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Azure Solutions Architect
Title: Azure Solutions Architect
Category: IT/Software Development
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £80,000.00 - £85,000.00
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Azure Solution Architect

£80,000 - £85,000

City of London

The Solutions Architect is a specialist engineering role providing technical leadership and consultancy direct to customers on the consumption of public cloud services. Specialism in Vendor based Cloud IaaS and PaaS and related technologies, primarily Microsoft Azure and Hybrid Technologies.

Key Responsibilities/duties -

Consultancy and design

- Providing pre-sales technical leadership on Windows Azure infrastructure services.

- Applying technical competence and experience to develop innovative and realisable designs within required timescales and to documented customer requirements. Working with customer stakeholders to ascertain detailed design information. Undertake lab testing when required to validate features in simulations that are representative of real-life scenarios.


- During the sales process, help the sales organisation produce compelling and workable solutions, including working directly with potential or existing customers where needed. Act as the technical design authority creating and / or approving Solutions Designs requested by the sales organisation.

- Support the Sales organisation in closing deals and providing the best possible service and design.

Customer Service Management

- Work with our top customers in a partnership arrangement to provide them with best in class service and responsiveness as part of a client relationship team.

Key skills required -

? Provides advice and guidance in area of technical/professional specialism Provides input into technical/commercial direction of the department

? Keeps level of knowledge consistently up to date to ensure advice is reflective of the latest thinking/legislation

? Is regarded as an "expert" and acts as a mentor/coach to others

? Required knowledge of architectures and designs in the following:

o Microsoft and VMWARE Virtualisation Technologies

o Microsoft Server up to 2016.

o IP Networking, VLAN, Firewall, VPN

o Demonstrable experience of Azure Deployments within the last 6 months for production workload

Desirable/ Beneficial skills -

- Skills in the following are desirable:

o SQL Server, SharePoint, Lync/ OCS - Voice/Video integration, Active Directory /DNS, LDAP, Microsoft Clustering, IIS.

o Additional Networking Technologies - layer 2 data centre access/ virtual access layer switching, vlans, vlan trunking, firewalls, NVAs, secure application gateways / reverse proxies, SSL offloading, load balancing. MPLS/ VPLS, DNS (BIND& Microsoft DNS), voice/video integration - SIP, IP-PBX, SBC. Cisco/ HP Networking

o Storage concepts and design principles.

o Ability to evaluate and embrace new technology, technology principles such as containers, PaaS, DevOps

Interested? Apply now!

Notwithstanding any guidelines given to level of experience sought, we will consider candidates from outside this range if they can demonstrate the necessary competencies.

Square One is acting as both an employment agency and an employment business, and is an equal opportunities recruitment business. Square One embraces diversity and will treat everyone equally: Please see our website for our full diversity statement.
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