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Azure Solution Architect – Expert

Azure Solution Architect – Expert

Your ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, decompose work for manageability, and time management and prioritization are essential attributes of a successful Expert Solutions Architect. You will work to define outcomes, evaluate alternative approaches, and understand key constraints, all while developing appropriate solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the Sales Engagement Process
  • Work with Ensono Sales Org in a seamless/frictionless manner to drive results and higher cloud opportunity conversions
  • Works across the organization at all levels of leadership to influence pre-sales and sales strategy, engagement models, and solutions methodologies.
  • Ability to build a clear, complete, mutual understanding of the Client’s Competitive Landscape, Circumstances, Needs, and Business Drivers
  • Gain executive buy in for complex solutions
  • Understand and communicate the value proposition of Ensono’s Cloud Transform product and services in conjunction with our Azure offerings
  • Partner with our Product Management team to continuously improve our offerings based on market demands, technology advancement, and client innovation
  • Required to maintain a deep knowledge of the Ensono portfolio and emerging technologies in the marketplace. Strong attention to detail, as well as follow-up techniques.
  • Developing and documenting solutions that meet client’s (technical and business) requirements
  • Present solutions and proposals to client executive and influencers
  • Solution Pricing Analysis including Saving Levers and TCO Analysis
  • Up to 40% travel maybe required.

Knowledge

  • Develop financial and business solution that comply with Client requirements
  • Required to maintain a deep knowledge of the Ensono portfolio and emerging technologies in the marketplace. Strong attention to detail, as well as follow-up techniques.
  • developing and documenting solutions that meet client’s (technical and business) requirements
  • Present solutions and proposals to client executive and influencers
  • Solution Pricing Analysis including Saving Levers and TCO Analysis
  • Design Auditing and Monitoring Strategies
  • Design Authentication and Authorization
  • Optimize Consumption Strategies
  • Design a business continuity strategy
  • Design for deployment, migration, and integration
  • Determine appropriate use of AZ and Multi-Region architectures
  • Design for High Availability
  • Design a Data Life-cycle management strategy
  • Architect a continuous integration and deployment process
  • Determine the right services based on business needs (e.g., RTO/RPO, cost)
  • Design and implement hybrid IT network architectures at scale
  • Design a data platform solution
  • Identify compliance requirements, identity and access management infrastructure, and service-oriented architectures (e.g., integration patterns, service design, service discoverability
  • Multi-Cloud environments and data integration
  • Automation, Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code
  • Determine a strategy for migrating existing on-premises workloads to the cloud
  • Select migration tools and/or services for new and migrated solutions
  • Multi-Cloud environments and data integration

Skills

  • Familiarity with a scripting language
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux environments
  • Must be independent, self-motivated, a self-starter and possess a good working attitude
  • Professional communication, presentation, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the Azure Cloud
  • High degree of confidence and poise.
  • Client focused and results driven

Experience

  • 7-10 years of experience in the design and implementation of complex IT solutions
  • 10+ years of experience in a customer-facing, sales-aligned role such as consultant, solutions engineer or solutions architect
  • Experienced in developing a deep understanding of industry trends, competitive offerings, strategic partners, corporate vision, and long-range company objectives

Technical experience:

  • Understand terms such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
  • Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Describe the differences between Public, Private and Hybrid cloud models
  • Understand the differences between Capital Expenditure (Capex) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx)
  • Experience in scalable cloud-based solutions and microservices architectures
  • Ability to engage client influencer and C-Level technology decisions.
  • Experience collaborating with clients as a trusted advisor to design their innovation roadmap
  • Broad technology knowledge, with an emphasis on Public and Private cloud computing, with deep expertise in Azure
  • Ability to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications
  • Experience building, maintaining, and enhancing business relationships within and outside the company.
  • Ability to gain clients’ confidence as a trusted advisor
  • Engagement focused on Client’s Buyer and Technical Influencers
  • Ability to articulate technical, financial and business solution and value proposition
  • Ability to Present Proposal document, Business Case and TCO Financial Models
  • Understand the decision-making and buying process
  • Must be independent, self-motivated, a self-starter and possess a good working attitude
  • High degree of confidence and poise.
  • Client focused and results driven

Years of Experience Desired/Required:

7-10 years of hands-on experience

Education Desired/Required:

4-Year College degree or equivalent work experience

Certifications Desired/ Required:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), preferred
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration

 

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