Technical Architect (Azure, O365)

  • Location

    Warrington, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    IT and Digital

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  • Contact:

    Samantha Cartman

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

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Technical Architect (Azure, O365) - Warrington - 3 Month Rolling Contract

Job Purpose
This client is transforming the way in which IT will be delivered and is looking to create a customer facing, technology focused team that is well positioned to meet the changing requirements of the business.
They require a temporary resource to fulfil a Technical Architect position, to design and implement Infrastructure as a Service within Microsoft Azure. It is expected the Technical Architect will have a broad understanding of Azure, IaaS and networking services within a public / private hybrid cloud environment. The responsibilities of the role will include gathering requirements, design, review, implementation and transition of services.
The Technical Architect will support the integration of new cloud services into the organisations portfolio. They will identify opportunities and recommend solutions for improving the overall infrastructure and network health by assessing overall effectiveness and efficiency.

Job Description
The Technical Architect will be responsible for:
- Azure network design, implementation, and ExpressRoute configuration
- Azure IaaS design and virtual machine build
- Designing and configuring virtual appliances within Azure
- Creating reusable ARM templates for efficient redeployment of services
- Writing functional requirements / specifications and architecture documents
- Performing Azure troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose problems and
- Azure infrastructure security, intrusion prevention and detection.

The Technical Architect will support the wider IT function and contribute towards:
- Establishing a new infrastructure and operations function
- Defining standards and processes to support the new function
- The Technical Boards and Service Introduction
- Incident and Request Resolution
- Disaster Recovery and Event Management
- NOC and SOC Services and
- Capacity Management and Planning.

Experience & Skills
The Technical Architect will have:
- Eligibility for security clearance to SC level
- 3+ years working in a similar role
- Experienced in hybrid environments combining on premise, private and public cloud
- Exposure to IT Procurement and Vendor Management
- Motivation and be a self-starter able to work in a fast paced, complex and dynamic environment
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Responsibility for the delivery of their own work packages and
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The Technical Architect will have technical experience in:
- Azure IaaS (PaaS and SaaS desirable)
- Azure network design, routing and ExpressRoute configuration
- Azure virtual appliance configuration such as firewalls (i.e. Cisco and CheckPoint)
- Site to Site VPN's
- NSG configuration
- PowerShell
- ARM templates and
- Azure load balancing technologies.

Technical Architect (Azure, O365) - Warrington - 3 Month Rolling Contract