Azure Cloud – Solution Architect
Being an experienced technologist with technical depth and breadth, aided with strong interpersonal skills, you will work directly with customers as part of a professional services delivery team helping to enable innovation through continuous delivery across technology stacks and creating robust solution designs that align to business goals. Your insight and experience will help our delivery teams build architectures and provide prescriptive guidance across network, storage, operating systems, virtualization, RDBMS & NoSQL databases, security, and automation. In addition, you will work with mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, security, and much more!
The qualified AZURE Cloud Architect will have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about businesses, create technical definitions around customer objectives in complex situations, develop solution strategies, motivate & mobilize resources, and deliver results. The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is a critical component to be successful in this role. We seek team members who are self-motivated, driven, collaborative, passionate about AZURE Cloud and want to have a direct positive impact on our customer's business. Strong communication skills and emotional intelligence are also needed to help develop a team reporting to you.
As the AZURE Cloud Architect, you will be technically focused but also will understand and implement business planning
Be the technical liaison between customers and engineering resources
Provide tactical scope and work directly with the business representatives/customers to understand the requirements driving the need for a solution to be developed
Communicate effectively with both business and technical colleagues throughout the course of the project
Ensure that all the appropriate questions are asked and verify that nothing crucial to the success of the project is overlooked
Be an AZURE Cloud evangelist by educating a variety of customers on the value of AZURE
Help customers transition to the cloud in a high-value migration approach that leverages best of breed designs and practices delivered in an agile model
Work with customers to enable a DevOps culture and modernize operations and release strategies
Establish credibility and build impactful relationships with our customers to enable them to be cloud advocates
Participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new, or migrating existing, applications, software, and services on the AZURE Cloud Platform.
Conduct deep-dive “hands-on” education/training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers interested in AZURE and to ensure our SAs are up to date
Traveling up to 25% of the time (When traveling continues)
Fluent, Bi-lingual (Spanish and English)
2-3 years design & implementation experience with distributed applications
2-3 years of experience in networking, infrastructure, or database architectures
Strong, in depth understanding and professional experience with AZURE Cloud services and infrastructure.
"Hands on" experience with tooling and services related to cloud Automation, IaC, and DevOps:
Terraform, Git (one or more: GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket), CICD pipelines (one or more: GitHub actions, GitLab CICD, Bitbucket pipelines, Jenkins, ArgoCD, Azure DevOps), K8S/Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Azure CLI/ARM Templates
"Hands on" experience with tooling and services related to Large Cloud Migrations:
Azure Migrate, Azure DB Migrate, Azure Site Recovery
"Hands on" experience with tooling and services related to Database deployments and admin:
Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL
Demonstrated knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
Source code management: Git
Artifacts management (one or more): Artifactory, Nexus, S3, Blob storage, etc
CICD (one or more: GitHub actions, GitLab CICD, Bitbucket pipelines, Jenkins, ArgoCD, Azure DevOps)
Strong Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT management, and developers.
Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations
Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
3-5+ years of experience in customer-facing software/technology or consulting
3-3+ years of experience with “on-premises to cloud” migrations or IT transformations
3+ years of experience architecting/operating solutions built on AZURE (ideally) or AZURE/Azure
AZURE Professional Cloud Architect certification and/or other AZURE Cloud certifications
Technical degree; Computer Science or related
About Rackspace Technology
We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.
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