Scaling AWS capability
Case Study

Brief – What did the client need?

Our client, a Management Consultancy, wanted to expand an AWS migration project to seamlessly transfer their organisation's existing on-premises data centre infrastructure and workloads to the AWS cloud environment. This project involved a series of well-defined phases to ensure a smooth transition while maintaining security, reliability, and minimal disruption to ongoing operations.

Existing staff had been enrolled in AWS Partner Accreditation and associate development training but key skill gaps still existed.  Teams had to be on-boarded by Q end to ensure phase 1 project milestones were successfully closed.

Strategy – What was the plan?

Osmii was introduced to the new team via existing relations with the Consultancy.  After meeting with management and understanding the scope, an advertising campaign was launched online via social media channels, and importantly pushed via existing Osmii AWS talent pools. Using Osmii’s results driven approach, we engaged in a headhunting campaign to fill the niche requirements.  A three stage interview process was set, with an in-depth, project specific, AWS focused screening at stage 1, followed by further project definition and culture based questioning.  As a contingency plan, the client also wanted to look at the contract market in order to have resources ready at phase 1.

Results / Summary

Ten hires completed on time and under budget with AWS subject matter experts in all roles.

Surplus profiles received and interviewed with a view to fast track for phase 2 hires.  All hires closed as full time permanent appointments. No need for secondary contract hires.  Key with closing permanent hires turned out to be the strength / scope of the client project. Communicating select project details to candidate pool, with this being a “go live project”, not a test case, in an emerging space was a high draw.

Osmii & AWS Cloud

This project was the latest in many AWS cloud projects Osmii is helping our clients to deploy. Our understanding of the technical ecosystem helps our clients win and deliver digital transformation solutions with Amazon Web Services technologies embedded at their core.

By combining our AWS Network, gained over 12 years’ experience in recruiting, and specialist domain expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients to make the right hiring decisions while adopting and delivering next-gen technology projects.

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Placements made:

3 x AWS DevOps Engineer

2 x AWS Developer


2 x AWS Architects

1 x AWS Programme Manager

Brand: Management Consultancy

Company Size: 25,000 +

Location of project: UK + EMEA

Delivery Method: Contingent Permanent / Contract