URGENT: Azure IaaS Solution Architects needed!

We are looking for a Solutions Architect who loves and understands Cloud Infrastructure & Management.  The Solutions Architect will be responsible for providing technology consulting to external customers and internal project teams. The focus of this role is architecting Azure Cloud Infrastructure to existing customers in a pre-sales capacity. The Solutions Architect will serve as a technical leader and support in the creation and delivery of Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) technology solutions designed to meet customers’ business needs. They will serve as a trusted advisor and create and maintain effective customer relationships to ensure customer satisfaction.

The Solutions Architect will provide account team support for complex projects/programs to include business and technical solutions for throughout the pre-sales process and the planning, design, implementation and support to ensure the information technology (IT) solutions strategy and architecture align with business strategy. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and will maintain knowledge of cutting edge technologies and industry/market domain.

Ideally we would love someone LA based. Local candidates would be considered immediately. We are also open to remote, but they need to live near a major airport. 

Primary Duties include the following:

  • Helping organizations plan and deploy Azure IaaS solutions.
  • Helping organizations migrate to Azure cloud-based infrastructure solutions, including moving critical data, processes, and workflows.
  • Primarily work with internal sales team members and clients to understand requirements and clarify conceptual needs for projects, both small and large.
  • Technology and business enablement advocate to advise the best practice methods in how to utilize Azure IaaS to drive competitive advantage.
  • Provide expert guidance to customers, driving solution architecture, and ensuring solution technology is aligned with business requirements.
  • Ability to develop pre-sales materials, rate cards, detailed project plans and work breakdown structures.
  • Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform. Apply competitive technology knowledge where applicable.
  • Mentor others and assist them with their professional development.
  • Assist PMO in the development of detailed project specifications where applicable.

You Would Be Great For This Position If You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience in a Systems Integrator (SI) implementing Cloud Infrastructure IT solutions
  • 1+ Azure experience
  • Equivalent customer interaction experience in a technical, technical sales, or technical leadership role.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience preferred
  • Positive attitude towards change and ability to adapt.
  • Highly motivated and results oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of management as well vendors and customers.
  • Strong problem solving and Analytical/Reasoning skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Well-proven time management skills while remaining flexible in responding to changing company and/or client needs.
  • Owns and manages knowledge sharing within internal teams, practices, and project teams.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Demonstrate experience and expertise selling solutions to business decision-makers by reinforcing the value of the Microsoft Azure IaaS Services.
  • Must obtain and maintain vendor certifications.
  • Solid problem solving skills required.
  • Experience and desire to work in a technology consulting environment that requires regular travel.

Technical knowledge and capabilities:

-Core infrastructure provisioning, virtualization and systems

  • Cloud solutions (Public, Private, Hybrid)
  • Network and security
  • Information management
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and identity management
  • Active Directory sites, trusts, and topology
  • DNS and related technologies
  • SSL certificates
  • PowerShell scripting
  • Firewall technologies
  • Wide-area connectivity: on-premises networks and equipment
  • Wide-area connectivity: Internet bandwidth and latency
  • Express Route

-Infrastructure Provisioning (Hybrid Cloud & Virtualization)

  • 1st/3rd Party Applications (including Microsoft Apps/SAP/OSS)
  • Hybrid Storage (including StorSimple, Azure Premium Storage, Software Defined Storage)

-Hybrid Management (DR & Backup)

  • Disaster Recovery & Backup (with Azure Site Recovery & Backup)
  • Hybrid Management (with System Center + Operations Management)

-Cloud Infrastructure Modernization

  • Data Center Modernization (Windows Server)
  • VMWare Migration (including Azure Site Recovery)

-Knowledge of additional (competitive)  technologies is a plus

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

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