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Senior Azure Technical Architect

Date: Apr 25, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

At KPMG Microsoft Business Solution we implement best in class solutions for Microsoft Azure, ERP and CRM. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas, enabling us to provide our clients with an integrated end-to-end solution. Our solutions are based on the Microsoft Azure and Dynamics range of products which enables us to deliver, powerful, adaptable cloud solutions. Such systems are strategic IT solutions which integrate all the management information across an entire organisation into one single intuitive software application.

The Role:

The Senior Azure Architect is responsible for creating and delivering innovative solutions for our clients in conjunction with the Azure practice leader. This person must be comfortable working in an agile manner and be able to spot opportunities for the MBS Azure practice, both within KPMG and customer environments. The person should be comfortable presenting Azure services and solutions to technical and non-technical audiences, articulating the benefits to their business, with the overall goal to drive growth for the MBS Azure practice.

The Senior Architect will be responsible for:

- Creating architectural designs based on customer requirements.

- Deliver product presentations and configured demonstrations to prove our ability to meet a prospect’s cloud adoption needs.

- Act as the Technical Design Authority on customer engagements.

- Presenting designs and solutions to clients.

- Delivering Azure solutions and work with delivery teams to ensure architectural governance is maintained.

- Drive innovation by developing code base and automated deployments.

- Work with Azure practice leader to develop the GTM solutions.

- Contribute to proposals, inputting into Azure technical elements.

Core Technical Skills Required:

- Azure IaaS including storage.

- Azure SQL (Managed Instances & PaaS).

- Azure Serverless computing.

- Azure ACR, ACI, Kubernetes.

- Infrastructure as Code (ARM, Terraform, PowerShell).

- Azure Security (NSG,ASG Sentinel, Security Centre, Defender, ACL, Azure Firewall, Policy).

- Azure AD including on premises Active Directory.

- Windows Server\\Linux OS

- Networking (WAF, AppGw etc.)

Desirable Technical Skills:

- VMware\\Hyper-V

- Azure Data Factory

- Python

The Person:

- Experienced Azure architect with delivery\\Microsoft infrastructure background.

- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and manage a range of relationships in a complex environment.

- Strong communication skills (verbal, written and listening): an ability to present information concisely, to communicate in a manner applicable to all levels.

- Able to produce high quality and professional presentations.

- Excellent attention to detail and ability to ensure documents are consistent in language, terminology and style.

- Flexible approach to work with a focus on delivery to deadlines and high standards.

- Ability to handle highly confidential information with tact and discretion.

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