Need Solutions Architect - Azure with 6+ years of Experience
Ability to consult and provide guidance on industry best practices on demand
Significant English communication skills both verbal and written
Have experience of stakeholder management within complex organizations
Be willing to work in US time zones & in 24*7 environment
Be a fast learner, ambitions, and comfortable working in high-pressure environments
Exhibit a proven track record of continually looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction
Consultative approach. You will be client facing and will need to be able to convey complex themes and ideas in clear and concise language
Excellent verbal & written communication skills (English)
Assist in the pre-sales process for professional services opportunities
About you :
You are an experienced cloud consultant; you love challenges both technically and business focused and would love the opportunity to become a hands-on technical consultant.
Key Duties & Responsibilities :
IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company's cloud computing strategy for clients to provide services with an appetite to contribute solutions to offer as part of the sales team.
This includes cloud adoption plans, cloud application, design, and cloud management and monitoring.
Oversee application architecture and deployment in cloud environments including public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud.
The candidate will be required to architect, design and implement solutions using different service offered by MS Azure and combination of enterprise management solutions (Backup / Monitoring / Automation etc.)
Act as a consultant to the organization clients and need to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and issues.
Be able to recognize, evaluate and communicate beneficial options and variations.
Need to want to change their skill sets and want to embrace new things
Include a strong understanding of cloud computing technology and infrastructure as well as experience designing and migrating applications to the cloud.
Should have experience in a consultant role, as they need to build relationships with the partners.
Need to implement & integrate tools and services for all areas of cloud computing, such as data and networks, cloud security and networking as well as dominate ecosystem IaaS and PaaS OEMs.
You will join the scoping & implementation team and focus on adding hands-on technical expertise, ensuring outcomes meet the highest technical standards.
We expect our consultants to understand the client’s project aims and to offer professional insight to ensure client satisfaction as well as representing the commercial interests.
We always expect our consultants to be very self-sufficient when engaged in smaller assignments representing the company by themselves, always ensuring customer satisfaction through high quality work and outstanding client care.
Responsible for developing and implementing the solution for our customers.
You will act as the SME on Public Cloud and related technologies for the project delivery team. Strong experience in a multi-disciplined team is critical as is your ability to clearly communicate complex technology solutions.
You will be responsible for defining tasks, scope and effort from user stories during user research sessions.
You will be responsible for the production of high level and low-level design documents and other technical project related artefacts.
You will be involved in the qualification and bid process for new opportunities providing relevant technical input into the process
Technical Experience :
Minimum of 6 years’ experience in IT Infrastructure engineering including at least 4 years’ supporting & implementing Azure cloud-based infrastructure
Work experience in multiple technology disciplines; required.
2-3 years of experience in Technical Lead role preferred
Excellent Microsoft Azure experience in IaaS & PaaS workloads
An in depth understanding of Public / Private / Hybrid Cloud solutions and experienced in integrating public cloud into traditional hosting / delivery models with a specific focus on Azure.
Extensive experience in conducting Azure Cloud Readiness Assessments observing business and technical perspectives
Experience in evaluating existing data center and digital strategies
Experience in conducting cloud service maps, TCO analysis, security considerations as part of a wider Cloud Adoption Framework
Experience in developing project plans, solution architectures & deployment strategies for Azure based projects
Excellent experience in executing Azure deployment, migrations & lift / shifts
Strong knowledge of the Azure well Architected Framework(s) around IaaS & PaaS workloads
Strong understanding of Cloud Security Principles and its practical implementations
Implementing and hosting large, complex workloads (windows and non-windows) in Azure IaaS and configuring correct VM size and storage selection.
Experience in implementing hybrid connectivity between Azure and on-premise using virtual networks, VPN and Express Route
Experience in implementing Azure PaaS services like web sites, web / worker roles, SQL Azure database, storage, service bus, Web Jobs, cloud services, Remote Apps etc.
Experience in designing & implementing WVD workloads for customers.
Experience and understanding of security requirements for cloud like IAM, Web Application Firewalls, Data protection etc.
Experience in defining highly available, DR solutions in Azure
Should have experience in handling Azure Backup / recovery & Site Recovery situations
Experience in defining cloud strategy for enterprise
Experience in automation solutions using Azure Resource Manager, PowerShell
Demonstrable experience in architecting & implementing large scale cloud migration projects / programmes
Demonstrate the ability to solve complex, multi-system problems
Extensive experience in architecting enterprise public cloud solutions
Be comfortable with being responsible for the delivery of significant cloud and automation projects.
Experience of working in a close Agile / Scrum team
Qualifications & Certifications :
Require a technical Bachelor of Science degree such as computer science, engineering prefer Master of Science. Additional certifications, both vendor specific and vendor neutral.
Ideal candidate must have the following certifications,
o MCSA / MCSE
o Microsoft Azure Architect Expert
Candidates with ITIL Ver 4 & PMP certifications will be preferred