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Information Technology

Dec 01, 2020Post Date

20204031Requisition #

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CTG is searching for a full timeSolution Architect – Cloud Consulting (Azure)to join our team.

CTG does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee based recruitment services for this role.

Location: Remote with up to 50% travel

Duration: ongoing full time

* W2 employees only, please no C2C*

Purpose of Position:As a Solution Architect – Cloud Consulting, your tasks may vary day-to-day but primarily will focus on pre-sales engineering, customer presentations, implementations, migrations, operation automation, technical optimization/configuration, and support operations. The Solution Architect is someone who is able to adapt seamlessly to the organization and the customers we serve, is technically savvy, and must enjoy learning new technologies!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in pre-sales calls, lead technology discussions and whiteboarding sessions

  • Ensure all solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment

  • Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates

  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community

  • Understand customers overall applications portfolio, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions

  • Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap. Architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, while orchestrating key resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Networking, etc.), and DevOps technologies (containers, serverless, cloud native, etc.) as appropriate

  • Manage and develop estimates for customer implementations, schedules (timeline), and overall planning

  • Creation of thorough specifications, plans, and activities to ensure successful customer implementations or migrations

  • Lead/oversee customer implementations and migrations

  • Drive to change and constantly improve the service that is delivered to the customer with minimum disruption

  • Hands-on experience with typical project and system/customer support: planning, coordinating, hardware selection, software selection, and use, customer education and support, vendor liaison, troubleshooting, problem resolution, product evaluation, and documentation

  • Ability to work natively in a mixed Windows/Linux environment and can fully comprehend and implement hybrid architectures


  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solution Architect Expert or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 3-7 years of System Administration consultative experience working with multiple clients

  • Significant experience with Ansible, Chef, Puppet or other automation and/or configuration toolsets

  • Experience in the implementation, management, and administration of Enterprise systems tools and processes

  • Significant experience one or more of the following programming languages: C++, C#, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive

  • Experience with software development practices like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure DevOps, GitHub

  • Ability to work natively in a mixed Windows/Linux environment and can fully comprehend and implement hybrid architectures

  • Strong network configuration knowledge (Firewalls, VPN, Routers/Switches, and Load Balancers)

  • A clear understanding of various network topologies

  • Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management.

  • Experience and understanding of large-scale application portfolios in enterprise-wide environments (including migration of on-premise workloads to the cloud).

  • Experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc, API management, microservice frameworks etc.

  • Technically minded and understands a wide range of system platforms

  • Clear comprehension of the overall IT infrastructure and application stack

  • Ability to work in a multilingual/cultural environment

  • Analytical skills to assist in the resolution of complex issues that may be time sensitive

  • Experience with multiple technologies and design techniques

  • Excellent oral/written communication and organization skills

  • Work with all types of people and the ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of individuals

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with external vendors and consulting engagements

  • Experience working with interactive media agencies

  • Achieved complimentary Microsoft Certifications around cloud-based services

  • Must be able to work independently and show excellent initiative

  • Solid understanding of project principles and how to manage the delivery of projects

To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate should be a highly motivated, results-driven individual who can create the perfect solution for our clients higher-level needs. The best candidate will also be an excellent listener and communicator, with the ability to explain why their solutions are the best fit for our clients.

To Apply:

To be considered, please immediately apply to this requisition using the link provided or by going and referencing job ID 20204031.

Kindly forward to any other interested parties. Thank you!

Drug testing and/or other employment-related inquires may be conducted.

CTG’s Benefits Plan allows you to select insurance coverage that best suits your lifestyle, and take part in our savings programs and educational plans. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase plan. Our educational plan comprises access to more than 2,000 web-based technical, professional and business development courses.

CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) has developed a reputation for responsiveness and reliability - traits that our clients say set us apart - since our founding in 1966. As one team, we create and deliver information and technology solutions that make our clients more successful and cultivate a workplace that attracts and develops the best people. Our vision is to be an indispensable partner to our clients and the preferred career destination for information and technology experts. CTG has operations in North America, South America, Western Europe, and India and regularly posts news and other important information online at

Our culture is a direct result of the people who work at CTG, the values we hold, and the actions we take. In other words, our people are the culture. It's a living, breathing thing that is renewed every day through the ways we engage with each other, our clients, and our communities. Part of our mission is to cultivate a workplace that attracts and develops the best people, reflected by our recognition as a Great Place to Work-certified company across many of our global operations.

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. CTG will assure equal opportunity and consideration to all applicants and employees in recruitment, selection, placement, training, benefits, compensation, promotion, transfer, and release of individuals without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, disability, marital or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other discriminatory factors as required by law. Our Affirmative Action program serves to promote occupational equality and diversity through good faith efforts. CTG is fully committed to promoting employment opportunities for members of protected classes.

Additional Information

  • Job Function: Technical Architecture

  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

  • Work Remote: Yes

  • Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time