Azure Consultant.

Negotiable

Salah Saadeh
Recruitment Consultant
E: salah.saadeh@adalta-solutions.co.uk
T: 0161 989 5433
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Location:
UK wide

Salary:

Up to 70,000 depending on experience

What the role is:
As a Microsoft Azure Consultant, you will have an in-depth understanding of cloud-based architectures, specifically Azure. You will be responsible for providing Azure delivery expertise to deliver infrastructure that meets our customers business requirements within their overall IT strategy.

As a predominately client facing role you will have proven skills in working with customers to design and implement modern, scalable Azure based solutions & services, an understanding of Cloud Adoption Framework, Azure Devops and Enterprise Scale Landing Zone.

What you’ll do:

• Serve as an Azure evangelist, consult and provide technical guidance on Azure design, governance, performance, scalability, security, operations and cost control best practices

• Assess the customer cloud maturity, review existing Azure cloud implementations, identify gaps and suggest improvements.

• Design Azure architecture to enable cloud migration programs, analyse existing application and IT services portfolios, develop assets’ migration, transformation and automation approach, craft implementation roadmaps.

• Day-to-day lead the customer through the technical and organisational challenges of Cloud and DevOps transformation.

• Hands-on experience with various enterprise applications and IT services, as well as application transformation, compliance and security, and IT operations disciplines.

• Responsible for the quality of all technical deliverables produced by the team.

• Attend and present at customer workshops and meetings.

• Ensure that hand over to relevant support organisation is successfully completed.

• Provide technical support as requested, for internal and external customers

• Work as part of a team defining, designing and implementing solutions for our customers

• Keep up-to-date with current and future technologies, products and strategies.

• Attend customer meetings to present solutions from a technical and implementation approach

• Highlight any technical risks that may impact the success of the solution for our client

• Quality assure deliverables produced by team members to ensure consistency and accuracy within a multi-technology solution

 

Ideal candidate:

We align our Consultancy roles to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). We expect a Azure Consultant to operate at SFIA level 3 & 4 (Apply & Enable).

• Are Azure certified in one or more areas preferably Architect Administrator Associate and/or Certified Azure Solution Architect, and Certified DevOps Engineer Expert

• Be a subject matter expert in Azure DevOps and associated tools such as HashiCorp Terraform, ARM, Ansible, Python and BASH.

• Have an understanding of concepts such as virtualization, containerization, auto-scaling, experience with GIT, CI/CD integration toolchains, building fault-tolerant solutions and fully automated systems

• Have familiarity or experience migrating applications into Azure and the design and considerations required (cluster sizing, auto scaling etc)

• Understand of Azure best practices around networking, security, state management and storage

• Have worked with one or more customers in the delivery of Azure services and have either led, mentored or managed other engineers / consultants in project delivery.

• Have familiarity of deploying AKS though DevOps tooling such as Terraform.

• Have experience delivering Azure services in an agile approach using sprints, backlog items, stand ups etc. and have experience with tools such as Jira, Azure DevOps etc.

• Interacts with and influences colleagues and has working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners

• Applies methodical approach to issue definition and resolution

• Has an appreciation of the wider business context

• Takes action to develop own knowledge and represents this in their work

• Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences

• Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications