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Solutions Architect - (External) 3 / Architecte de solutions - (Externe) 3 - (13697)

Montreal, QC
Description:
 
Position Overview:

As a Solutions Architect supporting our client's Managed Azure Services you will demonstrate a strong knowledge and competency in Microsoft Azure. This position requires exceptional technical aptitude, leadership and customer interface skills. You will provide pre-sales support, solution design, advisory services and deliver/support Azure managed service solutions for customers with specific work towards monitoring, automation, optimization, compute, and configuration management. This is a 24/7 on-call position and will require the candidate to be able to work in this environment.

Responsibilities:
• Ensure our client customer-first values are embodied in all client engagements
• Work in a team environment to achieve stated goals and objectives
• Apply advanced troubleshooting techniques to provide unique solutions to our customer’s needs
• Responsible for creating standard operating procedure and process documents associated with our client's Managed Azure service
• Work on critical, highly complex customer problems that may span multiple Azure services
• Ensure that proposed solutions integrate within the client’s overall IT environment and business strategy
• Retain responsibility for the clients' solution through implementation to operational readiness
• Participate in on-call support rotation and be available after-hours where escalation may be required
• Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required
• Strong written and verbal French communication skills are also required

Technical Skills Requirements:
The Azure Solution Architect should have the following Azure technical skills in order of priority:
1. Have exceptional technical skills, knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Azure native services and related best in class third party tools supporting Azure for reporting, monitoring, security and backup.
2. Hands-on experience with Azure in a production or commercial setting.
3. Experience and deep understanding of core Azure services (e.g., Virtual Machines, SQL, Active Directory, Backup, Monitor, DNS, Virtual Network, Storage, etc.)
4. Experience with migrating and managing Windows and Linux server instances.
5. Strong working knowledge of Azure Functions and Azure associated services and tools that enable automation and concept of infrastructure as code.
6. Strong troubleshooting skills and familiarity with common Linux troubleshooting tools (vmstat, iostat, lsof, strace, etc.)
7. Using Azure connectivity and migration services such as VPN Gateways, Express Route, Azure Migrate, Azure Database Migration Service, etc.
8. Exposure to Azure based storage services (Azure Blob, Managed Disk, File Storage) plus traditional storage technologies (SAN, NAS, iSCSI, FC, RAID)
9. Strong understanding and exposure to security concepts / best practices specifically relating to cloud services
10. Experience with programming / scripting (i.e. PowerShell, Bash, VB, C#, Ruby, Python, Node.JS)
11. Configuring, extending and integrating on premise Active Directory with Azure Active Directory
12. Knowledge and application of serverless principles, i.e., Azure Functions or the Serverless framework
13. Database experience (Cosmos, PostGres, MySQL, SQL Server)

In addition to technical skills, a qualified Azure Solutions Architect must demonstrate the use of management skills (e.g. communications, time management, understanding sales process). The combination of technology skills and customer-facing competencies result in individuals that are capable of complex solution/business consulting.

Required Professional Designation/Certification:
• Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent
• Azure Administrator Associate and/or Azure Solution Architect Expert
• AWS certification in AWS is desired but not required

Required Experience:
• 10+ years of related work experience in the IT industry in systems administration/operations, solution development, consulting or client- facing technical roles
• Minimum 3+ years of specific experience developing, implementing and supporting Azure Cloud solutions (i.e. migrations, assessments, designs, implementations)
• Previous industry experience in solution development, pre-sales, consulting or customer- facing technical roles

Must have skills:
1. Excellent English and Strong French written and verbal communication skills
2. Minimum 3+ years of specific experience developing, implementing and supporting Azure Cloud solutions (i.e. migration assessments, designs, implementations)
3. 10+ years of related work experience in the IT industry in systems administration/operations, solution development, consulting or client- facing technical roles
4. Have exceptional technical skills, knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Azure native services and related best in class third party tools supporting Azure for reporting, monitoring, security and backup.
5. Using Azure connectivity and migration services such as VPN Gateways, Express Route, Azure Migrate, Azure Database Migration Service, etc.
6. Knowledge and application of serverless principles, i.e., Azure Functions or the Serverless framework

Nice to have skills:
1. Strong working knowledge of Azure Functions and Azure associated services and tools that enable automation and concept of infrastructure as code
2. Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
3. Experience with programming / scripting (i.e. PowerShell, Bash, VB, C#, Ruby, Python, Node.JS)
 
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