Version 1 Dublin

Department: Public Sector & Utilities (Ireland)

Job Description

  • Architecture, Implementation, and Delivery of Enterprise Microsoft Azure projects. 
  • Business Development, Technical Pre-Sales, and proposals.
  • Collaboration and technical consultation with customer, Version 1, and 3rd party technical teams such as applications, databases, data analytics, security, networks etc. to define requirements for new projects as well as existing environments.
  • Evolution of existing best practice and existing Azure Landing Zone estate to support delivery of new Azure solutions within a hub-and-spoke topology.
  • Working within a project management/agile delivery methodology in a leading role as part of a wider team. 
  • Documentation of solutions (e.g., source and target architecture, configuration, and setup) – high level design and low level design, operational procedures and runbooks, implementation guides. 
  • Knowledge transfer and upskilling to relevant customer personnel to ensure an appropriate level of future self-sufficiency. Help build cloud competencies. 
  • This position offers a hybrid work model, combining both remote work and in-office collaboration.


  • At least 5 years’ Enterprise architectural experience in a lead role, with experience in delivering a broad range of services from the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform including Infrastructure and Security related services such as IaaS, PaaS, Containers, Networking. and Azure Security. 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the design and delivery of Enterprise level solutions that encompass High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Cost Management, and Performance. Security and Compliance focused in all activities.
  • SME with an in-depth understanding of, and experience in the design of Enterprise-level Azure solutions using, the Cloud Adoption Framework and the Well Architected Framework. Experience in leading and guiding the delivery of a number of consultants and engineers within the constraints of the CAF.
  • Excellent documentation skills. Fluent in English. Advanced experience with drafting and presenting High Level Designs and Low Level Designs to meet Architectural Review Board requirements.
  • Experience deploying Enterprise solutions using Infrastructure-as-Code and CI/CD pipelines – Terraform and Azure DevOps and YAML – across multiple subscriptions and environments.
  • Strong hands-on demonstrable experience deploying the following technologies: 
    • Azure Landing Zones and hub-and-spoke topology.
    • Tiered IaaS solutions. Including working with application and database teams to design suitable IaaS solutions.
    • Microsoft Azure PaaS products such as Azure SQL Server, Key Vault, Storage Accounts, Web Apps and App Services, APIM.
    • Networking technologies, including VNET Manager, NSGs, Azure Firewall, Application Gateway & WAF, ExpressRoute, VPN, Bastion.
    • Security tools including Defender for Cloud, Azure Policy, Advisor, encryption. Working with SOC teams and 3rd party SIEM providers.
    • Monitoring tools including Azure Monitor, App Insights, and Log Analytics.
  • Microsoft Identity and Access Management – Entra, RBAC, zero trust and least access modelling. Integration designs with identity management.
  • Possession of advanced Azure certifications such as Azure Solutions Architect Expert or Cybersecurity Architect Expert.  Possession of industry architecture framework certification such as TOGAF or Zachman. Possession of Hashicorp certification.


  • Experience of refactoring existing application workloads using modern architectural patterns.
  • Experience with automated testing of IaC.
  • Experience with the management of cloud resources using GitOps practices.
  • Exposure to additional Azure resources such as Sentinel, Synapse, Data Factory, Docker & AKS, Logic Apps, Functions.

Additional Information

Why Version 1?

At Version 1, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that prioritises their wellbeing, professional growth, and financial stability.

  • Share in our success with our Quarterly Performance-Related Profit Share Scheme, where employees collectively benefit from a share of our company's profits.
  • Strong Career Progression & mentorship coaching through our Strength in Balance & Leadership schemes with a dedicated quarterly Pathways Career Development programme.
  • Flexible/remote working, Version 1 is tremendously understanding of life events and people’s individual circumstances and offer flexibility to help achieve a healthy work life balance.
  • Financial Wellbeing initiatives including; Pension, Private Healthcare Cover, Life Assurance, Financial advice and an Employee Discount scheme.
  • Employee Wellbeing schemes including Gym Discounts, Bike to Work, Fitness classes, Mindfulness Workshops, Employee Assistance Programme and much more.
  • Generous holiday allowance, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, marriage/civil partnership leave and special leave policies.
  • Educational assistance, incentivised certifications, and accreditations, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat.
  • Reward schemes including Version 1’s Annual Excellence Awards & ‘Call-Out’ platform.
  • Environment, Social and Community First initiatives allow you to get involved in local fundraising and development opportunities as part of fostering our diversity, inclusion and belonging schemes.

And many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more.

Peter Ruck, Head of Talent Acquisition for IEPSU


Company Description

Version 1 has celebrated over 26 years in Technology Services and continues to be trusted by global brands to deliver solutions that drive customer success. Our expertise enables our customers to navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. We foster strong partnerships with leading technology giants including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems, and Snowflake, ensuring that our customers are provided with the highest quality solutions and services.

We’re an award-winning employer reflecting how our employees are at the very heart of Version 1 and what we do:

  • No. 1 Best Large Workplace in Ireland by GPTW
  • 5th Best Super Large Workplace in the UK by GPTW
  • Best Workplace for Women in the UK & Ireland by GPTW
  • Best Workplace for Wellbeing in the UK 2023 by GPTW
  • Top 10 Best Place to Work UK by Glassdoor

We’re a core values driven company, we hire people who share our values, and we reward those who display and foster them, it’s deeply embedded within our DNA. Invest in us and we’ll invest in you!

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