Cloud – Chief Architect

Cloud -Chief Architect to Capgemini

Be Inspired

The Chief Architect role sits within the Capgemini Cloud Infrastructure Services business unit and is focused on providing Cloud Platform infrastructure, End User/Productivity and IoT services– this practice is primarily responsible for providing client centric Cloud, End User/Productivity and IoT services. It provides a variety of client services, which range from strategic advisory right through to project delivery. It is undergoing significant growth due to an ever-increasing client demand, and so is looking to further bolster the practice by recruiting experienced Chief Architects.

Be Challenged

The purpose of the role is wide-ranging; to provide clients strategic IT advisory across all aspects of their infrastructure & application portfolio as well as assisting in the shaping of their Cloud strategy. As such, the successful applicants will have a wealth of exposure in transformational initiatives that exploit public cloud services and be capable of engaging senior client executives within Architecture and IT operations to shape client projects leveraging Cloud as well as other Capgemini offerings.

Additionally, the Chief Architect will be the focal point for all strategic technical aspects relating to the client account or engagement and will be the lead into the wider parts of Capgemini to drive overall growth.  The role will also play an active part in account planning, while owning their own strategic and tactical client relationships.  The successful individual will be measured on key account metrics and client feedback.

What you’ll do

Working with the client account executive team, the Chief Architect will play an important role in achieving the account’s growth plan, developing and driving technology roadmaps and innovation within the client. 

The Chief Architect is a key role to enable our customer’s journey to leverage next generation capabilities such as Cloud & DevOps as well as develop a hybrid cloud / bimodal operating model.  

The Chief Architect will be skilled across the full lifecycle from business development, innovation, successful selling, solutions scoping and shaping, through to project delivery and run.   A significant amount of IT experience, extensive technical understanding, strong consulting, stakeholder management and leadership skills are essential.

In this role, the Chief Architect engages closely with clients, partners and other business units to develop and execute innovative, competitive solutions / projects for new and existing clients leveraging a wealth of previous experience in deploying cloud solutions.

Candidates expected to have a strong enterprise architecture background complemented with requisite technical knowledge & expertise.

What you’ll bring

Strong Enterprise Architecture experience including, Infrastructure, Applications, Data and Business domains

Strong knowledge of Public cloud solutions; AWS, Azure or Google platform features and capabilities

Experience of driving Multi-Cloud strategy, IaaS, PaaS and Container technologies

Experienced at producing multi-tier, high-availability infrastructure architectures in an Enterprise & cloud environment adhering to DR, Business Continuity and availability best practice

Understanding of Hybrid Cloud solutions and experienced in integrating public cloud into traditional hosting/delivery models

Business and technology consulting, with extensive experience in developing client roadmaps. 

Very strong skills in negotiation, commercial awareness and solution proposition.

Business and technology solution design, development, delivery and run.

Large-scale systems transformation, design and implementation.

Business, technical and product innovation.

The ability to articulate complex technical matters to non-technical individuals, both within the client and Capgemini. 

Strategically oriented, but able to lead all aspects of technical delivery.

Very strong presentation skills, with excellent English communication capabilities, both written and verbal

Exceptional client-facing skills, able to perform, conduct workshops and meetings to develop client solutions

Must be fully flexible and mobile across the UK for extended periods and potentially across the Capgemini Group


  • Team development, leadership and management of other architects and technical SMEs
  • Experience in the Financial Services, Retail or Utilities Sectors
  • Experience and knowledge in IoT / EDGE solutions
  • Exposure and understanding-automated build pipeline, continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Experience and knowledge in Big Data platform solutions
  • Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.
  • Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision.
  • Cloud provisioning and configuration technologies (Teraform, Ansible, Packer, AWS cloud formation)

What we’ll offer you

  • Professional development.
  • Accelerated career progression.
  • An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit.
  • It’s all on offer at Capgemini. And although collaboration is at the core of the way we work, we also recognise individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you.

Why we’re different

At Capgemini, we help organizations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often ground-breaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that’s as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other, and with our clients, we get under the skin of businesses and to the heart of their goals. You will too.

Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients.  We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

Apply now

Applying online for this position is as simple as a few clicks. Your application should contain your CV, a cover letter and any additional relevant documentation, such as grades or certificates. The selection process is ongoing, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Contact us

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact us.

Contact Person: Maja Oderstedt,

About Us

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries.

Visit us at www.capgemini.comPeople matter, results count.


About Cloud Infrastructure Services

The Cloud Infrastructure Services business unit reflects the Collaborative Business Experience, combining Capgemini’s consulting, infrastructure build and run capabilities, as well as the provision of cloud-based services in an integrated global sales and delivery model. The group provides infrastructure outsourcing services, including data centre, helpdesk and network support, as well as market leading services such as service integration and cloud brokering orchestration. The group also provides infrastructure transformation services, helping clients to virtualize and optimize their technology estates. As technology and business trends evolve our security and end user services and transformation practices further provide protection and business change opportunities to our clients.



Posted on:

October 23, 2019

Experience level:

Experienced (non-manager)

Education level:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Contract type:

Unlimited contract


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