Azure Cloud Architect

at Vaco Technology
Location Atlanta, GA
Date Posted October 5, 2021
Category All
Job Type Full-Time


The Cloud Practice is a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a diverse group of professionals focused on designing and hands-on delivery of public and private compute based solutions for our Cloud Services customers. We have a new position and are seeking an energetic Cloud Architect/Engineer with an obsessive focus on customer satisfaction, applying technology to solve today's IT problems, and building industry leading cloud solutions. This role will be focused on delivering solutions with Microsoft Azure.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of our go to market products, maturity, and evolution of our cloud strategy, including productizing public and private cloud solutions. They will collaborate with our cross-functional teams of technologists, Practice Principals, Account Executives, and Enterprise Architects to assess customer environments, define requirements, and build out modern cloud-based solutions.

Essential Functions

  • Solution design, architecture, and implementation, supporting customer assessments and pre-sales engagements
  • Designing and building private and public compute based solutions, supporting a Cloud Services model
  • Coding and developing continuous automation/delivery processes and tools
  • Training, attaining professional certifications, educating staff, personal growth and education


  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in public or private cloud, including systems and network management, primarily in Microsoft Azure and AWS
  • Thorough understanding of emerging hybrid cloud environments (public & private)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform consulting, architecture, implementation, support, and migration to cloud platforms (e.g. Microsoft Azure, AWS, Red Hat Cloud Suite, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, VMware, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience providing outstanding customer service, exceptional technical resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability in developing Infrastructure as Code utilizing Terraform, Ansible, PowerShell DSC, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, etc.
  • Experience with containerization platforms such as Kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift, etc.
  • Experience creating and utilizing continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Experience working in an Agile or DevOps environment
  • Strong coding skills in Perl, Ruby, Python, PowerShell, Json, and Javascript are desirable
  • Linux/Unix/Windows system administration and scripting expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive and deliver a broad range of technology needs from start-up through ongoing support
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and experience evolving to Agile development lifecycles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Flexible, able to change direction quickly, demonstrated attention to detail and quality
  • Proven self-starter with a strong sense of accountability, high degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision


  • Bachelor's Degree Required

Certifications, Accreditations, Licenses

  • Current professional industry certifications (MCSE: Cloud Platform and Architecture, Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional) - at least 1. Must achieve within 12 months of hire.
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Azure Developer Associate, Azure Administrator Associate.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Significant experience in modern data architecture and platforms
  • Experience designing and operating disaster recovery and data protection solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to compliment account managers, acting as a pre-sales engineer to identify Cloud opportunities for new and existing customers
  • Experience defining and creating Statements of Work for customer engagements, based on customer requirements and practice methodology
  • Ability to analyze and interpret application performance data, providing assessments and designing solutions derived from empirical data and customer business requirements
  • Application and platform development skills are a plus
  • A proven operational mindset and approach for designing and implementing cloud solutions

Work Environment

  • Up to 25% travel may be required for pre and post-sales engagements
  • Modern office environment, remote work as agreed with manager approval
  • Strong team collaboration, including training across verticals in a modern, open atmosphere
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