Azure Solutions Architect

About Avanade:

Avanade is a global technology consultancy - 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. We are driven by developing leading-edge technology solutions for our clients that are change the way people live in work in today's world. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for our clients and their customers.

We work with many different types of organizations - non-profit start-ups to Fortune 500 global enterprises - around the world. What's great about the work we do is you actually see the impact: for example, our point of service solutions for Delta airlines are in the hands of flight attendants each day, improving in-flight customer experience, service efficiency, and providing valuable insights. Using technology to connect data, digital and the experience is what it's really all about. And the tech landscape is constantly changing, which means there's always something new and challenging to explore.

With 29,000 digitally connected people across 23, countries and a collaborative culture that not only honours diversity; but also reflects the communities in which we operate. Joining Avanade means working in a place where you're included, supported, valued and rewarded on merit.

And as an organization we are evolving everyday to bring a digital workplace to life for our people, equipping them with the tools and technologies to do your job virtually anywhere. The way we operate, from our vision and values to our operating model, gives our people the freedom and flexibility to pursue what they love - both at work and in their personal lives. You will be challenged, but it's also important that you are happy!

We are excited about the outlook for our future. We have maintained impressive, but consistent, growth over the past fifteen years and are looking to grow our team with those who can help us continue to bring our vision to life.

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The Role:

Growing our Cloud business and presence in the market is a strategic priority for Avanade both globally and in Europe alike. In line with our growth aspirations we are seeking to expand and strengthen our Azure solutioning capability, specifically in the UK. This role works to support the creation of various Cloud-based solutions and services for our customers (UCaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and we are seeking experienced Cloud Architects to help us grow our business and offerings on the Microsoft platform.

As is the nature of working within a global professional services environment, your clients and projects will change over time so the flexibility to travel is a pre requisite. All of our roles are project based so typically will involve working on client site throughout the UK: we work both in and outside London and have major projects in cities including Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Swindon and Cambridge. You can expect up to 80% travel as well as periods working on a dedicated client site.

You will be responsible for:

Along with the Sales Team, tailoring and shaping our proposition to the customers' IT and business leadership for our largest Enterprise Accounts

Presenting alongside Sales our solution to customer CIO's, Chief Architect's and VP's. Explaining the solution in detail, interpreting customer needs and responding to challenges to show the value and relevance to the customer business

The ability to answer deep technical questions on Application Architecture and Development in the Public Cloud and solutions being recommended through examples or demonstrations

End-to-end solution shaping and solution architecture for Cloud Applications Migration and Modernisation, including estimation, solution planning and interlocking with the appropriate Accenture and Avanade teams to create the optimal customer outcome

Delivering technical leadership and architecture on our engagements, as well as feedback around the evolution of the solution

Defining Avanade solution offerings for Azure Application services and delivery capability including Managed Services

Liaising with other solution architects in similar roles and global product management to define standardized solution baselines, application add-ons as well as industrialized delivery options.

Planning for and supporting service implementation, service transition, and service introduction activities including the appropriate change management services.

Working closely with our Talent Communities acting as a SME in Azure Application Architecture and solutions, supporting our teams with their capability development and skills growth.

Building and maintaining strong working relationships with delivery centre solution architects and contributing to the Avanade collaboration community.

Owning delivery responsibilities for selected sold engagements. Growing our Cloud business and presence in the market is a strategic priority for Avanade both globally and in Europe alike. In line with our growth aspirations we are seeking to expand and strengthen our Azure solutioning capability, specifically in the UK.

Technical Requirements:

Advanced skills in analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and maintaining application code in a variety of contexts

Advanced skills in developing client-based and/or web-based software solutions

Demonstrated experience about application development, complex code development, application testing, component design

Demonstrated experience of specific technologies as specified by hiring manager

Non-Technical Requirements

Experience interacting with external clients in a professional Growth Market

Experience working with global teams on projects

Experience working with offshore teams to facilitate project work

Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form

Good understanding of project financials, P&Ls, etc. considered beneficial

[International] Solid written and spoken English skills

Requisition ID - 49027

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

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