Microsoft Azure Architect

Version 1 Ltd
London (Greater)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Company DescriptionWith increasingly vast seas of digital information, smart organisations can today do things that were up to now impossible; spot unseen business trends, prevent diseases, make our roads safer and so on. At Version 1 our Mission is to prove IT can make a real difference. We prove this every day and due to our continued expansion, we’re searching for like-minded individuals to help us ‘take it to the next level’.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Microsoft Azure Cloud Consultant. You will join a team delivering transformative Microsoft Cloud services for key Version 1 customers.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in architecting and delivering Microsoft Cloud projects. This role will primarily be focused on Microsoft Azure solutions, however may extend into other Microsoft Online Services such as Office 365 and EM+S.

You will be highly proficient working with business stakeholders and directing project teams and will have direct experience of a range services from the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform particularly in relation to infrastructure and security related services such as Azure AD, IaaS, Containers, Storage, Networking and Azure Security.

You will ideally have at least 7 years’ experience and a proven track record of enterprise infrastructure experience with recent focus on Microsoft Cloud platforms. You will be able to effectively collaborate with others, obtain buy-in for your deployment automation approaches and manage your own priorities and performance to deliver high quality, highly performant solutions to our customer.

Job DescriptionYour main responsibilities will be:

Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions across multiple technologies such as Microsoft, Open Source and Oracle.Providing Microsoft Azure architecture collaboration with other Version 1 technical teams such as ERP, Oracle, Digital and Software Asset Management.Implementation and Delivery of Microsoft Azure projects.Business Development and Technical Pre-Sales for key Version 1 customers.Documentation of solutions (e.g. architecture, configuration and setup).Working within a project management/agile delivery methodology in a leading role as part of a wider team.Collaborate and liaise with other Version 1 and customer stakeholders/ end users in the software development lifecycle – PMs, BAs, testing etcProvide effective knowledge transfer and upskilling to relevant customer personnel to ensure an appropriate level of future self-sufficiency.Transition of projects to Version 1 Managed Services teams.QualificationsYou will have:

Direct experience of enterprise solution shaping and Microsoft Azure Cloud deployment architecture development including excellent documentation skills.Experience of setting up, deploying and managing multiple environments to support agile development approaches.Possession of either the Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions or Architecting Microsoft Azure certifications.t is essential that you have strong, in-depth and demonstrable hands-on experience with the following technologies:Microsoft Azure and its relevant build, deployment, automation, networking and security technologies in cloud and hybrid environments.Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service products such as Azure SQL, WebApps, AppServices and FunctionAppMicrosoft Azure and 3rd party Security experience such as, Checkpoint, Fortigate, Cisco ASA, Azure NSG, Azure WAF and Azure Security Centre.Knowledge of Citrix Cloud, Citrix XenApp Essentials and Citrix XenDesktop EssentialsKnowledge of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.In-depth understanding of Microsoft Identity and Access Management products such as Azure AD, ADFS, Azure AD Connect, Conditional Access, Azure AD Proxy, SAML and Active Directory Domain Services.Microsoft Azure Operational and Monitoring toolsKnowledge of Linux and Windows Virtual MachinesKnowledge of PowerShell, Git, ARM templates, JSON, Bash and deployment automation.Experienced in the design and delivery of enterprise level Highly Available solutions.Experienced in some of the following Data Protection products; Azure Backup, CommVault, Arcserve, Dataprotector, Netbackup, Veeam etc.It is highly desirable that you have good knowledge and understanding of the following platforms and their deployment:Automated deployment of APIs via API Management / App Service and serverless solutions (Azure Functions, Docker etc)Office 365 products such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business OnlineEM+S products such as Intune, Azure Rights Management and Cloud App SecurityMicrosoft Azure App Service Fabric, App Service Environment, Microsoft Azure API Management platform technologiesKnowledge of deployment orchestration and configuration management tools (Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, Kubernetes).Azure Service Bus and Azure Notifications HubAzure Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning platforms – Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive ServicesAmazon AWS Cloud ServicesAny experience of working in highly dynamic teams using agile methodologies under demanding timescales.Experience of collaborating and knowledge transfer to mixed customer and supplier teams whilst delivering to agreed timelines would be highly beneficial. … and you’ll be able to provide evidence and examples of where you have demonstrated these skills in the past. If so, we’d love to speak with you.

Additional InformationSimon O'Regan
Version 1 Talent Acquisition Team

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