Senior Solution Architect

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Type: permanent (Full-time)

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Senior Solution Architect

Company Description

Version 1 has celebrated over 26 years in the Technology industry and continues to be trusted by global brands to deliver IT solutions that drive customer success. Version 1 has several strategic technology partners including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems and Snowflake. We’re also an award-winning employer reflecting how employees are at the heart of Version 1.

We’ve been awarded: Innovation Partner of the Year Winner 2023 Oracle EMEA Partner Awards, Global Microsoft Modernising Applications Partner of the Year Award 2023, AWS Collaboration Partner of the Year - EMEA 2023 and Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place To Work in UK and Ireland 2023.

As a consultancy and service provider, Version 1 is a digital-first environment and we do things differently. We’re focused on our core values; using these we’ve seen significant growth across our practices and our Digital, Data and Cloud team is preparing for the next phase of expansion. This creates new opportunities for driven and skilled individuals to join one of the fastest-growing consultancies globally.

Job Description

Version 1 are a AWS Premier Consulting Partner, which is the highest tier of AWS Partnership available. You will be working for the AWS Practice which consists of some of the best Architects, DevOps Engineers and Consultants. The customer engagements are varied and the exposure to cutting-edge technologies is always present.

You will work in a mixture of teams to deliver solutions to some of the most high-profile customers in Europe. Version 1 invests in their people and you will be encouraged to take Associate, Professional and Speciality certifications and additional training that is relevant to your role. We have a successful learning and development programme that will allow you the freedom to take on training and certifications on the training platform of your choice.

As a Senior Solution architect, you'll be implementing and driving large-scale cloud implementations on Amazon AWS.

Other duties include:

Architecting and implementing cloud solutions for different applications, automating cloud operations and cloud deployments Assume responsibility for the architecture of solutions that leverage advanced analytics, data pipelines, web portals, statistical models, Machine Learning and AI, through our technology platform Draw on the strength and experience of a wider team of Solution Architects across Risk Capital, Enterprise Architecture Design and good communication skills is a must - explaining a complex solution to a non-technical audience, eliciting details of complex business processes from subject matter experts Experience building and deploying complex applications, particularly event-driven cloud-native applications, as well as integrating enterprise solutions Experience in Agile/DevOps, consulting with application development teams on same Cloud technology, ideally AWS including PaaS services such as S3, Lambda, Step Functions, ECS, Docker, SNS, SQS, Kinesis, SageMaker etc. Understanding of distributed application design, patterns, and experience producing design diagrams and documenting standards


Security Clearance eligible. You must have the right to work in the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland and have been resident in the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland for 5 or more consecutive years Experience as a Solution Architect or similar Knowledge of the AWS Well Architected Framework Linux (RHEL, Centos) and Bash Practical application of DevOps and DevSecOps methodologies

Additional Information

Location: This role can be delivered in a hybrid nature from one of these offices Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, London or Newcastle Upon Tyne.

At Version 1, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that prioritises their well-being, professional growth, and financial stability.

One of our standout advantages is the ability to work with a hybrid schedule along with business travel, allowing our employees to strike a balance between work and life. We also offer a range of tech-related benefits, including an innovative Tech Scheme to help keep our team members up-to-date with the latest technology.

We prioritise the health and safety of our employees, providing private medical and life insurance coverage, as well as free eye tests and contributions towards glasses. Our team members can also stay ahead of the curve with incentivized certifications and accreditations, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat.

Our employee-designed Profit Share scheme divides a portion of our company's profits each quarter among employees. We are dedicated to helping our employees reach their full potential, offering Pathways Career Development Quarterly, a programme designed to support professional growth.

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