Azure SME Researcher & Trainer

Job description

Cloud Academy is the leading digital skills development platform that enables every enterprise to become a tech company through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform), essential methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds (DevOps, security, containers), and capabilities that are unlocked by the cloud (big data, machine learning).

Companies like Turner, Cognizant, SAS, and ThermoFisher customize Cloud Academy to contextualize learning and leverage the platform to assign, manage, and measure cloud enablement at scale.

As a member of our content team, you will be challenged to produce new educational content for Cloud Academy, which has become an incredible resource for thousands of people worldwide. Our customers vary from Fortune 500 companies to IT professionals in Japan to small teams of developers from the UK. You’ll report to the Azure Content Lead, and your time will be divided between creating new learning content yourself and collaborating with our internal content, product, and engineering teams to make sure Cloud Academy creates the best possible product and learning materials for our users.


  • Design and create new online courses, quizzes, labs, and learning paths related to Azure services
  • Collaborate with the Azure Content Lead and the rest of the content team to define the strategy and roadmap for Cloud Academy’s content
  • Work with our marketing and sales teams to support their efforts to promote Cloud Academy content, including through creating blog posts and helping to build our network and community


  • Significant infrastructure or developer experience on Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure certifications
  • In-depth understanding of the cloud computing industry
  • Teaching experience and/or a background in educational content development
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Familiar with agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Knowledge of relational and NoSQL database platforms
  • Familiar with core networking concepts, such as IP routing, subnetting, and common communication protocols

Bonus Points (you should have deep experience with some of the below):

  • Application development languages, such as C#, Java, Python, Ruby, PHP
  • Application frameworks, such as Flask, Django, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, WCF
  • Version control tools, such as git
  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Windows and/or Linux servers
  • PowerShell
  • Configuration management tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Authentication and access control mechanisms
  • Active Directory
  • Big data
  • Machine learning


  • Competitive compensation
  • An exciting startup environment
  • Four weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Annual bonus based on your achievements