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Azure Virtual Solution Architect

Azure Virtual Solution Architect

Type of work
Employment Type
Operating mode

Tech stack

    Microsoft Azure

Job description

Job Description:

12+ years of IT experience and minimum 3 years of experience on Azure VMware Solution and 5+ years of experience on VMware vSphere, Azure cloud services deployments, and cloud migrations. 

  • Responsibilities 
  • You will partner with program managers and service delivery teams to plan, architect, and guide complex infrastructure deployments and migrations for large enterprise customers, moving customers from on-premises VMware environments to Azure VMware Solution. 
  • You will work directly with customer application, infrastructure, and security stakeholders to define requirements, strategy and processes for successful design, deployment & migrations. 
  • Maintain knowledge of the latest on Azure/AVS and VMware products in order to propose designs to customers and act as subject matter trainer for other specialists. 
  • Share knowledge with others through solution documents, engage technical communities, build automated self-help solutions, and create training. 
  • Qualifications 

Successful Candidate Competencies: 

  • Relevant experience in architecting and designing datacentre and cloud infrastructures using VMware and Microsoft technologies. 
  • Knowledge and implementation experience designing and developing solutions using VMware’s Core Cloud Infrastructure 
  • [Required] VMware vSphere 6.0 and above. 
  • [Required] VMware NSX-T network virtualization technologies. 
  • NSX edge services (DNS, DHCP, Gateway Firewall, Distributed Firewall) 
  • NSX implementation 
  • NSX migration from vlan or NSX-v 
  • [Required] VMware vSAN 
  • [Required] VMware HCX Advanced & Enterprise 
  • [Preferred] VMware Site Recovery Manager & vSphere Replication. 
  • [Preferred] VMware management suite (vCD, vROps, vRNI, vRLI) 
  • Experience with on-premises-to-Cloud or cloud-to-cloud migrations with VMware HCX 
  • Experience with relevant Azure technologies like: 
  • [Required] Azure ExpressRoute and Azure VPN 
  • [Required] Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Route Server 
  • [Required] Azure networking. 
  • [Preferred] Azure Disk Pools and Azure NetApp Files 
  • [Preferred] Azure Monitoring and Security technologies (Monitor, Arc, Security Center) 
  • [Preferred] 3rd party network virtual appliances (firewalls, load-balancers, routers) for Azure and VMware environments. 
  • Experience and good understanding of any leading cloud management systems and solutions. 
  • Strong core platform architecture concepts including hardware platform, hypervisor, Networking, security, data protection, high availability, monitoring & alerting, patching etc. 
  • Familiarity with security & compliance standards across a variety of enterprise IT landscapes. 
  • Experience with Azure Hosting or Infrastructure background and public cloud highly desired. 
  • A good understanding of datacenter networking fabric topologies and common architectures deployed, both Layer 2 and Layer 3 based is highly desired. 
  • Strong presentation, influencing and communication skills. 
  • Education Qualifications 
  • BS or postgraduate degree in Computer Science or technology-focused discipline or equivalent experience 
  • VCDX-DCV/CMA certification is preferred but not required. 
  • CCDP, CCNP, VCP-NV certification is preferred but not required. 
  • Desired Qualifications: 

Experience working with enterprise customers on Azure specific solutions and deployment. 

Ability to communicate effectively with corporate customers, possess an understanding of the onboarding process and demonstrate a vision for the future. 

Excellent customer service skills, good oral and written communication skills, proven ability to handle difficult and sensitive situations involving the most critical and politically charged customer situations, to lead projects and to motivate others.