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Did you know that every year Swallows migrate 6,000 miles from the UK to Africa?

Nothing stands in their way, they remain laser focused on their destination, while also being agile and acrobatic. Their level of teamwork and commitment inspires us, which is why the humble Swallow is a key part of our identity.

At Cloud Essentials, we help our clients to embark on their own journeys, by moving quickly and working together in unison.

We are all committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure they reach their destination.

Our values guide everything we do – we take accountability and responsibility for our actions, and always work with integrity and agility.

If that sounds like you, we’d love you to become part of our team!

What will it feel like?

Our business is built around our people, so we don’t want time and place to hold you back. That’s why there’s flexibility in the working pattern and location that helps you to deliver results for our clients and thrive. And yes, that can be from home!

You’re a human first and employee second, so we want you to live your life to the full. That’s why our hybrid style of working is designed to enrich your life, not restrict it.

We want you to bring all of your unique energy, ideas and experience to the team, with a healthy dose of curiosity, because that is what will help us to progress and deliver.

In return, we will always invest in your future and help you to become the best you can be.

Join us and we’ll accelerate our clients’ cloud journeys, together.

Current roles

Business Development Manager (UK)

Area of focus: UK
Work arrangement: Hybrid (office and home)


Do you have a passion for Cloud Solutions & Services? Do you love to solve problems and help improve the quality and way customers use and deploy Microsoft’s products?

Fuel growth and forge relationships as our Business Development Manager (UK)! Are you a driven sales person with a passion for unlocking revenue and building enduring client relationships? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments where your sales prowess shines and your ability to win trust translates into closed deals? Then join our dynamic team as we expand our footprint in the UK!

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and secure brand-new clients, driving significant revenue growth and market expansion for our cutting-edge solutions in Microsoft 365 compliance and data management.
  • Translate client needs into compelling presentations of our Microsoft-centric compliance and data management solutions, becoming a trusted advisor who understands their challenges and presents the perfect fit.
  • Engage in meaningful conversations, building trust, uncovering needs, and presenting the perfect solutions to the right decision-makers at the opportune moment.
  • Take ownership of verbal sales interactions, particularly in the early buying cycle, and expertly guide deals through the pipeline to successful closure.
  • Foster strong partnerships with internal teams, including marketing, subject matter specialists, and operations, to leverage every resource for maximum impact.
  • Build lasting relationships with mid to senior IT and Risk professionals in regulated industries like finance, pharma, and legal.

About you:

  • 10+ years of proven experience in technology/IT or professional services sales is your foundation.
  • Generating leads through direct outreach and strategic partnerships is your forte.
  • Building trust and rapport with clients and partners is your natural strength.
  • You’re a self-starter who thrives in dynamic environments and navigates changing priorities with ease.
  • You excel in creating synergy and effectively leveraging internal resources to achieve shared goals.
  • Presenting solutions, hosting calls, and leading meetings are your comfort zone.
  • You embrace metrics and continuously strive to improve your sales effectiveness.
  • You’re passionate about acquiring knowledge and becoming an expert in our niche.
  • The prospect of travelling across the UK & Ireland excites you.

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SharePoint and Modern Work Consultant

Area of focus: South Africa

Are you passionate about leveraging technology to drive business solutions? Join our dynamic team as a SharePoint & Modern Work Consultant in Johannesburg/Pretoria. If you thrive in a collaborative environment, possess a hunger for learning, and excel in delivering innovative solutions, we invite you to accelerate your career with us.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Pre-sales Activities: Conduct sales calls, develop costing, and prepare proposals.
  • Migration Expertise: Facilitate seamless migrations to and from collaboration environments.
  • Solution Development: Assist in crafting solutions through native SharePoint development, utilizing tools like SharePoint Workflows, InfoPath, PowerApps, Power Automate, and Power BI.
  • Requirement Analysis: Analyse and document customer requirements to tailor solutions effectively.
  • Testing and Support: Conduct product/solutions testing and provide ad-hoc third-line customer support.

We are seeking candidates who:

  • Have 5-7 years of relevant experience in Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint On-Premise/Online, with 2 to 3 years of experience in SharePoint consulting or project work.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Power Platform technologies, including PowerApps, Power Automate, and Power BI.
  • Possess strong troubleshooting skills and excellent customer relationship and communication skills.
  • Exhibit effective presentation skills for technical workshops and the ability to produce technical documentation.
  • Are resourceful, self-managing, and results-driven, with attention to detail.
  • Hold relevant certifications such as Microsoft 365 Certified: Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals, Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Export, and Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Administrator Associate.

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Senior Technical Consultant

Area of focus: South Africa

Join us as a Senior Technical Consultant, where you’ll lead client engagements and internal projects within the Microsoft Ecosystem. Your role involves solution implementation, technical leadership, and mentoring our delivery team. If you’re ready to drive impactful solutions and accelerate our clients’ cloud journey, we welcome your expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead technical solution architecture and design.
  • Conduct technical presales and proof of concepts.
  • Assist in proposal and solution documentation.
  • Standardise technical documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve errors.
  • Collaborate on content management solutions.

We seek candidates who:

  • Possess extensive experience in Microsoft Server technologies, Exchange Server, Office 365, Active Directory Domain Services, Windows Server, and Microsoft 365 Security solutions.
  • Have led/mentored technical consultants.
  • Hold qualifications such as TOGAF certification, Microsoft 365 Certified: Administrator Expert, Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate, and Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert.
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of solution architecture, supporting technologies, migration suites, and pre-sales processes.
  • Excel in troubleshooting, communication, technical presentations, solution-finding, and documentation.
  • Exhibit self-management, customer-facing consulting experience, passion for learning, collaboration, adaptability, and mentorship capabilities.

Are you ready to revolutionise Information Management and Compliance practices in modern organisations? Join us as a Technical Compliance Consultant, where you’ll collaborate with our Compliance team and technical experts to deploy effective solutions, reducing risk exposure and enhancing operational efficiency. If you’re passionate about comprehensive and technologically adept approaches to Information Management, we invite you to accelerate your career with us.

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Technical Compliance Consultant

Main Responsibilities:

  • Implement and manage complex mail migration tools.
  • Manage user environments, particularly in Exchange on-premises and Office 365 Services.
  • Provide customer and user support for Exchange on-premises and Office 365 Services.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to user environments and migrations.
  • Perform cross-forest Active Directory and messaging migrations.
  • Conduct compliance and risk workshops utilizing Microsoft technologies and best practices.
  • Translate regulatory requirements into technological solutions.
  • Ensure systems adhere to data management practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Act as a liaison between clients, technology partners, and functional consulting areas for protecting sensitive data.
  • Provide recommendations as a trusted advisor to customers and their risk committees.
  • Interpret policies and procedures on behalf of clients and make informed recommendations on data protection controls and processes.

We are seeking candidates who:

  • Possess proficiency in implementing and managing complex mail migration tools.
  • Have a strong background in user environment management, particularly in Exchange on-premises and Office 365 Services.
  • Demonstrate extensive experience in providing customer and user support for Exchange on-premises and Office 365 Services.
  • Exhibit the ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to user environments and migrations.
  • Hold familiarity with compliance and risk management practices, specifically related to data privacy objectives.
  • Have experience conducting compliance and risk workshops utilizing Microsoft technologies and best practices.
  • Possess a working knowledge of industry regulations and standards such as NIST CSF, ISO, POPIA, and GDPR.
  • Can translate regulatory requirements into technological solutions.
  • Hold beneficial qualifications such as a Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Bachelor of Commerce.
  • Possess relevant certifications like MCSA: Windows Server 2012, MCSE: Productivity, MCSE: Communications, and Microsoft certifications like Purview.

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If you would like to apply for a position listed, or if there are no roles listed here but you would like to send us a speculative application, please send your CV and a covering letter.