Cloud Solution Architect (Azure Infra)

Last updated 7 days ago
Location:Remote - AU/NZ only
Job Type:Full Time

Cloud Solution Architect - Azure Infrastructure

You may have heard we’re going through a transformation here at Microsoft.  It's an unprecedented shift in our culture, the way we do business and our approach to the world.  At the heart of that is hiring people have a desire to succeed, a passion to innovate and an insatiable appetite to learn.  If that sounds like you, read on, this may be just the place for you.

You would be joining a team at the heart of Microsoft’s hugely successful Azure cloud business. This role will put you at the front and centre of working with our top Australian clients to help them get real business value from Azure.

We are looking for a Cloud Solution Architect Azure Infrastructure to drive high priority customer initiatives on Azure Infrastructure in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft field. This is a technical, customer facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience on infrastructure workloads.

Responsibilities

This Cloud Solution Architect role is a deeply technical role, working with our customers to build technical capability, create innovative solutions to their business challenges and uncover new workloads that could be migrated to Azure.

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate infrastructure Cloud Solution Architect to drive high priority customer initiatives on the Microsoft Azure Platform in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft field in Enterprise accounts of our business. This is a customer facing role, owning overall technical relationship between customer and architectural design.

This role will own the Azure technical customer engagement including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and Proofs of Concepts/MVPs as well as collaborating with other parts of Microsoft and our partners, always with the Customers’ needs at the heart of everything you do.

Customer Success = Microsoft Success.

Qualifications

Whilst we don’t expect everyone to be an Azure expert just yet, (we will help with that if you love learning fast) we are looking for cloud computing technology (including open source) experts with deep knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

Cloud infrastructure solutions around DNS, Load Balancing (Configurations, health checking, sessions affinity etc), Networking (ExpressRoute, Virtual Networks, VPN, MPLS, BGP), Security (End-point security, Firewall, Policies, Compliance, WAF, Data Encryption, HSMs, Key Management), Databases (Backups, Security, Replication/High Availability, SQL & NoSQL databases), Identity and Access Management, Storage, High availability and Resilient architecture, Disaster Recovery (Architecting for RPO and RTO requirements), Monitoring – Infrastructure, Application and Security, Scripting and Automation (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, PowerShell, ARM Templates, Cloud Formation etc.)

If this sounds like you then pop in an application, and we will take a much closer look at your details.

Microsoft has a flexible working culture and on an average week your time could be split between our Microsoft offices, customer locations and your home. We offer competitive salary, bonuses and benefits.

Microsoft envisions a world where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envisioning what can be and taking their careers places they simply couldn’t anywhere else. This is a world of more possibility, more innovation, more openness, and sky’s-the-limit thinking – a cloud-enabled world.

Our mission is to empower every person and every organization in the world to achieve more. This mission is visionary and at the core of what our customers and employees care deeply about. We have rare capability in harmonizing the needs of both individuals and organizations. We deeply care about taking our ideals and vision global and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet.

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