Azure Cloud Architect

About the role

The Azure Cloud Enablement (ACE) team is a global centre of excellence in Avanade providing deep expertise in public/private/hybrid cloud solutions based on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure Stack. ACE provide niche services to Avanade regional delivery teams, providing greater assurance that the Azure solutions delivered to our clients are solutioned against Avanade and Microsoft best practice and guidance for Azure.

Through the thought leadership and services developed by the ACE team, Avanade has now become an official certified supplier of end to end Azure Hybrid Cloud Managed Services, including the provision of Avanade's own Azure Stack integrated system. This is a differentiated proposition that uniquely positions Avanade as a systems integrator for Microsoft Azure.

The ACE team are looking for Azure Technical Architects to support pre-sales and delivery of our Azure and Azure Stack services, and continuing to support our regional teams with their Azure solutions, and supporting their clients on their cloud journey. Our team is a global function however the primary geographic remit of the role is in support of ACE activity across mainland Europe, with some requirement for travel to other locations outside Europe.

This role requires expertise in Azure, and it would be beneficial to have skills in non-Microsoft products such as any of the following:





*The above list is an example of skills but others are welcome also.

The successful candidate will also have strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively interact with both client technical teams and senior managers. They will be able to independently plan, organize, prioritize, and manage tasks to deliver outcomes, work effectively under pressure, and meet tight timelines. Travel up to 80% is expected, both domestically and internationally (primary focus mainland Europe).

Day-to-day, you will:

Provide Azure and Azure Stack sales support, including estimating, high-level solution development, cloud strategy, and workshop delivery.

Contribute to engagements, including but not limited to Azure Stack deployment and integration, Azure Foundation design and development, application and infrastructure migration/modernization/optimization, Azure networking assessments and design, and Azure solution quality assurance.

Deliver technical architecture guidance on our engagements, and provide feedback around the evolution of Azure solutions.

Participate in internal briefings on Azure Stack and Azure, to build awareness across Avanade, Accenture and Microsoft relating to the services that ACE can deliver.

Partner with ACE team colleagues to define and develop differentiating Azure and Azure Stack assets, services and offerings that can be taken to market and used by our regional teams.

You are serious about cloud, serious about Azure, and serious about enabling our clients to take maximum advantage of our cloud services and offerings. You are highly entrepreneurial and can build a results-focused customer-centric culture, collaborate with partners across the globe, and develop solutions that deliver results for clients.

Your professional and technical skills most likely include some of the following:


Azure Stack knowledge

Understanding of Cloud architectures and strategy (public, private, and hybrid)

Additional knowledge of Virtualization: Hyper-V, VMWare, Virtual networking, Security and application architecture

Some knowledge of application architectures using non-Microsoft technologies such as Linux, SAP, and Open Source technologies such as OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes and similar.

You likely have a Bachelor's of Science or equivalent degree in computer science or related field, and/or equivalent professional experience, and enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-dynamic environment.


Avanade est le chef de file dans l'offre de services numériques et de cloud novateurs, de solutions d'affaires et d'expériences orientées vers la conception, en exploitant la puissance des employés et de l'écosystème Microsoft. Nos professionnels associent technologie, expertise commerciale et sectorielle pour créer et déployer des solutions utiles à nos clients et à leurs consommateurs. Le réseau d'Avanade regroupe 29 000 personnes dans 23 pays. À nos yeux, la collaboration est une véritable culture qui nous permet de mettre à l'honneur la diversité et d'être le reflet des communautés dans lesquelles nous opérons. Avanade, dont Accenture est le propriétaire majoritaire, a été fondé en 2000 par Accenture LLP et Microsoft Corporation. Plus d'informations sur

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