MS Cloud Architect (Azure & M365)

1 June 2023
Remote working with occasional office visits
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Location: Remote working but once a month visits to London or South Coast offices.
TR Ref: TR13580
Salary: £70 – £75K base salary + £12K (car allowance and bonus) = < £87K total package.

About the Company:
A leading provider of IT solutions and managed services to clients ranging from SMEs to global PLCs. They are Microsoft Gold Partners with an internal team of over 250+ IT specialists, experienced in delivering projects from initial concept through to implementation.  

The Role:
This role sits within the technical consultancy team, where you will be playing a key role in driving digital transformation projects, designing, testing, implementing and documenting a range of complete infrastructure projects. You’ll get to work with a close-knit group of pre-sales consultants, helpdesk and project management staff, ensuring the smooth implementation of complete projects.


  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar Senior Cloud Consultant or Solutions Architect role
        • The ability to work effectively with business and IT stakeholders, both internal and partners.
  • Evidence of previous technical design and architectural experience.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines.
        • A well-developed communication and presentation skills.
        • A background in Microsoft cloud technologies is essential. With a specialisation
          in Office 365 and Azure migration projects.
  • Strong customer relationship skills
  • Good time management
  • Multitasker with a can-do attitude
  • Flexible and tenacious
  • The ability to define holistic IT strategies that align with business requirements

Skills and experience needed:


  • Experience working with and designing solutions across a range of technologies and specialisms.
  • Experience of architecting solutions within public cloud providers such as Azure
  • Awareness and understanding of serverless computing, IaaS, SaaS and PaaS
  • Assuring and where applicable producing Low Level Designs – end to end architecture
    solutions within the Cloud arena.
  • Evangelist in Microsoft Cloud solutions, keeping up with all the latest trends and emerging technologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of Identity management systems (Azure AD, ADFS, MFA, SAML)
  • Excellent knowledge of Office 365 (Planning and migrations)
        • Identity and Access management
        • Device and Application Management
        • Information Protection
        • Compliance management
        • Enterprise Mobility + Security
        • Modern Workplace
  • Excellent Azure planning and migration projects
        • Azure Virtual Desktop implementation
        • Azure Networking
        • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
        • Azure Landing zones
  • Experience writing and executing platform test plan


  • Microsoft Azure scripting (JSON/BICEP/PowerShell)
  • Microsoft Viva Platform
  • Microsoft Powerplatform
  • Good understanding of Office 365 E5 products
  • A good understanding of SAN environments
  • SUSE Linux Experience
  • Experience in Citrix technologies
  • Experience in VMWare products
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Zero-trust security models and deployment.
  • Knowledge cloud and Microsoft adoption framework
  • Working towards a Compliance standard (ISO, Cyber Essentials, PCI-DSS)
  • Microsoft Azure certifications (AZ-104, 140, 303 and 305)
  • Microsoft 365 certifications (MS-500, MS-700)

Qualifications and Certifications Required:

  • Minimum GCSE or equivalent Maths and English – grade C or above.
  • Microsoft Role-based certifications: Azure, Identity or Mobility
  • Full clean UK driving license.

Car allowance and bonus (paid in full every quarter for the last 10+ yrs) worth an additional £12K/yr
+ Healthcare, Pension, Discount scheme etc.

  • Location: Remote working with occasional office visits
  • Type: ,
  • Salary: £70 - £75K base salary + £12K (car allowance and bonus) = < £87K total package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Benefits: Car allowance and bonus worth another £12K. + Healthcare, Pension, Discount scheme etc.
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