Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Area of expertise:

Enterprise Technology Architecture

Job Description

Digital disruption is opening more opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers and accelerate the realization of business value.

Avanade – The World’s Premier Microsoft Consultancy

Avanade is the world’s leading Microsoft consultancy and is the ultimate destination for consultants who specialize in Microsoft technology. Our vision is to be the leading digital innovator through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. We are 50,000 consultants strong and growing. Diversity and inclusion are baked into our DNA, as is flexibility. We empower our people to deliver awesome solutions for our clients, and our unsurpassed experience in the Microsoft space enables us to place our people on the most challenging, rewarding engagements. Career progression opportunities at Avanade are world-leading, as are our benefits. If you’re a modern Microsoft professional, this is where you need to be.

Do you enjoy solving the toughest problems and leading high performing teams? So do we!

Avanade is looking to hire an experienced Azure Integration Architect. This is predominantly a delivery-focused role with the opportunity to support on pre-sales activities. We provide the unique opportunity to help our clients solve complex and cutting-edge business challenges, and you will have the opportunity to help shape their future Integration strategy, and help them deliver Integration services.


About You

You are an experienced, passionate, and client-focused Microsoft technologist, with well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills. You are comfortable providing advice to senior customer decision-makers, collaborating with your peers in customer architectural teams, and leading teams of technical implementers to successfully deliver outstanding solutions that delight your customers.


About the Role

As part of the Enterprise Technology Architecture team at Avanade, you drive the planning, design, and implementation of enterprise solutions across multiple technology towers and disciplines. You shape client architectural roadmaps and provide expert guidance and advice. You design and estimate compelling technology solutions during the pre-sales cycle and provide technical leadership to the delivery team during the implementation phases. You work across the different solution areas within Avanade, tying them together to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, cohesive, and innovative responses to our customer’s most pressing and challenging problems.


Within a Collaborative, High-Performance Environment, You Will:

  • Document integration architectures for delivery.
  • Provide technical leadership to both customers stakeholders and Avanade staff.
  • Architect and lead solutioning of client application transformations including modernization and cloud-native architectures within the Microsoft ecosystem
  • Realize opportunities and mobilize delivery teams to deliver solutions which you have contributed to or lead
  • Monitor, mentor, and lead teams to ensure effective delivery and client satisfaction
  • Originate, develop, and grow enduring client relationships.
  • Be known for your “client-centric” approach and delivery excellence.
  • Collaborate with client leadership and technology teams to provide strategic guidance and help them achieve their immediate and long-term business goals.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with Solution Architects in other parts of the business within Avanade and Accenture.


Experience Required for Success

  • A solid understanding across the Azure platform (Compute, Data, PaaS)
  • Strong expertise on Azure Integration Services (API Management, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Service Bus, Storage, Event Grid, App Services, and Web API).
  • A passion for driving business technology solutions.
  • Experience with the decision-making process and policies involved in a large, complex matrixed organisation.
  • Experience assessing and managing the opportunities and risks associated with large scale complex services & consulting engagements.
  • Demonstrated experience in turning business use cases and requirements into technical solutions.
  • A solid foundation in software and IT systems development featuring web applications, APIs, data platforms.
  • Extensive consulting experience and highly developed soft and customer engagement skills.
  • Knowledge of cloud architectures and design patterns, and of hybrid cloud design principles.
  • Familiarity with Domain-driven design principles, microservices, and event-driven architectures.
  • Extensive experience in designing and estimating solutions for commercial proposals.
  • Extensive experience leading technical delivery and architectural teams.
  • Demonstrated people leadership, “leading by influence”, and effective peer teaming expertise in large, multinational organisations with globally distributed teams.


Other Favourable Attributes:

  • Australian citizenship, with Baseline security clearance (or willingness to apply)
  • Current Microsoft professional certifications.
  • Industry knowledge in at least one of the following industries: health, public services, banking, and financial services, resources, energy, retail & consumer goods, manufacturing or not-for-profit.
  • A solid foundation in Agile / Scrum methodologies, Scrum Master certification.
  • TOGAF 9.2 certification or similar.

Benefits of being an Avanade Employee

  • Additional 5 days personal Leave + Opportunity to purchase extra annual leave
  • Wellbeing & Gadget Allowance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous parental leave
  • Corporate private health insurance discounts
  • Up to 80 hours of training per year

What we offer you

Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee share purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.

This role requires direct contact with Avanade clients as well as attendance in person at Avanade workplaces and other company-sponsored meetings and events.  In order to comply with our client requirements and Avanade’s own health and safety obligations, this role requires the Applicant to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.   Proof of vaccination will be required during the application process.  Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical or religious reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation.

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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