Deloitte Jobs – Solution Architect

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Your opportunity

Deloitte Cloud is leading the way in the provision of cloud automation and cloud managed services within Deloitte.

We work with some of the world’s most recognisable organisations, from well-known brands to key government and civic organisations who play important roles in our lives. At our core, we are a team of engineers who pride ourselves in designing, building and running best of breed cloud native infrastructure solutions for all our clients.

We are not afraid to ask ‘why’ and always push to do things better. We are passionate about automation and we all take responsibility to ensure we deliver the best possible experience for our clients. We have a strong bias for action and want to get things done.

To enable us to continue making an impact for our clients and Deloitte, we are actively seeking to recruit people who want to be a part of our journey. We are looking for like-minded people who have a proven track record of learning and applying what they’ve learnt.

Business Operations

Want to work with the latest technologies, as part of a team helping international organisations transform their core business capabilities? Whether you’re working with on-premise systems, Cloud technology, or custom-developed solutions (to name just a few), your expertise will help clients deliver continuous improvement and innovation, from initial design right through to implementation and optimization.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

As a Cloud Solutions Architect you will work across both pre-sales and technical tasks.

For pre-sales, you will:

  • Own or contribute to request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP) and business development for client projects for both medium and large clients across AWS, Azure or GCP;
  • Contribute to efforts from wider firm bid teams in creating public cloud designs and costs for inclusion in bid documentation.
  • Contribute to bid team presentations when requested;
  • Work with the cloud team on strategic deal opportunities;
  • Fully understand our managed services capability, the technologies and services involved, and be able to concisely communicate this both within the firm and to clients.

Technically, you will:

  • Be able to analyse and solve customer problems and identify new opportunities;
  • Develop a deep technical knowledge of Deloitte Cloud’s products, solutions and services to enable the production of high-quality Azure, AWS or GCP designs;
  • Act as an advocate of what we do in terms of our public cloud design, build and run services;
  • Build relationships to enable you to work closely with teams and clients to effectively understand and translate requirements into Azure, AWS or GCP designs;
  • Ensure your designs reflect best practices and to the highest standard;
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of Azure, AWS or GCP infrastructure designs you produce: from security by design to creating accompanying high-quality documentation;
  • Provide feedback /peer review on designs produced by colleagues in Deloitte Cloud and the wider firm;
  • Listen to feedback from client teams and constantly seek to improve the services we offer;
  • Actively seek out opportunities to automate manual functions and justify reasons to do so to team leaders / management;
  • Maintain knowledge of developments in Azure, AWS or GCP and seek out opportunities to apply new features and functionality to existing design patterns;
  • Maintain project progress and documentation using Jira/Confluence.

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: You will be based at our London & UK Locations (Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, New Castle, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Reading, Milton Keynes and St Albans)

Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity. The role can be worked on a full-time basis. Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience


  • Experience working in a technical pre-sales capacity, producing bid documentation, RFIs, RFPs and participating in technical bid presentation;
  • Technical experience working in IT with a strong understanding of IT infrastructure fundamentals; compute infrastructure, storage, networking and management thereof;
  • An understanding of cloud managed services and support processes, and a commitment to produce supportable designs and builds;
  • Solid understanding of Cloud technologies, including fundamental characteristics of cloud, cloud-native design fundamentals, best practices;
  • A strong understanding of security concerns around cloud and a willingness to develop public clous infrastructure solutions which are secure by design;
  • Strong OS knowledge including recent Windows and / or Linux experience;
  • Some scripting experience with any modern scripting language (Terraform, Ansible, Python, Powershell preferred) with a strong desire to develop further;
  • Understanding of using any of the above technologies to automate tasks allied to a strong desire to build on your existing skills;
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices & culture, CI/CD pipelines;
  • Willingness to travel occasionally;


  • AWS, Azure or GCP certifications;
  • Experience of development pipeline technologies such as Jenkins, Git, Github or any competitors thereof;
  • Experience of automating infrastructure deployment; using any of CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible, Salt, Chef or Puppet;
  • Particular Windows / Microsoft ecosystem experience; Azure, Powershell, experience using any of Microsoft’s OS deployment management toolset;

Your service line: Consulting

Our people and the way we work are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us, collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at every stage of every project, solving our clients’ trickiest problems with a mix of knowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range of clients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lasting value to their business.

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your “Immediate Family Members” are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society – defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it’s about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

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