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Azure Architect




Makers of a sustainable future.

Jaa työpaikka

Grow.  Make a difference. Together.

We want to help our clients to understand why cloud services will support their growth and how to begin their sustainable cloud journey. Our strong Azure cloud expertise, together with our highest-level partnership with Microsoft enables us to act as a long-term and trusted partner for our clients, developing their cloud services in a secure, efficient and cost-optimized way.

Now we want to strengthen our Azure cloud professionals' team with Azure Architect(s) and invite you to join Makers of sustainable future! Sustainability is one of our key principles and for example, we have partnered with the Exponential Roadmap Initiative and joined Race to Zero and signed Microsoft's Partner Pledge.

As an Azure Architect, you will build, implement, maintain and develop further new, and sustainable cloud services for a wide range of different kind of clients. Our clientele includes significant organizations such as Valmet, S Group, Paulig and Varma (case study example).

What is the role about?

Role involves strategizing and planning future technological advancements, planning environments that support evolving business needs, and driving innovation through the adoption of emerging cloud technologies. You will be instrumental in developing disaster recovery and high availability strategies specifically tailored for containerized applications, guiding seamless migrations, and optimizing system performance to meet both current and future challenges. This pivotal role offers the opportunity to collaborate with diverse clients across various industries, providing strategic direction and technical leadership to leverage container technology for transformative business outcomes.

As a professional at Knowit; you will have all the chances to utilize your capabilities and skills with modern and the newest technologies. We encourage you to try new things and you can choose your path to develop your skills to the direction that supports your growth as a cloud professional.

Building service entities based on Microsoft Azure cloud architectures take shape from definition to design, and all the way to development and deployment. You'll be a part of client team(s) surrounded by other skilled Azure experts working together in the core of both technology and our clients' business. You can hear more about your possible future colleague Aki's thoughts below.

What do we expect from you?

We, as Knowit employees, are all Makers at heart; we do what we promise with great passion. We take pride in our work and vast expertise.

In addition to the Maker mindset, we expect you to have an inherent interest in grasping the technical side of Azure as well. All our Azure professionals' common thing is that they can execute "hands-on" technical work when needed. You are also able to communicate fluently with people in different roles in Finnish and in English. As an Architect you lead the technical direction and support other consultants in the client team.

There are different priorities, in which your core skills may be, and we are curious and open to learn your unique path.

Our requirements for the Azure Architect role:

  • More than 2 years of proven experience with Azure infrastructure designing and implementing. You have experience in implementing Landing zone and Cloud Adoption Framework (incl. Cloud Governance, Azure policies) for Azure infrastructure containing several Subscriptions.
  • Infrastructure as a code (IaC) experience 2 or more years

Below are aspects and directions of your interest which can guide and define your role as an Azure Architect in our team:

  • DevOps mindset; You understand modern ways of setting things up with native tools and code, and you find ways to automate (from infrastructure to business logic).
  • Proficiency in designing and implementing CI/CD pipelines.
  • Expertise in implementing and managing security practices, including network policies and security contexts, with a strong understanding of Azure security tools like Defender for Cloud
  • Migrations and Modernization
  • Infrastructure as a code experience with Azure Bicep or Terraform

We value, if you happen to have experience with following:

  • Azure Devops
  • Container orchestration in Azure (AKS)
  • Data platforms
  • Microsoft AI services
  • Microsoft Azure related Certifications – we offer you possibility to study for Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

What do we offer you?
  • Nice and helpful colleagues, and a healthy balance between work and private time.
  • A team and community where it's easy to develop and get help when needed. We have professionals at different stages of their careers, and we offer opportunities that challenge and develop both recent graduates and experienced professionals.
  • Internally highly appreciated People Lead model. Our supervisors' main task is to enable you to have the best possible conditions to succeed in your work and develop professionally.
  • Time and resources to develop your skills during working hours (training, paid certifications, guild activities, your own personal competence development plan).
  • Job rotation between various client projects in different industries.
  • Environments in which tech stacks are up to date. We work with modern technologies and tools, as well as best practices, and we have strong technology partnerships with major players in the industry. At the same time, we are curious and ready to learn new things and challenge the status quo.
  • Possibility to choose your Way of working. You can either work from our modern and central offices in Helsinki, Tampere or Turku, or remotely from home or hybrid.
  • Excellent work-life balance. We work on significant and meaningful projects in sustainable digitization, but each of us is a complete person, and there are important things outside the work too.
  • Other comprehensive employee benefits (lunch, commuting, sports/culture, extensive occupational health care, health insurance, bicycle benefit, working tools of choice, ergonomic home office, recruitment and sales lead bonuses, possibility of temporary remote work abroad, named countries).

Did we spark your interest?

If yes, we would definitely like to hear more about you. If you come up with any questions or want to have a quick chat before making any further decisions, just reach out for Talent Acquisition Partner Annastiina Korpi, whose contact information can be found in our career site.

Please note that the recruitment process will continue with interviews after the summer holidays in August.