Senior Technical Cloud Architect

Meet Mara

At Mara Consulting, we help our clients – changemakers in their respective organizations — succeed, by delivering the best service and solutions in privacy and cybersecurity, business and technology strategy, and people-centred transformation. We help clients think through their most complex, pressing challenges to gain an understanding of the potential opportunities and then we chart the way forward, together. We lead with a creative mindset and a collaborative approach. Always. 

To support our growth, we are searching for an exceptional Senior Technical Cloud Architect to join us. As part of a growing and well-respected team, you’ll work with clients in the public, healthcare, and private sectors. You’ll collaborate with a seasoned team of professionals with backgrounds in project management, change management, service design, risk management and technology, and lived’ experience, who have your back and value your contributions. 

What We’re Looking For 

As a Mara Senior Technical Cloud Architect, you’ll bring a broad set of skills, knowledge and experience in IT technical and solution architecture and design, with a background and focus on cloud computing. You will work with our clients to prepare IT strategy and plans, and design and deliver digital services to support their current and evolving business needs. 

You’ll have exceptional writing skills and the ability to communicate and apply appropriate technical architecture frameworks and concepts clearly to the help our clients think through their most pressing challenges. As a self-starter who is detail-oriented and flexible, you will take on various types of projects based on the priorities of our clients. In all the work that you do, you will be encouraged to think creatively and resourcefully. As a complement to our existing team members, we are looking for that special person who is energetic and fun-loving, but passionate and serious about the work.

We’d like to hear from you if you bring: 
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related field, or a combination of a two-year technical diploma and relevant experience. 
  • A minimum of 7 years as a senior technical architect, with 3 years of relevant experience as a cloud architect. 
  • Experience preparing solution and technical architectures and designs, with a specific focus on cloud solutions. 
  • Experience preparing IT strategies and roadmaps for large organizations. 
  • A strong foundation of application, platform and infrastructure architecture, and security best-practices. 
  • Experience designing and delivering cloud-based applications and services. 
  • Expertise in Azure services, including compute, storage, networking, databases, and security. 
  • Proficient in designing and implementing scalable, reliable, and secure Azure solutions. 
  • Knowledge of Azure policy, monitoring and management tools, such as Azure Policy, Azure Monitor, Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Sentinel. 
  • Experience in communicating technical and security concepts to non-technical audiences. 
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity. 
  • Strong verbal, written and visual communication skills that you can to tailor to the needs of the audience. 
  • Strong consultative skills, including facilitation, issue identification and resolution, and problem solving. 
  • Exemplary client service skills and ability to collaborate with people at all organizational levels. 

Assets:

  • Microsoft Azure and/​or Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications 
  • Expertise and experience in the field of Data Analytics 
  • Azure Data Analytics experience, including Azure data services such as Synapse, Databricks, and various data storage services. 
  • Experience using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) concepts and tooling such as Terraform 
  • Experience with Azure DevOps for CI/CD pipelines and automation. 
  • Experience leading security architecture and design initiatives. 
  • Security certifications.
  • Experience in the public and/​or healthcare sectors 

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package, company profit sharing and variable incentive program, ample paid vacation, paid professional development, work from home allowance, company events, and other perks. 
  • A premier boutique firm, Mara offers flexibility and autonomy to do your best work, without that corporate culture feel. Our team works remotely and collaborates virtually, and we get together in person often. 
  • An opportunity to be part of a highly respected, high-performing team, working with a diverse group of industry experts and thought leaders, providing invaluable mentorship and professional growth opportunities. 
  • We encourage continuous learning and professional development, ensuring that our employees remain at the forefront of industry trends and best practices. 
  • The ability to be part of, and contribute to a sought-after culture, based on the shared values of creativity, leadership, teamwork, community, respect, and lifelong learning. 
  • Mara’s Values

At Mara Consulting, we aim to foster a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage applications from those of Indigenous or racialized heritage, from those who may identify as belonging to the LGBTQ2S+ community, and from those who may be differently abled. You are welcomed to share with us any required accommodations or preferred pronouns in your application. 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@​maraconsulting.​ca. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


For more information, please visit www​.mara​con​sult​ing​.ca or find us on LinkedIn.