Microsoft Architect / Principal Consultant

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Technology Consulting



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Internal Background Check (DBS)

Job description

About us

Solirius Consulting delivers technical consultancy and application delivery to our clients in order to solve real world problems and allow our clients to respond to an ever-changing technical landscape. We partner closely with our clients, embedding our consultants into their businesses in order to provide a bespoke service, allowing us to truly understand our clients’ needs.

It is this close collaboration with our clients that has enabled us to grow rapidly in recent years and will drive our ambitious future growth plans. We currently have over 250 consultants working with a variety of key clients from both the public and private sectors such as the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, FCDOS, UEFA, International Olympic Committee and Mercedes Benz; with plans to increase our client base further in the near future.

We operate as a flat organisation and believe in trusting and supporting our team to operate independently. We pride ourselves on being specialists at what we do, making the most of our consultants’ expertise in their fields in order to provide a best-in-class service to our clients. All our consultants have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, providing a broad range of knowledge on which to develop their careers and progress in the direction they choose.

The role

We are looking for experienced Microsoft Architects and Principal Consultants. You will come from a consultancy background, will have worked on large scale programmes and will have supported teams that are delivering custom or bespoke solutions utilising Azure, Office 365, Sharepoint and other microsoft power apps, power automate, BI and logic apps.

You will have experience of designing large scale solutions utilising components from the microsoft office 365, azure and power app ecosystems and operating within client architecture frameworks.

You will have a high level of experience in implementing enterprise-class Microsoft solutions and delivering against client requirements using the Microsoft platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand, prepare and present solutions to customers that address complex issues.

  • Develop business proposals, perform bid work, SOWs and other reports when required.

  • Negotiate project terms and conditions with clients as needed

  • Responsible for architecture, design and development of applications and services using microsoft office 365, azure and power app and Microsoft .NET technologies.

  • Schedule regular client meetings, process client invoices and review engagement letters.

  • Develop business proposals, perform bid work, SOWs and other reports when required.

  • Negotiate project terms and conditions with clients as needed.

  • Translate complex functional and technical requirements into detailed software development sprint plans and release schedules

  • Assign and track deliverables for the teams.

  • Ability to map user requirements to standard O365 features, identify customization areas, estimate the customization effort and translate the analysed requirements to design using Microsoft 365 / Online applications and components.

  • Necessary high level & low-level technical documents as required by the client governance processes

  • High level roadmap planning

  • Help with the creation of a prioritised backlog of Features, Epics and User Stories

  • Dependency & stakeholder mapping

  • Risks & Issues

  • Cost/Benefit analysis

Key Skills/Experience:

  • We are seeking somebody with solid experience implementing at least one major 365 application (e.g. Exchange online, SharePoint online, Teams, Dynamics, Power Apps) with a proven track-record of designing complex, large O365 transformational programmes, including hybrid configuration and Identity and Access management.

  • Experienced in Azure DevOps toolset, Power Apps, Logic Apps, Sharepoint Online, Dataverse.

  • An expert in MS Azure designing PAAS architecture solutions.

  • Designing and delivering Microsoft Azure and Office 365 solutions.

  • Implementing Azure Platforms it is key you have a sound understanding of best practice around Cloud Security

  • You will have a delivery focused approach and will understand both the technical and business barriers that can impact on successful Cloud Migration and implementation.

  • Any experience with scripting languages would be highly beneficial

  • Strong experience of API design, REST, Microservices architecture.

  • Experience in working in an architectural function with formal governance in a large Agile programme

  • Create HLD and SO's as and when required and drives architecture increments

  • Ensure architecture and design governance requirements are met.

  • Champion best practices and patterns on APIs, integration and micro services.

  • Should be able to review developers code and application configurations as part of Software Quality assurance process

  • An expert in scaling services Up/down on PAAS solutions in the Microsoft Azure platform with knowledge of serverless infrastructure.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Support bid and contract activities

  • Manage and be responsible for for delivery teams

  • Author, socialisation and presentation at governance boards of significant High- Level Solution documentation

  • High Level Solution Approach

  • High Level Design

  • Significant Architectural Decisions

  • Attendance at technical governance meetings

  • Producing technical PoC’s as required

  • Liaising with the technical delivery team to ensure alignment to the High-Level technical artefacts and assist with resolving technical challenges

  • Technical and design support development, QA, deployment and operations of components in the technology roadmap.

Package and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience

  • Flexible working / Work from home

  • Generous annual discretionary bonus

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • 10 days allocated development training per year

  • Contributory pension

  • Gym membership

  • Annual away days and social events

Equality and diversity

Solirius Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that supports, celebrates, encourages and respects all individuals and in which all processes are based on merit, competence and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, disability, ethnicity, marital status or any other protected characteristics.


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