Avanade Inc. Cloud Transformation Architect - Infrastructure in Dallas, Texas

Do you have experience working with Fortune 500 clients to transform their business leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud solutions? Do you have passion for enterprise cloud strategy, Azure migration planning, and roadmap creation? Do you have hands-on technical experience delivering cloud migrations, moving infrastructure, workloads and applications to Azure?

If so, you should join Avanade as a Cloud Transformation Architect.

At Avanade we create change for a living, and joining us is your chance to do the same. Founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation, we have 25,000 people in more than 20 countries helping the world’s biggest and most innovative organizations realize results in a digital world – with business technology solutions, cloud and managed services that combine insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies. Find out more at avanade.com/careers

As a Cloud Transformation Architect, you will help deliver end-to-end datacenter infrastructure transformation to Azure for clients. You will serve as a cloud strategist and migration planning and delivery lead, moving clients to Azure. You will provide consultative guidance for sales and delivery to drive large Cloud Transformation engagements focused on comprehensive enterprise IT as a Service transformation. You will also assist in the sales of Microsoft Azure based cloud services and solutions and ensure they are delivered with quality.

In additional to Azure cloud transformation, you will lead and deliver analysis, design, build, test and deployment of enterprise Microsoft technology infrastructures and the Microsoft ecosystem. This is a technical customer-facing delivery role that will be accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud strategy, assessment, migration planning, migration delivery and overall cloud transformation for clients. You will be involved with driving technology decisions at the executive level or decision makers of client organizations. You will help develop Avanade cloud transformation intellectual property to target Fortune 500 and large enterprise customers for Cloud Transformation. You will help develop our cloud migration methodology and leverage tools to assist with assessments and cloud transformation engagements. You will also help development and implement standards and solutions for managing Azure-based cloud workloads. Additionally, you are responsible for optimizing team and individual contributions to achieve stated objectives as Technical Delivery Architects and Career Managers. And, you will be involved in the selling of Avanade cloud solutions, proposal development, change requirements, some marketing/PR initiatives, developing customer relationships and analyzing the customer's business.

You are involved with the following:

Support Cloud Market Unit leadership in all cloud business development and cloud solutions delivery efforts

Develop, lead and deliver large-scale Azure cloud transformation services and solutions, helping enterprise customers understand cloud considerations, develop cloud adoption strategies and migrate to Azure cloud solutions

Engage senior IT executives to help position cloud transformation vision, strategy and solutions and build executive relationships to promote large Azure migrations

Serve as the central point of contact for Azure Cloud transformation and migration engagements

Interacting with Customer and Avanade sponsors and delivery teams (including partners) focused on solving mission-critical business and technology problems and provide solutions which center on the consumption of the Azure Platform

Executing technical feasibility assessments, solution estimations and proposal development for moving identified workloads to the Azure Platform

Offering Development: Working with Avanade clients and internal leadership to identify market opportunities and approach to create compelling value propositions.

  • Advisory Services: Influence client cloud roadmap (including public; private; and hybrid) for c-suite executives and technology stakeholders.

  • Strong knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Cloud suite of offerings and roadmap.

  • Application Migration to Azure: Migrate infrastructure, applications and workloads to Azure using the latest Microsoft cloud ecosystem and tools

  • Server Consolidation: Maximize resources that are under-utilized to increase reliability and centralize administration

  • Data Center Operations: Evaluate processes and infrastructure design to more efficiently manage operations and reduce costs while increasing predictability

  • Enterprise Directories: Deploy enterprise-wide business directories to lower administrative costs, coordinate end-user accounts, and reduce development costs


Minimum requirements:

6-10 years of consulting experience designing and delivering Microsoft infrastructure solutions for large enterprise customers.

3+ years of team leadership and management experience (team delivery, performance management, coaching, and mentoring)

Technical hands-on expertise assessing infrastructure, applications and workloads for cloud migration, developing Azure migration plans, assembling and presenting Azure cloud transformation roadmaps, and developing and implementing Azure architectures for applications and workloads

PowerShell scripting automation expertise

Azure cloud infrastructure and workload management

Excellent understanding of the architectural principles for cloud-based platforms that include SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenancy, and automation

Experience with IT Service Management (ITSM) processes and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), along with integration experience of cloud solutions and services with enterprise IT Service Management system and processes

Experience with cloud-based IT security, compliance, risk management, including privacy, controls, encryption, cloud-based firewall, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), etc.

Strong communication skills both verbal and written skills to develop technical documentation and presentations

Demonstrated strong project delivery experience with regard to estimates, planning and deliverables using project management methodologies

Demonstrated successful proposal experience including developing and presenting technical requirements based on business requirements

Demonstrated ability to understand a customer's needs and articulate technologies to business stakeholders. Includes developing current and future state assessments/designs that address business requirements and best practices.

Strong technical troubleshooting and analytical skills

Must be willing to travel 80% of the time to the customer locations across the US

Enterprise delivery experience, including migrations and deployments, leveraging Microsoft technical skills through a proven methodology such as MOF, ITIL, Scrum or similar project approaches. Candidate should have experience delivering enterprise solutions with following Microsoft technologies:

o Microsoft Azure, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) capabilities on Public, Private and Hybrid environments

o Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (OS/Server Compute, Virtual Machines (Windows, SQL Server & Linux), Container services)

o Microsoft Storage (Blob, Azure File, Premium Storage, Networking, Virtual Network, Network Security Groups (NSG), Express Route, Load Balancer, Traffic Manager, DNS, VPN Gateway, App Gateway)

o Microsoft Deployment (JSON template creation & provisioning with PowerShell, PowerShell Provisioning (ASM & ARM), DSC templates

o Microsoft Azure Active Directory

o Microsoft Online (Office 365) & System Center Suite – SCCM, SCOM, SCSM, SCORCH

o Amazon AWS Platform experience a plus

Educational/Certifications Qualifications:

Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or related field

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

Project-management certifications from organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Azure Certifications

o Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

o Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

o Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

Requisition ID - 40334

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Category: Infrastructure