Cloud Application Solution Architect

| Chicago
10th Magnitude is a technology services firm helping businesses achieve transformation through cloud technologies. We are market leaders in leveraging the power Microsoft Azure to accelerate innovation speed, operational agility and customer responsiveness for clients around the globe. As one of the top Microsoft Azure partners in the US we specialize in Azure Migration, Cloud-Scale Custom Application Development, Internet of Things, Analytics and DevOps achieved through Azure-Enabled Infrastructure Automation. A member of the Microsoft Azure Partner Advisory Council and a Gold Cloud Platform Microsoft partner
Job Description
If you have serious experience with building and running high-performing corporate applications and infrastructure, then we want you to be the new Cloud Application Solution Architect who will help our clients leverage Microsoft Azure to migrate, build, and run enterprise applications in the cloud.
As Cloud Application Solution Architect, you will provide thought leadership to our clients, help design, scope, and sell amazing projects, and help delivery teams fulfill the vision you’ve shaped. This role will directly support both our Business Development Managers to pursue new customer opportunities and our technical teams to deliver cutting edge solutions. Keeping our skills cutting edge is a must, and part of your role will be to share the same education and enthusiasm that you give our clients with our internal teams. Curiosity, confidence, and a holistic application of technical skills to business problems are your hallmark.
Responsibilities
As Cloud Application Solution Architect at 10th Magnitude you will take personal ownership of the technical envisioning, scope, and goals of sales pursuits. In this role, a passion for helping clients succeed in the cloud is required, as is a cross-functional background with good infrastructure and applications knowledge.
  • Lead Assessment Engagements. Using 10th Magnitude’s proprietary Cloud Readiness Assessment model, lead projects that help clients review their existing portfolio of applications, determine cloud compatibility, perform cost / benefit analysis, and build application migration and modernization roadmaps.
  • Agile Requirements Definition. Collaborate with clients to define requirements and translate them into user stories. Add vision to the project along the way.
  • Technical Architecture. Translate requirements into a technical design with an eye toward leveraging existing tools, services and frameworks.
  • Thought Leadership & Knowledge Management. You will help digest the flood of incoming information regarding new Azure features, development methodologies, libraries, tools, etc. to help our clients—and our team—stay ahead of the curve.
  • Microsoft Partnership Enhancement. Deepen our technical relationship with Microsoft by cultivating new and existing relationships to drive additional sales. Collaborate with the product team, and help manage our application development competency
Qualifications
Skills & Experience
  •  7+ years professional technology architecture experience
  • 5+ years developing software and delivering solutions in a consulting environment
  •  2+ years in a technology management role
  • 2+ years direct involvement in technology sales
  • Understanding of Windows Server required, Linux understanding a big plus.
  • Demonstrated understanding of application infrastructure architecture fundamentals
  • Experience in the design and development of cloud-native, secure, distributed applications that leverage microservice architecture, webservices, ReST APIs, API Gateways, relational an NoSQL stores and loosely coupled messaging
  • Experience in the design and automation of infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service capabilities including virtual networks, virtual machines, cloud services, web sites, data services, IOT, etc.
  • Experience in design and implementation of Internet of Things solutions that leverage high colume telemetry ingestion, stream analytics and data visualization
  • Experience in the design and implementation of big data analytics that leverage Hadoop, and predictive analytics
  • Experience in DevOps/Automation practices including automations and capabilities for CI, CD, metrics, monitoring, infrastructure as code, configuration management, and the organizational adoption of systems thinking, feedback loops and collaboration
  • Solid understanding of cloud/ networking/ distributed environments
  • Experience and capability to conceive and present solutions to client tailored to their unique business problems and opportunities, then follow through in executing these solutions
Traits
Regardless of skills and experience, we look for people with the following personal traits:
  • Passionate. You exude round-the-clock enthusiasm for your field of expertise.
  •  Versatile. You’re really deep in a few areas, but capable across a much wider range.
  • Communicator. You can confidently converse with clients in their own language.
  • Problem Solver. You can figure out a solution to any problem that comes your way.
  • Pragmatist. You can separate what must be done now and what can be improved later.
  • Self-Starter. You spot opportunities and take action without waiting for direction.
  •  Team Player. You help others; ask for input and share ideas—all in the name of teamwork.
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Technology we use

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Location

20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative. Innovative. Friendly.

Ryan

Senior Automation Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I enjoy working on projects that are technically challenging to me, and that provide value for our clients. Being able to dig into new tech, figure it out, master it, then implement it in multiple different environments and seeing results in multiple environments is very satisfying professionally.

Chris

Senior Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started inside of a customer facing engagement management place and was successful there. I had also started to fill needs internally with process and operations. When a position became available I worked with my leadership to transiiton into that position full time. I'm super happy here.

Casey

Director, Consulting Operations

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Technology wise, we use Skype and slack to communicate. SOme newer projects are running on teams. INternally, I make a point to say hello to people in the halls and leave myself open to welcome questions, etc. Be suportive, listen and follow up.

Casey Ryan

Director of Consulting Operations

What are 10th Magnitude Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
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