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Cloud Architect (Azure)

Company: Direct Technology
Location: Roseville
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:Direct Technology is looking for a Azure Cloud Architect who will design and deliver cloud solutions to both internal companies and external clients. This position requires good working knowledge of computers, servers, and networking infrastructure. Excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills are a must. We are seeking qualified candidates who have experience installing, configuring, and supporting all things Microsoft, VMware, as well as anything having to do with Azure. An ideal candidate would have previous experience delivering cloud solutions for a managed services provider, or equivalent amount of IT project work throughout their career. Essential Functions:

  • Deployment of new solutions and enhancements to existing solutions for our customers.
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed solutions to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Conduct research on software and hardware products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
  • Discuss ideas in user-friendly language to non-technical staff and end users. Key Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions that leverage the Azure Cloud platform.
    • Develop technical architectures, blueprints, and roadmaps for the implementation of Azure Cloud-based solutions.
    • Define and implement Azure Cloud-based security and governance frameworks, ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices.
    • Ensure the scalability, reliability, and availability of Azure Cloud-based solutions, leveraging Azure DevOps tools and practices to automate the deployment and management of resources.
    • Work closely with development teams to ensure that Azure Cloud-based solutions meet performance and scalability requirements.
    • Evaluate and recommend new Azure Cloud-based services and tools that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization's operations.
    • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to other members of the team, including developers, engineers, and other architects.
    • Act as a subject matter expert on Azure Cloud-based solutions, providing guidance and support to stakeholders across the organization.
    • Collaborate with other architects, developers, and engineers to design and implement end-to-end solutions that meet business requirements.
    • Participate in the evaluation and selection of third-party tools and services that can be integrated with Azure Cloud-based solutions.
    • Ensure that Azure Cloud-based solutions comply with applicable regulatory and compliance frameworks, such as HIPAA, PCI, and GDPR.
    • Develop and maintain technical documentation for Azure Cloud-based solutions, including architecture diagrams, deployment plans, and operational procedures.
    • Conduct technical assessments and audits of Azure Cloud-based solutions to identify areas for improvement and optimization.
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in Azure Cloud-based solutions, sharing knowledge and insights with other team members.
    • Provide technical guidance and support to other teams within the organization, including operations, support, and development teams.
    • Collaborate with project managers to develop project plans and timelines for the implementation of Azure Cloud-based solutions.
    • Ensure that Azure Cloud-based solutions meet the organization's performance, security, and scalability requirements.
    • Continuously monitor and optimize Azure Cloud-based solutions, identifying and addressing any issues or bottlenecks that arise.
    • Develop and implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans for Azure Cloud-based solutions.
    • Work with vendors and third-party service providers to integrate their services with Azure Cloud-based solutions.
    • Participate in the development of Azure Cloud-based training materials and documentation for end-users.
    • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for Azure Cloud-based solutions, working closely with the support team to resolve issues.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including business leaders, technical teams, and external partners.
    • Attend industry conferences and events to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in Azure Cloud-based solutions.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, sharing knowledge and insights with other team members to drive innovation and excellence in Azure Cloud-based solutions.
    • The Cloud Architect will be responsible for designing and implementing solutions that adhere to the CIS Controls, a widely accepted set of guidelines for securing enterprise IT systems. The successful candidate should have knowledge of the CIS Controls and ensure that Azure Cloud-based solutions comply with them. Qualifying requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or equivalent work experience
      • 5+ years of experience with design and implementation of cloud services on Azure, including advanced services and features
      • 5+ years of experience with APIs, performing commands through CLI to perform implementations and third-party integrations
      • Azure certifications required
      • Strong scripting skills in languages such as ARM, PowerShell, Terraform, Python, Ruby, or Bash
      • Experience with container concepts and implementation
      • Knowledge of IAM integration with Azure environments
      • Experience aiding with operationalizing Azure cloud environments using Azure native and third-party tools for monitoring and management
      • Ability to mix deep technical expertise with simple, everyday language to deliver a story that is memorable, educational and useful
      • Highly organized, detail-oriented, excellent time management skills and able to effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, high-volume, and evolving work environment
      • Ability to approach customer and sales requests with a proactive and consultative manner; listen and understand user requests and needs and effectively deliver
      • Comfortable managing multiple and changing priorities, and meeting deadlines in an entrepreneurial environment
      • Motivated self-starter who loves to troubleshoot and solve challenging problems and feels comfortable working directly with customers Benefits offerings:
        • Medical, Dental, Vision
        • Life, LTD, Accident Insurance
        • EAP, Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance
        • 401(k) Retirement Account
        • 10 Days PTO
        • 8 Paid Holidays Pay Range:
          • $105k-130k Salary About Us: Direct Technology, founded in 1995, is one of the largest privately Veteran owned and operated custom software development firms on the West Coast, headquartered in Roseville, CA with additional offices in Bellevue, WA and Plano, TX. Direct Technology's unparalleled level of knowledge and expertise solves its client's most complex business problems with technology solutions across the following practice areas: Custom Software Development, IT Networking and Technical Staffing. Direct Technology is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Keywords: Direct Technology, Roseville , Cloud Architect (Azure), Professions , Roseville, California

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