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Azure Cloud Architect Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Azure Cloud Architect Description

Job #: 90889
We are looking for a highly competent Azure Cloud Architect who is fluently Dutch speaking, to strengthen our Azure Cloud team in the Netherlands.
Our Architects expected to engage in open discussions with stakeholders, identify their concerns, and effectively communicate and devise solutions.

The role requires a strong background in architecture, consulting, or software/system development. Experience in building client relationships, customer engagement, and stakeholder management is highly desirable. A track record of securing new business and expanding our presence in strategic accounts is a significant advantage.


  • Design and implement Cloud infrastructure and solutions
  • Engage with customers through workshops and by providing design recommendations to client technical teams and stakeholders
  • Develop and present architecture proposals, and proofs-of-concept based on gathered requirements
  • Evaluate emerging technologies with a focus on current Cloud and AI trends
  • Serve as a lead architect on client engagements, guiding teams on established best practices and frameworks
  • Establish yourself as a trusted advisor to high-profile enterprises, and collaboratively manage customer relationships alongside the EPAM account team
  • Support pre-sales activities in collaboration with Account Teams


  • Recent at least 3 years of experience as an Azure Cloud Architect and at least 8 years in IT
  • Broad knowledge of the overall Azure service catalog
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Azure solutions architecture design
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework and Enterprise-scale Landing Zone reference architecture
  • Hands-on experience in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ecosystem, specifically with expert knowledge at least in one Azure Cloud domain:
    • Developer Technology (GitLab, GitHub, Azure DevOps and etc)
    • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Azure Bicep, YAML, PowerShell, Bash)
    • Infrastructure and Hybrid Solutions (Cloud Compute, HPC, Azure Arc, SAP on Azure, Storage)
    • Networking (vNet, VPN, Express Route, vWAN)
    • Security (Sentinel, Defender family, Firewall, Application Gateway)
    • Governance and Monitoring (Management Groups, Policy, Log Analytics, Monitor, Application Insight, Blueprints)
    • Data & AI (OpenAI\ChatGPT, DBaaS, Databricks)
    • Cloud Application Modernization (App Services, Functions, Logic Apps, Low-Code\No-Code)
    • Container technologies (Azure Kubernetes Service or equivalent Kubernetes services (EKS/GKE/OpenShift)
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate ideas clearly and effectively in written and verbal form
  • Adept at managing and leading a technical team of engineers and experts, and sharing solution architecture methodologies
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer care and service in all activities
  • Experience in presenting technical ideas and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences across all levels of seniority
  • Leadership skills, with the ability to work comfortably alongside senior colleagues, including those at the C-level
  • Fluency in written and spoken Dutch is essential
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Nice to have

  • Able to work independently on technical pre-sales activities is considered as a plus

We Offer

  • Competitive Compensation
  • 26 paid holiday days
  • Commuting to work- costs reimbursement
  • Pension Plan scheme
  • Discretionary Performance Based bonus
  • Laptop + Corporate Simcard + Corporate Mobile Device (subject to certain eligibility requirements)
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Trainings, Internal Education and Dutch Language Courses
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Relocation Package
  • Regular Corporate and Social Events
  • The opportunity to be part of a diverse and multicultural company
  • EPAM Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (subject to certain eligibility requirements)
  • Certain benefits and perks may be subject to eligibility requirements

About EPAM

  • EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential