Senior Azure Cloud Architect

Manchester, London, United Kingdom

Senior Azure Cloud Architect

Posted: 2020-10-29

About the Job

We are looking for experienced Azure Cloud Architects who relishes the opportunity to be innovative, creating new ideas that prove useful to the progression of our business and our customers. As an independent cloud-native organization, our team delivers objective advice, cloud strategy, migration, automation, management, cloud platform capacity resale, and training to our customers.

As one of our Senior Cloud Architects, you will work on projects of varying duration, complexity, and technical environments. You will also have a chance to work with a variety of high-profile customers from several industries. Your day-to-day work can be anything from pre-sales activity, assistance with customer proposal writing, using best practices to design customer environments, implementing configuration management infrastructure, taking a step back and giving design recommendations to a technical team. All in all, you’ll have a selection of different hats and have the luxury of following customer projects from start to release.  

To be a successful Senior Azure Cloud Architect you should:

  • Have a strong background from a public cloud environment, migrations, and development. You are familiar especially with Azure and have experience in setting up everything from single instances to complex managed services. Be an expert in the Microsoft ecosystem.
  • Have experience in the design and delivery of systems based on Azure IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings, as well as exposure to different architecture models such as all-in and hybrid cloud.
  • Be skilled Visual Studio Team Services and Azure Resource Manager
  • Administering Active Directory, SQL Server, or IIS products in an automated manner. This could mean with PowerShell DSC, Team City, Octopus Deploy, SCCM, Chef, Puppet, or something else! As long as it’s maintainable, and doesn’t require much human intervention.
  • Automate builds and configurations. You write new PowerShell resources and read and modify existing PowerShell.
  • Be familiar with common network components (e.g. DNS, routing, firewalls) and IT security and design patterns for cloud architectures.
  • Microsoft Azure Certified.  

To give you an idea of what kind of a person we are looking for you should understand that everyone in the team works directly with customers and each of us must be able to explain technical content to people who might be less familiar with the technology. Working with different people and teams is not a problem for us. To us delivering quality solutions is more important than “just getting the job done”.

All applicants must have the right to work in the EU and as we have varying opportunities to work internationally, the possibility to travel up to 25% in the UK and other locations in Europe is highly appreciated.

Curious to see your possible colleagues-to-be and how is life at #NordcloudCommunity? Meet some of our team members INSTAGRAM or check out a local story from our Senior Azure Architect (and his journey with Kubernetes) here.

If you’d like to join us, please send us your CV or LinkedIn profile. Feel free to share your GitHub in order to tell us more about your accomplishments. Time is of the essence; we are urgently seeking to sign up new talent!

About Nordcloud

Europe's leading cloud solution provider Nordcloud accelerates the digital transformation of its customers with the latest cloud technology. Since 2011, Nordcloud has completed more than 1000 successful deployments that have helped its enterprise customers reap the full benefits of the public cloud, including better security, agility, scalability, and reduced costs. Nordcloud employs 450+ cloud experts around Europe. Nordcloud has a local presence in the UK, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Austria.

Nordcloud has been recognized by Gartner as the top cloud-native Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the execution of cloud Professional and Managed Services in the 2020 Magic Quadrant. We have the highest accreditations with all three cloud hyperscalers: AWS, Azure, and GCP.

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