Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver

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Job Description


This posting is for a future job opportunity.

To support the needs of our clients, Avanade is actively recruiting and interviewing for the role outlined below, as we continue to build on another year of growth in our business. Now, with more than 60,000 employees around the globe, we are positioning our organization to effectively prepare for the future. What does this mean for you? We encourage you to apply and interview for this role without the need to decide now. This allows you to connect with leaders and hiring managers at a pace that works for you and when roles become available, you will be the first to know.

As a Cloud Architect, you will work with our clients and lead the deployment of complex enterprise sale Azure solutions. These could include:  

  • The creation of cloud foundations 

  • Design and deployment of net-new cloud native solutions 

  • Migration and modernization of existing workloads 

  • Enabling organization transformation to a cloud-first model 


Cloud transformation at this scale will require you to be a subject matter expert in public cloud in general and Microsoft Azure in particular. You will also be conversant in modern engineering practices and methods such as Infrastructure as code (IaC) and Configuration as Code (CaC). 


You will be able to demonstrate that you understand the challenges of enterprise scale cloud adoption and that you have track record of helping large and complex clients successfully adopt the public cloud for mission critical workloads. 


This role will be accountable for Azure technical engagements including architectural design sessions, proofs of concepts (PoC)s through to full multi-year cloud transformation programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in client facing roles and leading deep technical architecture discussions with all client stakeholders from engineering up to senior client executives.    


Day-to-day, you will: 

  • Accelerate cloud adoption in strategic accounts by providing deep technical expertise, aligned to Industry, Microsoft and Avanade’s recommended practices 

  • Lead projects, create collateral, coach, mentor and encourage team members 

  • Be accountable for the overall quality of the engagements you lead 

  • Identifyvalidate, and grow opportunities in strategic accounts by driving solutions aligned to Avanade’s offeringsin partnership with the Avanade business development team 

  • Provide hands-on-keyboard services where required 

  • Acquire required Azure technical certification  

  • Keep up to date with market trends and competitive insights 


About you 

You are an experienced technology architect with strong business acumen. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as you are with client business leaders and you know how to build bridges between the two. With your excellent communications skills, you are adept at mapping business needs to technology solutions and helping non-technical audiences understand the benefits of these solutions.  

Your technical skillset includes but is not limited to:  

  • General technical understanding of cloud platformsand supporting technologies 

  • Deep technical experience in Microsoft Azure 

  • Detailed knowledge of cloud foundational components such as identity and access management (IAM) software defined networking, security, governance, and compliance 

  • Understanding of cloud automation and orchestration tools and techniques including git, terraform, Azure DevOps, ARM or equivalent 

  • 10+ years of Information Technology field experience 

  • 5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and support of highly complex solutions (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring security and compliance, availability, reliability, etc.) 

  • Experience in migrating on-premise workloads to the cloud 

  • At least one of the Azure technical certification exams 

  • Competitive product experience such as Google Cloud and AWS are an asset 


Your non-technical (soft skills) experience includes: 

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English (French also an asset) 

  • Communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both orally and in written form 

  • Strong interpersonal skills 

  • Ability to lead and manage large technical teams on-shore and off-shore 

  • Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position 

  • Strong analytical, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills 

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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 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