Senior Azure Technical Architect - Security

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Senior Azure Technical Architect - Security



KPMG's Microsoft Business Solutions team is a Microsoft Gold Partner and leader in Microsoft software implementations for medium to large organisations, providing our clients with the ability to keep up with the ever-changing digital world by implementing Microsoft’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Engagement (CE) software from the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) software line.

Role Overview

The Senior Technical Architect is responsible for delivering and implementing KPMG’s Azure solutions for our clients. The Senior Technical Architect will design Azure security solutions on IaaS and PaaS, and will be comfortable presenting these solutions to clients in workshops and demonstrations. The Senior Technical Architect will manage the end-to-end delivery working with other Architects and Consultants to ensure our projects are delivered with time and quality a key objective. The Senior Technical Architect will lead technical architects and mentor junior members of the team and encourage a collaborative working environment.


  • Work with clients demonstrate how their cloud strategy aligns with Microsoft technology
  • Creating low level architectural designs based on customer requirements
  • Deliver product presentations and configured demonstrations to prove our ability to meet a prospect’s cloud adoption needs
  • Act as the Technical Design Authority on projects alongside the Solution Architects
  • Provide governance to projects and mentor members of the team
  • Showcase our propositions to customers via online webinars and face to face workshops
  • Engage with KPMG stakeholders and ensure our solutions are understood throughout the firm
  • Work on proposals and RFI’s alongside the sales and pre-sales teams
  • Maintaining technical knowledge by working closely with our Microsoft account teams

Core Technical Knowledge Required

  • Ideally a background in on premises infrastructure, virtualisation technologies or applications
  • Proven experience with Azure IaaS (networking, storage, virtual machines)
  • Proven experience with Azure Backup & Recovery Services
  • Proven experience with Azure Governance (Blueprints, policies, tagging, cost management)
  • Proven experience with Azure SQL (Managed Instances & PaaS)
  • Proven experience with Azure Security (NSG, ASG, Sentinel, Security Centre, Defender, ACL, Azure Firewall, Policy)
  • Proven experience with Azure Serverless and integration (Batch, Function\Logic Apps, EventGrid, Service Bus)
  • Proven experience with Azure ACR, ACI, Kubernetes
  • Proven experience with Azure AD including on premises Active Directory
  • Experience with Windows Server\Linux OS
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (ARM\Terraform\PowerShell)

Desirable Technical Skills

  • PIM, Threat Protection, Data Loss Prevention, Conditional Access and Entitlement Management
  • SIEM, CSPM, DevSecOps

The Person should have 10+ years in cloud or infrastructure delivery and demonstrate

  • Builds and cultivates strong relationships and shows technical leadership to deliver quality, client-centric solutions using Microsoft technologies
  • Manages architecture, preparation and delivery for projects
  • Can advocate innovation both within the firm and with clients and promotes collaboration amongst teams
  • Advanced technical knowledge, direction and training to others
  • Datacentre migration of applications, virtual machines and databases or experience with application modernisation and associated core technologies
  • Experience leading delivery engagements and managing technical teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and manage a range of relationships in a complex environment
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and listening): an ability to present information concisely, to communicate in a manner applicable to all levels
  • Able to produce high quality and professional presentations
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to ensure documents are consistent in language, terminology and style
  • Flexible approach to work with a focus on delivery to deadlines and high standards
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with tact and discretion

Microsoft Business Solutions Overview

KPMG’s Microsoft Business Solutions team is committed to provide IT solutions and managed services to clients, in order to help them accomplish their technology enabled transformation programmes. This is carried out in collaboration with other companies of the group as well as selected business partners. Our work focuses on ERP/CRM Solutions, eCommerce, Bespoke/Custom Development and Integration services.

Be the change and make the change. Join our talented and successful team and make the leap into the future.

For this exciting opportunity we have put together a great package that combines a competitive salary with a bundle of extras, including business travel allowances and medical insurance for you and your family.

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  • Primary job focus
    Intelligent Cloud
  • Job type
    Full Time
  • Employment level
    Senior Management
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