-native systems and services, innovating novel solutions to complex problems while implementing best practices. You will take a holistic view and communicate widely in the business to ensure that the overall best solution to problems can be found and shared widely; collaborating closely with the Site Reliability Engineering team, engineering, external vendors and customers. You will lead projects, mentor team members, and, contribute to direction and strategy. 

You will help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by: 

  • Developing robust cloud-based solutions underpinning Featurespace’s Software-as-a-Service offerings 
  • Working across our organisation to help shape cloud-native solutions across a range of applications and platforms 
  • Continually improve our software, services and infrastructure to ensure we continue to be at the forefront of innovation in our industry  

A Cloud Architect at Featurespace is slightly more hands-on than might be standard; developing prototypes and contributing to production implementation. 

This is a hybrid role based in our Cambridge or London office, so you will ideally be comfortable coming into the office at least twice a week. If you’re interested in the role but require more flexibility, please speak to us!

Day to Day

  • Architect best practice cloud solutions to meet our business needs 
  • Continually look for new ways to improve our technology and processes to increase quality, decrease costs and improve time-to-market 
  • Work with engineering/data science to drive and develop new and improved capabilities 
  • Share knowledge through mentorship, leading projects and people 
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About you

We are primarily looking for a talented individual with a can-do attitude and desire to learn new skills and technologies. You will have extensive breadth and/or depth in the following list, but all are not essential. 

Must haves:

  • Developing cloud-native applications (Preferably with Kubernetes and/or AWS) 
  • Architectural design 
  • Networking (E.g. DNS, routing, firewalls) 
  • Security (E.g. authentication, authorisation, encryption and TLS) 
  • Implementing Infrastructure as code 
  • System design patterns and best practices 

Great to haves:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or higher qualification in computer science or related discipline 
  • Containerisation 
  • Kubernetes 
  • Service meshes 
  • Linux, shell-scripting and command-line tools 
  • Source-control management (E.g. Git) 
  • CI/CD and GitOps 
  • Programming in one or more high-level programming languages (E.g. Python) 
  • Object orientated programming and design 
  • Standards (E.g. PCI-DSS, SOC2 or ISO27001:2013) 

Equal Opportunities

Here at Featurespace we are committed to being a place of equality, inclusion and respect to provide a safe environment for you to bring your authentic self to work. We know that we gain as much strength from our differences as we do our similarities. We value diversity and are dedicated to listening and learning from each other to build and maintain a positive and productive culture. We appreciate this will be an ever-evolving focus for the business to ensure everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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