Azure Cloud Technical Consultant
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 Engineers 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 proven expertise in Azure, and ideally someone who has worked closely with Azure Stack prior to its General Availability release.
The successful candidate will also have strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively interact with both client technical teams and executives. 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.
Own delivery responsibilities for select 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.
Deliver 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.
Be seen as a subject matter expert in Azure and Azure Stack solution architecture; support regional teams with their capability development and skills growth; and contribute to the Avanade community, including authoring internal and public blog posts.
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.
You are serious about cloud, serious about Azure and Azure Stack, and serious about enabling our clients to take maximum advantage of our cloud services and offerings. Clients see you as a trusted advisor and you have the credibility to influence peers and senior leaders within Avanade. 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. You understand interactions and opportunities for synergy among parts of the business.
Your professional and technical skills most likely include:
Azure and Azure Stack expertise
Understanding of Cloud architectures and strategy (public, private, and hybrid)
Additional knowledge of Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), 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.
Requisition ID - 47006
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.
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