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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job ID: 743999902501323HS
Date Posted: Dec 20, 2023
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Solutions Ltd
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Company Description

Hitachi Solutions is a global Microsoft solutions integrator passionate about developing and delivering industry-focused solutions that support our clients to deliver on their business transformation goals. Our industry focus, expertise, and intellectual property is what truly sets us apart. We have earned, and continue to maintain, a strategic relationship with Microsoft. Recognized for our achievements - teaming with our clients to deliver innovative digital solutions and services - is how we have achieved year after year recognition.

As their trusted advisor, we support our clients to deliver on their strategic business initiatives as they unify, automate, and modernize their data and operations to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their customer's experience. Our over 3,000 team members across 14 countries, and our 18 years of 100% focus on Microsoft technologies and business applications, is how we deliver excellence through expert services and industry-focused cloud solutions.

A part of Hitachi, Ltd., our company has a long and rich history of innovation, financial strength, and international presence of one of the world's largest companies. Since 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. has been a leader in manufacturing innovative products and solutions that support industry and social infrastructure around the globe supported by 303,000 employees in over 100 countries and across 864 companies.

Job Description

The Cloud Solutions Architect is a mid-senior level Individual Contributor role within Hitachi Solutions' Security, Infrastructure & Modern Workplace Practice. The SIM practice delivers industry-leading solution expertise across Azure Security, Infrastructure, and Modern Workplace 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.

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.

Qualifications

Professional 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.

OR

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.

AND

5+ years supporting IT infrastructure on-premises

Focus Area: Microsoft 365

Has both hands-on technology experience and is capable of leading other technical team members. 5+ years leading Microsoft 365 initiatives as part of primary responsibilities, with focus in the following areas:
  • Deep expertise in Microsoft 365 and hybrid environments: The ideal candidate will possess a proven understanding of solution architecture, design, implementation, and support for Microsoft 365, as well as hybrid messaging, collaboration, and unified communication environments.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in multiple M365 solutions: Candidates should have extensive technical experience and expertise in at least two or more of the following Microsoft 365 solutions: Microsoft Teams, Teams Phone & Rooms, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online & Viva platform, Windows 365, Microsoft Intune, Identity and Access Management, Information Protection, Governance & Risk Management, Azure AD P2/EM+S E5, and Compliance Management.
  • Problem-solving skills using cloud technologies: The successful candidate will have the ability to comprehend business requirements and customer challenges, and effectively address them by leveraging Microsoft 365 Cloud technologies.
  • Solution architecture and design: Design and architect Microsoft 365 solutions tailored to the specific requirements of our clients. This includes identifying the most suitable products, services, and tools within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, and designing solutions that optimize productivity, collaboration, and security.
  • Proficiency in tenant migration strategy and planning: Develop and implement Microsoft 365 integration strategies for mergers and acquisitions. This includes assessing the Microsoft 365 environment of the target organization, identifying potential challenges, and developing a comprehensive plan to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Leadership in solution planning and implementation: Candidates should have experience leading the planning, design, presentation, and implementation of solutions that cater to the customer, business, and technical objectives. This includes understanding the customer's requirements and translating them into actionable plans to achieve desired outcomes.

Additional Information

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*** These roles are remote, any Canadian citizens/permanent residents may apply regardless of location.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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