Calgary, Vancouver

Domaine de spécialisation :

Infrastructure / communications unifiées

Description du poste

About the role

The Avanade Infrastructure Talent Community designs, installs, and configures technology architecture for Avanade’s Enterprise clients. Avanade’s expertise spans security, availability/fail-over, business continuity and disaster recovery, operating system/compute, storage, databases, networking and operations infrastructure, involving Microsoft or multi-vendor technologies.

As a Cloud Solutions Architect in our Infrastructure Talent Community, you will lead the design and installation of complex Azure based solutions by working directly with clients to identify opportunities to transform their legacy technology landscapes into “Cloud Ready” or “Cloud Native” ecosystems and support the adaptation of Avanade solutions as business requirements change.

With a thorough understanding of both client requirements and Avanade Solutions, you will oversee people and governance for projects of moderate to large size (greater > 5000 seats) and complexity while being the overall Technical Lead. You will interact frequently with clients to ensure smooth and successful design and implementation of Avanade solutions and be involved with the creation and presentation of solutions and proposals.

This role will own the Azure technical customer engagement including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical infrastructure architecture discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment. 

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Establish deep relationships with key ITDMs and BDMs, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company. Identify, validate and grow opportunities to accelerate consumption in high potential customer accounts, in partnership with the sales team, by driving solution architecture for both Microsoft and 3rd party solutions.

  • Accelerate consumption in high potential customer accounts by providing deep technical expertise and support in the infrastructure-related workloads.

  • Lead deployment of projects, creation of collateral, and training of sellers and partners in your area of specialization. Keep up to date with market trends and competitive insights.
  • Acquire required Azure technical certifications, coach and mentor team members.
  • Travel as needed

About you

You are an experienced technology architect with strong business acumen. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as 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:

  • Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solutions/projects)
  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with clients and support cloud adoption in large or highly strategic accounts
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication
  • 10+ years of Information Technology field
  • 5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, support of highly distributed applications (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring availability, reliability, etc.)
  • 2+ years of experience in “migrating” on premise workloads to the cloud
  • Deep technical experience in one or more of the following areas: Systems Operations / Management, Automation, Virtualization, IP Networking, Storage, HPC, IT Security, Linux
  • Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences
  • Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position
  • Knowledge of networking infrastructure, security and competitive product experience such as Google GCP and Amazon AWS are an asset.
  • Ability to stay current on Azure technology outside of the work environment compliments this role (i.e. lab work, Azure tenant, O365 tenant, blogging and writing)
  • At least one of the Azure technical certification exams

·       Strong analytical, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills

Your non-technical (soft skills) experience includes:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, and presentation skills in English (French also an asset)
  • Ability to lead and manage technical teams on-shore and off-shore
  • Communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both orally and in written form
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with all levels of client staff and internal teams

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 27,000 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

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À propos d'Avanade

Avanade est le chef de file dans l'offre de services digitaux novateurs, de solutions métiers et d'expériences orientées vers la conception, exploitant la force des équipes et l'écosystème Microsoft. Nos professionnels associent expertises technologique, commerciale et sectorielle pour créer et déployer des solutions utiles pour les clients et leurs consommateurs. Le réseau d’Avanade regroupe 29 000 personnes dans 23 pays. À nos yeux, la collaboration est une véritable culture qui nous permet de mettre à l’honneur la diversité et d’être le reflet des communautés dans lesquelles nous opérons. Nous accueillons tous types de collaborateurs, et cherchons des personnes talentueuses capables d'investir leur personnalité dans leur travail, formons des équipes inclusives et encourageons la diversité à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur de l'entreprise. Avanade, dont Accenture est le propriétaire majoritaire, a été fondé en 2000 par Accenture LLP et Microsoft Corporation. En savoir plus sur