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Job Description:
Within Hiscox our Cloud Solution Architects use their advanced knowledge of cloud IaaS and PaaS services to create robust designs in response to business requirements. With their ability to construct working cloud solutions they garner trust with stakeholders, forging good working relationships with engineers and business customers alike.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create cloud solution designs in collaboration with the delivery projects. This could range from ownership over the complete end-to-end design and delivery to providing advice on suitable technologies and best practice to local business delivery teams.
  • Ensure that solutions adhere to security, infrastructure and application principles, policies, patterns and standards as appropriate.
  • Provide cost estimation for designed solutions as required.
  • Identify and publish new patterns and building blocks, increasing standardisation across the estate.
  • Lead proof-of-concepts for new solutions.
  • Evaluate new technologies as needed to ensure they conform to Hiscox principles, policies and standards.
  • Work with engineers to ensure effective design governance.
  • Assist in measuring the effectiveness of the cloud solutions in meeting stakeholder requirements.
  • Create infrastructure designs for the Cloud Core Platform to conform to the overall cloud and infrastructure architecture.

Key Skills

  • A deep understanding of cloud IaaS and PaaS services and design patterns, and their use cases.
  • Experience with core infrastructure technologies such as networking, storage and compute.
  • Knowledge of application architecture and patterns.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong security skills.
  • An understanding of infrastructure-as-code, and how to design for effective automated deployments.
  • Stays on top of the latest trends, and develops expertise in emerging cloud technologies.

Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

AtHiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success. We also understand that working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.


Person Specification:

If you would like to know more about the role, or you are having any difficulties with the application process please send your CV and the four-digit job ref number to
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Job Sector
Information Technology
Job Position
Solution Architect
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