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Solutions Architect (Cloud Platform & Transformation Services)

John Keells Information Technology (Pvt) Ltd (JKIT) is the consulting and professional IT services arm of John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka's largest listed conglomerate. JKIT focuses on Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations to large multinational companies’ worldwide.  JKIT has delivered many award-winning solutions to some of the biggest names in Europe, Middle East, and Asia. 


The Solution Architect drives Azure-based customer initiatives by collaborating with customers whilst participating in both pre-sales and post-sales efforts.


We invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the post of Solutions Architect. The selected candidate will report to the Head of Advisory – Cloud Platform and Transformation Services.


The Solutions Architect will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with customers and participating in both pre-sales and post-sales i.e., deployment efforts
  • Providing a technical outlook during interactions with customers
  • Ensuring an effective end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience
  • The Azure technical customer engagement including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects, proofs of concept, and deployment
  • Design implementation and support of distributed applications designed to run in the cloud or across hybrid cloud and on-premises environments


The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A computer science or related engineering degree
  • 5-8 years of experience designing and delivering cloud solutions on an enterprise scale, 5+ years of experience creating pilots, prototypes, and proofs-of-concept, and 4 - 6 years of experience providing cloud solutions including hybrid solutions on-premises or in the cloud, lift and shift initiatives, migrations, and upgrades, prior work experience in a consulting or architecture position within a software & services company is a necessity
  • An understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, cloud virtualization, storage, networking, and cloud governance technologies effectively
  • An understanding of common database technologies such as SQL Database and Server, Oracle, MySQL
  • Technical experience in enterprise mobile, identity and access control, and security solutions
  • A working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Web Design
John Keells Information Technology (PVT)