Cloud Solution Architect - Data and AI
Digital Experience function hiring in: United Kingdom
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Hybrid | In Office | Work From Home

Are you a visionary Cloud Solution Architect ready to elevate your career to new heights and become a key player in shaping the future of Azure solutions with Ascent?   
If so, we are looking for you.  We are looking for Cloud Solution Architects with a Data and AI specialism who are eager to be a part of the team—you’ll be instrumental in our mission to leverage technology accelerators and push the boundaries of what’s possible. If you’re ready to take ownership, innovate, and lead in the Azure landscape; keep reading.

About Us

We are Ascent! and we help our customers solve problems, elevate, and do existing things better. We are on a mission to help our customers connect data, software, and purpose to create extraordinary outcomes. You could say we are a digital transformation business.

We specialize in software product development, analytics, data science, IoT solutions, machine learning, DevOps optimization, and modernization of applications, data, and platforms.

We work with incredible clients in all types of industries such as smart home devices, space exploration, beer manufacturing, finance, ecology, and logistics. We work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses and we employ the sharpest minds too!

At Ascent, we also believe in fostering a vibrant office community where collaboration thrives and connections flourish. With our hybrid approach, we prioritize hiring individuals who reside in close proximity to our central offices in Bristol and London. Our aim is to cultivate a positive atmosphere and sense of belonging by facilitating easy access to the office. However, we welcome applicants from all other areas in the UK, as we value diversity and recognize the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. Join us in shaping a workplace where proximity enhances collaboration while inclusivity strengthens our community. 

In this role, you will
Collaborate and Innovate: Work closely with business and technical teams, both internally and with our clients, to understand their needs and craft tailored, innovative solutions. 
Lead with Expertise: Take charge of the early stages of the implementation process, ensuring seamless transitions and successful project deliveries. 
Balance and Excel: Spend time driving client projects to success and immersing yourself in presales engagements, staying ahead of industry trends, developing new propositions, and sharing your insights through blogs and other channels. 
Be at the Forefront: Engage with clients weekly in a hybrid role that offers the perfect blend of flexibility and face-to-face interaction. We have offices in London and Bristol with great communities that will be excited to have you part of the team. 
Step into a role where your skills are valued, your contributions are significant, and your career can truly soar.   

What you’ll do 
  • Work with cross-functional teams, including Sales, Tech Leads, and Delivery Managers, to shape and deliver innovative technology solutions for clients. 
  • Identify and explore customer needs from both technical and functional perspectives.  
  • End-to-end presales solution architecture of cloud data platforms and supporting technologies. 
  • Build architecturally elegant solutions that are deliverable and achievable. 
  • Contribute to the evolution of Ascent’s data and AI accelerators.  
  • Technical oversight of project delivery to ensure that the envisaged architecture is realised.  
  • Create and present compelling proposals based on business value and return on investment. 
  • Evaluate new technologies, monitor trends, and incorporate into Ascent’s reference architecture.  
  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships with key stakeholders at a senior level through to C-suite level.  
  • Manage client expectations and ensure high levels of client satisfaction. 

Ideal qualifications and skills  
  • Proven experience as an Azure Solution Architect in Microsoft Data and AI. 
  • Extensive, hands-on, current experience in Azure data and AI technologies, like Fabric, Synapse, Databricks, Spark, Python, GitHub, Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Power BI, Cognitive Services, Purview, etc. 
  • Strong data analysis and modeling skills. 
  • High-level understanding of Azure infrastructure. 
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and techniques and testing frameworks. 
  • Commercial Agile software development experience.  
  • Experience in costing solutions and managing impact on project deliverables. 
  • Experience in a variety of types of organizations from SMC to Enterprise.  
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, writing, presenting) 
  • Preferably Microsoft certified.  

Working at Ascent  

At Ascent we promote a healthy work-life balance by offering flexibility in where you work.  We also promote well-being and provide access to Well Being Coaches.

Your development and learning will be taken seriously, and we’ll support your professional development with training and certification, with regular feedback and review. It is a fun, supportive and modern workplace where we really live by our company values of Empathy, Energy and Audacity! Ascent also offers a variety of benefits in each of our countries.

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 favourably because of their gender, pregnancy, and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please let us know when you apply.



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Our customers.

Ascent works with over 170 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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