The Azure Cloud Architect is responsible for designing and implementing enterprise infrastructure and platforms required for cloud computing and will work on advanced complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. The Azure Cloud Architect has a deep understanding of cloud environments, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. This role analyses customer and system requirements and defines system architecture that will meet both needs. The role is also responsible for deploying and configuring the cloud platform infrastructure and to perform consumption and cost planning when required by customer engagements. The Azure Cloud Architect ensures that project rollouts meet required security and compliance standards. This position is required to be able to work both autonomously and as part of a larger project team. Project goals are generally communicated in “solution” or project goal terms.
Experience and proficiencies in designing and implementing enterprise-scale infrastructure systems built on Microsoft technologies for on-premises, hybrid environments or cloud native environments.
Proficient in DevOps technologies such as Terraform, Bicep and CI/CD.
Designs, deploys, and configures the Azure infrastructure within commercial and government platforms (GCC/GCCH/DoD).
Proficient in design, configuration, security and deployment of Azure virtual networks or Hybrid network boundaries towards Zero Trust structures.
Ability to design, configure, secure, and deploy the Identity perimeter for Azure cloud offerings, utilizing Azure AD, AD, Azure AD Domain Services, PIM, MFA, Conditional Access, and Information Protection.
Ability to extend and design, configure, deploy, and maintain federated Identities using Azure AD and/or ADFS.
Ability to design, construct, configure, and maintain all facets of complex and multi-forest Identity solution including on-premises and Cloud based components.
Ability to design, configure, secure, and deploy additional Azure products including but not limited to: Azure virtual network components, Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Migrate, Azure Scale Sets, Azure HPC compute and Azure Kubernetes Service.
Ability to design, configure, and deploy Microsoft Defender including the Microsoft Defender for 365 (Defender for Endpoint, O365, and Identity and Cloud App Security) and Azure Defender for Cloud (Defender for Server, IoT, Container Registries, Storage, Kubernetes, Key Vault, and SQL).
Ability to interface with clients with a high level of technical abilities and professionalism.
Must be able to interface and lead customers through design sessions and help the customer make decisions.
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, with both technical and non-technical personnel and customers.
The Cloud Infrastructure Architect will provide pre-sales assistance to sales teams and practice managers.
This position will provide leadership to the working group through specialization (SME).
Demonstrate ability to stay current with infrastructure, security and compliance best practices on existing and emerging technology platforms.
Ability to proactively collaborate across internal, customer, and key partner teams.
Must represent Planet’s values to our customers every day.
Ability to travel up to 20% (subject to change) every day.
Must be comfortable with some level of travel
Have working knowledge of Compliance frameworks (HIPAA/CMMC or others)
Working knowledge of Azure Data services including, but not limited to SQL Database, Azure Data Factory, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Synapse and Azure Data Lake.
Experience working for a technology consulting firm or software product company.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical training with at least 5+ years of enterprise level IT experience.
Microsoft Azure Architect certification or the ability to obtain the certification within 60 days of hire.
Microsoft Azure Security certification is nice to have.
Planet Technologies is the leading provider of Microsoft Consulting Services to public sector and commercial organizations. Planet has significant experience in deploying business intelligence, cloud services, unified communications, and systems management with an emphasis building, deploying, and managing custom solutions that transform the business operations of federal government agencies.
Planet Technologies does not discriminate in employment opportunities, terms and conditions of employment, or practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender, religious or political beliefs, national origin or heritage, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law. Federal Agency Clearance Requirements may require up to a 10 year background investigation - US Citizenship (clearable) is required.
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