United States


Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Raleigh, Tampa, Washington DC

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Job Description

One of the most important roles, the Azure Platform Solution Architect, is at the front & center of enabling our customers for on their cloud adoption. Your ideas and your work results have significant business outcomes for our largest enterprise clients. You lead all the lively stuff: migration solution development, cloud enterprise and foundation architecture, sales and solutioning support, and delivery for some of Avanade’s top clients.

About the Role:

Avanade is seeking an outstanding client-oriented technology leader with proven project and technical depth with Microsoft Azure technologies, particularly with respect to the enterprise and cloud architecture, with a focus on migration activities. The right candidate will have at least 4 years’ experience designing and deploying Azure Platform solutions, migrating servers and applications to Azure Landing Zones, and establishing / enhancing our customers Azure cloud foundation. Additional skills would include:

  • Communication skills that operate successfully at the C-level in describing business benefits of Azure adoption
  • Experience in delivering Azure-related projects with globally distributed workforces
  • Be a continuous technology learner and able to stay abreast of fast-evolving technology changes
  • Ability to incubate and mature consulting offerings and sub-offerings
  • Experience estimating consulting work and Azure costs
  • Experience in delivering technology workshops (networking, security, backup, disaster recovery, etc.) and aligning it to industry verticals (healthcare, retail, manufacturing, financial services, etc.)
  • Ability to develop executive relationships and become a trusted advisory
  • Experience mentoring and growing new Azure Platform Solution Architects to expand our overall capability

Technical Skills Desired

  • Microsoft Azure and related platform services
  • Azure Migrate, Database Migration Assistant, Database Migration Services, and other migration methods
  • Azure hybrid networking, core networking skills for VNets / subnets / VPN / ExpressRoute
  • Software and infrastructure as code deployment via CI/CD pipelines
  • IoT technologies
  • Infrastructure as Code technologies such as Azure ARM Templates, Terraform, Ansible
  • On premise infrastructure technologies and their migration targets in the Azure cloud

Other Requirements

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the leadership skills to develop other technical team members, work deeply with alliance partners, and understand non-Microsoft technologies in the cloud enterprise landscape (Networking, Security, Operational, Cost Management, etc.). Microsoft and other industry certifications are an important plus.

About You:

  • 4+ years of designing and deploying Azure Platform solutions, migrations, and core Azure foundations
  • 3+ years of program management under your hat delivering large scale, sophisticated cloud and non-cloud environments within a professional services environment
  • 5+ years of pre-sales collaboration, solution creation, delivery, and business management in a consulting environment
  • Passion and expertise leading a product through design, implementation, execution, and delivery with confirmed client success
  • Deep technical acuity and understanding of Microsoft technologies
  • BA/BS Degree in a technical field
  • Experience and deep spike with one of the following: Infrastructure, Data, Microservices or Security
  • MBA or master’s degree is always a valued bonus!

Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at