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Practice Lead - Modern Work, Security & Azure


Join our high performing and rapidly expanding Wellington based team as our Practice Lead for Azure & Security!

The Role 
As the Practice Lead for Azure and Security you will be a key member of the Modern Work leadership team responsible for the successful delivery of professional services to our NZ-based clients. This role requires strong technical acumen, the ability to build high performing teams, collaborate nationally, build client trust and confidence and deliver world-leading solutions to some of the largest organisations in New Zealand. Take the next step in your career from an Azure Architecture or Principal Consultant to leading a team and a business. 
  • Oversee the delivery and quality of our Azure and Security solutions to clients, working closely with the Practice Director in Wellington, local and remote delivery teams, PMO and Client Development. 
  • Ensure successful project presales, initiation, management, and delivery on time, scope and budget. 
  • Ensure technical quality across the portfolio. Advise team members as the technical expert across projects, ensuring the solution is of superior quality. 
  • Take ownership and provide solution leadership to the team 
  • Build strong relationships with our clients as a trusted adviser and delivery executives. 
  • Participate in regular client and internal governance forums to ensure on-track delivery of services. Contribute to the creation and review of client contracts. 
  • Contribute to presales activities in conjunction with the Client Development team. 
  • Oversee the day-to-day operational activities of the Azure and Security team ensuring excellence in areas such as resource management, utilisation, and process improvement to ensure delivery services and profitability are in-line with targets. 
  • Coach, mentor and grow the team ensuring high levels of engagement and retention. 
  • Help drive and be a champion of our collaborative and fun culture within the local Wellington team. 
  • Contribute to the overall practice strategy and vision alongside the Wellington Practice Director. 
Your Experience 
  • 3+ years' experience in a similar or Architecture or Principal role. 
  • Experience working with complex Microsoft Azure & Security solutions including infrastructure architecture, implementation and migration to Cloud including:  
  • Azure identity solutions.  
  • Azure network solutions - Azure VPN, NSG and EXPRESSROUTE. 
  • Azure DR and backup solutions. 
  • Azure and M365 Security tools including – Sentinel, MIP, Defender for Cloud and Defender for Cloud Apps.  
  • Azure Migrate Appliance, including initial workload assessments and associated architecture of Azure services to meet requirements.  
  • Experience from pre-sales to final delivery; ensuring that each solution is appropriately scoped, designed, implemented, and tested to meet our client's business needs 
  • Confidence working directly with internal stakeholders, clients and partners. 
  • A hunger for knowledge with the passion to learn about the latest innovations in the industry, which you will enjoy sharing with the wider team 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively present and point of view to a variety of audiences
What next?   
Head on over to our website to really get to know us and find out more about who we are and what we get up to.    
We really want to hear from you, even if it's just to ask some questions or to have a chat in confidence. Email Lani Bartlett, People Experience Specialist (Succession Management) –  
Empired and Intergen are committed to considering all applications for employment from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race or skin colour, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, family or carer’s responsibility, pregnancy, religion or political opinion, or national origin.
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