Avanade Inc. Cloud Solution Architect - Seattle, WA in Seattle, Washington

About the role

As a Cloud Solution Architect, you will be on the forefront of our customer’s transformation to cloud-based architectures. You will help deliver end-to-end cloud application transformation for clients leveraging Microsoft Azure. The Azure Application Architect is responsible for the design and implementation of efficient applications and services for the Windows Azure Platform and Microsoft ecosystem. You will help refactor existing client applications to enable cloud migration, as well as develop new cloud-native applications based on Azure.

You will assist with cloud application design, application refactoring and migration planning and delivery of cloud application development to enable new capabilities and services on Azure for clients. You will provide consultative guidance for sales and delivery to drive large Cloud Application Transformation engagements. You will also assist in the sales of Microsoft Azure based cloud services and solutions and ensure they are delivered with quality.

About you

This is a technical customer-facing delivery role, that will help develop Avanade cloud transformation intellectual property to target Fortune 500 and large enterprise customers for Cloud Transformation. You will help develop our cloud application development and migration methodology. You will also implement standards and solutions for developing and deploying Azure-based cloud workloads based on DevOps, Continuous Development, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Integration.

Additionally, you are responsible for optimizing team and individual contributions to achieve stated objectives as Technical Delivery Architects and Career Advisors. And, you will be involved in the selling of Avanade solutions, proposal development, change requirements, some marketing/PR initiatives, developing customer relationships and analyzing the customer's business.

You will be involved in the following:

  • Develop, lead and deliver large-scale Azure cloud application development and transformation engagements, helping enterprise customers understand cloud considerations, develop cloud application strategies and helping refactor existing applications for Azure, as well as develop new Azure-based cloud-native applications on Azure PaaS

  • Implement modern engineering, DevOps and CI/CD programs, best practices and disciplines for clients

  • Interacting with Customer and Avanade sponsors and delivery teams (including partners) focused on solving mission-critical business and technology problems and provide solutions which center on the consumption of the Azure Platform

  • Developing technical and security specifications for the targeted applications/workloads in Azure

  • Develop and implement application modernization, refactoring, and migration approaches to transition applications workloads from On-Premises to Azure

  • Develop and implement new cloud-native applications and solutions on Azure

  • Conduct application assessments and analysis for large cloud migrations targeted at moving high numbers of applications to Azure, identifying application requirements for Azure as well as potential refactoring that may be required for Azure functionality

  • Developing, presenting and delivery large-scale application modernization roadmap plans as part of enterprise Azure migrations

  • Lead and mentor medium to large sized teams in the migration workloads or implementations of application and services to the cloud in large enterprise environment

  • Document and share technical best practices and insights with the Customer and Avanade community, contributing to Avanade’s repository of intellectual property

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.com/ .


  • Experience with the software development lifecycle (SDLC) creating large scale .NET applications using agile and/or iterative processes

  • Experience designing and delivering solutions on the Microsoft platform for large enterprise customers

  • Azure Cloud Application Development, architecture design, modernization, implementation, deployment and support of highly distributed applications leveraging NET, C#, Java, C++ Azure API development and integration experience and familiarity with Microservices methodologies for integrating these into Azure cloud-based development

  • Understanding implementation of compliance and regulatory requirements into cloud architecture

  • Familiarity with cloud native application architecture patterns including containers, functional computing, batch processing

  • Experience with Big Data architectures running on Azure (Data Factory, HD Insight, SQL Server)

  • Expertise in DevOPs or DevSecOps Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) implementing cloud-based optimized development processes

  • Familiarity with application lifecycle management (ALM) processes, techniques and automation tools

  • Project experience in migrating On-Premise workloads to the cloud and/or implementing cloud-ready applications

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written skills to develop technical documentation and presentations

  • Team leadership and management experience (team delivery, performance management, coaching, and mentoring)

  • Experience in customer-facing roles leading technical architecture and application design discussions with clients to drive cloud deployment

  • Experience with consultative and complex technical deployment projects, managing various stakeholder relationships

  • Understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends

  • Demonstrated strong project delivery experience with regard to estimates, planning and deliverables using project management methodologies


  • Software design or development of highly distributed applications

  • Systems operations / management

  • Microsoft Database architectures, Virtualization, Networking, Storage, Security

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory

  • Amazon AWS Platform or Google Cloud experience

  • Open Source development, LAMP stack experience , and experience with Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive is a plus

Educational/Certifications Qualifications Desired:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or related field

  • Azure Certifications

  • MCSD – Azure Solutions Architect

Requisition ID - 52559

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

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