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Senior Director Technology Solutions / Azure Description

Job #: 65865
EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

Description


Are you an industry visionary and technologist at heart with a passion for designing complex Azure Cloud and DevOps solutions? Are you able to guide and advise customers and teams on the technical and organisational challenges of Cloud and DevOps journeys? Do you have strong soft skills with solid stakeholder and program management experience? Do you want to transform businesses, so they can benefit from next generation IT automation and are able to operate and grow successfully in the cloud-first IT world?
Then you have an opportunity to join as Chief Azure Cloud Architect / CTO to work with highly skilled and engaged teams across the globe on DevOps transformation and Azure Cloud enablement strategies and migration opportunities. You will be working on a range of programs connecting program management, architecture, delivery and building a team of senior architects.

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What You’ll Do

  • Work hand in hand with client’s project and program counterparts to design, architect, implement Cloud and DevOps transformation, develop Cloud Native apps, migrate enterprise workloads to the Microsoft Cloud (Azure)
  • Create a unified strategy for cloud transformation governance, automation, security, implementation, and operations
  • Drive Azure Cloud Practice Growth and Revenue targets
  • Strong hands-on experience in managing a complete set of activities related to the project delivery such as presales, SOW negotiation, project initiation, client management, project delivery and execution
  • Assist in transitioning deals into engagements e.g., from initial customer conversations, to contributing or owning a proposal, to executing first (or end-to-end) phases of delivery
  • Collaborate and engage with Microsoft Corp. Sales, Partner, Channel, Product Teams on joint engagements, opportunities
  • Collaborate with account managers, account delivery and other account roles to develop budgets and timelines for solutions
  • Enable Azure cloud journey, help gather requirements, analyse TCO and create a business case, make the Cloud dream become reality
  • Assess the customer cloud maturity, review existing Azure cloud implementations, identify gaps and suggest improvements
  • Create a unified strategy for Azure cloud transformation governance, automation, security, implementation and operations
  • Design Azure architecture to enable cloud migration programs, analyse existing application and IT services portfolios, develop assets’ migration, transformation and automation approach, craft modernization and implementation roadmaps
  • Design, prototype and deliver Azure cloud native solutions, leverage Azure platform rich services offering
  • Design, prototype and deliver cloud agnostic microservices architecture leveraging Kubernetes, Pivotal and other PaaS platforms
  • Lead the customer through the technical and organisational challenges of Cloud and DevOps transformation
  • Serve as an Azure evangelist, consult and provide technical guidance on Azure design, governance, performance, scalability, security, operations and cost control best practices
  • Create thought leadership on Azure solutions and hybrid clouds

Requirements

  • Avid hands-on technologist, with deep expertise in Azure Cloud and/or other public/private/hybrid cloud architecture domains
  • Strong customer facing, C-level stakeholder management and relationship building skills
  • Experience managing senior team members
  • Someone who enjoys entrepreneurial culture, working on early stage opportunities and dealing with ambiguity
  • History of successful implementation of complex Azure-native or hybrid cloud architecture solutions
  • Experience working with highly scalable, performant and mission critical architectures
  • Must have technology consulting experience for large scale enterprise
  • Self-started, self-driven, problem solver with strong ownership and commitment
  • Designing and building applications using container and serverless technologies
  • Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability
  • Deep expertise in solution architecture including web services, relational and non-relational databases, front-end and/or back-end technologies
  • Good exposure to Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration (CI) and automated deployment
  • Expert knowledge in private, public and hybrid cloud architecture, networking, workload types, migration patterns and tools
  • Hands-on experience with various enterprise applications and IT services, as well as software development, compliance and security, and IT operations disciplines
  • Deep understanding of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with hands-on ability to implement best practices or suggest improvements
  • Ability to suggest competitive and innovative technical decisions, get client buy-in and deliver commitments
  • Able to stand up for the team during hard times, handling escalations, expert in conflict resolution, able to bring very fuzzy ideas and vision into tangible deliverables
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present technical ideas in business-friendly language
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Azure certifications are an additional advantage

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to join agile, creative and rapidly growing Cloud and DevOps practice
  • Work on leading edge technologies and platforms with likeminded and passionate software engineering team
  • Knowledge-sharing and collaboration with colleagues from EPAM's global technical communities
  • Opportunities for continuous professional growth
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • Regular performance feedback and salary reviews
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection
  • Accident Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance

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