Azure Solution Architect - Digital and App Innovation
CTO Office function hiring in: United Kingdom
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Hybrid | In Office | Work From Home

Join Ascent and help us do extraordinary things with data for our customers!


About the role

Join our dynamic team of solution architects within the Ascent CTO Office, contributing to our ongoing expansion. As an Azure Solution Architect, you will play a pivotal role in engaging with both business and technical teams from prospects and customers. Your primary responsibilities will revolve around understanding requirements, aligning Azure technologies, leveraging Ascent's technology accelerators, and ensuring seamless technical implementation for successful project delivery.

As the Azure Solution Architect, your focus will center on driving digital and application innovation. In this hybrid role, you will balance client interactions with London-based clients, spending approximately 50% of your time on billable client work, 25% on presales engagements, and 25% on innovation initiatives, including trend analysis, proposition development, and content creation.


What you'll do

  • Collaborate extensively with cross-functional teams such as Sales, Tech Leads, and Delivery Managers to craft and deliver pioneering technology solutions for clients.
  • Thoroughly analyze and address customer needs from both technical and functional standpoints.
  • Lead end-to-end presales solution architecture for cloud-based web applications, ensuring their alignment with client requirements.
  • Design architecturally sophisticated solutions that are not only visionary but also practical and feasible.
  • Play a key role in advancing Ascent’s application development accelerators.
  • Exercise technical oversight throughout project delivery to ensure alignment with envisioned architecture. Develop and present compelling proposals, emphasizing business value and return on investment.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, trends, and best practices, actively contributing to the evolution of Ascent’s reference architecture.
  • Cultivate and maintain robust client relationships, engaging with stakeholders from senior management to C-suite levels.
  • Manage client expectations meticulously, aiming for exceptional levels of client satisfaction.


Skills and Experience

To thrive in this role, you'll need:

  • Proven track record as either Software Architect, Enterprise Architect, Azure Solution Architect within Microsoft's Digital and Application Innovation domain.
  • Solid technological background with hands-on experience in application development, encompassing API, UI, and Storage.
  • Extensive and current proficiency in Azure application development tools, technologies, and standards, including but not limited to Kubernetes, GitHub, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, App Services, Azure Functions, C#, RESTful, SQL, Cosmos DB, Event Hub, Logic Apps, and React.
  • Proficient understanding of Azure infrastructure at a high level.
  • Expertise with CI/CD tools, techniques, and testing frameworks.
  • Substantial experience in Agile software development within a commercial context.
  • Familiarity with Design Led software development principles.
  • Ability to estimate solution costs and manage their impact on project deliverables.
  • Adaptability across organizational scales, from startups to large enterprises.
  • Exceptional communication skills encompassing verbal, written, and presentation domains.
  • Preferred certification from Microsoft.


Working at Ascent

We choose hybrid working, where you balance time at the office or with your customers with working at home. You'll earn a competitive salary, with a good range of benefits. Our offices are places to connect and collaborate with colleagues, with socials and regular get-togethers. We take your development and growth seriously, with plenty of opportunities to acquire skills and get certified.

Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are something real here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favorably because of their gender, pregnancy, maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. Please let us know when you apply if you require any reasonable accommodation.

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Our customers.

Ascent works with over 150 businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. From global insurance, healthcare and retail to smart home devices, space exploration and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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