Senior Cloud Architect – Azure Migration Specialist

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Job Title: Senior Cloud Architect – Azure Migration Specialist

Location: Fully remote

About Protera:

Protera is seeking an experienced and dedicated Senior Cloud Architect with a focus on Azure Migration to join our growing team. The successful candidate will possess expertise in Microsoft Azure and on-premises workload migration, with a deep understanding of Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and dependency mapping to set up migration move groups to Azure. As a key member of our team, you will play a critical role in helping our customers modernize and optimize their IT infrastructure through seamless and efficient cloud migration.


  • Collaborate with clients to develop a deep understanding of their existing on-premises infrastructure, applications, and business requirements, and recommend the optimal migration strategy to Azure.
  • Leverage Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) to provide best practices, guidance, and tools for cloud adoption and migration, ensuring alignment with customers’ business and technical goals.
  • Architect, design, and implement complex, large-scale migration solutions using Microsoft Azure services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure App Service, Azure SQL Database, Azure Storage, and Azure Networking.
  • Evaluate and recommend tools and technologies for migration, including Azure Migrate, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Database Migration Service, and third-party tools.
  • Utilize dependency mapping techniques and tools to identify and group interdependent workloads, applications, and services, enabling the creation of efficient migration move groups to Azure.
  • Assess clients’ workloads for cloud readiness and recommend application refactoring or modernization where necessary to improve performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency in the Azure cloud.
  • Develop comprehensive documentation and migration roadmaps that outline the end-to-end migration process, including resource planning, timeline, and milestones.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, engineers, and product owners, to ensure smooth migration and integration of workloads, applications, and data.
  • Provide technical guidance, training, and support to clients during the migration process, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to Azure with minimal business disruption.
  • Continuously stay up-to-date on emerging Azure technologies, best practices, and trends to provide effective and innovative solutions to our clients.
  • Act as a subject matter expert within the company and engage in knowledge-sharing activities, presentations, and workshops.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in cloud computing, with at least 6 years specifically focused on Microsoft Azure architecture and solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading successful large-scale Azure migration projects, migrating on-premises workloads to Azure cloud.
  • Deep understanding of Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and its application in real-world scenarios.
  • Strong understanding of Azure services, including but not limited to Azure Virtual Machines, Azure App Service, Azure SQL Database, Azure Storage, and Azure Networking.
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as C#, Python, Java, or PowerShell.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and configuration management tools, such as Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, Terraform, and Ansible.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification (AZ-305) or equivalent is preferred.


  • Competitive salary package
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment