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IBM Senior Azure Solution Architect in London, United Kingdom


As a Senior Azure Architect at IBM Services, you are providing consultative, architectural, program and engineering support for our customers' journeys to the cloud. As part of this journey you are delivering innovative solutions that are tailored to the specifics needs of our customers. Building on your extensive experience with Azure you are building next-generation cloud native applications, sophisticated system integrations or ambitious cloud migration projects in a team of brilliant builders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

In this client facing role you need to be able to translate between business and tech. By building pragmatic IT solutions for real world problems you create value for our customers every single day. Being able to deliver across different technology stacks with deep hands-on-skills you support your team and our customers by coaching, teaching and giving advice. You strongly value diversity and different opinions. You know how to motivate. You do what is right, not what is easy.

As a Senior Azure Architect, you have good knowledge and methods for solving complex business issues and are regarded as a subject matter expert in all areas of Microsoft Azure. You have a familiarity to accomplish cloud transformation and modernization tasks along with strategic cloud thinking, while capable of consulting, designing, testing ideas, implementing, strategizing, managing capability requirements, for Azure to hybrid cloud integration.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, on-going business and technical career development, medical cover, pension, vacation days, free access to online learning platforms (O'Reilly Safari, A Cloud Guru, Udemy), visit 2 conferences a year, Vlog and attend meetups in working hours, obtain Azure and other CSP training and certification, flexible working and home times.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Platform Architecture with Azure, defining Cloud Reference Architectures, Cloud Patterns and Target Operating Models

  • Azure certified

  • Knowledge of all IaaS and PaaS areas within Azure technology stack

  • Consulting - Platform evaluation, approach, roadmap and implementation framework on Cloud Migration, RFI and RFP responses.

  • Detailed understanding of transformation with the 5 R's

  • Feasibility Study - Identify a Business Use case and deploy an end to end solution on the finalised Azure platform

  • Deployment - Define solution ADD/HLDs, considering the components of the platform (AKS, ACI, Azure Load Balancers, Azure AD, etc)

  • Demonstrates knowledge of other CSP's - i.e AWS/GCP platforms.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Azure Solution Architect Expert (AZ 300, AZ 301) certifications highly preferred

  • Analysing and understand business solution - Functional / Non Functional Requirements

  • Developing and recommending innovative approaches to reaching project and technical goals

  • Identifies key technical risks and develops mitigation and recovery plans

  • Awareness of ITIL and/or CMM practices and processes.

  • Awareness of Software Defined Storage and Networks (SDS & SDN), AI/ML and Data Analytics

  • Awareness of ITSM and ITOP services and integration with clouds. (SNOW)

  • Awareness of DevOps and CI/CD pipelines and tooling used with Azure

  • Understanding of directory services (AD and LDAP)

  • Understanding of Networking (Firewalls, Routing, VLAN, Trunking, masks)

  • Experience of designing and engineering solutions in a distributed infrastructure environment (Servers, Blade Systems, Storage Area Networks, and Virtualization Technologies)

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern,

please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

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