EPAM Systems

Strategy And Advisory Lead (Microsoft Azure Platform)

2 months agoZurich, Switzerland

Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its advanced software engineering heritage to become the foremost global digital transformation services provider - leading the industry in digital and physical product development and digital platform engineering services. Through its innovative strategy; integrated advisory, consulting and design capabilities; and unique 'Engineering DNA,' EPAM's globally deployed hybrid teams help make the future real for clients and communities around the world by powering better enterprise, education and health platforms that connect people, optimize experiences, and improve people's lives. Selected by Newsweek as a 2021 Most Loved Workplace, EPAM's global multi-disciplinary teams serve customers in more than 40 countries across five continents.

As a recognized leader, EPAM is listed among the top 15 companies in Information Technology Services on the Fortune 1000 and ranked as the top IT services company on Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list for the last three consecutive years. EPAM is also listed among Ad Age's top 25 World's Largest Agency Companies and in 2020, Consulting Magazine named EPAM Continuum a top 20 Fastest-Growing Firm.

DESCRIPTION

Are you an industry visionary and technologist at heart with a passion for designing complex Cloud solutions? Are you able to guide and advise business and IT teams on creating new Cloud-native applications and services? Do you have strong soft skills, solid stakeholder management and technology governance experience? Do you want to transform businesses, so they are able to operate and grow successfully in the cloud-first world?
Then you have an opportunity to join EPAM at Director level to lead this work in Switzerland and help build a local team. Your team would be joining our highly skilled and engaged teams across the globe to build Azure solutions.
Responsibilities

  • Build and lead the team of Azure experts serving your target geography and industries
  • Do service design and continuously improve our methodology and consulting offering
  • Drive EPAM's Azure go-to market strategy. Organise and participate in various events, do publications and presentations within and beyond the organization
  • Work hand-in-glove with EPAM Sales and Account management team to achieve practice's and regional business plan and customer acquisition targets
  • Establish and develop mutually beneficial relationship with Azure Switzerland partnership organization, driving joint business development efforts
  • Engage customer organizations at the executive / C-level, helping customers drive enterprise-wide Azure transformation agenda
  • Work closely with business in identifying solution requirements and key case-studies/scenarios for the future solution
  • Enable Azure journey, analyse TCO and create a business case, make the Cloud dream become reality
  • Design and prototype Azure solutions, create solution architecture document covering deep technical aspects of the implementation
  • Create a unified strategy for Azure cloud transformation governance, automation, security, implementation and operations
  • Analyse existing application portfolios, develop next-gen application architecture, transformation and modernisation roadmap
  • Conduct Azure solutions architecture review/audit and create review/audit report
  • Lead implementation of the solution from establishing project requirements and goals to solution "go-live"
  • Oversee the development efforts and provide technical help as needed
  • Day-to-day lead the client through the technical and organisational challenges of Azure transformation
  • Participate in the full cycle of pre-sale activities, including RFP processing, proposal development and direct communications with potential clients
  • Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices
  • Create thought leadership on Azure solutions and hybrid clouds
  • Serve as an Azure evangelist, consult and provide technical guidance on Azure solutions design, build, governance, security, operations and cost control best practices
Requirements
  • Managerial / team leadership position in Azure professional services organization or leading Azure consultancy
  • Designing and building applications using container and serverless technologies
  • Have 7+ years of experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability
  • Deep expertise in solution architecture including web services, relational and non-relational databases, front-end and/or back-end technologies
  • Good exposure to Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration (CI) and automated deployment
  • Experience working with highly scalable, performant and mission critical architectures
  • Avid technologist, with deep expertise in modern cloud architecture and history of successful implementation of complex Azure solutions
  • Ability to suggest competitive and innovative technical decisions, get client buy-in and deliver commitments
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present technical ideas in business-friendly language
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Azure certifications are an additional advantage
We offer
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • Knowledge-sharing across EPAM's global Tech Communities
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Relocation support as per EPAM relocation policies
  • EPAM Community with regular corporate and social events
  • Career growth, performance and compensation reviews
  • EPAM Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (subject to certain eligibility requirements)
Additional
  • Please note that any offers will be subject to appropriate background checks
  • We do not accept CVs from recruiting or staffing agencies
  • Due to the Swiss labour legislation we can only accept applicants who have a valid right to work in Switzerland
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Job ID: EPAM-60232