Toronto, Vancouver

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

The Azure Technology Lead role is focused on defining the technology roadmap for Azure Resource Types in support of Avanade’s Cloud Managed Services clients. In addition, this role defines the capacity management, configuration management and system health check management for the IaaS servers managed by Avanade Cloud Managed Services. This role is also responsible for assisting in the organizing and running of the Azure technology Talent Community for our Avanade Cloud Managed Services engineers.

Areas of focus include: IaaS, as well as, PaaS to include Azure Apps and App Service; Identities to include Azure AD Connect, MFA, Conditional Access, and ADFS;  Azure Networking to include, VNets, Peering, NSGs, ASGs, VPNs, and Express Routes; Storage to include storage types, storage accounts, Recovery Vault, and SAS; Databases to include SQL Server, SQL Database Instance, Cosmos, Data Lake Storage and Redis Cache; Containers to include Kubernetes, Docker, and the Azure Container Service; Linux to include servers, preferably (SUSE/CentOS/Ubuntu/RHEL), scripting preferably Python and familiarity with Linux server monitoring concepts; Azure Security to include configuring security for NSGs, ASG, Azure Firewall, Azure Kubernetes Service, VNets, databases and VMs. Review and contribute to our Azure managed service offerings to ensure our sales teams are aligned with our monitoring and skill capabilities.

Years of Experience:

Minimum 5 years' relevant systems engineering and/or infrastructure management experience


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, Information Technology, or similar degree; equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for degree

Technical Requirements:


  • Cloud Computing, Microsoft Azure architecture and its components
  • Azure VM deployment, (Chef/Puppet, Docker/Container/Kubernetes)
  • Azure Monitor, Azure OMS, and monitoring.
  • Experience with PowerShell, and the Azure CLI, as well as, scripting
  • Familiarity with Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019; MCSA is a plus.
  • PaaS, Azure Apps and Application Insights

Linux OS

  • Familiarity with one or more shell environments (BASH, sh, tcsh, ksh).
  • Experience with Linux scripting tools, (Python, Perl, Ruby, PhP)
  • Experiencing administering Linux server (boot process, file systems, networking) preferably (SUSE/CentOS/Ubuntu/RHEL)
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking and diagnosis
  • Monitoring and server stability
  • Understanding of SNMP Traps and Syslog

Non-Technical :

  • Experience participating in technology infrastructure projects, or as an operations team member
  • Familiarity with ITIL processes with related work experience (e.g.: Incident Management, Change Management, etc.)
  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form
  • Ability to develop professional technical documentation and meet project deadlines
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively with team members, organization and/or individuals within varied skills and experience
  • Experience working with global teams on projects
  • Experience working with off-shore teams to facilitate project work
  • [International] Solid written and spoken English skills

Preferred Skills:

  • ITIL Foundation or higher.
  • Experience coaching, training and mentoring team members
  • Experience of supporting database platforms (SQL/Oracle/MySQL)
  • Networking device experience – switching and routing
  • Load balancer experience
  • Experience with Service Now
  • Monitoring System Experience (SolarWinds, OpenView etc. .)


  • Azure Administrator Associate certification
  • Azure Security Associate certification is a plus
  • Azure Developer Associate certification is a plus
  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification is a plus
  • Azure DevOps Engineer Expert certification is a plus
  • Red Hat Certified or Linux Foundation certification is a plus
  • Vendor certifications a plus (e.g.: Cisco, F5, Nimble, etc.)
  • Must obtain ITIL Foundation certification or higher within first 6 months if not already certified.
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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