Cloud Architect (Azure)

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Posted: 07/04/2018 Industry: IT Job Number: 11816

Our client is seeking a Cloud / Azure Architect that has worked predominantly in the Microsoft Azure Cloud space on projects focused on on-prem to Azure workload migrations, Azure Site Recovery implementation and Azure governance/planning. This is a 6-18 month consulting engagement to assist our client and their CX business partner as they look at final plans and implementation of their next generation Web Services platform.
The selected Cloud Architect will have experience in other Cloud technologies but have deep experience in Azure and fully capable with very experienced through multiple engagements in architecting and implementing cloud-based solutions across a wide range of needs, both in the public and private sectors.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Work as a member of Impact Business Group and our clients leadership group to understand business, functional, technical, and implementation requirements specific to Azure migration strategy
Create functional design specifications, Azure reference architectures, and assist with other project deliverables as needed
Provide recommendations to our client with respect to Cloud migrations and prepare technical implementation roadmaps for Azure adoption
Design and implement state-of-the-art technical solutions on Azure that address customer s requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance and leverage existing investments in Azure/MS platforms
Work with our client s Business and IT to develop hybrid delivery strategy
Take Ownership of the overall business & technical solution for our client and executive discussions
Share knowledge and experience through formal and informal knowledge management initiatives for our client
SME on all technical developments related to Azure and other public Cloud platforms
Provide leadership to internal client project teams

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Design and Implementation experience exhibiting a deep understanding of Cloud Service & Deployment Models such as laaS, PaaS, SaaS, Private, Public and Hybrid cloud models
Azure Cloud Technologies: Configuration and deployment experience in two or more of the following:
o Azure PaaS technologies o Azure apps technologies such as Azure SQL, Azure Tables, Cache, SQL Server DW, Azure AD etc.
o Azure IaaS Technologies such as VMs, Virtual networks, Express Routes, Standard/Premium storage etc. O Deployed applications with Web UI frontends o Deployed application with RESTful/SOAP services interfaces o Experience with MS Visual Studio TFS, VSO
o Firm grasp on Cloud security, leveraging Windows operating systems, Active Directory, Federated AD, AD integration o Well versed in designing and building Azure solutions that include high availability, multi-region and multi-set architectures using virtual networks, availability sets and affinity groups
Solution and Enterprise Architecture Methodologies and Frameworks
Business Case Development: Financial and business credibility with experience of methodologies and tools as well as a good understanding of the business drivers for Cloud
Ability to explain the complexities and implications that arise from different design and methodology options and articulate and prioritize them amidst other decisions and options facing our client
Awareness of all services and products from Microsoft and roadmaps
Must be able to multi-task, have outstanding communication abilities, and work in a fast-paced environment.
Available to work flexible hours.
Must be highly motivated and embrace a whatever it takes attitude to get the job done right.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
Minimum 10 years of professional experience in Consultancy or related experience
Must have significant experience of working in an IT consultancy environment
Must have extensive experience in architecting complex Enterprise grade solutions in on-premise and cloud environments including Azure classic portal and Azure resource manager in cloud deployments
Possess an awareness of the competitive landscape and should hold Azure related certifications
Bachelor s Degree preferred and/or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Microsoft related certifications (MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure preferred)
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