Principal Cloud Consultant (Azure - Home based)

30 Mar 2017
27 Apr 2017
Joe Wood
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type

We are recruiting for a Principal Cloud Consultant with experties in Microsoft Azure, to work in a home based role.

This role combines business facing consultancy, solution/application architecture and infrastructure architecture to shape and drive Cloud adoption. Cloud Consultants are expected to be strong technologists first, with the ability to match Cloud technologies and appropriate processes to the business challenges of our Enterprise customers.

The purpose of the Principal Cloud Consultant role is to:

  • Understand the business context and drivers for Cloud adoption, including broader operational and management considerations

  • Lead on-site engagements to assist customers with their Cloud adoption strategy, for example: creating roadmaps, readiness reviews, feasibility assessments, proof of concept recommendations etc.

  • Elucidate and validate high-level functional and non-functional requirements, including highlighting relevant risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies

  • Understand and help document customer application architectures, advising where appropriate on improvements to facilitate Cloud deployment

  • Create high-level infrastructure architectures that balance requirements for performance, scalability, security, user experience and cost

  • Conduct technical investigations to identify alternative options for application or infrastructure technologies that cannot be readily moved into the Cloud

  • Evangelise Cloud benefits, answer Azure questions and address customer concerns

  • Support the pre-sales process including tender responses, pre-sales meetings and estimates

  • Present findings and pursue business growth opportunities

Technical Characteristics

  • Consulting focussed operating at Lead or Principal level

  • Excellent soft skills and the ability to work closely with stakeholders to shape solutions

  • Breadth of understanding across the software development lifecycle

  • From a software development background and background or biased towards Microsoft technologies, including .NET and SQL Server

  • Deep technical understanding of Microsoft Azure both IaaS and PaaS

  • Evangelical qualities and ability to clearly communicate benefits of Public Cloud and the wider considerations impacting organisations

  • Excellent documentation and presentation skills including the development of proposals and design documentation

  • Solution architect experience and an understanding of architecture frameworks such as Togaf and Zachman

  • Ability to communicate with customers at all levels from technologists to strategists

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