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Azure Architect

Up to £65000 per annum + + £15,000 - £25,000 bonus per annum
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18 days ago
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Ailish Kelly
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Software Engineering & ArchitectureSoftware

I am currently recruiting for a Senior Cloud Architect Engineer to work for a well established Microsoft Gold Partner based in England.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • A thorough understanding of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 to assist clients in their desire to explore public cloud technology.
  • Represent Sundown Solutions as a technical expert.
  • Responsible for infrastructure project planning specialising in M365 and Azure including IaaS and PaaS capture client requirements, recommending appropriate technical solutions, planning project delivery with PMO implementing the proposed technical solution.
  • Provide useful technical insight during client meetings alongside account managers.
  • Proficient in hosting customer workshops and training sessions for groups of stakeholders and end users is also desirable.
  • Creating bespoke applications to further enhance our customers Cloud experiences
  • Project delivery and support, thus offering a varied remit to client interaction with our customer base.
  • Deliver hands-on technical IT support providing input in developing and maintaining policies, procedures and standards
  • Assist the development team with projects and products.
  • Ensure products are working effectively for release to market.
  • To maintain good and effective relationships with other teams in the organisation
  • Report to Chief Technology Officer
  • Act as a knowledge source and point of reference for junior employees.

Desired Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (you will be part of a robust technical team working directly with clients, both independently and alongside the wider Sundown team)
  • Can present, draw and communicate complex information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships, building long term partnerships built on trust, ownership, and responsibility.
  • Successfully deliver projects in an efficient, timely manner and manage expectations through accurate scope of works and ongoing reporting.
  • You will identify client requirements and business objects from conference calls and meetings. Providing guidance and advice, backing it up with written documentation containing high-level designs and supporting diagrams that an be understood by a broad range of technical skilled clients.
  • Maintain strong working knowledge of Microsoft 365, Azure and private cloud offerings that will enable the business to provide real value to clients.
  • A drive to further enhance cloud and on-premise platforms by the development of bespoke scripts and/or applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web technologies.
  • Clear understanding of products and the implementation of such
  • Be flexible and have ability to change work projects to meet customer demand.
  • Have strong attention to detail.
  • Deep knowledge in Public & Private Cloud including Microsoft 365 technologies.

Expected technical knowledge:

  • A solid background of technologies and concepts, understanding Microsoft server stack, networking, and Active Directory Domain Services
  • A solid background of Azure Cloud Services, specifically knowledge of Azure Active Directory Services and Security, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, SQL, Exchange online and identities
  • PowerShell or C# .Net Development/scripting knowledge
  • Exchange Server and or System Centre Components.
  • Virtualisation solutions (Hyper-V, VMware) design, implementation, and maintenance
  • Core logical network concepts - VLAN's, Routing, 802.1x etc
  • Advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are a pre-requisite.


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Ailish Kelly

Ailish Kelly

Specialisms: Cloud, Cloud Engineering & Architecture, DevOps , Networks, End-User Computing

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