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Cloud Solutions Architect

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and passionate Cloud Solution Architect to drive high priority enterprise using the Microsoft Azure Platform in collaboration with Internal IT, Security and Governance teams, and various business units.  This role reports to the VP of Cloud Computing driving and influencing overall Azure cloud technical relationship across the enterprise.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Understand internal customers’ IT, governance and business priorities and success measures to design cloud-based architectures and solutions (Microsoft and 3rd party solutions) utilizing Azure IaaS and PaaS offerings.
  • Apply technical knowledge to architect solutions that meet business, regulatory and IT needs, in line with current and future Azure feature roadmaps to ensure long-term technical viability of cloud‑based solutions and deployments.
  • Develop deep relationships with key executives, business and IT decision makers to drive long‑term cloud adoption within the company and enable them to be cloud advocates.
  • Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within engineering and IT technical communities.
  • Be a “Voice of the Customer” to share insights and best practices, connect with IT, governance and engineering teams to remove key blockers.
  • Be a Cloud Platform evangelist with internal and external customers, partners and external communities
  • Assess the internal team’s knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery using internal and/or external resources.

Who Are We Looking For:

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to work in cooperative team environments.
  • Solid understanding in the development lifecycle focusing on the Microsoft stack.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the English language.
  • Understanding of Scrum and Agile.

What Experience You’ll Need to Have:

  • Deep understanding of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure, compute, storage, etc. services, with the technical aptitude and experience to learn new technologies and understand relevant cloud trends.
  • Breadth of technical experience and knowledge, with depth in Azure Infrastructure plus one or more of the following areas: DevOps, Application Development, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Governance, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence.
  • 3+ years of success in consultative/complex technical and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects) required
  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives and growing data services in large or highly strategic accounts
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management and developers)
  • 3+ years prior work experience in a consulting position within a software and/or public cloud company.  (i.e. Microsoft, AWS, Google, SalesForce, VMware, IBM, Avanade, Wipro, HP, Infosys, ServiceNow, Dell, TCS)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Travel required: 0-25%

What Education You'll Need to Have:

A minimum of a BS in Computer Science or adjacent fields preferred.

Nice to have:

  • MBA.
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate or Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert.
  • Experience in the Healthcare Industry.

Please note the following items before submitting your resume and cover letter.

  • Please submit your cover letter and resume in PDF format. Thank you!
  • Relocation assistance available.
  • Smith Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Follows the Federal Guidelines for a Drug-Free Work Environment.
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