Consultant

Microsoft - United States4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
SkillsBenefits
Developer Advisory is an elite group of consultants dedicated to helping our customer’s development organizations achieve more through the adoption of platforms, processes, culture and tools. We embrace flexible work hours and locations as a core principle; Consultants manage their own calendar and self-select a portfolio of customers and engagements, then employ a diverse array of engagement models to generate maximum impact.

We are looking for people with customer obsession, a growth mindset, and the ability to delight our clients. If you thrive on interacting with developers and helping them solve problems and achieve their goals, and if you enjoy working with the latest technologies, platforms, and tools, we would love to have you on our team!

Responsibilities
Join a highly motivated team of leading industry experts who focus on helping our customers achieve success in using developer tools, processes and technologies
Share your industry experience and development expertise while working directly with our customer's business & development teams to help them meet their strategic goals
Interact with customers in a variety of ways including workshops, chalk talks, hackathons, classroom training, troubleshooting, architecture design sessions, and hands-on development
Build strong customer relationships and ensure deliveries align with customer goals as well as Microsoft strategy and product roadmaps
Preview new technology before others in the industry and develop related reusable intellectual property that can be leveraged by others
Collaborate across boundaries to present a unified Microsoft front to our customers, including product engineering groups, Microsoft Consulting Services, and software sales groups
Become a part of and contribute to our thriving developer communities in your areas of expertise
Architect and implement top-quality software code and use the latest Microsoft and open-source technologies to solve customers' most difficult challenges
Continually learn and grow professionally to be the best you can be.
Qualifications
You are a great communicator across a variety of audiences, with a balance between business and technical acumen
You are comfortable and confident leading a conversation or presentation with our customers' senior technical or business personnel
You have excellent organizational, planning and time management skills that allow you to self-assign a portfolio of customer engagements and plan your own travel schedule in order to maximize the impact you generate
You have experience and credibility as a software developer, with prior experience as a consultant or contractor being a plus
You are a collaborative problem solver who is inventive and confident
You have a positive attitude that generates energy in others
You have an ability to learn new technologies quickly and a passion for learning
You have deep expertise one or more of the following in-demand technology areas:
Cloud enabled application design, implementation, or modernization/migration, especially PaaS services on Azure
DevOps platforms, processes, culture, and tools, especially Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) and SCRUM
Web Development principles and key JavaScript Frameworks such as Angular and React
Intelligence infused apps, Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
Containers and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
Emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, Blockchain, Bots and Cognitive Services
Exposure to and comfort with languages and technologies in the open source ecosystem, including Linux, Python, Java, Jenkins, Chef, Puppet or others
Travel is an integral part of this position as are high levels of recognition and visibility. You should be willing to travel as much as 75% as is demanded by the needs of our customers and our business.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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