Azure Architect

  • Permanent
  • London
  • Posted on October 9th, 2020


Azure Architect

Our client who are a global leading IT Consultancy and Microsoft Gold Partner are seeking the skills and experience of an Azure Architect.

The UK Microsoft Practice provides industry-proven experienced Microsoft Architects that personally own and deliver elements from a set of Architect-oriented services focused on assessing current and future needs for Atos customers with a focus on Microsoft products.

You will join as an Azure Architect and get an opportunity to develop into broader Microsoft technologies.

The UK Microsoft Practice is part of a Global practice – you get an opportunity to be involved and provide leadership at the global level. We hold regular sessions with Microsoft Peat teams to understand the future of the Microsoft roadmaps and promote active encouragement to build relationships with 3rd parties.

This is a full-time permanent role that will require the successful applicant to gain security clearance.

The role will require regular travel to client sites as needed by the business.


Role Overview:

The UK Microsoft Practice Architect provides architectural support to an account’s Lead Architect in directly engaging with customers. The Azure Architect:

  • Co-operates with senior client, conducting investigations at a high level for IT strategy studies and feasibility studies to meet the customer stated requirements;
  • Takes responsibility for investigative work to seek effective business solutions,
  • Develops architectural views and migration option solutions,
  • Participates in pre-issue peer reviews and post-issue delivery reviews, utilising business experience and skills to assess and advise on the viability of alternatives,
  • Marries up technical limitations with operational realities;
  • organizes implementation through improvements in information systems, data management, processes/procedures, organisation and equipment;
  • Applies and monitors the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards, e.g., TOGAF, BCS ES&A, and continuous process improvement;
  • Builds strong relationships with account and other technical groups (offshore and onshore), ensures the customer and internal stakeholders stay informed on progress and choices available to them throughout the lifecycle of a solution.
  • Alongside, and in parallel with, the assignment role, all UK Microsoft Practice Architects develop themselves and the UK Microsoft Practice through training, knowledge sharing, contributing to collaborative forums and technical documentation repositories, building collateral, and desiring excellence in performance.


Job Requirements


  • You will have a proven track record of successfully defining and articulating solutions based on the entire Microsoft Azure platform, cloud, hybrid solutions with ‘on premise’ aspects, or on-premise messaging and collaboration.
  • Role will require SC level Security Clearance to be gained.
  • Your knowledge and experience should include many or all of the following:
  • Successfully defining, designing, and delivering enterprise solutions that embrace the entire Microsoft Azure platform
  • Business knowledge and context of the use and value of Azure
  • Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Windows Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Articulation of PaaS and their business benefits
  • Azure, hybrid and on-premise commercials and their implications
  • Migration strategies and planning
  • Demonstrable successful experience in producing detailed component specifications from Business and/or IS systems architectures, taking into consideration the intended uses of the architectures as a whole, translating component specifications into detailed designs for implementation, as necessary using selected products, and where appropriate developing product short-lists and evaluation criteria for use in product selection with proven analytical ability and attention to detail.
  • Willing to undertake UK-wide travel as required by the business.


  • A good understanding of the commercial stages for Bid processes and RFC (Request For Change), along with experience of responding and delivering to CCNs (Change Control Notice).
  • Demonstrable working experience in a business analyst/software engineering/technical engineer position.
  • Degree level educated or equivalent
  • Microsoft Certified in Azure


If this role is of interest to you then please contact David Eales on 01628 560560.

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