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Azure Technical Lead Consultant

Northwich, Cheshire, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: 42108


Due to continued growth we have a fantastic opportunity for a consultant to join the Comms-care consulting practice to act as a Technical Lead, specialising in Microsoft Azure

Company Overview

As a x14 Microsoft Gold partner, Comms-care (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc.) is the UK’s market-leading strategic service partner to the IT channel community. With a commitment to being 100% channel-focused, Comms-care offers a highly qualified technical team, complementary and supportive business model and an unrivalled level of service to over 900 channel partners ranging from SME to enterprise level; delivering services on their behalf to ‘000’s of end user organisations with site locations throughout the UK and into mainland Europe and North America. Comms-care has a rich and scalable value add portfolio which spans the IT lifecycle from pre-sales and professional services to managed services and maintenance as well as a range of complementary business services such as flexible resourcing, finance and IT asset disposal.

Principal responsibilities but not limited to the following:

  • Act as technical authority and ‘evangelist’ for chosen subject matter
  • Work alongside the business strategy team, supporting the development of the business-wide solutions and services strategy
  • Work alongside the architecture team to identify, develop and promote chosen subject matter solutions within our customer base, owning the ongoing solutions portfolio
  • Technically manage the lifecycle of chosen subject matter focussed solutions
  • Provide a technical governance overlay for active projects
  • Provide technical mentoring to Technical Consultants and Systems Engineers
  • Act as the design authority for a programme of inter-related projects
  • Lead with qualification of designs and opportunities
  • Lead and present at customer opportunities and workshop sessions
  • Host customer strategy meetings, including presenting solutions from a commercial and business perspective
  • Lead and contribute to Statement of Works and Invitations to Tender
  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with the channel partners internal technical team
  • Maintain high level of industry awareness through training and self-development; keep up-to-date with current and future technologies, products and strategies
  • Undertake individual consultancy assignments, analysing customer requirements, gathering and analysing data and recommending solutions
  • Ensure consultancy assignments are undertaken consistently and with quality
  • Produce and update assignment documentation as required
  • Ensure that hand over to relevant support organisation is successfully completed


Experience and Qualifications

As a Technical Lead, you should be considered an expert in the design and deployment of Azure focused solutions that encompass the following capabilities:

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Well-architected framework
  • Azure Identity and Authentication
  • Azure Governance and Compliance
  • Azure IaaS Services – (VMs, Windows + Linux etc.)
  • Azure SaaS/PaaS Services (Azure Web Apps, Azure SQL Database etc.)
  • Azure DevOps (Azure Boards, Repos, CI/CD Pipelines, Test Plans)
  • Azure Networking (Hybrid Networks – ExpressRoute, Site-to-Site, Point-to-Site, Virtual Networks, Network Security Groups, Front Door, Application gateway etc)
  • Azure Storage
  • Azure Site Recovery/Backup
  • Azure Migrate
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Integration Services (Logic Apps, Event Hubs, Event Grids, Service Bus etc)

Desirable Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

Knowledge, Skills and Characteristics

  • Five or more years of experience in a technical consulting type role
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and written
  • Experienced, mature, influential, assertive and diplomatic
  • Able to operate independently or as part of a larger team
  • Able to technically manage other people on large scale projects
  • Able to network with industry peers and customers
  • Industry leading knowledge of chosen subject matter
  • A flexible approach to work and prepared 'go the extra mile' to exceed customer expectations
  • Applies knowledge and skills through handling complex problems beyond own area of expertise

Make an application to join the team

Our team is as much about our people as it is our customers and business partners. We want associates with a strong desire to succeed. We offer a competitive base, bonus and benefits package.

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