AWS Architects, London

We are looking for experienced AWS Architects to provide leadership to our in-house development teams in the design and development of secure, sclable and resilient cloud based infrastructrures.

  • You will act as a design authority and monitor solutions as they progress through their lifecycle.
  • You will provide good estimates for work and contribute to the production of metrics to track progress.
  • You will influence and encourage discussions about the future technology landscape, and potential initiatives.
  • You will provide leadership to developers through such behaviours as adherence to and promotion of appropriate standards, offering of technical support and guidance, encouraging a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Periodically participate in external audits to ensure continued accreditation.

The job is located at our impressive North London offices where our skilled teams collaborate to deliver high quality projects to an amazing set of tier 1 clients all with with engaging and challenging requitements.

Required skills

  • A qualification such as the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Cloud Security Certification or equivalent.
  • In-depth knowledge of Cloud computing and Cloud-specific patterns, with a track record of developing and designing cloud environments.
  • Technical skills covering some of the following:
    • networking (DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP, CDN, and VPC)
    • knowledge of a programming language (ideally Go or Python)
    • data storage options
    • containerization
    • security
    • DevOps tools
  • Commercial experience with Event Driven Architectures.
  • Commercial experience with IaC toolsets preferably Terraform.
  • Ability to architect applications in AWS using a wide array of AWS native components and services in collaboration with third-party commercial tools.
  • Architecting the digital strategic vision in collaboration with clients, ensuring clear links back to the organisational vision and strategy.
  • Developing enterprise-level roadmaps for clients, including the creation of enterprise standards, relevant business models, and technology standards.
  • Operating as a key technical authority to ensure all digital initiatives align with the strategic vision.
  • Promote and own continuous improvement for cost reduction and efficiency within your accounts.
  • Designing end-to-end solutions using a set of robust architecture principles.
  • Ability to determine and maintain appropriate documentation for architectures such as User Guides, Design Documents, Configuration Management plans and Standards and facilitate their review and sign-off by stakeholders and hand over to technical teams for detailed design and build.
  • To keep up to date with advances, emerging technologies, and trends across all Enterprise Architecture domains.

Advantageous skills

  • Advanced understanding of DevOps strategies.
  • Experience working with APIs.


Candidates will

  • Enjoy being part of the company’s fast-paced, scale-up environment.
  • Build rapport quickly, creating positive and productive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Value diversity, different environments and cultures.
  • Have excellent communication skills, and actively enjoy shaping requirements and communicating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Be proactive / hard-working / reliable.
  • Have an analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Be subject to a DBS check.
  • Have experience in the design & development of POCs.
  • Be able to deliver projects from inception to completion often working with a broad mix of individuals and companies with diverse skill sets.
  • Possess outstanding attention to detail and understand the need for high quality documentation.
  • Collaborate with various companies (vendors, operators & others) to provide technical recommendations and specifications for wider industry adoption.
  • Be highly experienced in the Agile methodology and processes with a hands-on approach to assist with the design and prototyping for product backlog and road-mapped features.
  • Be able to work towards deadlines, being personally resilient and able to handle, at times, the pressure of a demanding workload and complex client needs.


Xanda operate out of our North London offices very close to East Finchley tube station on the Northern Line.

About us

We are a well established digital media agency with clients including national telecoms providers, government agencies, high street restaurant franchises, award winning fashion houses and professional footballers. With over 20 years’ experience in cloud based web systems, we pioneer new technology and services to achieve maximum added value from web technology for our clients. We have recently been recognised as being one of the top three digital media agencies in London.

Starting Salary

£50,000 (Junior) to £85,000+ (Senior) /year – considering skills and experience – negotiable

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