Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions Engineer, Kansas City, Missouri

Agency WPP
Created 06/12/2021
Reference 5317719002
Category Other
Country United States
State Missouri
City Kansas City
WPP IT provides IT services for WPP, the world's largest communications services group. As a creative transformation company, WPP is helping its clients transform the future through extraordinary work. WPP IT is an integral part of that journey and we are proud to provide technology for some of the world's most creative brands.

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Why we're hiring:

Group IT is a global network of preeminent companies focused on building strategic partnerships to deliver global excellence in all forms of communications. Our family of companies, long described as "best alone, better together," focuses on the delivery of the broadest and most innovative of integrated solutions for our clients.

During this Global IT Transformation and Enterprise Architecture maturity, we are looking for a Cloud Solutions Engineer, with a strong IT background to be an integral part of the Global Team. This role will help us deliver and facilitate the Transformation based on their Business Requirements, help with their clients' needs from a technical perspective, so they can deliver robust, secure and innovative solutions in the advertising and digital media space. We require someone who can help to understand and deploy the standard tools needed to ensure specific business requirements are met and align with strategic objectives for the operating companies and WPP.

Reporting to and take direction from Senior Cloud Architect, whilst liaising with the rest of the retained IT team, the role will work closely with WPP IT, Technology Support, Cloud Vendor(s) and multiple subsidiaries to help understand and improve business requirements, while utilising the suite of tools, facilities and processes available. This Cloud Solution Engineer will help deliver cloud operation and infrastructure standards for the business. This role will also work with the Regional teams help progress projects across the line from a delivery perspective.

Some travel is anticipated within the region and may require travel to other regions as needed......TBD. This person must have an active passport.

What you'll be doing:

Duties include (and are not exclusive to):
  • Liaise directly with key business users, stakeholders and other Regional and Global resources to deliver a solution to meet those needs and understand technical requirements.
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A team player that can work autonomously as needed.
  • Collaborate on a problem resolution and minor project planning.
  • Leverage a solid background in:


  • Microsoft Azure
  • Directory Services
  • Network
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Storage
  • standard cloud tools
  • Scripting


  • A desire to stay up to date with technologies and best practices
  • Experience of delivering requirements through the entire lifecycle of a project - gathering, documenting, validating, refining, creating user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and share knowledge with internal and external contacts at all levels
  • Understanding of how to deliver business priorities with technical platforms
  • Strong documentation and communication skills
  • Flexibility to work across multiple time zones.
  • Gathers data to contribute to delivery of business plans and strategies.
  • Assist in testing and deploying of cloud services and other such tools.
  • Help manage subscriptions with cloud vendors
  • Work with other vendors as required.
  • Create and update detailed technical and possibly user documentation in a Cloud Architecture Library.
  • Help with Out of scope offices/OpCos that have no:
    • Infrastructure knowledge
    • Understanding of the operating companies' setups,standards and protocols and their requirements
  • Help deliver on "big ticket" items for the businesses.

What you'll need:
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Tool stack - Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Visio
  • Understanding of Solutioning and Architecture Framework processes
  • Strong Working knowledge of many different technologies but not limited to:
    • Microsoft Azure Solutions (required)
    • AWS/GCP (Nice to have)
    • Microsoft Office 365 Solutions
    • Operating systems -- Windows (required) and Linux (nice to have)
    • Cloud Network Strategies
    • Cloud Storage
    • DevOps tools
    • Database (SQL, cloud SQL, MySQL, PostGres, etc)
  • Azure Certified (NICE to have but should be certified in first 36 months)
  • AWS Certified (NICE to have - not required)
  • GCP Certified (NICE to have - not required)

TOGAF 9 Certification (NICE to have - not required)

Who you are:

You're open : We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are open-minded: to new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic : We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with confidence: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we deliver extraordinary every day.

What we'll give you:

Passionate, driven people - We champion a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity - We offer the opportunity to create, influence and deliver projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work - Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

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