Microsoft Azure Consultant Milton Keynes Home Based

Colossus Associates
Milton Keynes
£50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Overtime, Co car + Lots more
10 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Microsoft Azure Consultant Milton Keynes Home Based - South (M4, M25, M1), Excellent Salary + car/ car allowance, certified training, overtime, TOIL, phone, laptop and benefits package

This award winning managed service market leader are looking for another key hire to deal with the constant steam of new customers. They have thousands of customers throughout the UK & Ireland. Due to continued growth they have a fantastic opportunity for a senior consultant focusing on technologies across the Microsoft Azure IaaS stack. As a consultant, you will be expected to routinely act as the lead on large scale, complex projects and provide mentoring to fellow consultants within the practice. The role will include post-sales technical consultancy, undertake delivery and implementation engagements, as well as providing pre-sales qualification, bid response and design to consultancy engagements.

The role

Principal Accountabilities but not limited to the following;

* Act as technical authority and ‘evangelist’ for Azure IaaS
* Technically manage the design and implementation of solutions, including those which are high risk
* Provide technical governance over active projects
* Provide technical mentoring to Technical Consultants and Systems Engineers
* Act as the design authority for a programme of inter-related projects
* Act as an escalation point for technical issues on other projects
* Lead with qualification of designs and opportunities
* Lead and present at customer opportunities and workshop sessions
* Host customer strategy meetings, including presenting solutions from a commercial and business perspective
* Lead and contribute to Statement of Works and Invitations to Tender
* Build and maintain a strong relationship with the channel partners internal technical team
* Maintain high level of industry awareness through training and self-development; keep up-to-date with current and future technologies, products and strategies
* Undertake individual consultancy assignments or on occasion lead a project as part of a larger team analysing customer requirements, gathering and analysing data and recommending solutions
* Ensure consultancy assignments are undertaken consistently and with quality
* Produce and update assignment documentation as required
* Ensure that hand over to relevant support organisation is successfully completed
* Identify other service and sales opportunities
* Five or more years of experience in a consultancy type role
* Excellent communicator both verbally and written
* Experienced, mature, influential, assertive and diplomatic
* Able to operate independently or as part of a larger team
* Able to technically manage other people on large scale projects
* Able to network with industry peers and customers
* Industry leading knowledge of chosen subject matter
* A flexible approach to work and prepared 'go the extra mile' to exceed customer expectations
* Applies knowledge and skills through handling complex problems beyond own area of expertise
* Ability and willingness to travel

The ideal person will have

* Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
* Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure
* Experience (Design, Deployment and Transformation),
* Azure IaaS, Azure Networking, Azure Storage, Azure Site Recovery/Backup, StorSimple, SQL Azure
* ExpressRoute, Operations Management Suite

It is a real advantage if you have
* Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Azure Active Directory Connect
* Active Directory Federation Services
* Enterprise Mobility + Security
* Azure Active Directory Premium
* Azure Information Protection
* Intune
* On-Premises SQL
* Amazon Web Services
* Google Cloud
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