United States


New York City

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

Group Manager - Technical Cloud Architect - Azure 

Growing our Azure Cloud business and presence in the market is a strategic priority for Avanade. In line with our growth aspirations we are seeking to expand and strengthen our Azure solutioning capability, specifically in the Northeast US. As a Director - Technical Cloud Architect you will work to support the creation of various Cloud-based solutions and services for our customers (UCaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).

Day-to-day, you will:

·        Along with the Sales Team, tailoring and shaping our proposition to the customers’ IT and business leadership for our largest Enterprise Accounts

·        Presenting alongside Sales our solution to customer CIO’s, Chief Architect’s and VP’s. Explaining the solution in detail, interpreting customer needs and responding to challenges to show the value and relevance to the customer business

·        The ability to answer deep technical questions on Application Architecture and Development in the Public Cloud and solutions being recommended through examples or demonstrations

·        End-to-end solution shaping and solution architecture for Cloud Applications Migration and Modernization, including estimation, solution planning and interlocking with the appropriate Accenture and Avanade teams to create the optimal customer outcome

·        Delivering technical leadership and architecture on our engagements, as well as feedback around the evolution of the solution

·        Defining Avanade solution offerings for Azure Application services and delivery capability including Managed Services

·        Liaising with other solution architects in similar roles and global product management to define standardized solution baselines, application add-ons as well as industrialized delivery options.

·        Planning for and supporting service implementation, service transition, and service introduction activities including the appropriate change management services.

·        Working closely with our Talent Communities acting as a SME in Azure Application Architecture and solutions, supporting our teams with their capability development and skills growth.

·        Building and maintaining strong working relationships with delivery centre solution architects and contributing to the Avanade collaboration community.

·        Owning delivery responsibilities for selected sold engagements. In line with our growth aspirations we are seeking to expand and strengthen our Azure solutioning capability, specifically in the Northeast US. 

About you

Your technical skills likely include:

·        Advanced skills in analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and maintaining application code in a variety of contexts

·        Advanced skills in developing client-based and/or web-based software solutions

·        Demonstrated experience about application development, complex code development, application testing, component design

·        Demonstrated experience of specific technologies as specified by hiring manager 

Your non-technical skills likely include:

·        Experience interacting with external clients in a professional Growth Market

·        Experience working with global teams on projects

·        Experience working with offshore teams to facilitate project work

·        Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form

·        Good understanding of project financials, P&Ls, etc. considered beneficial

·        Solid written and spoken English skills

What we offer

·        Opportunity to work for Microsoft gold partner with unrivalled development and training

·        Competitive base salary

·        Access to Avanade University

·        Dedicated career manager to encourage your progression

Travel Requirement

Travel can be up to 80%.  Our projects are based in the Northeast US - NYC, Boston, Philly & Hartford.

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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