• Cloud Platform Architect

    Location AU-Sydney
    Job ID
    Product Delivery
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Your role as a Cloud Platform Architect will assist with driving the organization, planning and architectural design of all online customer-facing services within the Asia-Pacific region. This role will work closely with local Product Management, Delivery and Operations teams within Sage, ensuring new products are planned, designed, architected and delivered according to strategy and with optimal operation, cost and efficiency.  The individual will also help drive successful migrations from traditional on premise and custom-built platforms to open, cloud-hosted alternatives.



    • Design strategic and innovative architectures that will underpin and enable a fast-moving global organization.
    • Help transform architectural thinking from traditional on premise platforms to external cloud-hosted platforms with increased scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
    • Work with other architects and engineers to design, develop and coordinate high availability, disaster recovery and BCP strategies.
    • Ability to provide cost analysis based on designed solutions.
    • Coordinate with regional and global Live Services and Security functions to build a cohesive Product Operations organization.       Ensure the adherence to policies defined by Security team.
    • Build strong working relationships with the Development, Labs and Live Service teams.
    • Engage with business stakeholders to develop a strategic global infrastructure roadmap, and becoming a strong business partner at ideation through to implementation.
    • Support our operating model, with focus on the areas of infrastructure and innovation.
    • Evangelize new technologies – emerging, disruptive and new methods of architecture design and integration (e.g., containerization, serverless architectures).
    • Produce detailed documentation on system design and implementation.
    • Ability to articulate case for change, proven experience in driving change effectively
    • Lead detailed discovery analysis, and recommendations that are tailored to the organization
    • Support effort with key suppliers and partners to maintain strategic relationships. Keep up to date with technology and service offerings




    • Project management experience in the delivery of services to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS environments.
    • Significant experience working with public/private cloud platforms; AWS, Azure, Salesforce, etc.
    • Enterprise experience in the design and delivery of cloud ready SaaS services into public cloud environments.
    • Experience managing supplier relationships for Cloud Platform and Dev Ops tools, from monitoring, analytics, workflow escalation, CDN, DDOS provisioning etc.
    • Outstanding communication, leadership and customer services skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varying levels of technical experience from engineers to C level executives.
    • Strong problem solving and reasoning skills.
    • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences.
    • Strong written communication skills including publishing guidelines, standards and whitepapers.
    • Capability to work independently and as a part of a global virtual team.
    • Prior experience working in a medium to large environment (greater than 5 locations and 500 employees) a plus but not required.


    Company Information

    Our Story

    Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


    Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

    It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

    In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


    An innovator today and tomorrow     

    Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

    We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


    Inventing the future 

    We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

    Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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