Cloud Architect - Data and Insights
6d ago


Our Data and Insights practice specialises in business intelligence strategy, consulting and large scale implementations in order to deliver complete, versatile data and analytics solutions allowing customers to leverage the value of their data

We are now looking for an experienced Lead level Cloud Data and AI Architect to join this high performing team. This role is based in Wellington to work with our existing and growing customer base.

Theta is an industry leader in our clients’ digital transformations. We recognise that the backbone enabling our clients’ highest aspirations for analytics and cognitive solutions is next-gen Cloud infrastructure.

From cloud consulting, to implementation, and ongoing managed services we offer a full scope of Cloud services and solutions.

We want talented people who are ready to innovate cloud services and empower our clients to leap forward utilising the cloud technologies available today.

Building your career at Theta offers the opportunity to work with cutting-edge Cloud technologies to deliver next-Gen Cloud solutions.

We embrace the tech pioneer mindset and always enable our talent to keep their skills evolving at the speed at which the technology marketplace is evolving.

Cloud has transformed the way technology enables the business. It represents a radical shift in how IT services are obtained, used, and managed.

Companies are navigating through the various cloud options and deciding between private, public, or a combination across different and dynamic provider ecosystems.

Our employees are empowered to think outside of the box and provide innovative solutions to our customers.

Work you’ll do

You will focus on selling and delivering cloud solutions using Azure Data and AI components and as a key member of architecture, ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services on cloud services.

  • Design and implement complex Analytics cloud solutions that meet client needs
  • Promote cloud internally to sales and delivery teams to drive growth
  • Educate customers of all sizes on the value proposition of cloud and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are delivering business value
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the cloud solutions architect community
  • Author or otherwise contribute to cloud customer-facing publications such as whitepapers
  • Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates
  • Act as a technical liaison between customers, delivery teams and support
  • Required :

  • In-depth hands-on work experience with large-scale implementations of Analytics Cloud solutions, preferably on Microsoft Azure
  • In-depth knowledge of Azure technology stack including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, ADC, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Data Bricks, PowerApps, LogicApps, DevOps / DataOps , Azure Data Factory
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with AWS will be an advantage
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with Snowflake will be an advantage
  • Direct experience migrating applications from the enterprise to cloud providers Amazon, Google, or Microsoft)
  • Design and implementation of end-to-end data pipelines in Azure
  • Practical understanding of the various data ingestions options for on premises or external data sources
  • Strong background and experience in Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to learn new information quickly
  • Strong architecture design and modelling, written and oral skills
  • Preferred :

  • 10+ years of overall architecture experience, to include a minimum of 4 years of experience in Azure Analytics architecture
  • 3+ years project experience migrating and deploying cloud based solutions (GCP, Azure or AWS)
  • 3+ years architecting, implementing and supporting Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services infrastructure and topologies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience. MBA preferred
  • Azure Certified Professional
  • Understanding of Infrastructure as a Service, Infrastructure as Code and related concepts on public cloud
  • Understanding of Agile, SCRUM and Continuous Delivery
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, communication, coaching, analysis, problem solving and short term and long term planning
  • Experienced, persuasive and effective presenter, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of standard selling disciplines, specifically Solution Selling and RFP management
  • Experience leading high performance, results driven teams with a focus on client satisfaction
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple initiatives and rapidly changing priorities
  • About Us

    We thrive on delivering excellence within a collaborative environment, where working hard and playing hard go hand-in-hand.

    Our exceptional people use cutting edge technology and innovation to achieve smarter solutions, together. With offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch, we're making our mark across the length and breadth of New Zealand where the opportunities within Theta are endless!

    Culture and Benefits

    Theta offers a family friendly work environment with flexible work hours where practical; especially relevant for caregivers.

    We embrace gender equality and are committed to providing a supportive, diverse and inclusive work environment throughout our workplace.

    Theta is committed to giving back to the community and are avid supporters of Cure Kids. We compete in various adventure races and do many other things to raise money for Cure Kids.

    And we make time for the fun things in life!

    We currently provide the following benefits to ensure your professional development and personal wellbeing :

  • Professional growth and learning opportunities
  • A competitive salary (commensurate with experience) plus KiwiSaver
  • Fully subsidised medical insurance for employees
  • Heavily discounted medical insurance for immediate family of employees
  • Internal Referral Incentive
  • Staff Assistance Programme
  • Annual Flu injections
  • Sick leave from your first day on board
  • Remote working options where practical and mutually agreed
  • Daily fresh fruit basket, coffee machine, wide selection of teas and biscuits in all of our offices.
  • We are also an accredited employer with INZ and have welcomed people from close to 40 different nations.

    Please note : Whilst we usually welcome overseas applicants, please be advised that due to the current circumstances as a result of COVID-19, we are only considering applicants who are currently residing in NZ or NZ Citizens / Residents returning home from overseas.

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