MS Pre-Sales Cloud Architect (Azure/Office 365)

Remuneration:Basic salary Market related
Location:Century City
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment


A solutions and systems integration specialist seeksa MS Pre-Sales Cloud Architect (Azure and Office 365) to provide technical leadership and support for complex projects/programs. You must have at least three years' experience in a systems integrator or have implemented complex IT solutions in a large organisation, six+ years of customer interaction in a technical sales or leadership role and your skillset should include PowerShell Scripting, IAAS/PAAS/SAAS, Azure AD Connect and O365 Migrations. Must have P-Seller status!


  • Technology and business enablement advocate to advise the best practice methods in how to utilise IT to drive competitive advantage
  • Provide expert guidance to customers, driving solution architecture, and ensuring solution strategy is optimally aligned with business strategy
  • Able to develop pre-sales material, detailed project plans and work breakdown structures
  • Able to develop Architecture Specification deliverables that map customer business requirements to solution/technologies
  • Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies and/or alliance product landscape
  • Review, and propose modification to, internal /and customer platform architecture in response to changing requirements, usage models or capacity/performance issues
  • Generate architecture documentation, pricing and proposals and review platform configuration documentation
  • Must obtain and maintain vendor certifications.
  • Minimum grade 12
  • MCSA 2012
  • MCSA 365
  • MCSA Azure
  • MCSE: Communication
  • PowerShell Scripting
  • Azure AD Connect
  • O365 Migrations
  • Three+ years' of experience in a Systems Integrator or within a large organisation implementing complex IT solutions
  • Six+ years of customer interaction in a technical, technical sales, or technical leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise selling solutions to business decision-makers by reinforcing the value of the Software one services to the customer’s overall business pain and/or strategic opportunities
  • Must be prepared to work overtime
Advantageous skills:
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013/2016
  • SQL Server report writing skills
  • Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation
  • Skype For Business (on-premise and online)
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Azure Backup
  • ADFS
  • Operations Manager Suite
  • Classic and ARM experience
  • ARM template design and execution
  • Windows server 2008, 2012 and 2016 (with multi-site AD architecture)
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2008/2012/2016 (Design/Implementation)
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Posted on 17 Jul 14:21

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