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Senior Azure Cloud Architect (On Site)

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Location: Lake Forest, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2023

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Impact Networking

Impact is looking to add a Senior Cloud Architect to our growing Managed IT Operations team.

The Senior Cloud Architect participates in the design and architecture of Cloud solutions with a “Cloud-first” focus. Along the way, the Senior Cloud Architect also works to migrate workloads and assist Cloud Engineers with their own migration projects. To realize success in this role the Senior Cloud Architect will need to leverage their social and technical skills to assist Field Network Engineers and Virtual Chief Information Officers with Microsoft-related solution design, implementation and varying degrees of technical support. The position will require several different skills beyond what is stated here. The focus of any job at Impact is always Excellent Customer Service.


- Partner with other Impact staff members to develop secure and efficient Microsoft Cloud-focused IaaS / PaaS solutions
- Quote Cloud projects and other related sales opportunities
- Deploy identity, cloud desktops, virtual machines, storage solutions and other related services in Microsoft Azure
- Develop and document baseline configurations for Azure workloads to implement and promote standardization + best practices across all customer environments
- Work to promote best practices related to the design and architecture of Azure solutions
- Work to orchestrate automation and automation development efforts through the Cloud Engineer team
- Triage and, if necessary, own escalated technical support instances from colleagues throughout Impact
- Work to develop and maintain the company’s Cloud-related project plans
- Document work performed and time spent via the Impact ticketing system

Things We Are Looking For

- 5+ years of migrating technical workloads in customer environments
- 2+ years of administrative experience with Microsoft Azure migrations and related workloads
- 2+ years of identity and access management administrative experience
- Experience with hybrid environments, Azure Virtual Desktop, Remote Desktop Services, Azure Active Directory Domain Services, Azure Active Directory and Azure Files
- Hands on experience with network management including, but not limited to, VPN gateway administration, network security, peering, monitoring and failover administration
- An ability to work with little to no supervision
- Excellent written and oral communication skills

Valued Qualifications 
- Experience with Nerdio Manager for MSP
- Microsoft certifications are highly desired
- Experience with and knowledge of SQL Server administration and T-SQL, Containerization, Azure Service Bus, Azure Insights, Azure Site Recovery, and/or Azure Availability Zones
- Powershell/Azure CLI or other automation orchestration skills with a focus on maximizing efficiency to save time
- Experience with change management and service adoption strategies in live customer environments


- 20 days of PTO
- 12+ paid holidays
- Flexible Sick Day Policy
- Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
- Comprehensive Health, Disability Life, Dental and Vision Plans
- 401(K) match & retirement plans
- Student Loan reimbursement
- On-going training & development opportunities 

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