A rapid advancing IT House in Durban has an urgent requirement for a Cloud Solutions Architect.

The ideal candidate should have experience in designing and implementing cloud architectures, cloud infrastructure, a solid understanding of network security, DevOps principles and a passion to stay current with new technology solutions.

Key Responsibilities

Understanding customers’ overall data centre, IT and business processes, to design implementation and roll-out cloud focused solutions.

Application of technical knowledge to architect solutions that meet business and IT needs, creating a data platform and ensuring long term technical viability of Microsoft Azure and/or AWS deployments

Ensuring solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment

Develop relationships with the customer’s IT team and provide guidance to enable them to be cloud advocates.

To share insights and best practices, as well as connecting with the engineering team to identify and resolve network security matters

Collaborate with other engineers in developing complex end-to-end enterprise solutions on Microsoft Azure and/or AWS.

Essential competencies

More than 8 years of experience in a technical role with the last 2-3 years focused on Microsoft cloud solutions, having deployed projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support.

Proven record of accomplishment of building deep technical relationships with clients.

Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solutions/projects.

The ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologies.

Acknowledged driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

The ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects.

Technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, virtualisation, architecture designs, database migrations, and technology management.

Microsoft Azure certifications in AZ103/AZ300/AZ500

Advantageous skills

Technical experience and knowledge, in two or more data platform cloud solutions – such as Azure, AWS.

The technical aptitude and experience to learn new technologies and understand relevant cloud trend.

Prior work experience in an architectural position, within a technology and solutions driven environment.

Valid driver’s license.

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