Senior Lead Cloud Architect (Azure Delivery) - RapidScale

Cox Communications
Raleigh, North Carolina
Apr 20, 2024
Apr 25, 2024
Engineering, Civil
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
You will work with an experienced professional services team to help customers migrate to and operate in Azure throughout customers' entire cloud adoption lifecycles; assessments, design, proof-of-concepts, documentation, planning, execution, and optimization. This is a primarily customer-facing project delivery role.

What You'll Do:

  • Assess application portfolios and plan migrations to Azure, and deliver written assessment deliverables including

    • Total Cost of Ownership models
    • Application migration patterns (6 R's)
    • High level project plans/work breakdown structures
    • High level infrastructure designs and diagrams
    • Azure Well-Architected Framework reviews
  • Hands-on execution as a member of implementation teams

    • Define and maintain the high-level technical vision for the projects, both externally towards the customer and internally towards the project team
    • Create and maintain detailed diagrams and other written configuration documentation
    • Educate customers on Azure services and general cloud patterns and anti-patterns
  • Collaborate with colleagues to refine and enhance the broader cloud Solutions Architecture practice

    • Assist pre-sales with scoping and estimations
    • Contribute to the development of processes, templates and other project collateral

Who You Are:

You're passionate about technology and the plethora of options the public cloud offers. You enjoy helping customers solve existing problems while identifying and remediating new problems. You also have the following:

Minimum experience:

  • A BA/BS Degree with 8 years of relevant overall experience, or a MS degree with 6 years of relevant overall experience, or 12 years of overall relevant experience without a college degree
  • 8+ years of diverse solutions architecture experience, and a minimum of 3 years of relevant public cloud experience
  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert (AZ-305) Certification
  • Hands-on experience with both lift-and-shift and greenfield Azure migrations.
  • Intermediate level experience with one or more Infrastructure-as-Code implementations (ARM, Bicep, Terraform)
  • Intermediate to Expert level familiarity with containerization technologies (AKS, Container Apps)
  • Familiarity with Identity and Access models in on-prem (Active Directory) and public cloud (Entra ID, SAML SSO)
  • Intermediate to Expert level experience with IP Networking, ExpressRoute, VPN technologies, etc.

Preferred Experience:

  • AI-102, DP-100, DP-203, AZ-500, AZ-400 Azure Certifications
  • PCI, HIPAA, and HITRUST compliance as related to Cloud Infrastructure
  • Common Infrastructure as Code and DevOps patterns such as Terraform, ARM/Bicep, Immutable deployments, and CI/CD Pipelines.
  • Familiarity with AWS and/or GCP
  • Industry knowledge in any of the following verticals is highly desired:

    • Healthcare/HealthTech
    • Financial Services/FinTech
    • SaaS
    • E-Commerce

USD 142 800.00 per year


Compensation includes a base salary of $142,100.00 - $236,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate's knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company's needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is the largest private telecom company in America, serving six million homes and businesses. That's a lot, but we also proudly serve our employees. Our benefits and our award-winning culture are just two of the things that make Cox a coveted place to work. If you're interested in bringing people closer through broadband, smart home tech and more, join Cox Communications today!

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses - which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications - is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today!

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k , and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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