Solutions Architect - Infrastructure

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3Cloud is a technology services firm helping clients transform their business through the power of the cloud. We leverage the power of Microsoft Azure to help clients speed up innovation, operate more efficiently and be more responsive to their customer’s needs. As a Microsoft partner we specialize in Azure Migration, Cloud-Scale Custom Application Development, Internet of Things, Analytics and DevOps achieved through Azure-Enabled Infrastructure Automation. 3Cloud is headquartered in Chicago with an office in Dallas.


Job Description

The Solutions Director is a senior member of 3Cloud’s consulting leadership team. He or she is 3Cloud’s champion for innovation on the Azure platform, specifically through the union of thoughtful products, accelerators, and solutions with intelligent consulting. He or she will be responsible for leading sustained, profitable growth with 3Cloud’s clients, and defining and leading development of a portfolio of intellectual property.


The Solutions Director is responsible for:

  1. Market Strategy. Work with 3Cloud CTO and other leadership to define solution and product offerings relevant to 3Cloud’s business across practices. Collaborate with sales and marketing to drive lead generation and brand awareness.
  1. Thought Leadership. Demonstrate competency of the team through internal and external thought leadership. This may include authoring SME-focused collateral (e.g. whitepapers), blogging, participating in social media, speaking at conferences, attending networking events, etc.
  2. Sales Support. Educate and support the 3Cloud sales team in driving revenue for the company, and directly support strategic sales opportunities, particularly those that involve the use of 3Cloud IP.
  1. Client Relationships. Develop relationships with key client stakeholders, service as a trusted advisor to them during their transformation to an Azure-based technology platform.
  2. Solution Development. Lead packaging of solution offerings across practices and enable sales teams.
  3. Product Development. Lead ideation and development of internal and external IP in support of business initiatives. Develop IP and solutions that drive cross practice and cross business line opportunities.
  1. IP Harvesting and Cultivation. Capture and develop intellectual property (IP) for use in sales support and delivery disciplines. Drive continuous improvement.
  1. Recruiting Talent. Actively work to attract talent to 3Cloud and participate in the interviewing and hiring process. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as part of 3Cloud’s senior delivery leadership team in coordinating services functions and client experience across service lines.
  • Own direct revenue metric related to sale of intellectual property.
  • Own indirect revenue (revenue influence) metric related to profitable use of intellectual property.
  • Carry personal utilization target of up to 50%, including time spent with client workshop leadership.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Microsoft account team(s) on account strategy and execution. Whenever possible, support Microsoft initiatives for account penetration and growth.
  • Engage with clients by analyzing application portfolios, infrastructure investments, and organizational capabilities to understand opportunities for acceleration through the use of packaged solutions and products.
  • Develop reference architectures, documentation, and other intellectual property that ensures the delivery of projects that are secure, highly available, and scalable.

 

Experience

  • 8+ years of experience in infrastructure architecture design and development, and/or system integration/development
  • 2+ years in a technology management role
  • 2+ years involvement in technology pre-sales
  • Understanding of cloud ecosystem and leading-edge cloud emerging technologies
  • Microsoft Azure experience required
  • Performance analysis, troubleshooting and remediation techniques
  • Strong analytical problem-solving ability
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team
  • Microsoft Certification a plus
  • Passion for client experience and for professional services as a vehicle to help clients achieve their goals.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and desire to look for opportunities to continually improve.
  • Demonstrated leadership of a technology practice area in a professional services organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership of a product development team, with consistent performance in hitting goals related to ship dates, feature delivery, and product quality.
  • Ability to operate effectively as part of a matrixed team and drive results from members of the organization who may not be part of a direct reporting relationship.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to consulting team members.
  • Ability to address conflict. Able to prepare for and execute on difficult conversations.
  • Attention to detail, and insistence on excellence and “getting it right the first time.”
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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An Insider's view of 3Cloud

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

3Cloud has an excellent work-life balance. With the unlimited work from home policy, I have the ability to save myself time from a rather long, tedious commute and utilize that time to get more work done with higher quality. In addition to that, being closer to home allows me to spend more time with family, focus on things such as fitness, etc.

Sully

Associate Azure Consultant

What does your typical day look like?

My days are never the same - I juggle time, cost and quality to ensure all clients’ goals are met. Having exposure to open collaboration between teams that work with diverse technologies enables new growth opportunities. One thing stays consistent every day, though - I get to work on challenging projects with brilliant people.

Martyna

Senior Project Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined 3Cloud as a senior consultant. With the rapid pace at which 3Cloud has grown, the leaders recognized my leadership contributions and fast-tracked my career advancement to Delivery Director of our Cloud Infrastructure & Operations team. I lead seven seasoned architects that drive market leading Azure solutions for our clients.

Joe

Delivery Director

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to be the leading Microsoft Azure partner, both trusted by our clients and loved by our employees.

Mike

CEO

What are 3Cloud Perks + Benefits

3Cloud Benefits Overview

We believe our biggest perk is that we get to work with great clients on cutting-edge projects; our team members are challenged and develop amazing skills as they create. Our full benefits package targets life balance and connection.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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