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Azure Lead Consultant/Cloud Architect

Location: Etobicoke
Company: Adastra Corporation
Hours: Full time

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Adastra Corporation is hiring! As Canada’s leading Data and AI company, and we are currently looking for an Azure Lead Consultant/Cloud Architect to join our Microsoft Practice. As part of the Microsoft Practice, a successful candidate will lead the team in establishing unique approaches to ensure solutions are developed, implemented, and maintained, and the appropriate tools and technologies are utilized.

Location: Within the GTA but currently remote/Markham/Toronto

Status: Contract/Full-Time


  • Analyze current state and identify/document gaps between current state and requirements
  • Understand business process and refine business requirements with stakeholders
  • Define future state solution architecture
  • Meet solution security and availability requirements with architectural designs
  • Define future state data architecture/models
  • Define high level steps/plan/resources to achieve future state
  • Complete customer required specs for requirements, architecture, and design, to garner solution approval across all stakeholders
  • Define governance processes to facilitate effective adoption and maintenance of solutions
  • Establish best practices to ensure solutions are developed, implemented, and maintained with the best, consistent approach
  • Manage team through solution development and delivery
  • Communicate with stakeholders around progress and challenges
  • Manage issues effectively as they occur during the solution life cycle
  • Investigate/resolve complex challenges blocking developer progression
  • Stay abreast of latest technology developments and maintain a "trusted advisor" role with stakeholders
  • Estimate software/service pricing related to solution design
  • Capable of explaining technical projects and the business impact to management and non-technical stakeholders
  • Conduct assessment, discovery, identification of bottlenecks andfind gaps in infrastructure - recommend areas of improvements, implement changes

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Formal Education in IT/Computer Science/Computer Engineering related fields
  • 5to 8 years’ experience in a Data Engineering/Architect type role
  • 5to 8 years’ SQL practical experience; familiarity with SQL statements, stored procedures, indexing, partitioning, distribution, and basic security
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in modeling data
  • Hands-on technical expertise required related to Big Data or Data Warehouse technologies
  • Ability to optimize data access for speed/reliability/velocity as needed by the business
  • Solid experienceimplementing and leading multiple cloud migration engagements
  • Experience with cloud deployment models - IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Hybrid
  • Intermediate to Expert level experience with Azure Data Factory/Synapse Pipelines, Azure Databricks/Synapse Spark Engine, Azure Analysis service/SSAS, Azure Synapse Analytics Engine/Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft Power BI
  • Energetic and results-oriented with a proven track record to leverage technology to deliver business objectives that yield efficiencies in improved business processes
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and have the initiative to drive constant optimization and improvements in the business
  • Exceptional client-facing communication abilities (written and verbal), including ability to work with both onshore and offshore teams

Nice to Have:

  • One of AZ-300/303/304 or DP-200/201/203 or AZ-103/104
  • Agileexperience or Certification
  • Proficient in Python/R/Scala/Spark or some form of scripting
  • Azure Networking or Security Experience

About Adastra

At Adastra, we transform the Data & Analytics space by providing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud, Digital and Governance services. Our consultants specialize in transforming enterprise applications and collaborate across functions, competencies, and sectors to help our clients harness and leverage their data assets, accelerate innovation, improve operational excellence, and create unforgettable customer experiences.

Adastra has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 20 consecutive years, reinforcing our position as a best-in-class organization known for strategic excellence, innovation, and culture. People are at the core of Adastra's capabilities, and the Adastra Group has 2,500 consultants actualizing projects across 16 global branches.

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What We Offer

  • Opportunity for advancement and career progression
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits plan
  • Successful referral program
  • A flexible and dynamic workplace
  • The opportunity to work with one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
  • Satisfaction of working for a reputable company

Equal Opportunity Employer

In our commitment to promote fair and equitable treatment of all employees and applicants, Adastra Corporation provides equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of age, sex, disability, race, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, marital status or any other ground as described in the Ontario Human Rights Code. In addition, accommodation will be provided during the hiring process. Adastra Corporation’s implementation and support of employment initiatives, encourage diversified labour force participation and equal access to opportunities based on merit and performance.

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