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Azure Architect, Manager

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The Infrastructure Consulting team designs, installs and configures enterprise technology architecture for Avanade clients. Its expertise spans security, availability/fail-over, operating system/compute, storage, database, networking, and operations infrastructure, typically involving Microsoft or multi-vendor technologies. Cloud is becoming increasingly important in the solutions we deliver to our clients, and we are looking for highly skilled Azure Technical Architects to join us who can bring deep expertise in public, private and hybrid cloud solutions based on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure Stack.

You will be joining our Irish Infrastructure Consulting practice as an Azure Architect, where you will be responsible for leading client delivery with Microsoft cloud technologies. You will also be involved in supporting our solution sales teams to shape and win our cloud engagements. As a senior member of the practice, you will have wider internal responsibilities, helping to run our practice and develop our cloud capability in both technical and soft skills.

The role requires strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively interact with both client technical teams and executives. To be successful, you must be able to independently plan, organize, prioritize, and manage tasks to deliver outcomes, work effectively under pressure, and meet tight timelines. Some travel to client site is expected thou not during Covid19.

Day-to-day as an Azure Architect, you will:
  • Own delivery responsibilities for client engagements, including but not limited to Azure cloud transformation, application migration/modernization, security & identity assessments, networking assessments and design, and workload migration & optimization
  • Deliver technical leadership and architecture on our engagements, and provide feedback around the evolution of the solution
  • Provide Azure and cloud sales support, including estimating, high-level solution development, cloud strategy, and workshop delivery.
  • Shape end-to-end solutions and solution architectures for cloud transformation and modernization, including estimation, solution planning and collaborating with the appropriate Accenture and Avanade teams to create the optimal client outcome
  • Partner with other solution architects and global product management to define standardized solution and services baselines, application add-ons and industrialized delivery options
  • Work closely with Solution Area Leads, serving as a subject matter expert in cloud solution architecture and solutions; support regional teams with their capability development and skills growth; collaborate with delivery center solution architects and contribute to the Avanade collaboration community, including authoring internal and public blog posts.

About you:

You are passionate and serious about cloud, and about enabling our clients to take maximum advantage of our cloud services and offerings. Clients see you as a trusted advisor and you have the credibility to influence peers and senior leaders within Avanade. 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. You understand interactions and opportunities for synergy among parts of the business.
Your professional and technical skills most likely include:

  • Azure expertise
  • Understanding of Cloud architectures and strategy (public, private, and hybrid)
  • Additional knowledge of Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Virtualization: Hyper-V, VMWare, Virtual networking, Security, and application architecture
  • Some knowledge of application architectures using non-Microsoft technologies such as Linux, SAP, and Open Source technologies such as OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes and similar.

What makes us stand out?

  • We have just been Awarded Top Employer in 2022 taking 1st place
  • You will have an exposure to work on different top Microsoft stack technologies but also a superb opportunity to develop yourself.
  • We are supporting our employees to cross-train and develop their skills around different Microsoft technologies.
  • Your colleagues are people with a real passion, dynamic approach, and enthusiasm for technology.
  • You will have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development.
  • We have won countless awards for our unrivalled technical expertise on the Microsoft platform, and for the innovative thinking that goes into our work.
  • Your journey with technology doesn’t stop once you work at Senior level – it is quite the opposite!
  • 12-time winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year.
  • 24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology.
  • 90-plus Microsoft partner awards.
  • 18 Gold Competencies.

Benefits we offer are:

  • Private Medical Cover, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, 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.

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. 

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