United States



Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

Job Description:

Avanade Inc. seeks an Infrastructure Architect in Boston, MA to lead the software engineering (design, installation, and configuration) of enterprise technology architecture solutions including components of security, availability/fail-over and OS/compute, storage, database, operations, and network infrastructures in Microsoft or multi-vendor environments. Candidate will: apply expertise in technical and consulting knowledge to advise clients to  design systems to support customer needs; coordinate team operations in all phases of Avanade projects (Plan, Analyze, Design, Build, Test, and Deploy); maintain customer relationships, assist in proposal development, and evaluate change requirements; serve as trusted advisor in advising clients on an overall IT plan; work and interact directly w/client leadership and technical stakeholders to ensure smooth and successful design and implementation of complex solutions; define information technology operations, processes, procedures and toolsets to manage and maintain requirements; manage the activities of software engineers to ensure successful project delivery and deployment; provide leadership to ensure effective team utilization and partnership with off-shore resources to achieve project objectives. Travel is required to client sites approximately 80% of the time; however, as you will spend 20% of your time working in Boston, MA, you must live w/in reasonable commuting distance of Boston.

Basic Qualifications:

The position requires at least a bachelor’s degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, Information Technology, or related technical field, plus at least five (5) years of experience in the job offered, or in a similar role, or within the IT or IT consulting industry.

Alternatively, in lieu of a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience, the employer will accept no degree and seven (7) years of experience in the job offered, or in a similar role, or within the IT or IT consulting industry. The employer deems that any suitable combination of education, training, or experience is acceptable.

The qualified applicant’s experience must include the following: five (5) years of experience working with full lifecycle (functional/technical) aspects of IT infrastructure services with customers that have 10,000 to 50,000 employees; five (5) years of experience delivering Microsoft infrastructure solutions, cloud technologies, networking, data center operations, platform migration, and enterprise directories as well as operation management, systems security, testing, databases and mobility considerations; five (5) years of experience developing infrastructure solution using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Desktop Management, Windows Desktop Deployment; two (2) years of experience facilitating project work within a global team; two (2) years of experience leading onshore/offshore technical teams in the implementation/deployment of infrastructure solutions; and four (4) years of experience communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders. Candidates who are interested in this position should select “Apply” below.

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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