Azure Architect

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Azure Architect

The Nerdery is a world class Digital Consulting firm and we are looking to add an Azure Architect to join our growing Cloud Services Practice.  Our passion for our craft allows us to shift speed and focus as client needs dictate. Leveraging our expertise as builders, we drive business transformation and position our clients for a sustainable future. Our ideal candidate is highly motivated, always learning and willing to expand their horizons. Most importantly, they embrace Nerdery’s unique culture by sharing their knowledge and experience with our team.  

The ideal Azure Architect will be help Nerdery’s clients in advising, configuration and implementation of their Azure cloud platforms. In this role, the Architect will have end to end responsibilities on strategy, design, and setup of cloud platforms with the unique opportunity to have an impact on the growth and process of the practice. Additional responsibilities for our Azure Architects include:

  • Working with our clients to design and deliver systems for complex custom projects using the latest cloud services
  • Ensuring solutions are designed for high availability, scalability, security and supportability
  • Acting as a client facing specialist focusing on cloud platform and services implementation
  • Architecting Azure cloud environments from inception through production deployment
  • Working as part of cross-functional DevOps teams
  • Ability to travel to the client location as needed and reside in either the greater Phoenix, Twin Cities, or Chicago Land areas


To be considered for this role you must have the following skills and experience:


  • Minimum of 2 years hands-on experience with Azure and 5+ years in technical client facing or consulting roles
  • One or more Azure certifications or ability to pass one within first three months
  • Relevant project experience designing and implementing resilient, highly available application architectures on Azure including entire cloud environment...not just a single workload
  • Software engineering background with heterogeneous infrastructure automation experience
  • Experience with at least one cloud orchestration tool such as Terraform, Azure Resource Manager Templates or other related tools

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience architecting and designing cloud-native and microservice applications leveraging Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and/or serverless Function-as-a-Service (FaaS)
  • Understanding of ideal use cases for container-based workloads and experience orchestrating them (with a tool such as Kubernetes, Mesophere, Rancher)
  • Third-party Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tool experience (such as Jenkins, Travis, Bamboo, CircleCI)
  • Experience with at least one bootstrapping and/or configuration management tool (such as Salt, Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
  • Experience with infrastructure testing tools such as Serverspec, InSpec, or GOSS
  • Strong opinions on what DevOps or Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) can mean
  • Experience working with regulated environments (PCI, HIPAA, etc.)
  • BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Installation, configuration and development including work within a production environment
  • Be a clever problem solver with the ability to think on your feet when needed
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically with clients to understand business needs and create technical solutions in a problem-solving environment
  • Review and intake assets from our partners and provide feedback on the technical implications
  • Ability to provide technical feedback and leadership to other team members
  • Client-facing presentation skills adaptable to both technical and business audiences


What’s Next:

After you submit your application, you’ll talk with a Nerdery Talent Advocate. The Talent Advocate will answer any questions you have about the job and validate that you’re the person we’re looking for.


We hope to hear from you soon!

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