Principal Consultant / Architect (Azure)


Perth CBD | Architecture, presales and delivery | Microsoft Gold Partner | 1000+ professionals across 4 countries | 10x MVPs | Flexible work hours

About Empired:
  • An international IT solutions provider with 1,000 professionals across 4 countries. We're a big company with a small feel – we are a welcoming, connected 'family' with a personal approach
  • Microsoft Gold Partner (10+ MVPs), Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Westpac 2018 Business of Tomorrow
  • We provide ongoing support and development for your future career growth
  • We make sure you are connected to your colleagues with the latest technologies
  • Our offices are trendy and modern, with the latest technology and ergonomic equipment
  • We have an awesome social calendar – weekly social gatherings, team sports events
  • We focus on health and wellbeing, including a flexible hours and Work from Home program, fresh fruit, sporting teams, discounted health insurance and much more!
The Role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the fastest growing Microsoft Cloud Design and Integration partner in Australia.  Empired currently is a member of exclusive Elite and early adopter programs with Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, partnering on high profile projects and events with a number of our team also presenting at Microsoft global conferences! With multiple MVPs in this single team alone, we provide exciting prospects to broaden your technical and functional skills!


As Principal Consultant within our Cloud Design and Integration team, you will provide objective advice, expertise and specialist skills in Azure. You will show deep expertise in a range of technology specialisations, technology and business trends and be responsible for setting the vision and high-level architecture for complex solutions. As a Principal Consultant you will maintain deep and expert knowledge to enable you to propose the most appropriate solutions to Empired’s clients. You will also work across the business to provide advice, guidance and commercial understanding to Empired's delivery practices.


You will also: 
  • Participate in pre-sales presentations and demonstrations plus provide input for RFI/RFPs. 
  • Work with clients to analyse and define and document business requirements and/or project scope
  • Facilitate analysis and design workshops
  • Take ownership for the implementation, configuration and delivery of cloud infrastructure and security projects (Azure)
  • Provide client support and relationship management as required
  • Building strong relationships with customers and fielding any escalations from your team
  • Coach, motivate and supervise team members to drive successful delivery of innovative projects
  • Encourage employee engagement by continuing to develop and mentor technical specialists
  • Advocate collaboration and knowledge sharing plus fostering innovation and change
  • Providing training and technical guidance.
What you need to be successful:
  • 8 + years consulting and implementation experience in Microsoft solutions 
  • Superior knowledge and industry expert in Azure and knowledge of any of the following is desirable: Identity and Security, Skype for Business, Office 365, Exchange.
  • Strong skills and knowledge in Active Directory and Microsoft Cloud services in general
  • Outstanding communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Previous project and technical leadership experience  
  • Strong consulting capabilities, stakeholder management and customer focused approach
  • Experience in the pre-sales process, including gathering user requirements, solution design, customer presentations and workshops

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