Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

About the role

As the Director of Cloud Transformation, you will work on and oversee the definition and technical delivery of our largest and most complex cloud projects.  In addition to project delivery, you will mentor junior team members and partner with our sales team as a cloud SME.

Cloud transformation at this scale will require you to be knowledgeable 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 a track record of helping large and complex clients successfully adopt the public cloud for mission critical workloads.

The ideal candidate will have experience in client facing roles and leading technical delivery for large programs.

Key Role Responsibilities:        

  • Work in partnership with clients, advising them how to use cloud technology to meet their business objectives
  • Lead technical implementation workstreams
  • Design secure and compliant solutions that align with vendor and industry recommended practices
  • Deliver at a consistently high standard
  • Provide hands-on-keyboard services where required
  • Provide assistance with technical issues, escalations and problem resolution
  • Acquire required Azure technical certification
  • Keep up to date with technology trends

About You        

  • You have an expert-level knowledge of Azure capabilities and solutions
  • Experience with one or more large-scale cloud transformations
  • 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
  • Cloud Security
  • Application modernization and containerization
  • Ability to work in teams and individually when needed
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with global teams on projects
  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form
  • Advanced skills and experience in application lifecycle management, agile development methods and software planning
  • Effective at recruiting talented people, managing and influencing virtual teams, and developing leaders
  • Strategic thinker about business issues across product areas and industries
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion effectively
  • Monitor, mentor, and lead teams to overcome roadblocks and challenges and implement coordination

In addition, you most likely have:

·     10+ years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in a technology delivery capacity

·     5+ years of experience working with global teams and have been accountable for:

o  Overall solution architecture(s)

o  Timeliness, accuracy and quality of project delivery

o  Chargeability and training targets

o  Project and annual goals

o  People management responsibilities

·       You likely possess Applicable cloud certifications

·       You likely possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also suffice.

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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