United States


Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

As a part of the Global Applications & Architecture Center of Excellence, in a highly visible role, you will leverage a client-centric approach to translate our client’s business strategy into solutions and services that lead to successful business outcomes.


You demonstrate innovation and ambitiousness to achieve performance targets and establish Avanade as a leader in Applications & Architecture and as a #1 Employer of Choice.


As an Azure Platform Architect, you will lead teams to plan, analyze, design, build, test, and deploy enterprise Microsoft technology infrastructures in the Azure Public Cloud. You will apply functional knowledge and technical expertise in the designing of systems to support customer needs and you will contribute to our vast repository of intellectual property. Additionally, you will coach, train, and mentor team members and customers.  You will be involved in the selling of Avanade solutions, proposal development, change requirements, and some marketing/PR initiatives, and will also develop customer relationships and analyze the customer's business, as well as some Delivery Solutioning.


Day-to-Day You Will:

  • Work on Azure infrastructure enterprise-level projects, designing and deploying cloud environments for hosting business application services
  • Design, test, and implement application services migrations, both manually and automated
  • Work closely with client operational resources in updating their on-premise practices to include cloud
  • Manage a combination of on-shore and off-shore resources
  • Work closely with application, network, and security teams to ensure requirements are reflected appropriately in the Azure design


About You:

You are a solid technologist with strong business skills.  You are as comfortable working with a technical team as with client business users, with the ability 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 and Non-Technical Skills Include:

  • Consulting experience with large scale migrations to Cloud Providers such as Azure, AWS, Google, and IBM
  • Knowledge of infrastructure solutions, especially in relation to Microsoft programs, platform migration, system security, enterprise directories, and cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of operation management, systems security, testing, databases, and mobility considerations
  • Working with global teams and offshore resources
  • Communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form
  • Demonstrated experience in Systems Administration and/or Systems Engineering
  • Experience in a technical position using Cloud technologies
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies across Windows and Linux, with demonstrated hands-on experience on one or more of the following domains:
    • Azure Core Platform: Compute, Storage, Networking (core need)
    • Monitoring, alerting, and logging tools, and building/releasing processes
    • Familiarity with authentication patterns (mfa)
    • Familiarity with network topologies and technologies (DNS), with an emphasis on network gateway devices (ingress/egress)
    • Familiarity with Web Technologies such as web servers, proxies, and certificates
    • Application migration experience (VMware) is a plus
    • Demonstrated experience with Azure cloud infrastructure, including automation/infrastructure as code
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at