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Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Avanade has an exciting newly created opportunity for an Azure Application Architect to join the team in North America.


The role is a technical, customer facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience, and guide clients through Azure PaaS migrations.


Role Responsibilities:


  • Lead the end of to end migration and take responsibility for delivery success. 
  • Responsible for driving the standardized/pattern-oriented/reusable assets execution approach.
  • Consult with clients to design and build and own the target architecture for new solutions, app development and modernization and scaling their adoption of Microsoft Azure.  
  • Review and evaluate architectures of existing systems and software products, quality, and the size of the application to identify and reuse platforming opportunities as well as refactoring opportunities.
  • Responsible for leading the refactoring analysis and direct code refactoring implementation.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance, and assistance to the teams in the implementation of established architectures and designs.  
  • Mentor and coach architects and developers to ensure that architecture and requirements best practices are followed. 
  • Establish and enforce quality standards for cloud software architectures. 
  • Provide oversight on the migration execution, deployment steps documentation and secure sign-off.
  • Own the Azure technical customer engagement including developing the architectural design on specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts, estimations and Cloud solution architecture components of customer facing contract bid responses. 
  • Matching engagements to architecture blueprints and create new blueprints for new patterns.
  • Creation of accelerators/templates/repos for target architecture blueprints to be reused in future apps that already have a process in place and assets created that can be used or evolved. 


Required Technical Skills


  • Web application architecture (Load balancing / configuration management / state management / caching / security / SSL / integrations / scaling / logging.)
  • Cloud Architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications (ensuring availability, reliability)
  • Expert in Azure:
    • Web applications
    • DevOps
    • Security
  • DB (SQL Server / MySQL)


 Preferred skills:


  • Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, Networking and Security Solutions, ARM Templates, JSON scripting, SQL Server IaaS, firewalls, PowerShell scripting qualifications.
  • Experience with .Net Framework, .Net core, C#, SOAP, REST, JSON Web Services.
  • Experience in developing integrations using Microsoft's Azure Application integration environment.
  • Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support team.

We Offer:


  • Attractive benefits package
  • Exceptional development and training with paid certifications
  • Avanade University - real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
  • A dedicated career adviser to encourage your progression
  • Engaged and helpful co-workers
  • Reward and recognition program


Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.


Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at