Azure Cloud Consultant
- Chicago, IL
ABOUT THE ROLE
Do you love living in the cloud? So do we! Growing our Cloud business and presence in the market is a strategic priority for Avanade. We are fast-growing and strengthening our Azure solution's capability within O365 architecture.
As a Cloud Infrastructure Consultant, you are encouraged to plan, analyze, design, test, deploy and migrate enterprise scale Microsoft messaging migrations. You will need to demonstrate functional knowledge and technical expertise in the Microsoft O365 and On-Prem Exchange migration environments, promote innovative solutions to our customer's, and develop relationships with key customer partners to help them achieve their business goals.
YOU WILL BE INVOLVED WITH THE FOLLOWING:
Crafting and deploying enterprise-wide, complex cloud messaging infrastructure solutions.
Leading technical discussions with senior customer executives that drive decisions and implementation.
Reviewing and leading technical requirements and business functional requirements for establishing new cloud messaging platforms.
Crafting architecture with Microsoft messaging and cloud technologies that meets customer's technical, security, and business needs for apps/workloads.
Office 365 (O365) and Exchange enterprise migrations.
Traveling to customer sites as needed.
You are a solid technologist with strong business skills. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as with client business users, and you know how to build liaison the two. With your excellent communications skills, you are adept at mapping business needs to technology solutions and helping non-technical audiences understand the benefits of these solutions.
YOUR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Knowledge of several of the following areas: infrastructure solutions in Microsoft eco-system, cloud technologies, networking, data center operations, platform migration and enterprise directories
YOUR NON-TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Interacting with clients:
WORKING WITH GLOBAL TEAMS AND OFFSHORE RESOURCES
Presenting and speaking publicly complex information to technical and non-technical partners, both verbally and in written form
Solid written and spoken English.
Consulting experience with large scale migrations to Microsoft Office 365 or Azure.
Experience in cloud technologies, including enterprise or hosting provider services SaaS, PaaS and IaaS Solutions
KNOWLEDGE OF CLOUD SYSTEM ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND CONSIDERATIONS
Experience with and/or deep understanding of Microsoft eco-system stack including Office 365, Exchange & SharePoint Online
EXPERIENCE WITH POWERSHELL, AND POWERSHELL WORKFLOW
Knowledge of IT security risks
EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES:
Service Management Automation (SMA) and/or Windows Azure Pack (WAP) or Azure Stack
Microsoft Identify Manager, Forefront Identity Manager and/or 3rd party Identity Solutions
Microsoft System Center (VMM, OM, SM, Orchestrator)
Hyper-V (VMware, KVM hypervisor exposure desired)
Identity Management (Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Identity Manager/FIM)
O365, EXCHANGE AND EXCHANGE ONLINE
Experience with Quest Software
OPEN TO TRAVEL TO CLIENT LOCATIONS AS NEEDED
You likely have a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology, or a similar field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree. Within two years of hire or credential availability, you will acquire an Associate (MCSA) certification and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Specialist (MCSE) certification in Server Infrastructure.
Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.
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