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Azure Technical Architect


Multi-Cloud Solutions, Data Protection & Cyber Security

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ABOUT THIS ROLE

  • / United Kingdom
  • / Permanent
  • / £70,000 - £85,000
REF: VCO10797

Azure Technical Architect

Up to £85,000 + bonus
UK, Remote

About the company 

They are an exciting MSP specialising in Multi-Cloud Solutions, Data Protection, and Cyber Security, providing clients with mission-critical platforms, managing complex workloads, and drawing insights from data.

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

They are a Microsoft Tier-1 Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP). They are also: SAP Recognised Expertise in Business Intelligence, PowerCloud, IBM Platinum Partner.

Role Summary 

As an Azure Technical Architect, you will be the technical expert for Azure within the architecture team, ensuring that a design is fit for use, being involved in the pre-sales cycle and leading an Azure pre-sales opportunity where necessary.

You will also be responsible for the coordination and creation of documentation and its handover to the delivery teams, as well as remaining the technical point of escalation and guidance for the delivery teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • 40% assisting and leading a Pre-Sales process, 60% Solution Design and Lead SME
  • Providing technical support to the pre-sales process to guarantee that designs and implementations meet operational requirements and customer expectations.
  • Designing solutions and acting as technical authority for solution designs
  • Pricing of technical solutions
  • Participating in bid team presentations when needed
  • Managing all facets of Azure infrastructure designs, from security by design to producing accompanying high-quality documentation
  • Providing peer review and feedback on designs created by Azure Practice colleagues
  • Listening to client team feedback and working to continuously improve the services on offer
  • Mentoring other employees

Experience Required 

  • 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
  • AZ-300/303, AZ-301/304, AZ-305 (or equivalent experience) – Desirable
  • Knowledge of deployment orchestration and configuration management tools (Terraform, Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, Kubernetes)
  • 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-prem 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
  • Understanding of the pre-sales cycle and its process
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