Senior Cloud Architect (Azure)

Less than 5 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Houston, TX
Less than 5 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

We have an immediate need for a professional with a solution focused mindset to help our customers solve business challenges through the use of technology. The ideal consultant is an individual who wants to be part of an energetic, innovative and successful team. If you have a strong background in being a member of a team that leads enterprise-level planning and implementation projects, as well as, are a subject matter expert in Core Infrastructure capabilities, Sparkhound is interested in you joining our team.

As a Senior Cloud Architect, you will:

  • Participate in the delivery of projects and solutions to completion in a team environment while demonstrating a consultative personality, leadership mindset, and collaborative communication style.
  • Create customer branded solutions leveraging marketing assets that deliver a high quality experience for end customers.
  • Show an understanding of Information Security best practices.
  • Demonstrate excellent team and customer service skills.
  • Possess one or more advanced professional certifications related to chosen discipline (MCSE, MCITP, etc.).
  • Possess a strong background in Enterprise-level architecture design and engineering of industry standard (best-of-breed) core infrastructuretechnologies.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Four-yeardegree (or work experience equivalent) and 2+ years of experience with a proven advanced skill-set and enterprise experience across various Microsoft and related technologies.
  • Ability to understand the business needs and propose a technology solution that addresses the associated requirements.
  • Proven ability to communicate at multiple levels of a mid-size to enterprise-level organization.
  • Ability to work equally as effective independently or in a team environment.
  • Assist sales and consulting team in driving new opportunities and educating clients on applicable technology solutions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Technical Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate skills and applicable experience in one or more of the following technical roles:

General Infrastructure Services

  • Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) 
  • Windows Server Roles 
  • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 
  • DirSync, Azure AD Sync, or Azure Connect 
  • Windows Clustering 
  • Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) 
  • Direct Access 
  • Remote Desktop Services 
  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010 
  • Microsoft Identity Manager 2015 


Management Services

  • Microsoft System Center Suite:
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
  • System Center Orchestrator (SCORCH)
  • System Center Service Manager (SCSM)
  • System Center Operations Manger (SCOM)
  • System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM)
  • Microsoft Intune

 Unified Communications & Collaboration

  • Office 365: Exchange Online, Lync Online, OneDrive for Business 
  • Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
  • DirSync, Azure AD Sync, or Azure Connect
  • Exchange Server - 2007, 2010, or 2013
  • Lync Server – 2010 or 2013 
  • Lync Server – Enterprise Voice Services 
  • Skype for Business (S4B) 
  • Cisco Unified Communications 
  • Cisco Unified Communication Manager (CUCM/CCM) 
  • Contact Center
  • Intercompany Media Engine 
  • Tandberg/Video Services


  • AWS – Amazon Web Services 
  • Microsoft Azure 
  • AD Connect / DirSync Services 
  • VMWare vCloud Air 
  • Citrix CloudPlatform 


  • Microsoft Hyper-V 
  • VMWare ESXi 
  • Citrix XenServer 
  • VDI (Microsoft or Citrix)



  • XenApp v6.0+
  • XenDesktop v5.0+
  • XenServer v5.0+
  • XenMobile v9.0+
  • NetScaler (VPX, MPX, SDX) v9.0+


  • Routing
  • Switching
  • Firewalls
  • Wireless

What Else Would Help Me Stand Out?

  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified System Expert (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Cisco Certified NetworkAssociate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect or Engineer
  • VMWare Certified Professional (VCP)
  • VMWare Certified Associate (VCA)
  • Citrix CCA-V, CCP-V, CCE-V (Virtualization)
  • Citrix CCA-N, CCP-N (Networking)
  • Citrix CCP-M (Mobility)
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