United Kingdom


Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

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Job Description

Cloud Technical Architect

At Avanade, we have a bold ambition to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft, making a genuine human impact for our clients, our people, and our communities. We want to grow – as a business, in pushing the boundaries of innovation, as an employer that embraces diversity, as a positive force in people’s lives.

If any of these statements struck a chord with you, you need to get in touch with us!

About the role


Our Cloud Technical Architect/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. 

Therefore, 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. 

Important 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.

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, you will:

  • 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.

Technical Experience required:

  • Designing and Deploying Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions - experience in AWS and GCP beneficial
  • Previous coding background
  • Familiar in any of the following: Azure ARM templates, Terraform, PowerShell, Puppet, Chef, Ansible
  • Familiar with CI/CD using Azure DevOps

About you

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.

You are deeply technical and enjoy solving complex technical challenges. 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.


What we offer

At Avanade, your development is central to us.

We value employees’ contributions, and we aim to provide a comprehensive package that supports their overall well-being. Avanade is committed to comprehensive benefit programs that support whatever stage of life you’re in, as well as rewarding outstanding performance with bonus pay.

Here are some of the benefits of working at Avanade:

  • Work-life balance: The company promotes flexible work arrangements, enabling employees to maintain a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives.
  • Flexible Bank Holiday Policy
  • Competitive compensation and benefits including salary, bonuses, private medical and dental cover, generous pension plan, Income Protection Policy and various employee assistance programs.
  • 33 weeks full pay maternity leave, 2 weeks paternity leave.
  • 80 hours per annum studying towards Microsoft Certifications
  • A dedicated Career Advisor to coach you and support your progression within the company.
  • Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally.

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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 59,000 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 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