Microsoft Azure Architect - Home Based

Up to 70k + Bonus
Ref: 56 Date Posted: Thursday 18 Nov 2021
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Would you like to work for an award-winning company?
Have you got previous experience deploying cloud solutions?
Are you a strong communicator with a passion for delivering exceptional service?
If the answer is YES then we have a great opportunity for you!
Who are we?
TSG (Technology Services Group) are a Managed IT Services provider covering the whole of the UK. Here at TSG our people have a passion for delivering excellent customer service. We believe in giving our people the tools, training and support they require to excel in their roles with autonomy to make decisions where needed. Our values are based around Quality, Ownership and Passion and these sit at the core of our business, helping us to achieve our mission.
Why should I work for TSG?
It is our people that make TSG what it is and a great place to work. We have an open and honest culture here where we welcome feedback and act off the back of that. As a result, we have recently won six awards in the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for awards 2021. TSG is now officially one of the ‘UKs Top 100 Best Large Companies’ and one of the ‘Top 50 Technology Companies’ to work for. In addition, we have been awarded a 2 star accreditation for ‘Outstanding’ employee engagement, as well as some Regional Awards.
At TSG we have a realistic approach and we care about the health and wellbeing of our TSG family. We love having social events wherever possible and enjoy giving back to the community, as such each employee is entitled to two CSR days per annum. Over the last year TSG has been continuing to raise money for our chosen charity Mental Health UK, so far we have raised over £13,000 across the business completing a variety of challenges. These challenges included a walkathon which seen 100 TSG colleagues walk the equivalent distance from the organisations Team Valley office to Microsoft's Seattle HQ - a huge 9.6 million steps!
Job Purpose & Responsibilities;
As a Microsoft Azure Architect you will have strong technical skills across a broad spread of cloud technologies. This role requires you to have good business and commercial acumen as well as the ability to engage well at all levels of an organisation. You will work across the Azure and M365 technology stacks to play a key role in deploying innovative solutions. You will define and design architectures, liaise with delivery and support teams on technical detail, oversee builds and ensure alignment with architecture and design guidelines.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;
  • Gather and analyse business requirements
  • Produce and recommend appropriate Solution Architecture and designs
  • Write documentation to a high standard
  • Monitor and improve quality in Azure and M365 solutions delivered to our customers
  • Provide technical mentoring to the delivery teams to develop highly skilled people
  • Provide an active pre-sales role to the CSM/SDL teams
  • Promote the highest level of customer experience – to internal and external customers
  • Deliver complex solutions to our customers, remotely or on customers premises
  • Ensure all projects are in line with TSG project methodology and continue to develop and improve the process
  • Be the Technical Design Authority for Azure and M365 Solutions and maintain design guidelines
  • Keep solutions innovative with new products, technologies, and practices
  • Assist the technical advisory panel and others in updating and developing our technical product stack offerings
Knowledge, Skills & Experience;
  • Microsoft Azure and M365 certifications
  • Full driving licence is essential
  • At least 3 years in working with Microsoft Azure and M365 Solutions with demonstrable success
  • Demonstrable track-record in Azure technical client facing role
  • Possess a client centric consultative approach to solution design
  • Exceptional communications skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Solutions orientated mindset with strong influencing skills
  • Excellent organisations skills
  • Excellent knowledge in the design and deployment of cloud-based technologies
  • Proven Azure technical architect and pre-sales experience of evaluating medium to large corporate environments and providing recommendations to the client and have the skills to implement the requested changes
What’s in it for you?
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life assurance
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of 4%
  • Perkbox discounts
  • Company sick pay
  • CRS days
  • Income protection cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Flexible home-based opportunities
  • Long service benefits including increased annual leave accrued with service
  • Flexible working day policy
  • Relaxed dress policy
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Fantastic company culture including regular team building events
  • Excellent progression opportunities and training support, including recognised qualifications
If this sound like the role for you, please apply today to be considered.