Senior Director of Azure/Client Solutions

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RSM is growing and developing innovative systems leveraging Microsoft Azure and is looking for Leadership to help us grow. The Senior Director Client Solutions is a National IT position responsible for shaping cloud architecture, and directing design and development activities of cloud applications in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. As the domain leader this person will be developing and maintaining the direction, coordination, best practices and standards of solutions designed leveraging Azure. This person will also direct, coordinate, and develop Azure standards for hybrid cloud configurations, replication, orchestration, integration techniques and change management for utilizing cloud services for the management of storage, compute, and network resources.  This high energy individual will be an effective communicator, problem solver, creative thinker, fast learner, and enjoys working with other highly motivated team members. 

  • Synthesize Azure Cloud platform offerings into first class solutions for RSM and direct our solution teams to realize the technology strategy

  • Lead the Azure product teams from a technical perspective to design, implement, support, and maintain custom solutions within the Azure cloud platform while integrating with multiple systems, both internal and external

  • Establish and maintain evolution of an enterprise Azure strategy and governance in collaboration with various stakeholders throughout the organization.  Evaluate emerging cloud and infrastructure technologies

  • Oversee the execution of Azure governance processes and manage expectations with stakeholders

  • Develop, ensure, and increase the speed of knowledge growth and platform maturity in Azure to ensure consistent coding and configuration practices and consistent application of best practices

  • Recommend best practices around Cloud Security, Service Quality, Scalability, Privacy, Risk Mitigation, Capacity Planning, Disaster Recovery, Control and Monitoring

  • Establish, coordinate and maintain best practice Cloud data integrity procedures, processes and policies

  • Provide analysis of various cost models, chargeback models for cloud computing and consulting for development and configuration of new Azure platform enhancements, data integration and migration needs per requirements

  • Participate in recruiting to ensure RSM continues to hire and develop top of the line talent in regards to the Azure platform

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience in Software Engineering/Cloud/technology leadership role

  • 7 years experience in Cloud Management and Governance experience

  • 7 years experience building on premise, off-premise and hybrid solutions

  • 5 years experience developing and maintaining policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

  • Strong experience in Agile and working within multiple frameworks

  • Knowledge and experience with Application Lifecycle Management with Microsoft Team Foundation Server

  • Understanding and experience with Business processes, i.e. Tax platforms are a plus

  • Experience presenting to C-level executive and Board of Director levels

  • Proficiency in performing and reporting risk, business impact

  • Knowledge of and experience in developing and documenting cloud architecture and plans, including strategic, tactical and project plans.

  • Knowledge and experience leading teams focused on Azure cloud and related cloud technologies

  • Hands on experience with large scale implementation(s) of Azure in an enterprise environment specifically around:

    • Deploying applications for scale in Azure cloud
    • Monitoring and support of Azure
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Performance tuning and optimization
    • Solid understanding of Microsoft Azure cloud architecture and administration
    • Strong conceptual, analytic, and expert problem solving skills
    • An understanding of .Net, C#, SQL and other development technologies
    • Strong project management skills and experience in creating and managing project plans, including budgeting and resource allocation
    • Ability to determine when Customization, Development, or additional commercial products are required
    • Motivated to work in a new and growing environment
    • Strong mentoring and training skills
    • Excellent communication, collaboration, and influence skills and conveys an approachable demeanor
    • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with business managers, IT engineering and IT operations staff
    • Ability to influence without authority
    • Ability to build strong relationships across lines of business, functional areas, and outside vendors
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively across the entire organization
    • Ability to be seen as a leader and SME of Cloud technologies for project and application development teams, management and business personnel
    • Ability to drive delivery, motivate team as well as provide input into achieving realistic timelines, roadmaps and goals
    • Strong leader: takes ownership, leads by example, creates and motivates high-performing teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Science


You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

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Job ID req3700
Line of Business: Internal Client Service
SubFunction: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req3700
Location: 801 Nicollet Mall, 11th Floor - West Tower, Minneapolis, MN US
Region: National
Job Category: Corporate Information Technology
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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