Full-time opportunities for students & recent graduates: Technical Sales

Microsoft - United States4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $130,000 a year
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We live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses enables our customers to thrive in the digital world. Our technical sales professionals are the essential link between the potential of what's possible and build trusted advisor relationships with customers, partners ecosystem, and technology vendors.

Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project and make a difference? Are you willing to learn from others and open to new ideas? Do you want to support others to succeed and operate in a highly-collaborative and global environment? If this sounds like you, Microsoft would like to invite you to come join us as you are, where you can find more than just a job. Read on to learn more about opportunities and apply online!

Applications to these opportunities are considered for all available undergraduate technical sales roles including the ones described below, depending on education level and/or location. To be considered as a student or recent graduate, you should be within 12 months of graduation.

Partner Tech Architect

As a Partner Technical Architect (PTA) you work with partners to build an ecosystem of solutions. The PTA is a hands-on, highly technical role, accountable for working with Microsoft’s partners to help architect and develop complex end-to-end solutions

Partner Tech Strategist

As a Partner Technical Strategist (PTS) you ensure our software partners are successfully delivering great solutions to their customers.

Responsibilities
Partner Tech Architect

In this role, you will own technical engagement; working directly with Microsoft’s partners to envision, architect, and help develop cloud application development solutions. The ideal candidate will have a passion for customer/partner facing roles and have the potential to lead technical and economic value discussions with technical leaders to drive key decisions and implementation. Candidates will have the opportunity to impact and influence partners with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility and drive the development of solutions that create real and measurable business results.

Additional experience: Working knowledge of Cloud and Application Development technologies helpful including: Platform as a Service (PaaS), containers, microservices, serverless, blockchain, Kubernetes, and DevOps and other cloud application development related technologies. Experience writing code in one or more languages (Python, R, Node.js, C#, Java, etc.), frameworks (e.g. .Net, Java SDK) and using one or more IDEs (VS Code, Visual Studio, R Studio, PyCharm, Eclipse, etc.)

Partner Tech Strategist

PTS is a technical partner-facing role accountable for the end-to-end technical architecture and solution deployment experience. You will own technical partner engagements by leading Envisioning Sessions, Architecture Design Sessions (ADS), and Proof of Concepts (POC) while also providing project management oversight and technical guidance through solution development, testing and delivery into the market. You will have a crucial role in managing technical relationships with key technical leaders at some of the most innovative companies in the US.

Additional experience: Working knowledge of Cloud technical components helpful including: Development, Systems operations and management, SQL/Database, Virtualization, IP Networking, Storage, IT Security. Experience with one or more of the following development languages a plus: .NET, C#, XAML, Objective-C, or Java. Strong balance of both the business and technical skills required to enable partner profitability, customer adoption and increased revenue growth.

Qualifications
Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science, math or related field.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills and superior customer-service oriented skills desired
Passion for technology and working with customers
Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills
Strong balance of both business and technical skills

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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