Microsoft Azure Data Solutions Architect £70,000 - £110,000 DOE + BenefitsLocation: UK wide candidates can pick either London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Wales, Liverpool or Sheffield (remote for now)PermanentLocation offices to choose from: either London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Wales, Liverpool or Sheffield (remote for now)As a trusted and preferred recruitment partner to this prestigious global consultancy, we have been asked to assist in the hire of a permanent Microsoft Azure Data Solutions Architect We are looking for strong Azure Data Solutions Architects who are passionate about Microsoft technology and who ideally have skills in many of the following areas:*Have experience of designing architecture for data focused Microsoft Azure projects*Understand the technical, financial, organisational requirements/constraints and work closely with the product teams to land and expand cloud-enabled solutions.*Design, write Infrastructure as Code (CI/CD pipelines, ARM templates, Azure policies, Scripts/Runbooks/WebHooks/Tools) to Manage/Operate end-to-end lifecycle operations (monitoring, alerting, security, governance, cost optimization, updates, configuration, backup & disaster recovery, etc) to meets customer SLAs.*Working on Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS, specifically: App Services, Azure SQL Database, SQL Server IaaS implementation, Availability sets, Azure Networking concepts, Express Route, DNS, Load Balancing, Storage.*Knowledge of automation tooling to facilitate CI/CD approaches to IaC* Strong skills in areas such as Docker, Kubernetes, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS to name a few*An understanding of Postgres or other enterprise database platform*Ability to orchestrate and influence virtual teams, Strong presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences at different levels of organizations.Security Clearance: Whilst not required, it would be beneficial for candidates to be eligible for SC Clearance.Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd is one of the UK's leading IT Recruitment Agencies, trusted by many of the UK's leading employers. Established in 1997, we have over twenty years of experience as IT Recruitment Specialist. We will never send your CV anywhere without your authorisation and only after you have seen the complete details on this opportunity. Deerfoot is acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. Each time Deerfoot sends a CV to a recruiting client we donate £1 to The Born Free Foundation (1070906).