Job Category: IT
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: London
Job Country: UK

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Consult with Persistent clients to build and architect new solutions, data center migrations, and scaling their adoption of Microsoft Azure.
  • Review and evaluate architectures of existing systems and software products to identify reuse and platforming opportunities as well as refactoring opportunities.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance, and assistance to the teams in the implementation of established architectures and designs.
  • Mentor and coach architects and developers to ensure that architecture and requirements best practices are followed.
  • Establish and enforce quality standards for cloud software architectures.
  • Drive high priority customer initiatives on Cloud/ Datacenter in collaboration with customers and Persistent sales team.
  • The role is a technical, customer facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience.
  • Own the Azure technical customer engagement including: developing the architectural design on specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts, and Cloud solution architecture components of customer facing contract bid responses.
  • Assess Azure/ Datacenter footprint readiness for deployment activities.

Technical Skills:

  • Deep understanding of computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends.
  • Deep technical experience in infrastructure design including private and public cloud, networking, virtualization, identity, security and storage.
  • Understanding of how to build resilient multi-site architectures.
  • Hands-on with tools & methods in capability, business transformation delivery, sizing & estimations.
  • Experience with Windows, Linux and Unix platforms.
  • Experience with configuration management and automation technologies such as PowerShell DSC, Chef, ARM Templates, and Puppet is preferred.
  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .Net, .Net Core, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails is preferred.
  • Required: Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Azure Active Directory, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Azure Storage, Networking and Security Solutions, ARM Templates, JSON scripting, Windows and/ or Linux administration, Azure App Services, Orchestration, Kubernetes, and Containers (Docker).
  • Preferred: Azure Cloud Native Azure Integration Services (Logic Apps, API Management, Service Bus & Event Grid) Azure SQL Database, Azure Web Jobs, MySQL, SQL Server, SQL Server IaaS, SharePoint on Azure, Hyper-V, VMWare, System Center, firewalls, Web App proxies, Bash, BGP, Chef, Puppet, OSS Technologies, Powershell scripting, Operations Management Suite (OMS).

Non-Technical Skills:

  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior executives and growing cloud consumption shares in large or highly strategic accounts.
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through.
  • 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 and/ or services company.
  • Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication Certifications.
  • Experience as a team lead in consultative role on customer engagements involving software application projects.
  • Ability to be hands-on in leadership roles as well as manage others to execute and deliver project deliverables.

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