We are actively seeking a Cloud (Azure) Enterprise/Solution Architect, for one of our Direct clients who are a leading SaaS technology full-service reverse logistics provider dealing with returns management. They are going fast and recently been funded by top VC's. They believe that the only way to provide logistics solutions is to be proficient in process, technology and services. Job Details: Title: Cloud (Azure) Enterprise/Solution Architect Skills: Azure, devops automation, Microsoft Office (especially Visio and PowerPoint) ,Microsoft Azure Certification Location: Burlingame, CA Duration: Direct Hire/ Full Time Responsibilities include: Provide oversight and direct contribution to the on-time, on-budget design and delivery of Solution Architecture & Engineering deliverables (azure environments delivery using devops automation) that are fit-for-purpose as agreed with project stakeholders including: architectural pattern development, contribution to IT standards process where there is a project impact, technical advocate in discussions with Risk and Security and other stakeholders etc Accountable as the technical lead in the envisioning process for the assigned portfolio. Provide technical support along with proposed architecture design, environments cost estimating and general scoping or work. Provide technical leadership and oversight of the Solutions process across projects under the portfolio and work closely with product development team for architecture design. Responsible for delivery of the architecture and environments. Desired Skills: Able to demonstrate innovative design skills for an enterprise grade IT Solution in the cloud (Azure is a must and others AWS, Google are a plus) Good Microsoft Office (especially Visio and PowerPoint) i.e. documentation and communications skills. Experience creating technology architecture documents Deep understanding of IT architecture (including Business and Data architectures) and IT Standards including Security standards Experienced with enterprise-grade software development in an Azure DevOps environment (including CI/CD) Must have excellent understanding and demonstrable Azure PaaS Solution design skills Practical understanding of TOGAF 9, ArchiMate 3 is a must and BPMN is a plus Bachelor's degree in a related field (i.e., Computer Science). Master's degree (MBA a plus) or equivalent experience. 10 years' experience with IT Architecture and with organizations similar to KPMG (international, professional services companies). Confidence in dealing with staff, managers and partners across the firm. Preferred Candidate: Microsoft Azure Certification is a must Experience working in a SaaS based product company Experience working with Visualization tools like PowerBI Good knowledge of Azure PaaS and IaaS Good knowledge of data modeling integration and design techniques Must have ability to evaluate different Azure products to fit the requirements Must have excellent presentation skills to justify technical design decision to architecture board and senior leadership Must have experience in leading team/s and get execution done Must have designed and executed at least 2 projects using Azure data ecosystem Excellent verbal and written communication Excellent presentation skills comfortable presenting and discussing ideas to an audience About Cognate Inc - Cognate Inc is a recognized provider of professional IT Consulting services in the US. We have a solid track record of helping organizations plan and deploy IT projects successfully. We combine our consultation and IT staffing experience to drive the effectiveness of IT projects even in the most demanding and complex business environments.