United Kingdom



Opportunity Description

Do you love living in the cloud? So do we. 

You’re committed to the Cloud and helping clients move their business up and realize results. 

The Associate Network gives Avanade strategic access to high quality, loyal, vetted and reputable market relevant individuals that can promptly respond to client needs. As part of the Associate Network, you will be able to drive results and have access to leading-edge projects


We are looking for a Senior Azure Cloud Architect able to act as technical authority and evangelist' for Azure IaaS and to present solutions, document, install and support.

 Key Responsibilities:

 • Be responsible for advising and delivering on large cloud migration engagement with large enterprise customers 

• Understand the technical, financial organisational requirements/constraints of enterprise customers and work closely with multiple  teams to land and expand cloud-enabled solutions. 

• Envision and architect new innovative solutions on/across cloud platforms like Azure and AWS and other private/public IaaS/PaaS platforms 

• Designing Solutions in Microsoft Azure as per project specifications and needs. 

• To take clear technology/ domain / innovation ownership for the cloud hosting required relative to Microsoft Azure architecture. • Working on Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS, specifically: App Services, Azure SQL Database, SQL Server IaaS implementation, Availability sets, Azure Networking concepts, Express Route, DNS, Load Balancing, Storage. 

• Engage in senior discussions with the client and hosting partners when defining the solutions. 

• Maintain Company IT standards, Architecture principals and Strategy, Roadmap and use cases. 

• Migrating applications to Cloud using Tools like AppZero, ASR etc. 

• Travelling to/working at client sites based on project requirement. 


 Key Skills and Experience: 

• In depth understanding of Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS, specifically: 

• App Services, Azure SQL Database, SQL Server IaaS implementation, Availability sets, Azure Networking concepts, Express Route, DNS, Load Balancing, Storage 

• Understanding about the challenges and considerations to be catered for while migrating applications from on-premise to Azure. Define solution architecture which meet HA, DR, Availability, RPO & RTO requirements of the application 

• Knowledge of migrating applications to Cloud using Tools like AppZero, ASR etc will be nice to have. 

• Fundamental knowledge of AWS is desirable and understanding on how Azure IaaS v/s AWS IaaS compares to each other and conceptual knowledge of AWS RDS is desired. 

• Soft Skills such as writing Proposals and Presenting up to C-Levels is a must 

• Preferably from Developer background (.net, Java) 

• Microsoft Azure 70-534 certification desirable

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at