1–2 days per week at home

A little flex time

Employment type
Full time

Cloud Architect

As a Cloud Architect for CTS, you’d be recognised as an industry leader in Cloud Computing. You’ll gain exposure to cutting edge technologies, placing yourself at the forefront of a field that’s constantly evolving.

You’ll use your in-depth technical knowledge and appreciation for business concerns and priorities to become a highly trusted advisor to your customers.

You’ll work closely with the Sales Engineering and Delivery teams to ensure that the products and services being proposed are appropriate and aligned to customers’ requirements.

Each customer you work with will have a unique set of requirements. A ‘one size fits all’ approach isn’t a viable option - you’ll design unique solutions for each project. You can be sure that no two days will be the same.

You’ll get the flexibility to balance your work life with your personal interests and commitments. You won’t be restricted to an annual holiday quota, you’ll be trusted to manage your holidays responsibly.

What you’ll do:

  • Become a trusted advisor to customers by having a thorough understanding of business challenges and the relevant cloud technologies to solve them.
  • Understand existing systems and services and the challenges they present to a customer’s business.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Engineering teams to develop high-level solution designs and statements of work and to ensure a smooth handover from sales to engineering.
  • Ensure that the company’s offerings can deliver on the customer’s requirements.
  • Advise customers on modern software and architecture techniques such as 12 factor, microservices and serverless.

What you'll need:

  • A proven track record of delivering several production systems at scale with at least one major cloud provider (GCP, AWS, Azure).
  • Excellent knowledge of either software, platform or data architecture principles.
  • A good understanding of infrastructure as code deployment methodologies.
  • Experience of application development, delivery and infrastructure automation.

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of continuous integration and deployment tool sets (e.g. Jenkins, ArgoCD, GoCD)
  • Strong understanding of Site Reliability Engineering
  • Experience in serverless and microservice architecture design
  • GCP/AWS professional certifications
  • Operational Kubernetes experience
  • Good understanding of the Linux operating system (e.g. Debian, CentOS)
  • Experience using configuration management tooling (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt)


You'd work from our office in central Manchester, with options for regular remote working, or you can be remote based full time if preferred.

What you’ll get:

In addition to the competitive salary, you’ll get private health insurance and company contributed pensions as standard.

We have a multitude of other benefits, including a market leading parental leave policies, health & wellbeing initiatives and access to a discounts and rewards programme (including discounted gym membership)

You’ll be invited to the bi-annual international company ‘kick off’ conferences, which are a great chance to meet your colleagues that you don’t see everyday.

So what’s next?

Contact us directly at careers@cts.co for more info.

About Us:

CTS is the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe and one of the world’s leading cloud transformation experts. We offer a unique full stack Google Cloud solution for businesses, encompassing cloud migration, transformative working and IT infrastructure, through to machine learning, big data and app development.

We have a brilliant team of more than 200 people in offices in Manchester, Edinburgh & Utrecht as well as across our globally remote workforce. But we’re still growing, and that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition to join our team.

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A little flex time