Cloud Solution Architect
The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment. Responsibilities Own the cloud technical customer engagement including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and /or Proofs of Concepts. Build deep technical relationships with senior executives and grow cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts. Drive decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow-through. Knowledge, Skills, Experience Technical Skills: Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends Deep technical experience in infrastructure design including private, hybrid and public cloud, networking, virtualisation, identity, security and storage. Understanding of how to build resilient multi-site architectures Experience with Windows, Linux and OSS technologies Experience with configuration management and automation technologies such as PowerShell, DSC, Chef, Azure Resource Manager Templates, and Puppet Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python etc. Non-Technical Skills: Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company Problem-solving mentality, leveraging internal and/or external resources Certifications: MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSA Cloud Platform Solutions Associate MCSA Linux on Azure Solutions Associate AWS Certified Solution Architect Technology Experience: Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure ExpressRoute, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Azure App Services, Azure Storage, Azure Import/Export, Azure SQL Database, Azure Web Jobs, Azure ExpressRoute, MySQL, SQL Server, SQL Server IaaS, SharePoint on Azure, AWS EC2, S3, Direct Connect, Hyper-V, VMWare, System Center, Citrix, StorSimple, SAN, firewalls, web app proxies, PowerShell, Bash, JSON, ARM Templates, BGP, Site-to-Site VPN, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt Stack, Windows Server, Linux, OSS Technologies Working Location/Environment The role can be home based and will include regular UK travel and customer site visits, including overnight stays as required.