United Kingdom


Manchester, Newcastle

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Job Description

Azure Technical Lead

Our growing Azure Service Delivery Center is looking for an experienced Azure Technical Lead.
You ideally will live in the area of Manchester or Newcastle; however, Avanade is currently working remotely and flexibly.  
This role is permanent and became available due to a demand for this skills. This role would suit an individual who can design Azure architecture solutions but also understands timelines, as in this role it is all about service first, not delivery.

Note: We are not able to accept applications from those requiring Visa/ Work permit sponsorship. Applicants must already be eligible to live and work in UK. 

About the role:
Our Cloud Technical Leads are the face of our service where we design, build and operate scalable and reliable infrastructure solutions hosted in Azure and our Hybrid-Cloud. You will have a solid experience of cloud architecture and deployment methods including, security of cloud solutions, cost management and use these to continually improve the infrastructure we manage for clients. 

In this role, you will work over our portfolio of clients where we deliver and support solutions with Windows, Linux and Cloud varying from traditional infrastructure to cloud native, from Active Directory to Machine Learning and Enterprise Migrations to Mission Critical Application Hosting. 

Day-to-day, As an Azure Technical Lead you:
Work on some of the largest and leading-edge projects, leading our customers cloud transformation and operations initiatives.
Own the technical architecture and direction for a client 
Manage, nurture and develop a team ranging from 2-10 people
Design and maintain observability metrics for applications and infrastructure we support
Creating systems, tools & processes that will enhance our Clients support and operations 
Deploy solutions across the Azure platform for major enterprise projects

About you
You are deeply technical and enjoy solving complex technical challenges and have a desire to work with global teams and offshore resources. You can communicate and present information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form combined with hands-on experience deploying infrastructure in Azure - experience in AWS and GCP beneficial.

You have proven experience in a technical lead or operations role with great communication skills and are comfortable working directly with a client and you are leading and mentoring your team.
Other Desirable Technical Experience:
Designing and Deploying Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions - experience in AWS and GCP beneficial
Operating Systems: Windows; Linux
Familiar in two or more of the following: Azure ARM templates, Terraform, PowerShell, Puppet, Chef, Ansible
Familiar with CI/CD using Azure DevOps
Familiar with Azure Security components such as Azure Security Centre and Sentinel
Microsoft Azure Solution Architect Certifications:  Az-300 and Az-301

How do we reward you? We offer:
Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s global alliance partner of the year (14 years in a row), with exceptional development and training (minimum 80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)
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
Dedicated career advisor to encourage your progression
Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you

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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