Job Title: Senior Cloud Solutions Architect Function: Technology
Reports to: Head of Technology Location: Accra

 

Role purpose: A Senior Cloud Solutions Architect (SCSA) drives Azure-based customer initiatives in collaboration with customers and participates in both pre-sales and deployment activities. The SCSA is a technical, customer facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience. SCSAs own the Azure technical customer engagement including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or proofs of concept, and deployment. As an architect, you will be responsible for delivering high quality solutions and business outcomes based on Microsoft Azure. You will have the opportunity to help us create & deliver the next generation of Azure-based Solutions for our most strategic customers. Our Consulting team offers a collaborative culture where you can contribute your knowledge & experience while learning together as we create cutting-edge cloud solutions for our customers.
The ideal candidate should have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment. Five or more years of architecture, design implementation and/or support of distributed applications designed to run in the cloud or across hybrid cloud and on-premises environments. Experience in consultative sales, design and deployment of projects strongly preferred. A computer science or related engineering degree is required.

Responsibilities

• Customer facing delivery of Azure cloud solutions.
• Demonstrate the ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
• Ability to deliver results through teamwork while achieving individual billable attainment goals.
• Ability to focus on customers, proven ability to be client focused, create results, proactive, and collaborate with others.
• Demonstrate a passion for mentoring, supporting peers & sharing knowledge.
• Consume and contribute best practices, lessons learned, and intellectual property (IP) to the global Microsoft community with a focus on continuous improvement.
• Foster senior level client relationships and engage with senior level Microsoft and client stakeholders to drive solution success
• Display strong time, project, and priority management skills
• Express great communication skills, presentation skills, written skills, customer/partner relationships and expectations management

 

Technical Skills

  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends.
  • Solid understanding of cloud virtualization, storage and networking.
  • Understanding of cloud governance technologies for cost management and control.
  • Understanding of common database technologies such as MS SQL Database/Server, Oracle, MySQL.
  • Deep technical experience in enterprise mobile, identity and access control, & security solutions.
  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming and scripting languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, JSON, Python, HTML, SQL, T-SQL
  • Solid understanding of modern DevOps practices, including automation, continuous delivery, continuous deployment, and continuous integration methodologies.
  • Deep understanding of cloud-based Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery practices.

Non-Technical Skills

  • Building customer/partner relationships.
  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior executives and growing cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts.
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts & ensuring follow through.
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences.
  • Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position within a software & services company.
  • Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources.

Qualifications

Candidate should have a deep technical background with 7+ years of technology-related experience, along with 3+ years of Microsoft Azure, AWS or GCP experience.  Candidate should have in depth expertise in one of the following functional areas:

  • Cloud Development & Application Lifecycle Management: experience building solution architectures and implementing secure and scalable cloud-native applications and microservices using Agile/Scrum methodologies

 

  • DevOps & Infrastructure as Code – expertise with software collaboration and deployment tools such as Azure DevOps, GitHub and Jenkins. Cloud infrastructure deployments using Terraform, ARM Templates, YAML, PowerShell, Python or other scripting language, CI/CD, Unit/UI Testing

 

  • Kubernetes & Containers – experience with Docker, Kubctl, shell scripting, Pod design & configuration and container tools such as Prometheus, Twistlock or Sysdig

 

  • Cloud Infrastructure – Azure Active Directory, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Azure Storage, Azure App Services, Azure API Management, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Import/Export, Azure HDInsight, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Mobile Apps, Azure SQL Database, Azure Search, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Event Hubs, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Web Apps, Azure Web Jobs, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services

 

Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate or Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, or MCSA Cloud Platform Solutions Associate or MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Any other relevant IT certification is a plus

 

Project Experience

  • 3+ years of experience designing and delivering cloud solutions on an enterprise scale.
  • 3+ years of experience with creating pilots, prototypes, and proof-of-concepts to provide validation of specific scenarios.
  • 3+ years of experience providing cloud solutions, including hybrid solutions on-premises or in the cloud, lift-and-shift initiatives, migrations and upgrades.

How to apply
Qualified applicants for this Role, should submit their CV by email to careers@axxendcorp.com . While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Application Deadline: 13th August,2021.