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Cloud Solutions Architect

REF #: SVJ0024

We’re looking for highly skilled Cloud Solutions Architects to join the largest technology consultancy firm in the Channel Islands

Location

Jersey

Contract Type

Permanent

Specialisation

Technology

Relocation Package

Yes

Salary

Negotiable

Consultant Contact

Richard Riddett

Cloud Solutions Architect

The passionate candidate will drive high-priority customer initiatives in collaboration with customers and the Sales Team. The Cloud Architect (CA) is a technical, customer-facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience. CAs own the Azure technical customer engagement, including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or proof of concepts.

 

Personal Attributes

-Understand customer requirements and business challenges.

-Unique blend of technical and customer facing skills.

-Out-of-the-box thinker.

-Effectively communicate solution value.

-Detail oriented.

-Analytical and problem-solving orientation.

-Collaborative team member.

-Self-motivated and able to lead and deliver large scale projects.

 

Experience

-Experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment.

-5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring availability, reliability, etc.).

-2+ years of experience in “migrating” on premise workloads to the cloud.

-5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects). 

-Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams.

 

Education

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, IT.

 

Technical Skills

-Must have deep technical knowledge in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure (IaaS).

-Must be able to articulate and design Microsoft technologies relating to Office 365 and Microsoft 365.

-Had exposure to Desktop as a Service solutions.

-A proven knowledge of following the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework with clients.

-Proficiency in one or more of the following: Azure PowerShell, CLI, Visual Studio, Python, Ruby, and Azure Resource Manager Templates.

-Experience designing and implementing private, public and/or hybrid cloud solutions.

-Experience with design, architecture and implementation of moving workloads from on-premises to Azure.

-Experience designing, implementing, and securing resources including Azure Active Directory, Azure App Service Apps, Virtual Networks, and ARM Templates.

-Experience creating and managing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines.

-Produce high quality High- and Low-Level Design documentation describing technical systems solutions, providing overall design direction and recommendations for resolution of complex technical issues.

 

 Non-Technical Skills

-Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with key stakeholders, senior executives and growing cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts.

-Proven ability to mentor and train junior level architects.

-Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts & ensuring follow through to deliver results.

-Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences.

-Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position within a software & services company.

-Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources.

-Exceptional verbal, written communication and presentation, especially when explaining complex cloud solutions (and architectures) in simple terms.

-Demonstrate a high level of business acumen.

-Highly organised. Able to prioritise a variety of critical short, medium- and long-term tasks for multiple activities.

 

Responsibilities

-Lead the conversation and direct the execution of the sales team by combining both technical vision and business insight.

-Prioritise and manage activities for an active pipeline of prospect and customer opportunities.

-Involvement in pre-sales and support, and where appropriate, maintaining contact with client organisations.

-Identify potential clients and building and maintaining customer relationships.

-Support the design, development and delivery of Microsoft Cloud solutions (part of team or working under own supervision).

-Responsible for designing and implementing Azure technology-based solutions for the customer.

-Prepare documentation and present progress reports both internally and externally.

-Help develop the skills and mentor other team members.

 

Technologies

Enterprise Mobility Suite, Intune, Azure Information Protection, Azure Active Directory, Octa, Auth0, LDAP,  OAuth, SAML, Cloud App Security, Firewalls, Office 365, Windows Server Active Directory, Azure AD Connect, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Mobile Iron, Airwatch, iOS, Android, Windows, Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Operations Management Suite, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Azure App Services, Azure Storage, Azure Import/Export, Azure SQL Database, Azure Web Jobs, Azure ExpressRoute, MySQL, SQL Server, SQL Server IaaS, SharePoint on Azure, AWS EC2, S3, AWS DirectConnect.

 

Certifications

Essential

  • AZ-103 or AZ-104 – Azure Associate.
  • AZ-303 Azure Architect Technologies.

Desired

  • Microsoft Server Operating Systems (MCP/MCSE desirable).
  • AZ-304 Azure Solutions Architect Expert.
  • AZ-500 – Azure Security Technologies.

 

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