Application Architect


Location: Greater London, Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear

Job Type: Full time


About us

Avanade is the world’s leading digital innovator and believe in making genuine human impact in everything we do. This is through the power of our people and cutting-edge Microsoft Technology.

By joining Avanade’s software engineering practice, you will have fantastic opportunity to operate at the forefront of technology, with access to best clients across the world, on challenging and exciting projects.

We are a diverse team, and we are proud of our culture that welcomes every individual. In our teams you will find talented and passionate technologists, with a humble, collaborative, and positive attitude.

If you are the type of person who thrives of constantly learning and challenging yourself with a genuine desire to do your best, then you could be successful here. We promise to invest in you and help give you the platform for continuous learning and development.

Application Architect

The Application Architect Role Family is focussed on the Solution and design of complex business problems into technology solutions. This Team is cloud focussed and enable the application interoperability, reliability & scalability across all phases of the SDLC using a Security first DevOps mindset.

Day to day responsibilities:

    Translate client needs and challenges into solutions.

      Contribute to Existing designs, put in place greenfield architecture designs and seek approvals

        Support envisioning, perform architectural assessments, and define solutions, propose technology choices, and recommend estimates

          Propose technology-based solutions and own delivery of the same

            Act as SME in one or more technology areas of the solutions

              Contribute to the wider team with all round aspects of software engineering life cycle

                Drive and gather documentation of architecture requirements

                  Support RFPs

                    Lead a small team of designers and delivery teams

                    Some of the skills required:

                      Excellent technical architecture skills, enabling the creation of future-proof, complex global solutions using Azure PaaS services

                        Hands on experience on Azure App Service Model, Azure storage, Azure API Management and experience in Microservice development on Azure using Container Service and Kubernetes

                          Experience with DevOps architecture & design for CI/CD pipelines and zero downtime deployments

                            Provide technical architecture leadership and direction on projects resulting in scalable, reliable, and maintainable platforms

                              Able to translate architecture designs in a technology specific solution.

                                Exposure to infrastructure and application security technologies and approaches

                                  Good knowledge of Azure IaaS (VMs, VNET, NSG Rules, VPN Gateways and Express Route), Creating, deploying, configuring and scaling applications on Windows Azure PaaS

                                    Experience designing and delivering on-premise to cloud Migration projects

                                      You have a problem solving attitude

                                        You have experience leading and mentoring a small team

                                          Experience with Azure reference architectures for Integration services, high availability and data platforms

                                            Experience with FinOps

                                              Experience driving and gathering documentation of architecture requirements

                                                Be able to establish him/her self as a key go-to person for small to medium client engagements

                                                  Lead a small team of designers and delivery teams

                                                    Consulting Experience

                                                      Client facing and stakeholder management skills

                                                      Tech Stack:

                                                      • Azure Data Factory
                                                      • Apache Kafka
                                                      • Azure App Services & Functions
                                                      • Azure Event Hubs & Service Bus
                                                      • Azure Cognetive Services
                                                      • Azure Batch & HPC
                                                      • DevOps
                                                      • Azure Migrate
                                                      • Azure Log Analytics
                                                      • Containerization
                                                      • IoT
                                                      • Azure Security

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