Azure Architect (Remote)

Benjamin Douglas

Job Description

My client is looking for an Azure Architect to join their ever expanding team.

Location: Remote

Start: April

Salary: Negotiable

The Azure Architect works predominantly in the Microsoft Azure Cloud space on projects focused on "on-prem to Azure" workload migrations, Azure Site Recovery implementation and Azure governance/planning. The position should have experience in other Cloud technologies and should be capable in architecting and implementing cloud-based solutions across a wide range of clients, both in the public and private sectors.

Essential Job Functions:

• Work as a member of the the Professional Services Group to understand our client business, functional, technical, and implementation requirements specific to Azure migration strategy

• Create functional design specifications, Azure reference architectures, and assist with other project deliverables as needed

• Provide recommendations to clients with respect to Cloud migrations and prepare technical implementation roadmaps for Azure adoption

• Design and implement state-of-the-art technical solutions on Azure that address customer's requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance and leverage existing investments in Azure/MS platforms

• Help customers develop their strategy and business case for Cloud

• Work with business IT to develop hybrid delivery strategy

• Take Ownership of the overall business & technical solution for client proposals

• Share knowledge and experience through formal and informal knowledge management initiatives internally within the client

• Keep current on all technical developments related to Azure and other public Cloud platforms

• Provide leadership to internal project teams and clients

General Requirements

  • Design and Implementation experience exhibiting a deep understanding of Cloud Service & Deployment Models such as laaS, PaaS, SaaS, Private, Public and Hybrid cloud models
  • Azure Cloud Technologies: Configuration and deployment experience in two or more of the following:

o Azure PaaS technologies

o Azure apps technologies such as Azure SQL, Azure Tables, Cache, SQL Server DW, Azure AD etc.

o Azure IaaS Technologies such as VMs, Virtual networks, Express Routes, Standard/Premium storage etc.

o Deployed applications with Web UI frontends

o Deployed application with RESTful/SOAP services interfaces

o Experience with MS Visual Studio TFS, VSO

o Firm grasp on Cloud security, leveraging Windows operating systems, Active Directory, Federated AD, AD integration

o Well versed in designing and building Azure solutions that include high availability, multi-region and multi-set architectures using virtual networks, availability sets and affinity groups

• Solution and Enterprise Architecture Methodologies and Frameworks

• Business Case Development: Financial and business credibility with experience of methodologies and tools as well as a good understanding of the business drivers for Cloud

• Ability to explain the complexities and implications that arise from different design and methodology options and articulate and prioritize them amidst other decisions and options facing our clients

• Awareness of all services and products from Microsoft and roadmaps

• Must be able to multi-task, have outstanding communication abilities, and work in a fast-paced environment.

• Available to work flexible hours.

• Must be highly motivated and embrace a "whatever it takes" attitude to get the job done right.

• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.


• Minimum 10 years of professional experience in Consultancy or related experience

• Must have significant experience of working in an IT consultancy environment

• Must have extensive experience in architecting complex Enterprise grade solutions in on-premise and cloud environments including Azure classic portal and Azure resource manager in cloud deployments

• Possess an awareness of the competitive landscape and should hold Azure related certifications

• Bachelor's Degree preferred and/or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

• Microsoft related certifications (MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure preferred)

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