• Opportunity to set up an Azure practice and drive customer cloud adoption with our Enterprise customers.
  • Take the next step into a strategic role, developing your expertise in cloud infrastructure and leading a team of Azure architects longer term.

Barhead seeks to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and support offerings.  With the growing implementation of cloud computing at a global level, Azure is the most comprehensive, innovative, and flexible cloud platform today.

A bit about us

At Barhead, our specialised consultants focus on delivering business solutions, leveraging Microsoft’s Technology Stack. We believe that it is a combination of people, technology, and business drivers that underpin the most successful implementations.

As a leading Microsoft Business Applications partner with global cross industry expertise, we cover the diverse product offerings from Microsoft and the broader ecosystem, supporting our clients to modernise their systems and processes. Our collaborative client engagement model centred on business outcomes enables us to deliver the most innovative use of technology.

Our consulting expertise and offerings span the entire Microsoft stack – Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Azure, anchored around a business solution. We cover Dynamics 365 applications (Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business Central, Project Service Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Customer Insights), and Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agent).

Our expertise extends to independent software vendor (ISV) product development, utilising Microsoft’s Power Platform. We are one of nine certified Microsoft Business Applications ISV Development Centre organisations in the world.

To learn more, visit barhead.com

Primary objective

The Azure Cloud Solution Architect is at the forefront of our Microsoft Cloud efforts for our enterprise customers. In this customer facing role, you will be the critical interface between the technical teams and provide innovative Azure Data solutions for our customers and support them through their adoption of the platform. It covers a range of pre-sales and delivery activities.

We are looking for you to have experience leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers.


Your specific responsibilities will include:

Sales Support – Lead pre-sales and scoping engagements to produce customer proposals for Azure and Data solutions.

Delivery – Perform project delivery activities, including strategy, project initiation, and definition phases and driving successful outcomes for projects.

Practice – Support the Power Platform and Data practice team activities to grow the team’s capabilities and assets.

    • Be able to provide technical direction and lead groups of architects and technicians to address cloud-related requirements for customers.
    • Architect and design cloud solutions to meet functional and non-functional requirements.
    • Create and review cloud architecture and solution design artifacts.
    • Be capable of leading a customer and their team from an on-prem situation to a cloud-based solution.
    • Enforce adherence to cloud architectural standards/principles and governance, data security and governance standards, etc.
    • Be data literate and have a bias towards cloud-based data solutions (data engineering, analytics workloads, ML/AI).
    • Review as-built configurations completed during the build phase and provide guidance to technical teams.

Key Skills/Competencies

Required Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years leading teams.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalency (CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, or engineering discipline) or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 10+ years overall IT industry experience.
  • Minimum of 3+ years in a solution architecture role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS platforms.
  • Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using Azure IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS capabilities.
  • Experience with O365, Azure, Azure Stack, Azure AD, Azure Data Technologies.
  • Experience with authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, and RBAC
  • Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
  • Extensive, real-world experience defining solution architectures and reference architectures with a focus on cloud technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant industry trends and standards.

Desired Experience:

  • A cloud architect with a bias towards data workloads and experience in designing infrastructure architectures for data and analytics solutions.
  • Experience with relational, graph, and/or unstructured data technologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Azure Data Lake, Dataverse, HD Insights, Hadoop, Databricks, Cloudera, MongoDB, MySQL, Neo4j, Cassandra, Couchbase.
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as JavaScript, PowerShell, Bash, SQL, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, PERL, C++, etc.
  • Experience with data ingestion technologies including, Azure Data Factory, SSIS.
  • Experience with visualization and analytics tools.

Why join us

We are creating innovative business solutions using some of the most ground-breaking technology on the market. This role provides a forum to leverage your technical expertise and abroad knowledge regarding cloud computing. You are empowered to help our clients digitally transform their businesses and gain competitive advantage through full leverage of the Microsoft eco-system and bridging the gaps between complex business problems and solutions in the cloud.

If you are someone who can rise to the challenge of helping clients to do business in new and transformational ways, then get in touch!

Eligibility – Please note only applicants with the legal right to work in Australia will be considered. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Please apply with a covering letter and resume.

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