Solutions Architect

Posted by David Smetana on March 5, 2020
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As part of our continued growth, we are recruiting for a new role within the business. This role will be responsible for all aspects of pre-sales Cloud Solutions consultancy, design and architecture which may also include the scoping and implementation of Cloud technology projects.

A customer facing and dynamic role that requires the ability to commercially propose projects, to articulate public cloud advantages, having gained experience in migrating operational workloads to public and private cloud and understanding of complex hybrid environments.


A fundamental understanding of the design and deployment of the modern workplace and collaboration tools, will be a key part of the role.


Ideal candidates would have the following experience:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Previous knowledge and experience of IT services and processes
  • Preferable previous experience in an MSP
  • Technical understanding to a 2nd/3rd line level
  • Minimum 3 years previous experience in this role

Desired Certifications: 

  • Azure Solutions Architect, AZ-900, AZ-300, AZ-301 Certified
  • Microsoft 365 Architect, MS-900, MS-100, MS-101 Certified

Specific duties and role requirements include: 

Pre-Sales Cloud Architect 

  • Pre-Sales client engagement and workshops
  • Technical design, cloud readiness assessments and scoping for Cloud migrations
  • Configuration management and deployment of automation technologies
  • Deployment of solutions based on pre-determined architecture design
  • Distributed application architecture, including containers and orchestration
  • Azure specific design and deployments. (Azure VM, Azure AD, Azure SR & Azure App Services)
  • Office 365, Microsoft 365 and EM&S deployments, including MS Teams design and security
  • Solid understanding of modern authentication protocols and cyber security
  • Other public cloud, IaaS, DRaaS and PaaS models

Non-Technical skills requirement 

  • Proven track record of collaborative solutions delivery
  • Commercial awareness for all “aaS” models
  • Services led project management
  • Experience in ISO 27001 standards and Cyber Essentials Plus standards
  • Documents and project writing abilities
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

If this is a role that you or someone you know is interested in, please send your CV to