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Solution Architect

Oxford (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: Oxfam GB
  • Location: Oxford (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-20

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Are you Microsoft Azure Cloud technologies expert with ability to provide technical leadership and excellence?

Do you think outside the box and find innovative solutions?

Are you ready to embody the values and aspirations of a culture that is safe, feminist and partner-led?

We are looking for a Solutions Architect at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation.

What you’ll be doing:

In this role, you will provide senior technical design and support within the Oxfam Infrastructure Team. Specialising in cloud technologies, as well as security services, you will have a key focus on providing cost effective, reliable infrastructure solutions that fit with Oxfam’s purpose and culture.

You'll have:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty, is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist leadership principles.

An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Self-aware and able to make a positive impact on others
  • Significant experience of Microsoft Azure Cloud technologies, with ability to provide technical leadership and excellence
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to interface with both Technical Teams and Senior Management.
  • Ability to think outside the Box and created value-adding initiatives, with ability to understand requirements and create viable solutions
  • Understanding of cost and budgeting and how it relates to IS Delivery throughout its lifecycle
  • A good understanding of security and compliance; with ability to support and / or own all infrastructure aspects related to audits and compliance.


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well fully or partially home-based.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

As part of your online application, please visit the following link:

Further Information

  • Location: Flexible
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Open ended
  • Closing Date: 20 October 2020

About Us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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