Azure Cloud Architect (Midlevel-Remote)

TEKsystems Remote
azure cloud remote delivery cloud devops solution team azure engagement management technical engagements
November 23, 2022
Austin, Texas


As an organization, Global Services provides a continuum of services ranging from Engagement Management to full functional Outsourcing, including Offshore Centers in Canada and India. Our model provides the ability to engage customers beyond staffing when asked for more ownership, capabilities, or methodology while enhancing client/consultant support.

We partner with progressive leaders to create opportunity, accelerate business transformation and help build the enterprises of tomorrow. We work with 80% of the Fortune 500 to address their technology, strategy, and talent needs. We innovate, so industries stay ahead of what’s next. As a full-stack technology and talent services provider, we partner with our customers across the globe to own change. Join us.

At TEKsystems Global Services, we live in the tech world. We’re out in front of the trends and tools that shape the industry and create fresh opportunities. All-in, fully engaged, high-energy partnership is how we approach everything – our commitments and our people. Our people are at the center, fueling our high performance and our inclusive culture.

We’re doers looking for doers who do the right thing. Roll-up your sleeves thought leaders focused on creating possible. Team champions who declare success only when everyone achieves their ambitions. Sound like the career experience you’ve been searching for? We’re looking for a Midlevel Cloud Architect to join our team. A practitioner who accelerates outcomes affects positive change and moves business forward.

Let’s partner. Together, we can accomplish amazing things.

Here’s what the opportunity requires:

The mid-level cloud Architect position is a leadership position in the organization responsible for managing multiple consulting and delivery projects, teams/programs. The Midlevel Azure Architect will assist Senior Azure opportunities in providing consulting and delivery assurance of services for clients through a range of internal and external functions. This position is ideal for a cloud professional who has recently started their Azure Architect journey or has functioned as an Azure Team Lead looking to move into the Architect space. The Midlevel Azure Architect position is distinguished from Architect positions by the nature of the engagements or programs involved; deal sizes range from transactional solutions of $2-5M. As a Midlevel Architect, you are expected to have the experience and background to perform described for engagements that are focused on consulting/delivery management within the defined subject matter area, including resource management, deliverables development, project planning, and executions, adherence to contract attributes and costing, customer interaction, and other key aspects of solution-based managed services.

The ideal candidate will bring deep expertise in DevOps and Cloud services architecture, presales, delivery, and operational excellence. They will provide support for strategic ongoing and new TGS client initiatives. They will work amongst our other key partners to assist in the development of robust cloud offerings and bring holistic solutions across key focus areas of TGS DevOps strategic objectives.

Additional responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Provide leadership, expertise, and support for DevOps and Cloud engagements through a range of internal and external functions in the following areas:

Engagement Support: provide support for newly won deals through the transition and delivery phases while partnering with the Delivery organization to ensure projects are started and delivered according to DevOps practice guidelines and methods

Engagement Delivery: drive the transition phase as well as the setup of the engagement operating model, help define metrics and support the delivery of a defined statement of work. Help identify opportunities for service improvements

Practice Support: provide input, expertise, and implement changes into the design, development, and improvement of service offerings and back-office procedures; assist in the research and development of new offerings and analyze competing offerings to ensure the practice is current and competitive within the market; create and maintain practice artifacts that document key methods, processes and delivery tools

Human Resources: Assist with interviewing, hiring, and onboarding of project team members during the initial DevOps engagement phase

Pre-Sales Support: as required, support Solution Architects and Solution Executives with technical opinions, methodology recommendations, work estimates, and solution support

Engagement Delivery Support Responsibilities

• Partner with our Delivery organization to ensure project initiation and transition phase is executed according to DevOps practice guidelines and that the assigned Delivery Manager/Service Manager is provided the knowledge required to deliver the engagement effectively

• Facilitate internal communication and assemble a solution delivery team for new engagements

• Provide solution consulting and advice during the initiation and transition phases to the Delivery Manager as needed

• Attend project kick-off meetings, status reviews, and other delivery meetings as requested by the Delivery Manager

• Ensure engagement methodology is followed by a team from opportunity assessment to project closeout

• Develop a collaborative relationship with the Delivery team to support the organization from a delivery perspective

• Help define the team's performance metrics in alignment with customers' KPIs

• Identify opportunities for service improvement through problem management, service optimization, automation, etc.

Pre-Sales Support

• Work with Solution Architects and Solution Executives, when needed, to develop scope, prepare estimates, prepare implementation plans, and ensure project risks are assessed during sales cycle for project services and outsourcing engagements

• As needed, understand client business and technical requirements and communicate internally with Solution Architects and Solution Executives to ensure solution matches client needs

• As needed, support Solution Architects and Solution Executives in the process of calculating risk premiums, preparing and reviewing estimates, and preparing project pricing

Practice Support

• Collect and provide input into the design, development, and improvement of service offerings and internal DevOps and Cloud accelerator programs

• Implement service offering changes in process and procedures

• Maintain and organize cloud DevOps practice intellectual property

• Work with Practice Managers and Practice Director to improve and implement changes to project delivery processes, methodology, and back office procedures

• Stay informed with regard to developments in the application management industry and maintain current knowledge of the generally accepted best practices in service transition and management

• Develop accelerators for the practice in the cloud, DevOps, and related topics.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's in Computer Science or other engineering or technical discipline is required

• 7 years experience in information technology and/or professional services, with emphasis on subject matter expertise

• At least 3 years of experience as a Cloud Architect (Azure, AWS, or GCP) or equivalent role

• At least 3 years of experience as a DevOps Architect or equivalent role

• At least 3 years of experience with Microservices

• Strong knowledge of one of the Clouds and hands-on knowledge of the Kubernetes services ( like AKS service)

• Strong understanding of Service Mesh tools for Kubernetes cluster

• Experience with source code and software collaboration technologies (e.g., GitHub, BitBucket, Artifactory)

• Experience configuring and managing continuous integration servers (e.g., Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity, Travis CI, Circle CI)

• Strong scripting skills (e.g., Python, Bash, Groovy)

• Knowledge of IP networking, VPNs, DNS, load balancing, and firewalling

• Strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment

• Develop innovative solutions to complex business and technology problems

• Ability to travel to client locations to deliver professional services as needed

Desired Qualifications

• Master’s in Computer Science or other engineering or technical discipline is required

• 10 years experience in information technology and/or professional services, with emphasis on subject matter expertise

• At least 5 years of experience as a DevOps Architect or equivalent role

• At least 5 years of experience as a Cloud Architect or equivalent role

• At least 5 years of experience with Microservices

• Prior success in automating real-world production environments using Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, or cloud-native equivalents

• Ability to lead adoption and mentor team members on modern DevOps and architectural concepts

• Proficient in designing and building highly available, resilient large-scale distributed systems

• Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices

• Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment

• Candidate must have expertise with the following Cloud Service Providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

• Expertise in DevOps Technologies, including but not limited to CI/CD frameworks, Infrastructure as Code (Terraform), and monitoring and logging frameworks

• Familiarity with container technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud-native frameworks

• Hands-on experience in Observability, Production Governance, Risk Management, and Delivery Excellence

  • Tools: Dynatrace, Azure Monitor, AWS CLoudWatch, New Relic, Splunk, DataDog

• Knowledge of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) concepts and principles

• Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts

• Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on communicating technical requirements and solutions to internal and external audiences.


Must have professional-level certifications in Azure/AWS/GCP. At least one mandatory, more preferred

We offer comprehensive Benefits:

Medical, Dental & Vision

Health Savings

Paid Time-Off

Short & Long-Term Disability

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Transportation Benefits


Life & AD&D & Supplemental Life

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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