Adastra Corporation

Azure Infrastructure Architect

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
ID
2022-1329
Category
Consultant
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

Adastra is hiring!  Adastra Corporation is Canada’s leading Data and AI company, and we are currently looking for an Azure Infrastructure Architect to join our Microsoft Practice. The successful candidate will be energetic and results-oriented, with exceptional client-facing communication abilities, and the skills to work with both onshore and offshore teams. The candidate should have a proven track record to leverage technology to deliver business objectives that yield efficiencies in improved business processes. They should also be comfortable with collaboration amongst technical and business stakeholders to educate and train them about the positive impact of the changes being implemented in technologies. The right candidate can work independently in a fast-paced environment and have the initiative to drive constant optimization and improvements in the business.

 

Location: Within the GTA but currently remote

Status: Contract/Full-Time


Responsibilities:

  • Analyze current state and identify/document gaps between current state and requirements
  • Understand business process and refine business requirements with stakeholders
  • Define future state solution architecture
  • Meet solution security and availability requirements with architectural designs
  • Define future state data architecture/models
  • Define high level steps/plan/resources to achieve future state
  • Complete customer required specs for requirements, architecture, and design, to garner solution approval across all stakeholders
  • Define governance processes to facilitate effective adoption and maintenance of solutions
  • Establish best practices to ensure solutions are developed, implemented, and maintained with the best, consistent approach
  • Manage team through solution development and delivery
  • Communicate with stakeholders around progress and challenges
  • Manage issues effectively as they occur during the solution life cycle
  • Investigate/resolve complex challenges blocking developer progression
  • Stay abreast of latest technology developments and maintain a "trusted advisor" role with stakeholders
  • Estimate software/service pricing related to solution design
  • Capable of explaining technical projects and the business impact to management and non-technical stakeholders
  • Conduct assessment, discovery, identification of bottlenecks andfind gaps in infrastructure - recommend areas of improvements, implement changes

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Formal Education in IT/Computer Science/Computer Engineering related fields
  • 5to 8 years’ experience in an IT Ops Architect type role
  • Ability to optimize data access for speed/reliability/velocity as needed by the business
  • Solid experienceimplementing and leading multiple cloud migration engagements
  • Experience with cloud deployment models - IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Hybrid
  • Intermediate to Expert level experience with IaaC such as ARM Templates, Bicep, Terraform
  • Intermediate to Expert level experience in Networking, HA/DR in the cloud, DevOps
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, including ability to communicate to a variety of stakeholders
  • Azure Administrator Associate or Azure Solution Architect Expert certification or equivalent certifications from other major cloud services with demonstratable Azure experience

Nice to Have:

  • One or more of following Azure certifications: AZ-400, AZ-500, AZ-700, or AZ-204
  • Agileexperience or Certification
  • Hands-on technical expertise required related to Big Data or Data Warehouse technologies
  • DBA skills or some form of familiarity with SQL or NoSQL
  • Experience working with AKS

 

About Adastra

At Adastra, we transform the Data & Analytics space by providing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud, Digital and Governance services. Our consultants specialize in transforming enterprise applications and collaborate across functions, competencies, and sectors to help our clients harness and leverage their data assets, accelerate innovation, improve operational excellence, and create unforgettable customer experiences.

 

Adastra has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 20 consecutive years, reinforcing our position as a best-in-class organization known for strategic excellence, innovation, and culture. People are at the core of Adastra's capabilities, and the Adastra Group has 2,500 consultants actualizing projects across 16 global branches.

 

There has been an increased instance of fraudulent job offers coming from people posing as Adastra HR employees. Please note that Adastra will never request fees as part of our recruiting process and any emails sent to you that are not from ‘@adastragrp.com’ or ‘@talent.icims.com’ are fraudulent. All employment offers are sent via DocuSign and if you receive an employment offer from a suspicious email and not via DocuSign, it is fraudulent.

 

Contact careers@adastragrp.com to inquire about jobs at Adastra, to report a suspicious request for money or personal information from external websites or suspicious employment offers.

 

What We Offer

  • Opportunity for advancement and career progression
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits plan
  • Successful referral program
  • A flexible and dynamic workplace
  • The opportunity to work with one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
  • Satisfaction of working for a reputable company

Equal Opportunity Employer

In our commitment to promote fair and equitable treatment of all employees and applicants, Adastra Corporation provides equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of age, sex, disability, race, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, marital status or any other ground as described in the Ontario Human Rights Code.  In addition, accommodation will be provided during the hiring process. Adastra Corporation’s implementation and support of employment initiatives, encourage diversified labour force participation and equal access to opportunities based on merit and performance.

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