Version 1 Dublin

Senior Cloud Technical Architect

Department: Digital Development & Architecture


James Cregan

Company Description

At Version 1 our Mission is to prove IT can make a real difference. We prove this every day and due to our continued expansion, we are searching for like-minded individuals to help us ‘take it to the next level’. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People, and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our core values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different, and more importantly, our customers agree. You will get exposure to cutting edge technologies whilst working within a dedicated and expanding team environment, where you can shape your own future with us. 

Job Description

Our Cloud Digital Acceleration Platform, DAPx (\DAPx),  instils real digital capabilities within organisations by expediting IT delivery front to back, automating infrastructure and allowing you to move away from proprietary stacks. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cloud Solutions Lead (PaaS and IaaS) to join our Technology and Innovation Practice. A permanent position, you will play a critical role in driving our thriving Digital Acceleration Platform, DAPx, forward.

You will have a proven track record delivering full-stack Cloud (AWS/Azure) native solutions in a senior architect, consultancy, or lead role. This role will be a highly dynamic role with day to day responsibilities including a mix of technical leadership, people management and product development.  Our Technology and Innovation practice provides, tooling and automation, that brings delivery excellence to our Cloud Platform projects (Azure, AWS and OCI) and practices.

Your main responsibilities will be:


  • Senior Product Owner and Lead Architect for Digital Acceleration Platform (DAPx)
  • People Management, including technical recruitment, line management, performance management and mentoring
  • Business Development, including Technical Pre-sales, Creation of Proposals, Delivery cost estimation and management for the DAPx platform


  • To provide technical architecture and design leadership to a highly skilled and motivated expert technical team, in development of the DAPx solution.
  • To work with senior management of Version 1, assisting it as it makes critical decisions, on our Cloud Acceleration Platform (DAPx), technical direction.
  • Leader in a motivated,  automation delivery team, with strong core values, using the latest technologies and industry best practices, to drive customer success.
  • Working with wider teams and customers to elicit requirements & assist in developing design specifications for the future state architecture for DAPx. Including support for marketing, sales and support through leading the development and maintenance of various technical marketing collateral including application notes, FAQs, product notes, user guides, field training presentations, online marketing content and demos  
  • Engaging with the software development lifecycle, providing design and technical coaching to project business analysts, solutions architects, development teams, test management, and project managers.
  • Translate product designs into requirements and stories. Create Product detailed backlog, use cases,
  • Key technical point of contact for partners (AWS and Microsoft) and partner manager to articulate roadmap and awareness of DAPx.
  • Drive the development of internal and external training/education materials, for DAPx, to support education/awareness for key teams in Version 1.
  • 10+ years of experience in information technology
    • Minimum of 5 years as a full-stack Microsoft Cloud Development Platform architect OR  5 + years’ experience in a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect role in an enterprise IT environment
    • 3-7 years of technical product management experience for an enterprise software or network management company 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  • A passion for coding and keeping up to date with new technologies, frameworks and techniques.
  • Masters degree or equivalent practical experience

 You will have:

  • Proven consultancy (or industry experience) experience working on Cloud Implementation (IaaS and PaaS) in AWS and Azure, using DevOps methods and tools.
  • Preferably Microsoft Platform and Application Development Architecture experience.
  • Track record in writing BLOGs and presenting at Industry and Peer technology forums / events.

It is a desirable if you have hands-on experience with the following technologies:

  • Expertise in Microsoft Azure and its relevant build, deployment, networking and security technologies in cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Cloud Platforms products.
  • Knowledge of equivalence in other Cloud Platforms, in particular, AWS.
  • Strong experience in some of the following DevOps tooling:
    • Azure ARM, Terraform, PowerShell, DSC, Azure Automation, Ansible, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Cloud Formation, Artifactory
  • Strong experience in application architecture development tools and framework including:
    • Java, .Net, Python, Serverless
  • Angular, React, JS, API Gateway
  • Kubernetes container orchestration, Docker
  • Java frameworks (including Springboot), Open API, Microservices
Additional Information

James Cregan
Senior Talent Team Lead

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