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Azure Technical Architect


Multi-Cloud Solutions, Data Protection & Cyber Security

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ABOUT THIS ROLE

  • / United Kingdom
  • / Permanent
  • / Competitive Salary
REF: RH10797

Azure Technical Architect

Remote (UK)
Strong Benefits Package Including 25 days Annual Leave rising to 30 days after 6 years + Bonus

This company who are specialised in Multi-Cloud Solutions, Data Protection, and Cyber Security currently seeking an Azure Technical Architect to join their ever-expanding team and help continue to build out the Azure Division.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Azure Technical Architect to gain valuable experience and take a huge step forward in their career.

This company is a very professional and well-respected organisation in the Azure space. They take pride in their investment in people, and the Senior Azure Technical Architect would be valued and rewarded by a company that is committed to looking after its staff.

About the Company:

Founded nearly 40 years ago, this company are a well-established organisation with roughly 200 dedicated and employees in the IT space.

They work heavily in the Azure/Cloud space, as well working in managing complex workloads, drawing value from data, and providing defence against digital threats.

This UK business is HQ’d in Birmingham, and also have regional offices in Surrey and London. They are a Microsoft Tier-1 Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP). They are also: SAP Recognised Expertise in Business Intelligence, PowerCloud, and IBM Platinum Partner.

About the Azure Technical Architect Role:

The Azure Technical Architect will be the technical SME for Azure of the Architect team.

This role requires experience technically and as part of the pre-sales process.

This role will ensure that a design is fit for purpose, and also be involved in the pre-sales cycle with the ability to lead an Azure pre-sales opportunity when required.

The primary job responsibilities include:

  • 40% Assisting/Leading a Pre-Sales process
  • 60% Solution Design and Lead SME
  • You will be the Technical Design Authority for the company’s Azure Solutions.
  • You will be the main Technical Azure person for the team.
  • You will be strong in both High-Level and Low-Level Solution Design.
  • You will be used to working on Azure deployments.
  • You will be keen to learn the latest technologies.
  • You will be strong on Azure Documentation.
  • You will provide Technical Azure Leadership and you will support PMs as a build resource for complex configuration items.
  • Looking after Solution Architecture, you will provide your own input into Solution Design.
  • You will review designs for solutions that are handed over to the PMO/build team for implementation.
  • You will facilitate Automation through services in projects and implementations.
  • You will work on successfully implementing automated Azure deployments.
  • You will have mentoring responsibilities.
  • You will keep up-to-date on the latest emerging tech trends.
  • You will be responsible for the “Configuration Document”
  • You will be the technical point of escalation for your team.
  • You will develop and implement automation, tooling and self-service functionality for all components within your area of expertise where this is possible to drive efficiency and manage costs.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to the pre-sales process to ensure implementations and designs fulfil both customer requirements and operational standards
  • Solution Design and Delivery
  • Technical Authority for solution designs
  • Pricing technical solutions
  • Contribute to bid team presentations when requested
  • Responsibility for all aspects of Azure infrastructure designs produced; from security by design to creating accompanying high-quality documentation
  • Provide feedback/peer review on designs produced by colleagues in the Azure Practice
  • Listen to feedback from client teams and constantly seek to improve the services we offer
  • Help to mentor other architects

Ideal Requirements for this Role:

  • A strong advocate for Infrastructure as code (IaC) and have a strong understanding of Terraform
  • Key technology skills: MS Azure Migration from On-Prem/Cloud to Azure Platform, Microsoft SQL, Storage and Networking, infrastructure
  • AZ-300/303, AZ-301/304 Desired (or equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge of deployment orchestration and configuration management tools (Terraform, Chef, Ansible)
  • Deep understanding of Azure migration paths
  • Security best practice experience
  • Understanding of Microsoft Adoption Framework
  • A strong understanding of the Azure ecosystem
  • Experience with moving customers into Azure from on-premises environments such as rehosting or refactoring customers’ environments
  • Depth of experience within traditional technical on-premise and hosted architecture, as well as growing hybrid and pure cloud solutions knowledge
  • Azure Technical skills with an understanding of the public cloud landscape
  • Azure calculator
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