Country:

Canada

Cities:

Montreal, Ottawa

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description


Cloud Solution Architect – Azure

Do you love living in the cloud? So do we .

You’re committed to the Cloud and helping clients move their business up and realize results.

About the job

Our consultants create sustainable concepts, working with our portfolio management team to make the most of technological developments in the Cloud. You’ll support your clients by building modern and powerful application systems; working with them on the architecture and implementation of sophisticated software applications. Your work helps our clients get the very bst out of the Cloud.

As a Cloud Solutions Architect, you will work with our clients and lead the deployment of complex enterprise scale Azure solutions. These could include: 

    • The creation of cloud foundations
    • Design and deployment of net-new cloud native solutions
    • Migration and modernization of existing workloads
    • Enabling Organizational transformation to a cloud-first mode

Cloud transfomation at this scale will require you to be a subject matter expert in public cloud in general and Microsoft Azure in particular. You will also be conversant in modern engineering practices and methods such as Infrastructure as code (IaC) and Configuration as Code (CaC).

You will be able to demonstrate that you understand the challenges of enterprise scale cloud adoption and that you have a track record of helping large and complex clients successfully adopt the public cloud for mission critical workloads.

This role will be accountable for Azure technical engagements including architectural design sessions, proofs of concepts (PoC)s through to full multi-year cloud transformation programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in client facing roles and leading deep technical architecture discussions with all client stakeholders from engineering up to senior client executives.   

Day-to-day, you will: 

  • Accelerate cloud adoption in strategic accounts by providing deep technical expertise, aligned to Industry, Microsoft and Avanade’s recommended practices
  • Lead projects, create collateral, coach, mentor and encourage team members
  • Be accountable for the overall quality of the engagements you lead
  • Identify, validate, and grow opportunities in strategic accounts by driving solutions aligned to Avanade’s offerings, in partnership with the Avanade business development team
  • Provide hands-on-keyboard services where required
  • Acquire required Azure technical certification 
  • Keep up to date with market trends and competitive insights

About you 

You are an experienced technology architect with strong business acumen. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as you are with client business leaders and you know how 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 skillset includes but is not limited to: 

  • General technical understanding of cloud platforms and supporting technologies
  • Detailed knowledge of cloud foundational components such as identity and access management (IAM) software defined networking, security, governance, and compliance
  • Understanding of cloud automation and orchestration tools and techniques including GIT, Terraform, Azure DevOps, ARM or equivalent
  • 10+ years of Information Technology field experience
  • 5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and support of highly complex solutions (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring security and compliance, availability, reliability, etc.)
  • Experience in migrating on-premise workloads to the cloud
  • At least one of the Azure technical certification exams
  • Competitive product experience such as Google Cloud and AWS are an asset

Your non-technical (soft skills) experience includes:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English (French also an asset)
  • Communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both orally and in written form
  • Ability to lead and manage large technical teams on-shore and off-shore

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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 www.avanade.com.