Sirius Computer Solutions Microsoft Azure Pre-Sales Solutions Architect in Phoenix, Arizona

Requisition Number J18-0130

Title Microsoft Azure Pre-Sales Solutions Architect

City Open


As a nationally recognized IT solutions provider with an over 35-year history of success, Sirius is known for cultivating the best talent, providing a positive work environment, and offering a compensation and benefits package designed to help our employees thrive both personally and professionally. We deliver best-of-breed IT solutions from the world's top technology innovators, including Checkpoint, Cisco, Citrix, DellEMC, F5, FireEye, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nutanix, Palo Alto, VMware, and many more. If you want to work with the Brightest Minds in the Business, contact us today.

Our Business Agility team is looking for a Microsoft Azure Pre-Sales Solutions Architect. This is a full-time benefited role with us.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for working directly with Sirius customers and our talented Sales team to understand and answer our clients’ needs regarding Application Integration in the cloud and on premise. This role is solution focused, but will ultimately assist with providing specific product recommendations and providing some guidance to driving those recommendations to bring value to our clients.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

• Advise and lead our clients on Application Integration and Application Development in the cloud and on premise by meeting with them, understanding their needs, and applying knowledge and research to solve their business problems.

• Advise and lead Sirius management regarding industry and vendor trends such that Sirius continues to be well-positioned to assist our customers in Microsoft Cloud endeavors.

• Design detailed and well-formed architectural strategies and describe, defend, and lead adoption of those strategies with our client leadership.

• Transform our clients’ business goals into technical vision with the ability to effectively communicate both the goals and vision.

• Help build the Sirius Application Integration practice via assistance with recruiting, training, and certifications, partnering with practice leadership and sharing in the responsibility of success in this.

• All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

• Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Requirements Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field

• At least seven (7) years’ IT work experience in a Lead Developer, Solution Architect, or similar role, to include all of the following:

o At least three (3) years of development experience specific to the Microsoft Azure Platform

o At least two (2) years’ experience providing Architecture leadership around the Azure Platform, being involved in the full life cycle from need to adoption

Other Position Requirements:

• Experience with all of the following (experience can be concurrent)

o At least five (5) years of experience proving Architectural guidance and advising or leading strategic decisions on the acquisition of software platform(s) for enterprise application integration

o At least three (3) years of development experience leveraging a microservices strategy in an enterprise environment

o At least three (3) years of experience with scoping, sizing and assisting with the sale of cloud and/or SaaS software solutions.

• Demonstrated experience (via multiple examples) of successfully presenting architectural strategies and having those strategies adopted

• Demonstrated experience working as a member of a team to collectively arrive at an architectural solution

• Demonstrated ability to manage time and assignments effectively, including when participating in multiple assignments at a time

• Demonstrated ability to lead technical workshops, architectural sessions, and conversations with the goal of recommending integration solutions while staying open to discussing alternative solutions

• Demonstrated ability to accurately and objectively recommend alternative and/or additional vendor products as needed

• Demonstrated experience assisting with the creation of accurate cost estimates, including labor and software sizing, compliance, and licensing

• Experience building and leading teams

• Demonstrated presentation and communication skills, to include experience with written proposals, verbal presentations, and white-boarding

• Demonstrated interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two (2) or more years’ consulting experience

• Ability to perform billable product configuration

• Vendor solution certifications

Essential Functions

This position exists to meet with customers to understand their needs and communicate our recommendations. As such, the role requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Individuals who receive job offers will be required to complete pre-employment screening that includes a background check verifying name, residences, education, work experience, and criminal convictions consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and a drug test for controlled substances consistent with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sirius will not sponsor work eligibility for this position.