Job Opportunity | Azure Cloud Architect | New World Management

Azure Cloud Architect

    We are looking for an experienced Azure Cloud Architect to support a number of Digital programs by delivering Azure cloud solutions, that are aligned with the broader enterprise architecture direction of our client.

    Assist in documenting current state architecture (where required), complete solution architecture documents for current and future initiatives, complete architecture governance and socialisation. 

    Working closely with the Architecture, Technology and Delivery teams, you will seek to understand current constraints and challenges, and oversee the development of cloud infrastructure solutions that enable the organisations digital aspirations of a hybrid cloud and modern workplace.

    Key accountabilities:

    • Recommend enterprise wide, target state hybrid cloud architecture and associated technologies.
    • Develop architecture artefacts for projects.  This can include solution architecture documents, market scans/research, conceptual/solution architecture, participating in the architecture governance process and obtaining governance sign off and assisting in tendering processes.
    • Assist with the planning and implementation / migration of applications and Azure services.
    • Identify gaps and issues in legacy environments and produce the required architecture artefacts to mitigate gaps and issues to ensure smooth migrations.
    • Provide cloud architectural advice to colleagues as required, ensuring an enterprise view and alignment is maintained
    • Identify risks and issues relating to the adoption of cloud technologies.
    • Provide expert advice and recommendations to improve cloud operations, policies and procedures.
    • Deliver solutions that continue to drive uplift in automation and agility.
    • Work closely consulting with Cloud Services, Security, Project Management, Architecture and operations teams.

    Required skills and experience: 

    Education/Certification

    • Qualifications/certifications in information technology and more specifically architecture or equivalent experience.  Preference given to TOGAF and SABSA.
    • Preferably with recognised professional certification in Cloud, Networking, Microsoft or other relevant technologies. Preference given to Azure certification, such as Azure Solution Architect certification.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Demonstrable experience developing Infrastructure architecture in large, complex, and critical IT environments.
    • Experience working within Architecture teams, utilising frameworks, and Architecture governance processes. 
    • Demonstrable experience developing Cloud and infrastructure architecture.
    • Demonstrable experience in Public Cloud (Azure mandatory) implementations, and automation from initial concept to production implementation.
    • Knowledge and or experience with containerisation (Azure Kubernetes preferred).
    • Knowledge and or experience with public cloud network technologies, such as Palo Alto firewalls, F5 load balancers, Ingress Controllers, and routing.
    • Demonstrable experience of Infrastructure automation techniques and technologies, such as Azure DevOps (ARM templates), Ansible, and Terraform.
    • Knowledge and or experience with implementing Azure API Management or Dell Boomi advantageous.
    • Ability to present and communicate both business and technical concepts
    • Strong leadership, negotiation, and consultative skills with business and technical groups
    • Ability to think critically and solve problems

    If you believe you have what we are looking for and are looking to undertake your next contract engagement, APPLY NOW to commence the selection process.