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Do you have a passion for providing people with a good Cloud experience? So do we.

Avanade Japan is growing, and we seek passionate and driven technology professionals to join our team designing and delivering exciting solutions to transform our client’s businesses.

Our Cloud Architects are the face of our service where we design, build, and operate scalable and reliable infrastructure solutions hosted in Azure and Hybrid-Cloud Environments. As a Cloud Architect, you will lead the Azure cloud projects to interact with customer stakeholders to gather inputs, plan, design, and enablement of Azure services. You are expected to possess architect level expertise for Azure ‘Infrastructure as a service’ offerings, while being able to plan and advice customer stakeholders and technical teams on components, services and dependencies of Azure services such as Azure AD, hybrid deployment security of cloud solutions, cost management etc.

You will apply expertise in technical and consulting knowledge in advising clients and designing systems to support customer needs. In addition, this role assists with customer relationships, proposal development change requirements and marketing/PR initiatives. Additionally, you will be responsible for people, project and program management, typically for projects of moderate-to-large size and complexity.

Day-to-day, you will:
  • Work on some of the largest and leading-edge projects, leading our customers cloud transformation and operations initiatives.
  • Deploy solutions across the Azure platform for major enterprise projects
  • Own the technical architecture and direction for a client 
  • Design and maintain observability metrics for applications and infrastructure we support
  • Creating systems, tools & processes that will enhance our Clients support and operations 
  • Develop strong, effective relationships with Accenture and Microsoft at the offering level

Your skills: 
  • Proven leadership in the Cloud space
  • Experience in design, implementation and automation of cloud-based solutions
  • Understanding of finance and generating profit
  • Strong people skills, both in leading teams and in working with clients, alliance partners and other stakeholders.
  • A keen business sense to help drive profitable growth with financial oversight.
  • You have a minimum of 8-10 years of experience as a Solution Architect, including work with any type of cloud technology, such as Azure, AWS, GCP. 

About you as a Cloud Architect:
  • You offer clients the kind of Cloud Solutions that improves the way they operate, designing and deploying best practice solutions that adhere to the business needs and drive business outcome
  • You’re a creative problem solver, always thinking ahead and spotting both opportunities and risks
  • You’re a leader, or on your way to, in the space of Cloud with a deep understanding of the project and solutions lifecycle, designing and estimating solutions that not just meet our clients, but far exceed their expectations.
  • To supplement the technical knowledge, solution architect and project delivery experience, you come from a Consulting background with good customer facing skills, the ability to connect with customers and understand their requirements and produce high quality written work. 
  • You will have a passion for growing your own career and those around you. 
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

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 stock purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay. 

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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