Azure Architect

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Banfield Pet Hospital
AWS, Azure, Cloud, Architecture
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

Azure Architect

Position Overview:

  • The Azure architect will handle the architecture and design of a global cloud native platform built on predominantly azure technologies.
  • The architect will serve as a lead on large scale projects, including solutioning and documentation of infrastructure architecture.
  • As an active member, the architect partners with other architects in the organization and mentors and helps dev leads, scrum teams and other cross functional teams during the life cycle of the platform.

 Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:  

  • Design and implement highly available, scalable, and secure cloud infrastructure on Azure using industry best practices.
  • Design and implement continuous integration and delivery processes and tooling.
  • Design and implement application stack on Kubernetes.
  • Manage CI/CD pipelines to support automated deployment of infrastructure and application platform.
  • Build SRE team to manage the application platform based on industry best practices.
  • Design and implement zero trust infrastructure on Azure.
  • Build and manage a team of highly talented Azure infrastructure and application experts.
  • Develop SOPs and runbooks to ensure that the team members have the needed skills and tools to support production systems.
  • Manage provisioning of environments in the SDLC and associated costing.

 Preferred Skills:

  • Expertise in infrastructure as code, such as terraform.
  • Expertise in Hub and Spoke network topology.
  • Knowledge in NVA, such as Palo Alto.
  • Expertise in site reliability best practices and implementing site reliability dashboards with SLI/SLO/SLA.
  • Experience in working with Enterprise Security and implementing best practices.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on DevOps best practices with Infrastructure as Code, Infrastructure Automation, Application Scalability.
  • Expertise in managing web-based systems with HA/DR deployments across the globe.
  • Experience provisioning and managing Cosmos DB, Azure data lake, Databricks, AKS, Storage accounts, Event hubs, Azure API management, Key vault, private links, Azure App config, Redis, Azure search service, etc.
  • Certified Kubernetes administrator or Certified Kubernetes application developer certification preferred.
  • Experience with IAM policies and IDP.
  • Experience with CDN/WAF such as Cloudflare, Azure front door.
  • Experience with Azure landing zone implementation.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL database systems.


  • Degree: BS, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience: 12+ years of experience either from application development background or from infra management background.
  • Certifications:
    • Microsoft Azure Certified – specifically AZ303 and AZ304.
    • Certified Kubernetes Administrator or Certified Kubernetes Application Developer.
  • Other: Hands-on Experience with Terraform.







Company Information

Founded in Portland, OR, in 1955, Banfield is the largest veterinary practice in the world and an innovative leader in the industry. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, and today we are 1,000 hospitals strong with over 16,000 associates working toward one goal—to give pets the highest quality veterinary care in neighborhoods across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Banfield is a community of people characterized by diversity of thought, background, preferences and approach, and banded together by our commitment to our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. Our pledge, achieved through the health and well-being of our associates, is to create an inclusive environment where all associates can be themselves, so that we can find value in our differences.

Our Purpose

At Banfield, we are defining the future of pet health and wellness. It’s about helping make better lives for pets, while extending the careers of the people who care for them. And it’s a movement we are proud to be part of.

Our Culture

We offer a team-oriented environment where you are valued and your opinions matter. As the world's largest veterinary practice, we have the potential to make a greater positive impact than any other practice. We can only get there with associates fully committed to moving the pet health care industry forward.

Our Principles

Banfield, like our parent company, Mars Incorporated, shares special values called The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. We are looking for associates who understand that our principles are the foundation of our culture and approach to business.

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Originally Posted : 2 months ago