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Azure Infrastructure Architect, Group Manager


Location: Edinburgh, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear

Job Type: Full time


Azure Technical Delivery Lead – Group Manager

At Avanade, we have a bold ambition to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft, making a genuine human impact for our clients, our people and our communities. We want to grow – as a business, in pushing the boundaries of innovation, as an employer that embraces diversity, as a positive force in people’s lives.

As an Azure Technical Delivery Lead - Group Manager you are part of our accomplished Infrastructure community, working with the newest Azure technologies on challenging and complex cloud transformations; helping our clients get the very best out of the cloud.

This exciting opportunity will suit you if you are passionate about technology with a consulting background, enjoy hands on delivery and want to use your technical expertise in designing and delivering complex Microsoft Azure solutions.

Note: We are not able to accept applications from those requiring Visa/Work permit sponsorship. Applicants must already be eligible to live and work in UK.

About our team:
The infrastructure team play an instrumental part in doing what Avanade does best: we design and run the foundational core of our innovative digital solutions for our clients, working with them to transform their businesses for the future.

We are a friendly, enthusiastic, and diverse bunch of people, currently 125 strong and growing. We would love to bring on more people who are just as passionate for technology as we are; people that love to learn new skills and grow their careers, all while enjoying a good work-life balance and a good social life after work.
Would you like to become an Azure Technical Delivery Lead at Avanade? Here is more about you:

  • A proven track record architecting core Azure solution across the Azure platform (networking, security, identity, DR, storage, subscription models, strategy & governance) for major enterprise projects.
  • You have knowledge of infrastructure solutions from cloud to on-premisses, in particular in relation to Microsoft, platform migration, system security, enterprise directories, and cloud technologies
  • You are satisfied in solving complex technical challenges
  • You can communicate and present complex information to technical and non-technical partners, both verbally and in written form.
You will be:
Proficient in engaging with the client to gather and advise on their requirements hence superb communication and interpersonal skills are required
Using these requirements to write high level and detailed designs as well as define architectural topologies.
Working with and managing expectations of key client stakeholders.
Have current, hands-on experience (solution implementation and deployment).
Experienced in being a team/project lea and managing projects end to end.
Be comfortable working in large and small teams to design and implement solutions.
Be a senior member of the practice, focusing on wider internal responsibilities, helping to run our practice and develop our cloud capability in both technical and soft skills.

Benefits we offer are:
Private Medical Cover, Dental Cover, Car Allowance, 33 weeks full pay maternity leave, 2 weeks paternity leave.
Car Allowance, STI Bonus, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, generous pension and flexible working environment
80 hours per annum studying towards Microsoft Certifications.
Employee Share Purchase Plan
Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally.
A dedicated Career Advisor to coach you and support your progression within the company.
Engaged and helpful co-workers genuinely interested in your growth.
A genuine focus on you as an individual – we help you discover your true potential and support you in growing your career and horizons.

About Avanade
12-time winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year.
24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology.
90-plus Microsoft partner awards.
18 Gold Competencies.