Azure Solution Architect

Azure Solution Architect2021-04-21T08:46:17-04:00<p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Want to build the solid foundations that organizations need to achieve technical excellence?</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">ThoughtWorks is a global software consultancy with an aim to create a positive impact on the world through technology. Our community of technologists thinks disruptively to deliver pragmatic solutions for our clients' most complex challenges. We are curious minds who come together as collaborative and inclusive teams to push boundaries, free to be ourselves and make our mark in tech.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our developers have been contributing code to major organizations and open source projects for over 25 years. They’ve also been writing books, speaking at conferences and helping push software development forward, changing companies and even industries along the way. We passionately believe that software quality is driven by open communication, review and collaboration. That’s why we’re such vehement supporters of open source and have made significant contributions to open source tools for testing, continuous delivery (GoCD), continuous integration (CruiseControl), machine learning and healthcare.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As consultants, we </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">work with our clients</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to ensure we’re evolving their technology and empowering adaptive mindsets to meet their business goals. You could influence the digital strategy of a retail giant, build a bold new mobile application for a bank or redesign platforms using event sourcing and intelligent data pipelines. You will learn to use the latest Lean and Agile thinking, create pragmatic solutions to solve mission-critical problems and challenge yourself every day.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As an Azure Solutions Architect, you will play a key role in transforming current state systems and integration architecture into a pure digital platform of Microservices and APIs (hosted on and using Azure components) to enable new business capabilities, rapid experimentation, and continuous delivery for our largest clients.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will showcase a thought leader in the architecture of distributed, Azure cloud-based systems, with experience in organizations that operate like startups as well as traditional enterprises. Your consulting efforts will cross the spectrum from driving the creation of technology strategy to advising during execution. You will be working beside clients’ executives as well as software engineers to build digital platforms and solve our clients’ most interesting technology challenges.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As an Azure Solutions Architect representing ThoughtWorks, you will have the opportunity to interface with Solutions and Enterprise Architects at our clients, and will lead discussions on adaptability and efficacy of different xaaS components offered by Azure - tailoring them for the specific needs of the clients. This will also involve conducting demonstrations, workshops, POCs and other interactions with senior technical leaders for converging on modern digital technologies and technical strategy at the client’s organization.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You’ll spend time on the following:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will use your consulting and cloud expertise to advise our clients on their digital journey and adoption of a cloud strategy</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will guide collaborative, value-driven, high-performing teams to build innovative customer experiences for our clients using Azure offerings</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will create large-scale, distributed systems out of microservices hosted on Azure cloud ecosystem</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will apply the latest technology thinking from our tech radar to solve client problems</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will lead or take part in the entire cycle of software consulting and delivery from ideation to deployment and everything in between</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will act as a mentor for less-experienced peers through both your technical knowledge and leadership skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will keep abreast of any new offerings from Azure to be able to suggest them for use at client organizations</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will launch projects through hands-on implementation, evaluate and drive improvements to existing infrastructure</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will listen to a client’s needs and formulate a technical roadmap and impactful solution that will support their ambitious business goals</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Help shape and build ThoughtWorks’ cloud and infrastructure practice through collaboration with business development, marketing, and capabilities development teams</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ensure and build the controls and processes for continuous delivery of applications, considering all stages of the process and its automations</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Monitor and ensure that technical expectations of deliverables are consistently met on projects</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Act as a thought leader—at client sites and at ThoughtWorks—on DevOps, cloud, and infrastructure engineering</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Establish trusting and thoughtful partnerships with a client’s CIO, CTO, and relevant teams</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adjust and suggest innovative solutions to current constraints and business policies</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop your career outside of the confinements of a traditional career path by focusing on what you’re passionate about rather than a predetermined one-size-fits-all plan.</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here’s what we are looking for:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is targeting a person who has at least 12+ years of experience (and 5+ years as an architect for cloud-based applications) and a solid grounding as a hands-on application developer during their journey</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strongly preferred to be Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect - Expert</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Has 5+ years of experience in microservice-based application architecture solutions (both designing and implementing/developing the solution - with multiple production releases)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hands-on experience in development of infrastructure engineering code targeting the Azure ecosystem to host applications of different footprints</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Has working knowledge of most commonly used Azure offerings (eg: Microsoft SQL Azure, Azure Key Vault, App Gateway, Azure Blob Storage, Containers, Container Registry, AKS, Traffic Manager, setting up DNS, Virtual Network and other networking components on an Azure ecosystem)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Has a thorough understanding of Azure Security and Identity management (Azure Active Directory, encryption etc..)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can interface with application teams to evolve their application architecture to use Azure xaaS components for maximum efficiency and minimum home-grown code</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Has knowledge of and experience in setting up CI/CD pipelines that make use of the industry-leading tooling around analysis, security and performance aspects of applications and infrastructure</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Has working knowledge of setting up monitoring, logging, and other observability aspects along with dashboards</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bonus points for prior experience in Cloud Migration projects (moving from on-prem to Azure cloud)</span></li> </ul>ThoughtworksBangaloreIndia