Cloud Solution & Application Modernization Architect

Avanade Inc   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


Not Specified years

Posted 294 days ago

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Job Description

Do you have experience working with Fortune 500 clients to transform their business leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud solutions?

Do you have expertise refactoring cloud-based enterprise applications and developing new cloud-native applications on Azure? Do you have hands-on technical experience delivering cloud migrations, developing application modernization roadmaps, and moving workloads and applications to Azure?

Do you have a passion for DevOps, Continuous Development, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Integration?

If so, you should join Avanade as an Cloud Solution / Application Modernization Architect.

At Avanade we create change for a living, and joining us is your chance to do the same. Founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation, we have 25,000 people in more than 20 countries helping the world’s biggest and most innovative organizations realize results in a digital world – with business technology solutions, cloud and managed services that combine insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies. Find out more at

As a Cloud Solution / Application Modernization 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 strategy, 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.

This is a technical customer-facing delivery role that will be accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud implementation and deployment experience. You will be involved with driving technology decisions at the executive level or decision makers of client organizations. You 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 help development and 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

  • Engage senior IT executives to help position cloud application transformation vision, strategy and solutions and build executive relationships to promote large-scale Azure adoption

  • Serve as the central point of contact for Azure-based cloud application development and refactoring, DevOps, Continuous Development, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Integration

  • 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

  • Executing technical feasibility assessments, solution estimations and proposal development for moving identified workloads to 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 environments

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

  • Support cloud application business development and cloud solutions delivery efforts

  • Advisory Services: Influence client cloud roadmap (including public; private; and hybrid) for c-suite executives and technology stakeholders (preferred)


  • Must be willing to travel 80% of the time (typically Mon – Thur) to the customer locations across the US
  • Experience designing and delivering solutions on the Microsoft platform for large enterprise customers

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

  • Knowledge and experience with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM);
  • Expertise in DevOPs or DevSecOps Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) implementing cloud-based optimized development processes
  • Understanding implementation of compliance and regulatory requirements into cloud architecture, Azure a plus;
  • Experience in customer-facing roles leading technical architecture and application design discussions with clients to drive cloud deployment
  • Experience delivering architectural design workshops, Proofs of Concepts
  • Experience with consultative and complex technical deployment projects, managing various stakeholder relationships
  • Oversight experience on transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences at all levels of the organization
  • Expertise in modernizing traditional N-Tier applications to Azure and modernizing application code in Azure
  • 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)
  • Experience with CDN and large scale distributed platforms deployed in cloud, Azure a plus
  • Strength in .NET and experience integrating Windows development teams with Azure a plus
  • Additionally, Open Source development, LAMP stack experience , and experience with Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive is a plus
  • Understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written skills to develop technical documentation and presentations
  • Demonstrated strong project delivery experience with regard to estimates, planning and deliverables using project management methodologies
  • Demonstrated successful proposal experience including developing and presenting technical requirements based on business requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to understand a customer's needs and articulate technologies to business stakeholders. Includes developing current and future state assessments/designs that address business requirements and best practices
  • Strong technical troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Enterprise delivery experience, including development and migrations, leveraging Microsoft technical skills using ITSM frameworks such as MOF or ITIL
  • Experience with the software development lifecycle (SDLC) creating large scale .NET applications using agile and/or iterative 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
  • Software design or development of highly distributed applications (preferred)
  • Systems operations / management (preferred)
  • Microsoft Database architectures, Virtualization, Networking, Storage, Security (preferred)
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory (preferred)
  • Amazon AWS Platform or Google Cloud experience a plus

Educational/Certifications Qualifications Desired:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or related field
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Azure Certifications
  • MCSD – Azure Solutions Architect

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status

Requisition ID - 49709