Job DescriptionWe are in an exciting, unprecedented time in technology with the pace of change and innovation continuing to accelerate. Technology and new business innovation is continuously transforming the way we work and live, raising many questions about both opportunities and challenges. In a time when most companies are still talking about moving to the cloud, our team is working on developing the next wave of applications specifically designed and optimized for the cloud. Were thinking ahead to the future to keep our clients relevant and to not just enhance the experience of their customers, but to take it to the next level. Our team is comprised of hands on, technical individuals, who are also thought leaders in Azure and the cloud native space. We overcome the technical obstacles holding our clients back so that they can move forward into the new, cloud native future. The Candidate Will Have The Following Responsibilities The Azure Cloud Architect role is responsible for architecture, design, and delivery of cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure. Explaining complex technical concepts to an executive audience Architects and designs Azure cloud-based solutions that meet the project requirements to include security and compliance standards Develops internal Azure based prototypes and assets for internal educational purposes and to reduce project delivery times Manages large to small teams and has the hands-on skills to support the team given the needs of the project Participates in sales activities with the client Basic Qualifications Candidate should have two or more years Azure specific IaaS, PaaS, and service integration experience Azure 700-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions certification or equivalent. The candidate must have hands on working knowledge in one or more of the following Azure service categories: Azure systems infrastructure that power todays modern and highly available web and mobile applications, with deep domain expertise in one or more areas: Windows and/or Linux OS, networking, storage, high availability, DR architecture, cloud security, application performance App Service including Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, or Logic Apps Relational databases database architecture and design (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, Azure SQL DB PaaS Service) NoSQL databases (CosmosDB, Cassandra, MongoDB) Integrated development with Visual Studio or Open Source IDE development tools such as Eclipse to deploy apps in languages such as .NET, Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, or Ruby Any Open Source and 3 rd party equivalent of services listed here Preferred Qualifications (General) Below are nice to haves, and if you dont have more than one or two, dont be discouraged. Were trying to build a team with a very diverse set of skills and backgrounds, and a big part of that means different skills. Cognitive Services including natural language processing, speech processing, and image processing Analytics including HDInsight (Hadoop), Machine Learning, Power BI, Data Lake Store, Data Lake Analytics Internet of Things including IoT Hub, Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, and Event Hubs Third party OSS PaaS platforms such as RedHat OpenShift and CloudFoundry Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status). Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Equal Employment Opportunity All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process. Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.