Country:

Sweden

Cities:

Gothenburg, Stockholm

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

The Applications & Infrastructure Centre of Excellence is a global centre of excellence in Avanade providing deep expertise in public/private/hybrid cloud solutions based on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure Stack.  The Centre of Excellence provides niche services to Avanade regional delivery teams, providing greater assurance that the Azure solutions delivered to our clients are solutioned against Avanade and Microsoft best practice and guidance for Azure.

Through the thought leadership and services developed by the Centre of Excellence, Avanade has now become an official certified supplier of end to end Azure Hybrid Cloud Managed Services, including the provision of Avanade’s own Azure Stack integrated system. This is a differentiated proposition that uniquely positions Avanade as a systems integrator for Microsoft Azure.

The Centre of Excellence is looking for Azure Technical Architects to support pre-sales and delivery of our Azure and Azure Stack services and continuing to support our regional teams with their Azure solutions and supporting their clients on their cloud journey.  The Centre of Excellence is a global function however the primary geographic remit of this role is in support of Azure activity across Europe.  There may be some requirement for travel to other global locations.

This role requires expertise in Azure, and it would be beneficial to have skills in non-Microsoft products such as any of the following:

  • Linux
  • Citrix
  • Oracle
  • SAP

The above list is an example of skills, but others are welcome also.

The successful candidate will also have strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively interact with both client technical teams and senior managers. They will be able to independently plan, organize, prioritize, and manage tasks to deliver outcomes, work effectively under pressure, and meet tight timelines. Travel up to 80% is expected, both domestically and internationally (primary focus is Europe).

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Provide Azure and Azure hybrid sales support, including estimating, high-level solution development, cloud strategy, and workshop delivery.
  • Deliver technical architecture guidance on our engagements, and provide feedback around the evolution of Azure solutions.
  • Participate in internal briefings on Azure and Azure Stack, to build awareness across Avanade, Accenture and Microsoft relating to the services that the Centre of Excellence can deliver.
  • Partner with Centre of Excellence colleagues to define and develop differentiating Azure and Azure Stack assets, services and offerings that can be taken to market and used by our regional teams.

About you

You are serious about cloud, serious about Azure, and serious about enabling our clients to take maximum advantage of our cloud services and offerings. You are highly entrepreneurial and can build a results-focused customer-centric culture, collaborate with partners across the globe, and develop solutions that deliver results for clients.

Your professional and technical skills most likely include some of the following: 

  • Azure
  • Azure Stack knowledge
  • Some knowledge of application architectures using non-Microsoft technologies such as Linux, SAP, and Open Source technologies such as OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes and similar.

You likely have a Bachelor’s of Science or equivalent degree in computer science or related field, and/or equivalent professional experience, and enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-dynamic environment.


About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences 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 our clients and their customers. Avanade has over 35,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.


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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 www.avanade.com.