Cloud Architect hos Avanade

Job Description

The Cloud Infrastructure team plans, designs, implements, supports and maintains internal Avanade technology systems based on the latest Microsoft technologies. Our internal IT systems are vital to our overall competitive positioning, and our ability to deliver leading-edge solutions to clients.
As a Cloud Architect, you will contribute to or lead critical infrastructure projects. You will work with internal colleagues and global and offshore resources to manage one or more workstreams and ensure consistent, on-time solution delivery. You will stay up-to-date on infrastructure best practices and help Avanade continuously improve its technology and practices.


  • Contribute to infrastructure planning, design, implementation and test, as well as to DevOps activities and standards
  • Design architecture of a solution to be proposed to the customer.
  • Lead fluent verbal and written communication with customer, showing the value and relevance of your solution to their business.
  • Evaluate and assist with infrastructure designs and new technology releases
  • Oversee migration to latest Microsoft systems and technologies, assessing the impact and risk of changes to production systems
  • Create tools and guides for repeatable server builds and deployments
  • Lead test efforts to troubleshoot and resolve system and service failures


  • Strong Microsoft Azure knowledge in infrastructure and application resources in both IaaS and PaaS flavors: Virtual Machines, Storage, App Service, Functions, Batch, Automation, CDN, Caches, relational and non-relational databases, Site Recovery, backup, monitor…
  • Strong skills in Azure networking: Virtual Networks, Gateways, Load Balancers, Express Route, Private Link, VPN, Front Door…
  • Strong skills in Azure migrations for both, Lift & Shift and rehost/refactor strategies. Familiarity with Azure Migrate is expected.
  • Governance in Azure via Policy, RBAC, Locks and Cost Management.
  • Azure security services in all domains: identity (Azure AD), networking (NSG, ASG, Private Link, WAF, DoS protection), encryption (Encryption, Key Vault), SIEM (Sentinel)…
  • Infrastructure as a Code via Azure Resource Manager or Terraform.
  • Windows Server AND GNU/Linux system administrator skills.
  • Scripting skills with PowerShell or GNU bash.

Desired technology skills:

  • Docker Engine and Kubernetes, extending it to Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Container Instances.
  • Azure DevOps.
  • Git or other version control system.
  • Configuration Management systems such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef or PowerShell DSC.

Key non-technical skills:

  • Experience working with global teams
  • Strong written and spoken English skills.

  • Technical Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, any kind of Engineering or Maths.
  • Microsoft Azure certifications will be positively valued.
  • CKA or CKAD Kubernetes certifications will be positively valued.>
  • CKA or CKAD Kubernetes certifications will be positively valued.>

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