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Principal Cloud Architect - Azure SME

Madrid, Spain

Do you have a passion for designing secure, scalable, and cost-effective cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure? Are you a technical leader with a proven track record of driving successful cloud migrations and deployments? If so, we want to hear from you!

As a Principal Cloud Architect, you will be responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership in the designing and implementation of cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure, ensuring they meet the highest standards for security, scalability, and performance through high-impact client interaction. By empowering Thoughtworker engagement through cultivating high-performing teams, you will continuously deliver undeniable value to our clients, contributing to the growth and scale of our evolving business.

Job responsibilities

  • You will design and implement secure, scalable, and cost-effective cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure, leveraging expertise in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions like Mongo Atlas, Kafka and SaaS offerings
  • You will design cloud-native applications, microservices architectures, hybrid cloud environments and also collaborate on the migration from DC to Azure in a big enterprise
  • You will utilize Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools and practices to ensure consistent and repeatable deployments
  • You will Implement and enforce Azure security best practices, including Identity and Access Management (IAM), encryption, network security, and compliance requirements
  • You will design and configure Azure networking solutions
  • You will manage and optimize cloud storage services (e.g., Azure Blob Storage) and database technologies (e.g., MongoDB, Oracle, Redis, …)
  • You will collaborate with engineers, developers, and other stakeholders to ensure successful project execution
  • You will stay up-to-date on the latest cloud technologies and best practices
  • You will add value to our delivery and how it maps to client vision, goals, and initiatives
  • You will lead Infrastructure as code methods into practice and work how best to influence the team and your stakeholders

Job qualifications

Technical Skills

  • You have a proven track record as a Cloud Architect or similar senior cloud role as a SME
  • You have extensive experience with Microsoft Azure, including AKS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings
  • You have a strong understanding of cloud architecture principles and best practices
  • You have a deep knowledge of Azure security best practices, IAM, encryption, network security, and compliance requirements
  • You have a proven ability to design and implement scalable and resilient cloud solutions
  • You have hands-on experience with container orchestration tools (e.g., Docker, Swarm)
  • You have experience with DevOps principles and practices

Professional Skills

  • You have a natural ability to establish and nurture relationships with senior leaders across an organization
  • You thrive in situations where you are given little to no direction and have the ability to lead, organize and deliver commitments on time and within budget
  • You're resilient in ambiguous situations and can adapt your role in order to approach challenges from multiple perspectives. You don't shy away from risks, instead you take them on and skilfully manage them
  • Empathy comes naturally to you and you use it to build solid working relationships and resolve issues quickly and thoughtfully
  • You are willing to make impactful decisions and make client success in their challenges
  • You are fluent in spoken and written in Spanish and English

Other things to know

Learning & Development

There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

Job Details

Country: Spain
City: Madrid
Date Posted: 06-05-2024
Industry: Information Technology
Employment Type: Regular

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 30+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.

Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.


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