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Avanade Inc. Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect in Toronto, Ontario

As a Cloud Solutions Architect, you will work with our clients and lead the deployment of complex enterprise scale Azure solutions. These could include:


The creation of cloud foundations *

Design and deployment of net-new cloud native solutions *

Migration and modernization of existing workloads


Enabling organization transformation to a cloud-first model

Cloud transformation at this scale will require you to be a subject matter expert inpublic cloud in general andMicrosoft Azurein particular. You will also beconversant in modern engineering practices and methods such as Infrastructure as code (IaC)andConfiguration as Code (CaC).

You will be able to demonstrate that you understand the challenges of enterprise scale cloud adoption and that you have a track record of helping large and complex clients successfully adopt the public cloud for mission critical workloads.

This role willbe accountable forAzure technical engagementsincludingarchitectural design sessions, proofs of concepts (PoC)sthrough to full multi-yearcloudtransformationprograms. The ideal candidate will have experience inclientfacing roles and leading deep technical architecture discussions withall client stakeholders from engineeringup toseniorclientexecutives.

Day-to-day, you will:


Acceleratecloud adoptioninstrategicaccounts by providing deep technical expertise,aligned to Industry, Microsoft and Avanade'srecommended practices


Lead projects, create collateral,coach, mentor and encourage team members *

Be accountable for the overall quality of the engagements you lead *

Identify, validate, and grow opportunities in strategicaccounts by driving solutionsaligned toAvanade's offerings, in partnership with the Avanade business development team *

Providehands-on-keyboardservices where required *

Acquire required Azure technical certification


Keep up to date with market trends and competitive insights

About you

You are an experienced technology architect with strong business acumen. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as you are with client business leaders and you know how to build bridges between the two. With your excellent communications skills, you are adept at mapping business needs to technology solutions and helping non-technical audiences understand the benefits of these solutions.

Your technical skillset includes but is not limited to:


General technical understanding of cloudplatformsand supporting technologies *

Deep technical experience inMicrosoft Azure *

Detailed knowledge of cloud foundational components such as identity and access management (IAM) software defined networking, security, governance, and compliance *

Understandingof cloud automation and orchestration tools and techniques including git, terraform, Azure DevOps, ARM or equivalent


10+ years of Information Technologyfieldexperience *

5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and support of highlycomplex solutions(i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuringsecurity and compliance,availability, reliability, etc.) *

Experience in migrating on-premise workloads to the cloud *

At least one of the Azure technical certification exams *

Competitive product experience such as Google Cloud and AWS are an asset

Your non-technical (soft skills) experience includes:


Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English (French also an asset) *

Communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both orally and in written form *

Strong interpersonal skills


Ability to lead and manage large technical teams on-shore and off-shore *

Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position *

Strong analytical, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills

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