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Lead Technical Architect - Cloud/Azure
ePlus Technology | Providence, Rhode Island
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Job Description:

Are you up to the challenge? At ePlus, we engineer transformative technology solutions for the most visionary companies in the world. This takes imagination, relentless client service, and the tenacity to enable our clients to achieve their visions. Our partnerships with leading edge technology manufacturers-many of which look to us for their own technology infrastructure needs-keep us immersed across the broad spectrum of the IT ecosystem.

As a Lead Technical Architect for Cloud/Azure you will be responsible for planning, designing and implementing Cloud-focused infrastructure solutions for ePlus clientele.

From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.

Job Responsibilities:

This role will own the Azure technical customer engagement including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical infrastructure architecture discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment. Key responsibilities of the Cloud Solution Architect include:

* Drive the deployment of infrastructure workloads into Azure and increase their consumption of the platform by providing deployment guidance, supporting development of the customers' cloud adoption model, and providing appropriate recommendations to overcome blockers.
* Establish deep relationships with key ITDMs and BDMs, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company. Identify, validate and grow opportunities to accelerate consumption in high potential customer accounts, in partnership with the sales team, by driving solution architecture for both Microsoft and 3rd party solutions.
* Accelerate consumption in high potential customer accounts by providing deep technical expertise and support in the infrastructure-related workloads.
* Lead deployment of projects, creation of collateral, and training of sellers and partners in your area of specialization. Keep up to date with market trends and competitive insights.
* Coach other technical sellers to become certified in required Azure technical certifications.


Job Knowledge/Skills:

* Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solutions/projects)
* Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior executives and growing cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts
* Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication
* 5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring availability, reliability, etc.)
* 2+ years of experience in "migrating" on premise workloads to the cloud
* Deep technical experience in one or more of the following areas: Systems Operations / Management, Virtualization, IP Networking, Storage, HPC, IT Security, Linux
* Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams
* Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences
* Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company

Education and Experience:

* 10+ years of hands-on experience in IT
* 5+ years of experience performing a Consultant or Architect role
* 4-year college degree preferred
* Multiple industry-recognized Certifications. i.e.: CCIE, VCP, NACP, CISSP



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