Azure Cloud Technical Architect - Security

Intelligent Cloud
Full Time
Middle Management
Published on 08/04/2024

Job Description



At KPMG we implement best in class solutions for Microsoft Azure, ERP and CRM. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas, enabling us to provide our clients with an integrated end-to-end solution. Our solutions are based on the Microsoft Azure and Dynamics range of products which enables us to deliver, powerful, adaptable cloud solutions. Such systems are strategic IT solutions which integrate all the management information across an entire organisation into one single intuitive software application.

The Role:

The Azure Security Technical Architect is responsible for delivering and implementing Azure solutions for our clients. The Technical Architect will design Azure solutions on IaaS and PaaS and will be comfortable presenting these solutions to clients in workshops and demonstrations. The 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 Technical Architect will mentor junior members of the team and encourage a collaborative working environment.

The Azure Technical Architect will be responsible for:

  • Creating architectural designs based on customer requirements.
  • Deliver product presentations and configured demonstrations to prove our ability to meet a prospect’s cloud adoption needs.
  • Presenting designs and solutions to clients.
  • Delivering Azure solutions and work with delivery teams to ensure architectural governance is maintained.
  • Drive innovation by developing code base and automated deployments.
  • Work on proposals and RFI’s alongside the sales and pre-sales teams.
  • Assist in the recruitment process for the team.
  • Serve as a Technical Lead for a specific domain within the capability.

Core Technical Knowledge Required:

  • Proven experience with Azure Security (Zero Trust, Defender for Cloud, Sentinel, Azure AD, AIP, PIM, PAM, DLP, CA, Intune, MDM, SIEM, CISM, CSPM, SecOps, ITIL, ISO27001, ISO9000, TOGAF).
  • Ideally background in on premises infrastructure, virtualisation technologies or applications.
  • Proven experience with Azure IaaS (virtual machines, storage, networking, security).
  • Proven experience with Azure Backup & Recovery Services.
  • Proven experience with Azure Governance (Blueprints, policies, tagging, cost management).
  • Proven experience with Azure SQL Databases (Managed Instances, PaaS, IaaS).
  • Proven experience with Azure Serverless and integration (Batch, Function, Logic Apps, EventGrid).
  • Proven experience with Azure Containers (AKS, ACI, ACR).
  • Proven experience with Active Directory (Azure AD, Azure AD DS, on premises AD DS).
  • Experience with Windows Server\Linux OS.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (ARM, Bicep, Terraform, PowerShell).
  • Experience with identity, network and systems-based incident and event handling.

Desirable Technical Skills:

  • Azure Identity
  • Azure Customer Identity and Identity Experience Framework
  • Trust Zero Maturity Models
  • Azure Security
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Federation and Interoperability
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 Administration
  • Azure Networks

The Person should have 6+ 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.
  • Cloud Security Experience – design and implement cloud security solutions.
  • 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

At KPMG MBS, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients, and our communities.

This sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG MBS. Among other things, you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

#Bethechange and #makethechange. Join our talented, 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 allowances, business travel allowances, certifications to support you in your career growth, private insurance, and medical insurance for you and your family.

Don’t worry, we know that relocation can be a challenge, which is why we have an extremely supportive onboarding team to help you throughout this process! - We provide relocation support for you and your family.  We’re looking forward to meeting you and seeing you grow. 

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