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Azure Cloud Solution Architect

LocationIndianapolis, Indiana 46227
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2023-02-16
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Valid Through2023-12-15

Job Description:

As an organization, TEKsystems Global Services partners with progressive leaders to create opportunity, accelerate business transformation and help build the enterprises of tomorrow. We work with 80% of the Fortune 500 to address their technology, strategy, and talent needs. We innovate so industries stay ahead of what’s next. As a full stack technology and talent services provider, we partner with our customers across the globe to own change. Join us.

At TEKsystems Global Services, we live in the tech world. We’re out in front of the trends and tools that shape industry and create fresh opportunities. All-in, fully engaged, high energy partnership is how we approach everything – to our commitments and our people. Our people are at the center, fueling our high-performance and our inclusive culture.

We’re doers, looking for doers who do the right thing, roll-up your sleeves thought-leaders focused on creating possible, and team champions who declare success only when everyone achieves their ambitions. Sound like the career experience you’ve been searching for? We’re looking for a Azure Cloud Solution Architect to join our team. A practitioner who accelerates outcomes, affects positive change, and moves business forward.

Let’s partner. Together, we can accomplish amazing things.

Here's what the opportunity requires

The Azure Cloud Solution Architect (SA) is technical cloud professional fulfilling a practice service leadership, design, and implementation function. This role will be responsible for solution development, in collaboration with TEKsystems sales partners, around our client’s end-to-end cloud implementation journey spanning the areas of cloud strategy, cloud infrastructure and enablement, migration, and cloud native development and cloud managed services.

Delivery focus:

The SA will be the primary driver for identifying, scoping, and creating practice solutions. The solutions include, but are not limited to, following and promoting a consistent and comprehensive approach of delivering solutions through People, Process and Technology practice standards. The SA will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining internal (TEK) and client stakeholder communications, relationship management, and expectations management as part of solution development and presentation.

Practice focus:

The Solutions Architect will actively contribute and undertake initiatives for cloud enablement practice IP development. The SA will bring thought leadership, current industry know-how, and applied solutions to improve existing service capabilities, engagement, and delivery challenges and any research and development activities that will focus on continuous maturity of the cloud practice toward operational optimization as well as align with contemporary trends.


• Provide pre-sales support through activities and discussions based on solutions within our service catalog to meet the needs of customer with any delivery-capable customizations as appropriate. This would encompass cloud enablement practice solutions or an integrated multi-practice solution when necessary

o Architect and deliver high quality solutions through effective design, development, deliverables and implementation

o Provide proof of concept, capabilities demos, white-board workshops, strategy sessions (enterprise and department goals, etc.)

• Ensure successful transition of Sales to Delivery initiation based on engagement directives from Statement of Work

• Manage solution roadmap, planning, estimation, and initial delivery efforts through assessment and recommendations for successful delivery

• Provide collaboration and engagement to delivery and sales partners on a client engagement with an operating rhythm toward successful delivery to achieve high customer satisfaction

• Develop trusted advisor relationship with recurring touchpoints with key client stakeholders facilitating open and collaborative consulting support toward business and reputational growth

• Provide thought leadership and critical problem-solving as well as tactical and strategic planning to the project/engagement leadership

• Align with delivery partners and comply with client’s requirements (industry and IT process) and TEK’s service methodology as part of solution development

• Provide hiring support, onboarding, mentoring/coaching, and performance management for appropriate team resources

• Provide practice status reporting covering various items, including Delivery and Practice activities

• Contribute to sales collateral, such as case study support, account profiling, client presentations design etc.

Key skills and experience

Cloud enablement and architecture:

o Experience architecting application designs using Azure or other leading cloud providers

o Building, migrating, and testing solution within cloud environments

o Designing end to end application and data security

o Integration with on-premise applications, cloud providers, or other platforms

o Implementing cost optimized solutions (based on usage, business requirements, and budget)

o Deep expertise in various architecture design patterns

o Strong application architecture skills with focus on performance coupled with cloud native technologies

o Architectural knowledge of data center infrastructure including networking, servers, storage infrastructure, and virtualization

o Understanding of software quality assurance, CI/CD principles

o Exposure to AWS or Google public cloud experience in a production environment (e.g. network, security, deployment, automation, serverless technologies)

o Experience collaborating across multiple functional/technical teams as well as resource mentoring and coaching

o Experience in migrating applications by refactoring code from legacy environment, including practical experience design of microservices

o Experience defining scope and sizing of work; anchor Proof of Concept developments and support opportunity identification and pursuit processes

Consulting and process improvement experience:

o Improve the frameworks, techniques, and tooling to provide increased quality and agility, measurable innovation, and process improvement experience (quality, cost, and risk)

o Proven track record of advisory consulting services

DevOps practice and thought leadership:

o Business case development

o RFx development

o White paper development

o Presentations and visual design

o Intellectual Property development (methodology, job aids, etc.)

o Service creation and/or service maintenance

o Resource mentoring and training

Infrastructure, methodologies, and implementation experience/knowledge:


o Agile/Scrum, SAFe

o Waterfall

o Hybrid

o Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

• Implementation Model


o Transformation and Adoption Model

o Value Stream Delivery

Business verticals:

o Healthcare

o ERP (SCM, HRM, FDM, etc.)

o E-Commerce

o Finance

o Insurance

o Telecommunications/Media

Tool and technologies:

o Experience in a solution architecture role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS platforms

o Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using Azure IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS capabilities

o Experience with any of the following: O365, Azure, Azure Stack, Azure AD

o Knowledge of cloud security controls, including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.

o Experience with modern software engineering practices using CI/CD and associated toolsets, such as Git, Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.

o Understanding of cloud native/12-factor application architecture and microservices

o Experience with hybrid cloud environments

o Experience working with the following Agile tools: IBM Rational (RM, CM, QM), CA Rally, JIRA or TFS, ALM, or VersionOne


o Adaptability in a dynamic, fast-paced, and complex environment

o Lead/participate in stakeholder Steering Committee

o Strong technologist with both software engineering and technical operations backgrounds

o Train, guide, and mentor resources

o Delivery and industry compliance (TEK, Client)

o Stakeholder alignment – delivery partners, client stakeholders

o Critical reasoning and effective problem-solving

o Risk and issues management

o Team player and breaking silos

o Escalation management (gap analysis, action plan development, recovery, stabilization, process improvement)

Resource development:

o Calibration, competency assessment and improvement

o Performance management

o Conflict resolution

Communication skills:

o Strong customer-facing, customer engagement, and expectation management skills

o Comfortable with ambiguity and facilitating discussions to explore best possible solutions

o Ability to lead with imagination, courage, and curiosity

o Strong presentation and group discussion leading skills

o Driving accountability and collaboration with delivery partners (Sales, Delivery, Practices, Operations, etc.)

o Ability to communicate and/or present ideas and solutions with absolute clarity, visualization, and substance


o Proactive

o Problem solver

o Change agent

Qualification & education:

o Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

o Ideally 5+ years of architect-level experience

o At least 3+ years of experience in leading large-scale Azure solution architecture & cloud operations or equivalent role

o Strong practical design and development of solutions, technical design, and implementation of the architecture

o Ability to travel to client locations to deliver professional services, as needed

Preferred experience & certifications:

o Solution Architect level certification in Azure

o Experience as Cloud Architect/ Principal Architect

o 5 or more years of Solution Architect and Solution Development experience

About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

We are an equal opportunity employers and will consider all applications without regard to race, genetic information, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. To view the EEO is the law poster click here. Applicants with disabilities that require an accommodation or assistance a position, please call ***** or email *****. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

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