Cloud Solutions Architect

A Cloud Architect (CA) drives high-priority customer initiatives in collaboration with customers and your sales team. The CA is a technical, customer-facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience. CAs 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 architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives, to drive cloud deployment. A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field preferred.

Technical Skills

  • Solid understanding of modern authentication protocols and a background in cyber security.

  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers and emerging computing trends.

  • Deep technical experience in enterprise mobile, identity and access control and security solutions .

  • Understanding of cloud governance technologies for cost management and control.

  • Understanding of common database technologies such as SQL Database/Server, Oracle, MySQL.

  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Web Design.

Non-Technical Skills

  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior executives and growing cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts.

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through.

  • Presentation skills. Must demonstrate a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences.

  • Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position within a software and services company.

  • Problem-solving mentality, leveraging internal and/or external resources.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

Certifications

  • MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, MCSA Cloud Platform Solutions Associate, MCSA Linux on Azure Solutions Associate, AWS Certified Solution Architect.

  • Exam priorities: Architecting Azure Solutions 70-535, Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-533.

Project Experience Types/Qualities

  • 5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or 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.

  • 5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects).

  • Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams.

Technologies

Azure Active Directory, Octa, Auth0, LDAP, OAuth, SAML, Cloud App Security, Firewalls, Office 365, Windows Server Active Directory, Azure AD Connect, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Windows, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Virtual Networks, Operations Management Suite, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Azure App Services, Azure Storage, Azure Import/Export, Azure SQL Database, Azure Web Jobs, Azure ExpressRoute, Azure SQL Database, MySQL, Azure SQL DW, Azure DB for MySQL, Azure Cosmos DB, SQL Server, SQL Server on Azure IaaS, SharePoint on Azure, AWS EC2, S3, AWS DirectConnect

Location: Reading

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