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Azure Technical Architect

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

England, UK
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

This is a newly-created role and is one of the exciting steps we are taking into developing our cloud infrastructure strategy. This role will be responsible for designing and implementing secure and scalable cloud-based infrastructure solutions that align with the firm's strategic objectives, while evaluating and recommending appropriate Azure services to optimize performance and cost efficiency in diverse scenarios. This role is located in either our Global Services Office in downtown Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or Manchester offices. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to gather requirements and ensure that solutions meet business needs.
  • Implementing security best practices and adhering to compliance standards to ensure data protection and privacy.
  • Creating comprehensive technical documentation, including architecture diagrams, design specifications, and operational procedures, ensuring knowledge transfer and maintaining system integrity.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends, identifying new solutions and recognising opportunities for automation and efficiency

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and can effectively interact with people at all organisational levels of the firm
  • Are excited by change and feel comfortable hand-holding stakeholders through transformations
  • Enjoy solving problems, thinking critically and analytically and can offer a first-class customer service

And have:

  • Extensive experience of progressive computer systems management in a large-scale – ideally global – enterprise environment. Knowledge of a corporate environment would be beneficial
  • Expertise in designing and implementing complex infrastructure solutions and hands-on experience of cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree or Higher Education Diploma in Information Technology is desired and/or a Microsoft Azure Certification or equivalent experience is highly desired

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • A pension plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.