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Customer Engineer - Azure - L5

Date:  26-Mar-2021
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Azure Customer Engineer


GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain.


With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.


We are looking for a technologist to join the GFT team and help build out our rapidly expanding Azure business. This position will be based in London but national and international travel will be required. GFT is a Global Partner with Microsoft. We have offices in 11 countries and an international staff numbering around 5,000. We have 100’s of certified Azure engineers globally.


We have created a new role – Azure Customer Engineer - within the team to strengthen our relationship with Microsoft in the UK. Customer Engineers work within our key accounts. This role is to work closely with both Microsoft PS and the clients highly technical engineering teams on strategic transformation projects for one of the largest financial institution in the world, helping with design, planning and implementation of the newest Azure technologies within a highly regulated environment. The role will be split between delivery - working across multiple projects helping the teams scale, enable cross-team communication as well as pre-sales – helping with writing proposals & unveiling new opportunities.


Key Capabilities


  • Demonstrated thought leadership in emerging technologies
  • Understanding of the interaction of alternate technologies with incumbent technology (looking for industry / technology awareness)
  • Strong technical management background particularly in either DevOps or solution architecture
  • Ability to identify and manage complex technical deliverables to meet program requirements
  • Balancing best of breed technical implementation with the commercial / business schedule and work within budget imperatives
  • Stakeholder engagement and influencing
  • Strong technical architectural and design skills
  • Ability to articulate an enterprise level minimum vial cloud and the approached need to build guide rails for that transformation
  • Experience with Azure Subscription Management, Policy, RBAC, Security centre and Management Groups to ensure guide rails around enterprise Azure accounts and supporting controls for common services required by a large enterprise such as a bank
  • Experience of a second cloud is beneficial but not essential


Technical Skills


  • Knowledge of Big Data frameworks
  • Knowledge of Streaming frameworks: Azure Event Hub
  • Data science experience such as: delivering models in production, Jupyter notebook, XGBoost, Classification, Sagemaker is beneficial
  • Exposure to Data warehousing platforms: Azure Data warehouse, Snowflake or other MPP like Netezza or Exadata
  • Must have Cloud platform knowledge: Azure, plus some exposure to AWS or OpenShift etc.
  • Api integration and microservice design experience is essential
  • NoSQL and SQL knowledge: e.g. CosmosDB, MongoDB, PostGRESQL, MYSQL, Oracle, SQLServer
  • Serverless architecture knowledge: Lambda, Kubeless, Azure functions
  • Documentation and Process: Jira, Confluence, GitHub
  • DevOps tooling: Jenkins, Team City, Bitbucket pipelines, Azure DevOps
  • Infrastructure as code: Azure Resource Manager, Chef, Terraform, Ansible


Personal Skills


  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges.
  • Working practices; thorough with high standards of work.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels.
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions.
  • The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SAFE and Kanban
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision.
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business.
  • Demonstrated an aptitude in sales centric roles, typically in support of key sales personnel.


What we offer you:

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.

Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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