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Azure Cloud Solution Architect, Consulting

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Date Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Reference Code: 69323-en_US

Job Type: Permanent 
Primary Location: Multiple Locations, Canada 
All Available Locations: Toronto; Calgary; Montreal; Ottawa; Vancouver 

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What will your typical day look like?

As our ideal candidate, you will possess deep Azure technical expertise to architect, engineer, and operationalize projects. Your previous experience at a service provider or large enterprise will enable us to implement industry best practices to meet our client requirements. Your appetite to learn will ensure we keep up with the latest practices, ideas, and trends in the public cloud space.

As an Azure Cloud Architect, you need to:

  • Effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on Azure technologies
  • Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements
  • Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project
  • Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on Azure
  • Select appropriate Azure services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrate complex, multi-tier applications on Azure
  • Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on Azure
  • Implement cost-control strategies
  • Work with product management to establish the required Cloud solutions and frameworks.
  • Your previous experience at a service provider or large enterprise will enable us to design and implement complex projects following industries’ best practices and deliver them following agile methodologies to meet our client requirements.

We need to help our clients to adopt Cloud technologies and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, and best practices at all organizational levels, particularly senior management. Create the Cloud adoption road map for organizations or architect an end-to-end cloud solution to resolve a business challenge. While driving architectural recommendations to clients daily, you may need to lead proof of concept (or MVP) efforts for candidate architectures or driving the delivery team to implement the solution based on designed architecture.

About the team

Deloitte is an industry leader in enabling our clients’ Cloud Transformation programs. From cloud consulting to implementation, and ongoing managed services we offer a full range of Cloud services and solutions. Building your career at Deloitte offers the opportunity to work with cutting-edge cloud technologies to deliver next-gen Cloud solutions.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

Our team is looking for a Manager and a Senior Consultant to join the team:

  • For a Manager – Ideal candidate would have five or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on Azure
  • For a Senior Consultant – Ideal candidate would have three years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on Azure

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Technical degree; Computer Science or related
  • Five or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on Azure

Certified in:

  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Azure Administrator Associate
  • Azure Security Engineer Associate

Nice to have:

  • Security Operations Analyst Associate
  • Identity and Access Administrator Associate 

Enough about us, let’s talk about you

For both the roles we are looking for candidates who will:

  • Ability to provide best practice guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications and projects of the enterprise
  • Map business objectives to application/architecture requirements
  • Architect a continuous integration and deployment process
  • Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and data services in Azure
  • Hands-on experience with Azure deployment and management services
  • Ability to identify and define technical requirements for an Azure-based solution
  • Ability to identify which Azure services meet a given technical requirement
  • Knowledge of recommended best practices for building secure and reliable solution on the Azure platform
  • An understanding of the architectural principles of building on the Azure Cloud
  • An understanding of the Azure global infrastructure
  • An understanding of network technologies as they relate to Azure
  • An understanding of security features and tools that Azure provides and how they relate to traditional services
  • Proficiency in design solutions for Active Directory synchronization to address different scenarios
  • Ability to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on Azure
  • Familiarity with Azure CLI, Azure APIs, Azure ARM templates, Azure Billing and Cost Management, Azure Tenants
  • Explain and apply the five pillars of the Azure Well-Architected Framework
  • Design a hybrid architecture using key Azure technologies (e.g., VPN, Azure ExpressRoute)
  • Familiarity with a scripting language, preferably PowerShell
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux environments
  • Knowledge of Private Cloud Platforms (VMWare, Hyper-V, etc.) (nice to have)
  • DevOps Experience with GitHub, Kubernetes, Terraform/ARM template
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate to diverse technical and non-technical audiences, including developers, technical leads, peer architects, delivery owners, business owners, senior leaders, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse platforms and operating systems, including current and emerging technologies and ability to influence teams to a future state while understanding the need to make practical decisions along the way.
  • Traditional architecture design and knowledge for on-premises and their pros and cons
  • Knowledge and expertise to help clients define core technical procedures and KPOs such as disaster recovery process, deployment procedures, data retention and governance policies, etc.

Why Deloitte?

Launch your career with The One Firm where you can make an impact that matters in a way that you never thought possible. With endless opportunities at every turn, and a culture built to support and develop our people to be the very best they can be, Deloitte is The One Firm for you to learn, grow, create, connect, and lead. We do this by making three commitments to you:

  • You will lead at every level: We grow the world’s best leaders so you can achieve the impact you seek, faster.
  • You can work your way: We give you the means to be flexible in how you need and want to work, and we have innovative spaces, arrangements and the mindset to help you be wildly successful.
  • You will feel included and inspired: We create a deep sense of belonging where you can bring your whole self to work.

The next step is yours

Sound like The One Firm. For You?

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