Cloud Solution Architect

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:United States
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and services. To this end, Microsoft is investing in a dedicated Customer Success team member that will help the largest and most important companies in the world across all industries successfully adopt Microsoft Cloud solution and services.

We are looking for an experienced technical leader to drive the Azure Data & AI Solutions for the Customer Success organization. As the Technical Lead for Data & AI, you will be responsible for developing and landing the technical architecture & solutions working with an ecosystem of Cloud Solution Architects (CSA), Partner and Customers. If you thrive on being part of a dynamic and strategic business, have deep technical background in public cloud technologies, and a passion for developing technical architectures, strategies and leading execution of technical Worldwide (WW) community programs, we would like to hear from you.

Responsibilities

Identify internal and external technical capability influencers:

  • Understand market demand and customers’ Data & AI landscape, including common application portfolios, and IT and business priorities
  • Understand current technical capabilities of the WW Customer Success Data & AI communities and opportunities for enhancement

Develop technical architecture, strategy and define the worldwide execution plan:

  • Lead development of the WW Data & AI technical strategy, solutions and architectures in close collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Define end-to-end programs for execution of the technical strategy, in close collaboration with Customer Success Azure Business Architects and key WW stakeholders, with the end goal of enhancing CSA and CSA Manager technical capabilities
  • Develop the long-term vision for driving technical community and readiness events leading to continued collaboration of Customer Success field communities


Lead end-to-end execution and feedback to Azure Product Engineering:

  • Lead execution of WW technical community and readiness activities within Customer Success
  • Present Azure Data & AI solutions and architectures across multiple channels such as (but not limited to) Microsoft Ready, Ignite, Azure bootcamps, OpenHacks, facilitating in-person and virtual presentations
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and enhancement as will be working with worldwide strategic customers, CSAs, partners etc. Work closely with Azure Apps and Infra product teams to incorporate feedback into future release planning.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years working with large enterprise customers as a consultant leading projects, architecture, design, implementation OR development/program management experience as part of product engineering team
  • 3+ years of experience with any of the following data platform, data analytics, and/or AI/ML technology areas (i.e. relational databases, non-relational databases, data warehouse, big data technologies, analysis, and data visualization)

Enterprise-scale technical experience with public cloud, architecture designs, data architecture, data governance/security, migrations, and technology management


Experience and understanding of large-scale infrastructure deployments in enterprise-wide environments


Program Management: Excellent skills in all aspects complex program management at a global scale, including cross-project planning and resource orchestration, as well as the ability to consistently identify and drive program enhancements

Leadership and Strategy
Strategic thinker with the ability to execute cross-org and drive for results in ambiguous environments


Proven ability to quickly adapt in rapidly evolving business situations

Collaboration and Communication
Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solutions/projects
Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts, and ensuring follow-through with exceptional verbal and written communication
Strong Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences and with different levels of an organization

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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