Company DescriptionAbout the position
The Cloud Solutions Architect is a mid-senior level Individual Contributor role within Hitachi Solutions' Infrastructure & Modern Workplace Practice. The I&M practice delivers industry-leading solution expertise across Azure Infrastructure, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Cloud Security initiatives for our customers. The Cloud Solutions Architect may bring wide experience across multiple of the practice focus areas, or provide deep experience in a single area.
This role delivers technical solutions and support to customers allowing them to maximize their investment in Microsoft cloud technology. The ideal candidates will have experience leading in a customer-facing consulting role and proven success designing, implementing, and supporting Microsoft cloud-based solutions.Job Description
The Cloud Solutions Architect will bring the following capabilities to the team:
• Guides and coaches project team members to leverage best-practice architecture patterns to achieve agreed-upon commitments to the customer/partner and develops new solutions to scale across multiple customers/partners.
• Applies technical, industry, and enterprise knowledge across multiple, large architecture projects to meet strategic and tactical business and information technology (IT) requirements and resolve identified technical and organizational constraints. guides team to shape and enhance customers' requirements.
• Leads customer/partner projects that implement technical architecture(s) to enable a breadth of highly advanced and complex solutions. Able to provide thought leadership across clients' directors or M2 teams for related business strategy development and guides architect team in supporting/driving the customer/partner throughout pre-sales and/or implementation.
• Creates a positive culture and introduces clarity around technical insights and escalations, anticipates and removes blockers related to the customer/partner business and/or internal politics to remove technical blockers through regular
technical reviews and check ins, and ensures architecture implementations move forward.
Understands and drives expectations set by practice leadership for the team around methodology and governance, and leads by example to identify, communicate, and minimize business and technical risks. Has a solid understanding of relevant Microsoft Frameworks (e.g., Microsoft 365 Adoption Framework, Well-Architected Framework, Enterprise Scale Landing Zone, Cloud Scale Analytics, Cloud Adoption Framework). Defines customer/partner conditions of success, adheres to quality assurance, and calculates risks whilst designing and/or delivering solutions.QualificationsProfessional Experience
('General Requirements' experience required, plus at least one additional 'Focus Area')
Cloud Solutions Architect: General Requirements
At least 3 years of experience in customer-facing, IT consulting roles. Prior consulting experience strongly preferred.
At least 5 years of experience in other, relevant, internal IT roles. Focus Area: Azure Infra
At least 3-5 years leading the implementation, migration, and support of Azure Infrastructure projects; both hands-on experience and leading other technical team members a strict requirement.Technical skills desired:
Networking, Landing Zone, Security, Storage, Monitoring, VMs/Virtualization, Private Endpoints, Hybrid/Datacenter integrations, solution dependency mapping, Azure Virtual Desktop, IaC (Terraform, Bicep, DevOps), Cloud Adoption Framework, Azure Sentinel/Defender for Cloud Suite, Server/Database G2C Migrations, Solution HA/DR.
5+ years supporting IT infrastructure on-premises
Whilst Hitachi Solutions is respectful of our employees work / life balance candidates should be prepared to undertake travel to client sites throughout the UK and internationally if required.
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