Cloud Solution Architect

KPMG International Cooperative

Cloud Solution Architect


KPMG International Cooperative, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 4 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: c82354683e714499b3700f90864ee5ab

Full Job Description

The Solution Architect is responsible for creating and delivering innovative solutions for our clients. This person must be comfortable working in an agile manner and be able to spot opportunities for the Azure practice, both within KPMG and customer environments.

The person should be comfortable presenting Azure services and solutions to technical and non-technical audiences, articulating the benefits to their business, with the goal to drive growth for the Azure practice.

The Solution Architect will work with clients, manage technical teams during projects and act as the TDA for projects.

The Solution Architect will be responsible for :

  • Working with clients on their Microsoft cloud adoption strategy.

  • Leading cloud engagements.

  • Creating high level architectural designs based on customer requirements for infrastructure and applications.

  • Deliver product presentations and configured demonstrations to prove our ability to meet a prospect's cloud adoption needs.

  • Act as the Technical Design Authority on projects alongside the Technical Architects.

  • Provide governance to projects and mentor members of the team.

  • Showcase our propositions to customers via online webinars and face to face workshops.

  • Engage with KPMG stakeholders and ensure our solutions are understood throughout the firm.

  • Engage with customers on a long-term basis and drive Microsoft Azure adoption.

  • Create collateral and GTM ideas to enhance our offering in the marketplace.

  • Work on proposals and RFI's alongside the sales and pre-sales teams.

  • Maintaining technical knowledge by working closely with our Microsoft account teams.

  • Assist in the recruitment process for the team.

  • Propose and work on new IP for products and services for GTM initiatives.

  • Serve as a Technical Lead for a specific domain within the cloud capability.

    Proven experience in leading technical projects (Cloud Adoption, Landing Zone design and deploy, Cloud Migration, Cloud Readiness, Cloud Maturity)

  • Solid background in on premises infrastructure, virtualisation technologies or applications.

  • Proven experience with Azure IaaS (virtual machines, storage, networking, security).

  • Proven experience with Azure Backup & Recovery Services.

  • Proven experience with Azure Governance (Blueprints, policies, tagging, cost management).

  • Proven experience with Azure SQL Databases (Managed Instances, PaaS, IaaS).

  • Proven experience with Azure Security (Zero Trust, Defender for Cloud, Sentinel, Azure AD, AIP).

  • Proven experience with Azure Serverless and integration (Batch, Function, Logic Apps, EventGrid).

  • Proven experience with Azure Containers (AKS, ACI, ACR).

  • Proven experience with Active Directory (Azure AD, Azure AD DS, on premises AD DS).

  • Experience with Windows Server Linux OS.

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (ARM, Bicep, Terraform, PowerShell).

  • Proven experience with Solution Architecture (Cloud, Security, Hybrid).

  • Experience with Microsoft 365, migrations and security.

  • Desirable :
  • Azure Migration

  • Azure Security

  • Data Migration

  • SAP on Azure

  • Integration Architecture

  • Data Architecture

  • The person should have 12+ years' experience in cloud or infrastructure delivery and demonstrate :
  • Builds and cultivates strong relationships and shows technical and operational leadership to deliver quality, client-centric solutions using Microsoft technologies.

  • Manages the architecture, preparation and delivery for large projects and engagements.

  • Advocate's innovation both within the firm and with clients and takes a leading role in developing team members to their full potential and promoting collaboration among larger teams.

  • Provides advanced technical knowledge, direction and training to others and participates in team practice decisions such as resource allocation, recruitment, and training.

  • Datacentre transformation experience migration of applications, virtual machines and databases.

  • Experience leading client engagements and managing technical teams.

  • Experience or knowledge of how to modernise applications and processes using the Azure platform and technologies.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and manage a range of relationships in a complex environment.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and listening) : an ability to present information concisely, to communicate in a manner applicable to all levels.

  • Able to produce high quality and professional presentations.

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to ensure documents are consistent in language, terminology and style.

  • Flexible approach to work with a focus on delivery to deadlines and high standards.

  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with tact and discretion.

  • Ability to engage with C level stakeholders.