Azure IT Infra Architecture

Date: Jun 23, 2024

Location: Pune, MH, IN, 411051

Company: Cytel Software Corporation

At Cytel, we work hard to create successful careers with significant professional growth for our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience, and integrity come together to advance the state of clinical development. 

Lead Azure Architect 


Years of Experience: Minimum 10+years

About Us: Join our innovative health care CRO/Biotech company where we integrate cutting-edge technology and scientific breakthroughs to transform healthcare. As part of our Global IT Team, we are seeking a highly skilled Azure Architect with DevOps expertise to elevate our cloud infrastructure, streamline our development processes, and contribute to global initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and maintain secure, scalable, and cost-effective cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure within a global IT framework.
  • Work collaboratively with international teams across different time zones to understand project objectives, gather requirements, and deliver scalable cloud-based applications.
  • Lead the migration of existing infrastructures to Azure, ensuring minimal downtime and optimal performance, while coordinating efforts across our global offices.
  • Implement and manage continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, ensuring best practices are followed on a global scale.
  • Optimize cloud resources for maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness, considering the needs and constraints of different regions.
  • Develop and enforce cloud security policies and best practices, ensuring compliance with international data protection regulations.
  • Functions, Containers, AKS, Logic Apps, Service Bus, Event Grid, API Management
  • Experience with claims-based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, and RBAC
  • Monitor cloud environments, perform regular audits, and respond swiftly to any security incidents, with a focus on maintaining global security standards.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud security best practices and compliance requirements
  • Stay up to date with emerging trends in cloud computing, BioTech, and DevOps practices, and share knowledge with global team members to foster innovation.
  • Strong understanding of features and capabilities of the Microsoft Cloud Platform (Security, Firewalls, AMLS, Key Vault, Databricks, Blob Storage, App Insights)
  • Experience of working with offshore / global teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field
  • 10+ year overall IT experience, Minimum 3 years of experience in Azure cloud architecture and DevOps practices, with a preference for candidates who have worked in a global IT environment.
  • Strong understanding of Azure services (e.g., Azure Compute, Storage, Networking, and Security).
  • Azure Architect Certifications
  • Proficient in scripting languages (PowerShell, Python, etc.) and automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Terraform).
  • Experience with CI/CD tools (e.g., Jenkins, Azure DevOps), with the ability to implement these processes on a global scale.
  • Familiarity with container orchestration tools (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced global environment.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with proficiency in English and, ideally, one additional language.
  • Previous experience in the Biotech or healthcare industry is a plus.

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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