Solution Architect

Empiric Solutions Limited
London (Greater)
12 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Solution Architect (Pre-Sales, Azure, PaaS, SDLC, C#, .net) - £80,000-£100,000 base plus benefits

My client a leading Microsoft Partner is looking for a Solution Architect, to provide technical leadership and consultancy direct to customers on the consumption of public cloud services. Specialism in software development technologies and knowledge of vendor based Cloud PaaS and IaaS technologies, primarily Microsoft Azure and Hybrid Technologies.


  • Providing pre-sales technical leadership on Windows Azure Platform (PaaS) and to a degree infrastructure (IaaS) services.
  • Deep understanding of platform services and how to use these services to develop innovative and realisable designs within required timescales and to documented customer requirements.
  • Working with customer stakeholders to understand their needs and constraints.
  • Undertake proof of concepts when required to validate features in simulations that are representative of real-life scenarios.
  • Act as the technical design authority creating and / or approving Solutions Designs requested.
  • Produce compelling and workable solutions, including working directly with potential or existing customers where needed.
  • Support the Sales organisation in closing deals and providing the best possible service and design.


  • Consistently provides subject matter expertise. Influences technical or commercial decision through depth of specialist knowledge.
  • Provides advice and guidance in area of technical/professional specialism Provides input into technical/ commercial direction of the department
  • Is regarded as an “expert” and acts as a mentor/coach to others; working closely with the development team to realise software architecture designs
  • With a strong software development background; requiring deep knowledge of architecture and design patterns utilising the following:
    • Development languages – C#, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
    • Enterprise design patterns
    • Best practices regarding Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
    • Cloud (PaaS) development platform services (Azure) and how to apply these correctly to the architecture and design of a customer solution
    • Is able to build and code limited proof of concepts using Microsoft tools e.g. C# in Visual Studio
    • A knowledge of Azure Infrastructure (IaaS) services to complement PaaS services e.g. VNets, peering, VPNs, VMs
    • Developing a distributed enterprise architecture, applying cloud technologies
    • Scaling models for services on Azure
    • Hybrid cloud solutions covering PaaS / IaaS where appropriate
    • Use of templated builds in Azure – ARM templates.
    • Relational database best practices – SQL Server, Oracle
    • Understand business continuity requirements and what that means for an architecture built on Azure – high availability, disaster recovery etc.
    • Knowledge of Dev-Ops approaches to the software lifecycle and their impact on solution architectures
    • Understand the pricing model of Azure services and its impact on solution architecture

Solution Architect (Pre-Sales, Azure, PaaS, SDLC, C#, .net) - £80,000-£100,000 base plus benefits

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