Cloud Solution Architect at 10th Magnitude

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Cloud Solution Architect
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, Analytics, DevOps, Application Modernization, and Data Intelligence achieved through Azure-Enabled Infrastructure Automation. 10th Magnitude is a member of the Microsoft Azure Partner Advisory Council and a Gold Cloud Platform Microsoft partner, and rapidly expanding across the US.

Job Description
Do you have a passion for applying technical skills to business problems? Are you naturally a curious and confident person, who is a thought leader and a technical evangelist? If so, you may be a great fit as a Cloud Solution Architect at 10th Magnitude. In this role, 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. A 10th Magnitude Cloud Solution Architect knows what “Best Practices Industry-Standards” are and knows when an organization is ready to move in that direction and when to pragmatically make smaller steps instead to meet the customer’s immediate need.

Responsibilities
As a Cloud Solution Architect at 10th Magnitude you will take personal ownership of the technical envisioning, scope and goals of sales pursuits. The heart of this role is a passion for helping clients understand, adopt and improve an Azure presence, both in traditional, infrastructure-based approaches and new, platform-based architectures. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Pre-sales Leadership. Work with our outstanding Business Development team to identify client challenges, scope and estimate level of effort that address those challenges that our teams can solve and ultimately close the deal.
  • 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.
  • Inspire Customers. Create energy around helping customers improve their technical agility through identifying customer needs within 10th Magnitudes four core solution areas (described below)
  • 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. Validate, translate and align requirements into a technical design.
  • Thought Leadership & Knowledge Management. You will help digest the flood of incoming information regarding new Azure features, development methodologies, libraries and tools to help our clients—and our team—stay ahead of the curve.
  • Passion for Learning New Technologies. You are someone who continually seeks out new technologies within the four core solution areas 10th Magnitude (described below) offers or beyond, to facilitate and implement change. You also listen to the pulse of the technical world to help be at the forefront of technical solution architecture. You are a community leader within your specialty, and believe in sharing your skills with your community, through conferences, social media, blogging and other means.
  • 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.
Required Experience
  • Collaboration and active participation in a consulting environment. Experience in team selling of professional services, as well as sales through delivery efforts
  • Proficiency in professional technical architecture capabilities
  • Comfortable speaking to all levels from engineers and analysts to C-suite level people
  • Customer-facing presentations including leading meetings using whiteboards and presentations
  • Technical documentation and writing
  • Experience designing end-to-end architectural solutions
 
10th Magnitude’s Four Delivery Capabilities

10th Magnitude has developed a cloud maturity model that focuses on four solution areas: Datacenter Transformation, Site Reliability Engineering, Application Modernization, and Data and Intelligence. This approach allows 10th Magnitude both to shepherd an organization from its initial cloud adoption through its transformation to an industry disruptor, and to aid organizations at any point in their Azure journey in better leveraging, and accelerating their adoption of, beneficial cloud services.

The most successful Cloud Solution Architects typically consider themselves to be proficient one of the below core areas and quickly gain proficiency in the other areas.

If you have the passion, energy and drive to do big things, apply now!
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