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Head of Azure Cloud Solution Architecture London, UK

Head of Azure Cloud Solution Architecture Description

Job #: 86008
Are you an industry visionary and technologist at heart with a passion for designing complex Cloud solutions? Can you guide and advise business and IT teams on the technical and organisational challenges of Cloud transformation?

Do you have strong soft skills with solid stakeholder management and program management experience? Do you want to transform businesses, so they are able to operate and grow successfully in the cloud-first world?

Then you have an opportunity to join EPAM as the Head of Azure Cloud Solution Architecture, leading our UK Azure Solution Architecture practice and working with highly skilled and engaged teams across the globe on Azure solutions design, build and cloud migration opportunities.

Joining us at Senior Director/ Director level, this is a fantastic opportunity to position yourself in the centre of the UK Cloud Leadership team with a view of helping expand the Practice during this very exciting time of growth.


  • Organizational leadership:
    • Build and lead the team of AZURE experts serving your target geography and industries
    • Ensure continuous development of Cloud capabilities — people development, onboarding new products and services, developing collateral etc
    • Facilitate practice growth in UK through continuous recruitment, upskilling and reskilling team members
  • Business leadership:
    • Drive EPAM's AZURE go-to-market strategy — organize and participate in various events, do publications and presentations within and beyond the organization
    • Work with EPAM Sales and Account management team to achieve practice and regional business plan and customer acquisition targets
    • Engage clients with varying degrees of maturity at the CxO level to lead innovation and the development of strategy, helping customers drive their enterprise-wide Cloud transformation agenda
    • Participate in the entire cycle of pre-sale activities, including RFP processing, proposal development, and direct communications with potential clients
    • Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices
  • Technology leadership:
    • Serve as an AZURE evangelist, consult and provide technical guidance on AZURE solutions design, creating a unified strategy for AZURE cloud transformation governance, automation, security, implementation, and operations
    • Enable AZURE journey, create business cases, making the Cloud dream become reality
    • Design and prototype AZURE solutions, create solution architecture documents covering profound technical aspects of the implementation
    • Conduct AZURE solutions architecture review and create audit reports
    • Service design and continuously improve our methodology and consulting offering
    • Lead implementation of the solution from establishing project requirements and goals, to solution go-live
    • Lead the client through the technical and organizational challenges of AZURE transformation, creating thought leadership on AZURE solutions and hybrid clouds
    • Work with EPAM’s architecture teams, sales/pre-sales teams, account managers, heads of business units and EPAM competency centres, providing technical guidance and solution designs
    • Serve as internal trusted advisor, ensuring internal product management, and managing access to early release programs and product roadmaps
    • Stay abreast of current and emerging trends, unique opportunities and challenges of the space/markets and geographies in which the clients operate, and how it affects clients’ business and initiatives
    • Communicating with and managing business stakeholders to understand context and set strategic direction
    • Chair and lead meetings, such as workshops, reviews and governance bodies


  • An engineer/architecture background and an ability to deep dive into technical details is key as all our Director level+ employees can look at the finer technical aspects when required
  • History of successful Cloud migration to Azure and hybrid/private Cloud
  • Strong hands-on experience in managing a complete set of activities related to the project delivery in a company such as SOW negotiation, project initiation, client management, project delivery and execution
  • Deep understanding of private, public and hybrid cloud architecture, main building blocks, workload types, migration patterns and tools
  • Grasp of SDLC processes (Agile, DevOps), cloud operation and support (ITIL) service delivery with hands-on ability to implement best practices or suggest improvements
  • Good exposure to Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration (CI), and automated deployment
  • Familiarity with highly scalable, performant, and mission-critical architectures
  • Ability to lead the Azure capability in UK, building and enhance long lasting client relationships
  • Confident in expressing points-of-view, making recommendations, and presenting analysis and recommendations up to board level
  • Ability to suggest competitive and innovative technical decisions, get client buy-in and deliver commitments
  • Strong communication skills, solutions selling skills and ability to present complex technical issues to both business and technical audiences

We Offer

  • We offer a range of benefits including
  • A competitive group pension plan, life assurance and income protection
  • Private medical insurance, private dental care and critical illness cover
  • Cycle scheme Tech scheme and season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • EPAM Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (subject to certain eligibility requirements)
  • Various perks such as Gym discount, Friday lunch, on-site massage and regular social events
  • Some of these benefits may be available only after you have passed your probationary period

About EPAM

  • EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential

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