Architect

Microsoft - United States4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $170,000 a year
Skills
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world and the human experience. Would you like to be a part of the team that is making that happen? AI is a crucial part of Microsoft's bold mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft Services is looking for a "Global Solutions Architect – Data &AI Domain, Office of the CTO" who has a mix of advanced technology, customer and strategic business acumen. This role requires the ability to architect solutions by mapping common customer business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions and programs to be implemented worldwide by a well-trained Services delivery organization. The role is responsible for supporting the Data & AI delivery organization by driving global strategies, predictability, repeatability, consistency, readiness and quality.

About our team:
The Data and AI CTO team is a group of individuals from all over the world who are dedicated to organizational excellence.
We are team-focused and individuals on our team have dependencies on other team members, which allows us to move quickly.
We are a dialogue-based team. We value the opinions of everyone at the table and the voices that they represent. We expect those on the team to contribute to the conversation freely and as they feel led to.
We work openly. We find that "working in the open" allows us to learn from one another
Responsibilities

Ways to have impact in this role:
Data & AI Strategy and Architecture:
Lead worldwide strategies for Artificial Intelligence and hybrid cloud data platform technologies by innovating and incubating emerging technologies from the Microsoft engineering teams to real world repeatable customer solutions.
Identifying market solutions, gaps and best practices worldwide and developing a unified, modern portfolio of architectural solutions joining Microsoft strategy and customer success
Supporting and advising selling and engagement teams to follow a consistent methodology, solution approach and technical strategy for the Microsoft Data & AI space.
Supporting engagement teams on initiation and planning of engagements including metrics for project control and risk management
Monitoring engagements for methodology compliance, risk reduction, highest quality and working with the engagement teams to take corrective action where necessary
Participate in project recovery for troubled projects as needed from a technical and engagement perspective

Professional Services Technical Leadership:
Proven experience selling services engagements which includes requirements analysis, qualification, estimating, scoping, and writing effective proposals and statements of work that clearly set expectations and bring the best capabilities of Microsoft Services to the customer
An ability to quickly gain customer confidence and trust while competing for market share of the Microsoft platform and Microsoft Services as a trusted advisor
Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex technical and business topics to both executive and technical personnel
An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural patterns that may be used by our customers. Confidence to make recommendations and support them.
Technical experience and knowledge of Architecture, Development and Deployment techniques for removing barriers for our customers to utilize the Microsoft cloud
Technical experience and knowledge of the Microsoft Azure AI and Data Platform including SQL Server, Azure SQL, DataBricks, CosmosDB, Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, Cognitive Services, IOT and PowerBI across all solution scenarios and industries.

Qualifications

Reguired Qualifications:
5+ years of technology consulting experience
5+ Years of Architecture experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong experience with Data and Artificial Intelligence technologies – Microsoft or other. Experience in advanced analytics, machine learning and complementary data platforms is strongly preferred.
Exceptional demonstrated professional services and architecture skills are a strong requirement
Advanced technical solution selling and customer skills
Strong track record of collaboration and working on virtual and matrixed teams.
Solid understanding of Agile methodologies, with full delivery lifecycle experience from pre-sales to support/operations on complex projects
Demonstrated track record of effective communication with technical and business leaders at all levels within large enterprises and within Microsoft business groups, product groups and sales organizations
Proven ability to transfer industry and market knowledge to new market opportunities and strategies.
Global experience across several markets preferred; specific experience in applicable time zone a must-have

Travel is an integral part of this position. Travel can be as high as 50% as is demanded by the needs of our customers and our business. This position location is flexible. The role will be based in a major subsidiary where Microsoft does business, with close proximity to a major international airport

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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