Technical excellence and technical leadership are what our Cloud Services team is all about at ANS. We empower our customers to achieve more, delivering digital transformations which will help people and organisations maximise their full potential. We have a great Agile delivery methodology spanning across multiple Microsoft products, ensuring customers are looked after to the highest standard every step of the way.

As a Lead Cloud Consultant within our Cloud Services team, you will be responsible for managing a team of 8-10 consultants and providing strategic guidance and technical expertise in the deployment and management of Microsoft Azure solutions. Your primary focus will be on overseeing projects, coordinating resources, ensuring successful implementation and delivery of Azure-based solutions to clients, and collaborating with the Head of Cloud to align team utilization and strategic goals.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Team Management:

  • Lead and manage a team of 8-10 Azure consultants, including performance management, mentoring, and career development.
  • Assign project tasks and responsibilities to team members, ensuring optimal resource utilization and workload distribution.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Cloud to align team utilization with project demands and strategic goals.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment, promoting knowledge sharing and continuous improvement.

Project Management:

  • Oversee multiple Azure projects simultaneously, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Develop project plans, define deliverables, and allocate resources effectively to achieve project goals.
  • Monitor project progress, identify risks, and proactively address any issues or bottlenecks that may arise.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients, managing expectations and providing regular project updates.

Technical Expertise:

  • Provide expert guidance and architectural recommendations to clients regarding Azure services and solutions.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and deployment of Azure-based infrastructure, applications, and services.
  • Stay up to date with the latest Azure technologies and trends, and evaluate their suitability for client projects.
  • Conduct technical assessments and audits to identify areas for improvement and optimization in Azure environments.

Client Relationship Management:

  • Collaborate with clients to understand their business requirements and translate them into Azure solutions.
  • Conduct workshops, presentations, and training sessions to educate clients on Azure capabilities and best practices.
  • Build strong relationships with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction, and identifying opportunities for upselling or cross-selling Azure services.

Quality Assurance and Governance:

  • Ensure adherence to industry best practices, compliance standards, and security guidelines in Azure implementations.
  • Conduct regular reviews and audits of projects to ensure quality, performance, and scalability of Azure solutions.
  • Establish and enforce governance frameworks, policies, and procedures to maintain consistency and reliability across projects.

Collaboration with Head of Cloud:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Cloud to align team utilization with project demands, ensuring optimal resource allocation.
  • Provide regular updates on project status, team performance, and upcoming resource requirements.
  • Contribute to the development of cloud strategies, service offerings, and best practices in collaboration with the Head of Cloud.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Azure, including proficiency in Azure infrastructure, platform, and services.
  • Strong project management skills with a proven track record of successfully delivering Azure projects.
  • Previous experience in leading and managing a team of consultants or technical professionals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with clients and stakeholders.
  • Relevant Expert level certifications such as Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert or Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert are preferred.
  • Knowledge of cloud migration strategies, DevOps practices, and automation tools is a plus.

 

Why work for ANS?

At ANS, we’ve created a place where everyone can be themselves, and we empower our people to get the job done. Openness, ambition, honesty, and passion are what drive us every day. We are bold, courageous, and innovative – and we do it like no other. We invest in our people. In training, development, health and more – we give you the benefits and flexibility to maintain a happy work-life balance.

We’re proud of the inclusive, fun, dynamic environment we’ve created. It’s a safe space that works for all. You don’t have to be a techie to work in tech. Bring your authentic self and find your dream role here. Find out more at LinkedIn pages.

What’s in it for you?

With fantastic benefits, an inclusive culture, and a cool office space, we’re your kind of workplace. 

Company benefits

  • As standard: 25 days’ holiday, plus you can buy up to 5 more days
  • A little extra: we’ll give you your birthday off, and an extra celebration day for whatever you want! Tying the knot? You get 5 days’ additional holiday in the year you get married. Oh, and 5 volunteer days!
  • Private health insurance
  • Pension contribution match and 4 x life assurance
  • Flexible working and work from anywhere for up to 30 days per year (some exceptions)
  • Maternity: 16 weeks’ full pay, Paternity: 3 weeks’ full pay, Adoption: 16 weeks’ full pay
  • Company social events – get ready for a jam-packed calendar
  • Electric car scheme
  • 12 days of personal growth development time

ANS are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and anyone applying for a role at our organisation can be assured that their application will be treated fairly, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sex or sexual orientation. We sometimes ask for information relating to individuals for equal opportunities monitoring purposes only.

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