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Zones, Inc.

Cloud Solution Architect I - Azure Zones, Inc.
Bellevue, WA

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About Zones, Inc.

Job Description

As a rapidly growing global provider of IT solutions, we've expanded from Seattle to Sydney and beyond - with reach in over 80 countries around the world. Today's top brands count on Zones and our world-class partners - Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo, and more - to transform their enterprises. To support this transformation, Zones offers products and services across four Solution Environments: Workplace Modernization, Network Optimization, Data Center Transformation, and Security Fortification.

At Zones, work is more than a job - it's an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture. If you're interested in working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, operations, administration, and more, Zones is the place for you!

Position Overview

The Solutions Architect (SA) is a presales resource that leads the consultative discovery of the client's business goals, objectives, and challenges, and then translates them into effective infrastructure solutions. The primary objective of the SA is to increase the growth of revenue and margin for hardware, software, services and other advanced technologies within Zones' customer base. The design of your solutions will rely on a combination of joint account planning, partner teaming (internal & external), on-site client interface/visits, engagement/solution development and implementation support/follow-up.

Under minimal supervision, your primary responsibility as an SA- Cloud Solutions would be to sell and architect Azure solutions. Additionally, you will act as a SME for Azure Migration/Deployment. You will be responsible for the leadership and delivery of project-based assignments including proof-of-concept, analysis, design/architecture, deployment and support of the Microsoft Azure platforms:

* Web apps
* Mobile Apps
* Virtual Machines
* Data Analytics
* High Performance Computing
* Internet of Things
* Development and test
* Storage, Backup, and Recovery

Key Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Design, planning and implementation of Cloud Based Solutions from:
* Microsoft
* Azure Suite of solutions
* Azure Cloud storage
* Azure Site Recovery
* Azure Operational Insigh and advanced monitoring
* Azure automation: scripting, batch files, powershell scripting etc

* Will provide migrations and Hybrid migrations of products listed above
* Interact with Sales, clients and Software Publishers
* Configure ADFS in cloud
* Integrate multiple domains into a single cloud based domain for Solutions above
* Leverage tools like SkyKick, BitTitan, etc. to automate processes
* Perform client assessments in support of Cloud design, implementations and on-going support
* Provide fundamental security & isolation methodologies and features
* Individual will provide Sales Engineering and implementation support, BOM creation assistance, SOW and Proposal assistance along with planning and designing solutions for complex multi-vendor solutions from Zones and our leading partners

We are seeking candidates with the following:

* 3+ years required of experience in an mid-market or enterprise environment required (customer sets of 250 - 2,500 users)
* 3+ years of experience required in design, planning and implementation on a technical level with Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013 and Active Directory
* 5+ years of designing and implementing complex solution Cloud solutions
* Previous, demonstrated experience migrating an on-premise environment to an Azure, AWS, Google or vCloud Air cloud environment
* Previous, demonstrated experience maintaining & administering Azure cloud AWS, Google or vCloud Air environment
* Azure networking features & constraints, including VPN, ExpressRoute, IP address assignment, etc.
* Azure Site Recovery
* Azure Operational Insight and advanced monitoring techniques
* Azure scripting
* Proven design, planning and implementation experience with Azure
* Strong experience with Migration and Hybrid Migration
* Hands-On Migration/Deployment experience
* Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013 and Active Directory administration and upgrade experience
* Light to moderate Network, firewall configuration an router troubleshooting experience
* ADFS in support of Azure
* Windows 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 Server, including Standard and Enterprise editions required
* Core understanding of Active Directory required
* Core understanding of Microsoft Exchange concepts, past deployment and migration experience preferred
* Core understanding of storage technology fundamentals, including RAID, snapshots, SAN, and NAS and how they are deployed with Microsoft server
* Past experience with Exchange related technologies, including OWA, Blackberry Enterprise Server, and spam filtering
* Prior experience working for a system integrator or consulting organization preferred
* Experience with SharePoint a plus
* Experience with Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) a plus
* BPOS experience desired
* Extensive automation experience (ie: PowerShell, VBScript)
* Experience on SkyKick, BitTitan, Transvault or NUIX migration tools for archives would be a plus Deploy and manage SCCM 2012\
* SQL database administration and SQL server preferred
* Primarily database mirroring, migration and backup/recovery

* MS Lync, and MS Lync Voice preferred
* Unified Messaging (UM) or voicemail platforms preferred


* Azure required, AWS, Google or vCloud Air certifications would be a plus
* Current MSCE/MCITP preferred, MCITP in Messaging and/or Server preferred

Zones offers a comprehensive Benefits package

While we're committed to providing top-tier solutions, we're just as committed to supporting our own team. Our employees enjoy a variety of comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, a 401(k) plan with matching provision, paid time off, and much more. And as a Minority Business Enterprise, a Corporate Plus member of the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council, and an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, our community is just as diverse.

At Zones, work is more than a job - it's an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture. If you're interested in working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, operations, administration, and more, Zones is the place for you!

About Zones, Inc.

Zones is a company that provides IT products and solutions to businesses.

5000 employees
Zones, Inc.

1102 15th street southwest, suite 102

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