Cloud Solutions Architect

The Cloud Architect (CA) drives high-priority customer initiatives in collaboration with customers and the Sales Team. The CA is a technical, customer-facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience. CAs own the Azure technical customer engagement, including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or proofs of concepts. 
Application Deadline
August 09, 2020
Department
Technical Solutions
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
Guernsey
Reporting To
Director-Professional Services

Key Responsibilities


Responsibilities:
-Lead the conversation and direct the execution of the Sales Team by combining both technical vision and business insight.
-Prioritise and manage activities for an active pipeline of prospect and customer opportunities. 
-Involvement in pre-sales and support, and where appropriate, maintaining contact with client organisations.
-Identify potential clients, and building and maintaining customer relationships.
-Support the design, development and delivery of Microsoft Cloud solutions (part of team or working under own supervision).
-Responsible for designing and implementing Azure technology-based solutions for the customer.
-Prepare documentation and present progress reports both internally and externally.
-Help develop the skills and mentor other team members.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

Personal Attributes: 
-Understand customer requirements and business challenges.
-Unique blend of technical and customer facing skills.
-Out-of-the-box thinker.
-Effectively communicate solution value. 
-Detail oriented. 
-Analytical and problem-solving orientation. 
-Collaborative team member.
-Self-motivated and able to lead and deliver large scale projects.

Experience: 
-Experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment. 
-5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring availability, reliability, etc.). 
-2+ years of experience in “migrating” on premise workloads to the cloud. 
-5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects).  
-Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams.

Education:
-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, IT or related subject.
 
Technical Skills
-Must have deep technical knowledge in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure (IaaS).
-Must be able to articulate and design Microsoft technologies relating to Office 365 and Microsoft 365.
-Had exposure to Desktop as a Service solutions.
-A proven knowledge of following the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework with clients.
-Proficiency in one or more of the following: Azure PowerShell, CLI, Visual Studio, Python, Ruby, and Azure Resource Manager Templates. 
-Experience designing and implementing private, public and/or hybrid cloud solutions.
-Experience with design, architecture and implementation of moving workloads from on-premises to Azure.
-Experience designing, implementing, and securing resources including Azure Active Directory, Azure App Service Apps, Virtual Networks, and ARM Templates.
-Experience creating and managing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines.
-Produce high quality High- and Low-Level Design documentation describing technical systems solutions, providing overall design direction and recommendations for resolution of complex technical issues.

Non-Technical Skills:
-Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with key stakeholders, senior executives and growing cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts. 
-Proven ability to mentor and grain junior level architects.
-Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts & ensuring follow through to deliver results.
-Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences. 
-Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position within a software & services company. 
-Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources. 
-Exceptional verbal, written communication and presentation, especially when explaining complex cloud solutions (and architectures) in simple terms.
-Demonstrate a high level of business acumen.
-Highly organised. Able to prioritise a variety of critical short, medium- and long-term tasks for multiple activities. 

Certifications 
Essential
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AZ-103 or AZ-104 – Azure Associate.
-AZ-303 Azure Architect Technologies.
Desired
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Microsoft Server Operating Systems (MCP/MCSE desirable). 
-AZ-304 Azure Solutions Architect Expert.
-AZ-500 – Azure Security Technologies. 

Benefits

Employees at C5 enjoy an attractive benefits package as part of our continuous employee value commitment. 
  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive annual leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Corporate gym rates
  • Corporate dental scheme rates
  • Mobile devices provided
  • Personalised training plans
  • Proactive learning environment
  • Company-wide social and team events
  • Daily fruit and Friday food
  • Access to the latest technologies
  • Access to technology leaders / technical specialists
  • An environment to be yourself

About C5 Alliance

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As a friendly, ambitious and progressive company, we are focused on the delivery of technology for positive impact. As we continue to expand our business, we are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our growing team.

By joining our company, you will become part of a collaborative pool of digital specialists with the opportunity to build a rewarding career in technology and make a valuable contribution to the industry. 

We're a people-powered business and committed to being the employer of choice where all of our teams have the opportunity to succeed, be proud and enjoy a long and rewarding career. We achieve this by being an agile and entrepreneurially led firm, posessing a values-based culture with innovation & technology at our core. We offer a compelling and evolving EVP including personal career development in an environment with a multi-disciplinary approach. Now part of the BDO network we are part of a global brand and have access to our international colleagues. As a unified business we have a genuine belief in shared success.

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Application Deadline
August 09, 2020
Department
Technical Solutions
Employment Type
Full Time
Location
Guernsey
Reporting To
Director-Professional Services
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