United Kingdom


Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

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Job Description

Azure Infrastructure Architect, Group Manager 


This opportunity will suit you if you are passionate about technology with a consulting background, enjoy hands on delivery and want to use your technical expertise in designing and delivering complex Microsoft Azure solutions. 


Want to lead clients in their digital journey? So do we.  


Are you looking to further develop your Consulting and Technical Leadership skills? At Avanade you will have significant opportunities to develop your technical and consulting skills within the Microsoft Azure Ecosystem, be fully responsible for your career and progression, in a client facing role that includes travel across the UK as and when required. 


We are looking for an Azure Technical Cloud Architect, Group Manager, to join our rapidly growing infrastructure team.  


As an Azure Cloud Architect/ Technical Delivery Lead you are part of our accomplished Infrastructure community, working with the newest Azure technologies on challenging and complex cloud transformations; helping our clients get the very best out of the cloud. 


At Avanade, our vision is advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft, you will be given an exciting opportunity to help us achieve this, working on a wide variety of differing projects for an exciting mix of diverse clients. 


Would you like to become an Azure Technical Delivery Lead at Avanade? Here is more about you: 

  • A proven track record architecting core Azure solution across the Azure platform (networking, security, identity, DR, storage, subscription models, strategy & governance) for major enterprise projects. 

  • You have knowledge of infrastructure solutions from cloud to on-premisses, in particular in relation to Microsoft, platform migration, system security, enterprise directories, and cloud technologies 

  • You are satisfied in solving complex technical challenges 

  • You can communicate and present complex information to technical and non-technical partners, both verbally and in written form. 


You will be: 

  • Proficient in engaging with the client to gather and advise on their requirements hence superb communication and interpersonal skills are required 

  • Using these requirements to write high level and detailed designs as well as define architectural topologies. 

  • Working with and managing expectations of key client stakeholders. 

  • Have current, hands-on experience (solution implementation and deployment). 

  • Experienced in being a team/project lea and managing projects end to end.    

  • Be comfortable working in large and small teams to design and implement solutions. 

  • Be a senior member of the practice, focusing on wider internal responsibilities, helping to run our practice and develop our cloud capability in both technical and soft skills. 

Benefits we offer are: 

  • Employee Share Purchase Plan, Private Medical Cover, Car Allowance, 33 weeks full pay maternity leave, 2 weeks paternity leave, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, STI Bonus, 80 hours per annum studying towards Microsoft Certifications, generous pension and much more! 

  • Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally. 

  • A dedicated Career Advisor to coach you and support your progression within the company. 

  • Engaged and helpful co-workers genuinely interested in your growth. 

  • A genuine focus on you as an individual – we help you discover your true potential and support you in growing your career and horizons.  

About Avanade 

  • 12-time winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year. 

  • 24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology. 

  • 90-plus Microsoft partner awards. 

  • 18 Gold Competencies. 

Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information, or any other protected status. 

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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