Cloud Solution Architect (Azure Infrastructure)

Cloud Solution Architect (Azure Infrastructure)

5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and support offerings. To this end, Microsoft invests in a dedicated Customer Success team that will help Microsoft customers successfully realize their business outcomes.
Azure is a comprehensive, innovative and flexible cloud platform and Microsoft is hiring professionals that will drive customer cloud adoption within the most important companies in the market. We are always learning. Insatiably curious. We lean into uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from our mistakes. We build on each other's ideas because we are better together. We stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve and are motivated every day to empower others to do more and achieve more through our technology and innovation.
This is a customer facing role, owning the overall technical relationship between our customers and Microsoft Azure platform. You will own the technical engagements including envisioning, solutioning, architecture design, pilot/MVP and specific implementations.
The ideal candidate should have the experience in customer-facing roles and success in leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, business stakeholders, enterprise architects, and developers.

Key responsibilities include:.
Understand customers overall applications portfolio, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions (Microsoft and 3rd party solutions) using PaaS, DevOps &Advanced Application coding
  • Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap. Architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, whileorchestrating key resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Networking, etc.), and Application Development and DevOps technologies (e.g. App Service, containers,serverless, cloud native, etc.) as appropriate
  • Ensure all solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment
  • Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates . Be the Voice of the Customer Share insights andbest practices, and connect with Engineering teams to remove key blockers
  • Assess the Customers knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners . Collaborate with other CloudSolution Architects in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights collaborate and share with the technical community . Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and externalcommunities

experiences required - education, key experiences, knowledge and skills:
professional experience -5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applicationsrequired.
  • relationship building. proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior it executives in large or highly strategic accounts. experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to getconsensus on solution/projects. required
  • problem solving. ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologiesrequired
  • collaboration and communication. acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills. ability toorchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects. presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (senior executives, itmanagement, database administrators and data scientist)required

  • enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology managementrequired
  • experience and understanding of large-scale application portfolios in enterprise-wide environments (including migration of on-premise workloads to the cloud)required

subject matter expertise in one or more of the following:
  • deep domain expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. windows and linux iaas, sap, bcdr, security, management, storage, networking, oss, containers and infra as a code technologies)required
  • cloud application development solutions (e.g. paas, serverless, api management)
  • container orchestration (e.g. kubernetes, cloud foundry)
  • continuous integration technologies (e.g. jenkins, spinnaker, azure for devops, chef, puppet)
  • web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture and practices (design/development/deployment, agile, scrum, alm)
  • experience with scalable architectures using azure app service, api management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g. kubernetes, cloud foundry etc.), api management, microservice frameworksetc.
  • software development practices like devops and ci/cd tool chains (i.e. jenkins, spinnaker, azure devops, github).preferred
  • competitive landscape.knowledge of cloud development platformspreferred
  • partners. understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needspreferred

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