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Azure Architect

Chicago, Illinois | Contract

Post Date: 06/02/2017 Job ID: 9729 Job Category: Architect

Azure Architect 

Your primary role will be a customer-facing Cloud Solutions Architect.  You will be working closely with the client to understand their needs and evaluate their current cloud infrastructure, most of which is a Microsoft stack.   You will be responsible for assessing their platform and making recommendations to change and/or enhance their platform in order for them to achieve their goals.  Your role will include:
  • Collaborating on and setting Cloud vision for the client along with providing thought leadership and strategy
  • Assessing and Architecting cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure that meet customer needs for scalability, reliability and performance; 
  • Creating functional design specifications for the solutions to be implemented
  • Keeping abreast of emerging Cloud technology trends and their impact on Cloud solutions

Required Skills
  • Strong client management and communication skills; credible and professional presence
  • Ability to formulate a Cloud vision, make critical business and technical recommendations, and lead adoption strategy conversations with Senior and Executive-level customers
  • Extensive experience in the consulting industry, technical leadership, and/or sales support
  • In-depth experience architecting complex Azure public/private Cloud platform solutions (PaaS, SaaS, IaaS)
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; ability to work effectively with both customers and team member
  • Passion for continuous improvement and advancing technology solutions
  • Reputation for being a leader in the Cloud field; someone that Microsoft sees as a leader in Cloud strategy/technologies today or in the future
  • B.S. in Computer Science, related fields or commensurate work experience

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience working in the automotive industry
  • Experience architecting and implementing both PaaS and IaaS enterprise solutions
  • Experience building enterprise web applications using .NET/SQL Server
  • Experience building enterprise mobile applications with cloud backend services
  • Relationships in the Microsoft Azure business and technical communities
  • Certifications:
    • MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect
    • MCTS: Windows Server 2008
    • MCSD: Windows Server 2012
    • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator
Azure, Microsoft technologies, Cloud platform assessment

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