Azure Cloud Architect - Staines

29 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Azure Cloud Architect - Staines Cognizant is looking for an Azure Cloud Architect with strong background working with Microsoft Azure in addition to extensive client facing skills and the ability to work independently. Key Responsibilities: Reporting to the Cloud Team Lead/Cloud Product Manager this role will involve Designing Solutions in Microsoft Azure as per Client Specifications and Needs To take clear technology/ domain / innovation ownership for the cloud hosting required relative to Microsoft Azure architecture. Engage in senior discussions with the client and hosting partners when defining the solutions. Maintain Company IT standards, Architecture principals and Strategy, Roadmap and use cases. Key Skills and Experience: In depth understanding of Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS, specifically: App Services, Azure SQL Database, SQL Server IaaS implementation, Availability sets, Azure Networking concepts, Express Route, DNS, Load Balancing, Storage Understanding about the challenges and considerations to be catered for while migrating applications from on-premise to Azure. Define solution architecture which meet HA, DR, Availability, RPO & RTO requirements of the application Knowledge of migrating applications to Cloud using Tools like AppZero, ASR etc will be nice to have. Fundamental knowledge of AWS is also required and understanding on how Azure IaaS v/s AWS IaaS compares to each other and conceptual knowledge of AWS RDS is desired. Soft Skills such as writing Proposals and Presenting up to C-Levels is a must Preferably from Developer background (.net, Java) Microsoft Azure 70-534 certification desirable Relevant Degree or Equivalent Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 233,000 employees as of March 31, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant. This job was originally posted as

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