Rackspace Microsoft Azure Cloud Architect in Remote, Texas
Overview & Responsibilities
Rackspace is seeking a Microsoft Azure Cloud Architect to join our team full time in San Antonio, Austin, or Remote Work from Home for the right candidate.
Rackspace Fanatical Support on Azure offers a breadth of expertise and has earned us the designation of Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year – five times over. Be part of a team of Microsoft Certified Professionals who architect, design, deploy and manage applications operating on dedicated servers, Microsoft Private Cloud, Office 365 and Azure. The global size and scale of our Microsoft teams and the completeness of our Microsoft offer provides incredible career development and advancement opportunities for Rackers. Come join the recognized leader in Microsoft hosting.
The Azure Cloud Architect is responsible for aligning Microsoft cloud and hybrid solutions to the business requirements of strategically-valuable customers and prospects, and bringing grassroots market intelligence back to Rackspace to help craft technical sales strategy and to focus product development on customers’ business needs. Interfaces with customers’ executive-level IT personnel at a business-strategy level in addition to working with developers, DevOps engineers, and other tactical contacts.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V, Windows PowerShell, and DevOps concepts.
Works with Rackspace operational teams to architect large or strategic cloud and hybrid solutions, which will often involve solving for complex requirements with outside-the-box solutions that help shape and evolve solution architecture at Rackspace.
Extensive knowledge of competitors’ offerings, as well as their strengths and weaknesses is essential.
Broad knowledge of IT systems in general, cloud and Internet technologies in particular, and the ongoing development of both (Azure IaaS and PaaS).
Must have conversational knowledge of business finance, particularly as it relates to information technology.
Strong follow-through techniques and attention to detail.
Extraordinary writing, editing, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to lead and develop a team if called upon.
Proven ability and experience in systems analysis and cloud/hybrid architecture.
Able to include future technologies in current discussions.
Able to present technical and business concepts in a clear manner to VP/ Chief Officer-level customers and prospects, to speak their language, and to communicate proficiently with technical experts on a wide variety of IT subjects.
Proven ability to gain the trust and respect of customers in order to gain high-level strategic insight into their business.
Provides industry thought-leadership through deep relationships, both within Rackspace and within customer organizations, in online and print publications, and potentially at public speaking engagements.
Partners with the Chief Sales Strategist on strategic SMB Sales opportunities, which should evolve from primary opportunity ownership to more of an advisory role to SMB sales
High school diploma required.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in information technology or a related field required.
Experience may substitute for a degree requirement at the equivalency of 3 years of experience to 1 year of education.
Requires a minimum of 10 years of combined technical support experience and pre-sales technical support experience.
Role is not EB-2 qualified.
Req # 38969
Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
Category Customer Relationship & Support, Microsoft Azure