Digital Advisor - Microsoft Federal - CTJ

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Location:Washington, District of Columbia
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

Microsoft Federal

Microsoft Federal delivers a single unified organization centered around our customer: All critical customer functions are brought under the same organizational umbrella. Bringing together the breadth and depth in our space with a razor sharp focus on serving the U.S. Government. Our federal customers expectations of how to contract, interact, and partner with us are changing, and they need to evolve at the pace of the private sector. Launching a nimble, empowered organization with comprehensive resources allows us to work hand in hand with our customers to accelerate their technology innovation, whether through R&D or through direct contracting.

Microsoft Federal serves the U.S. Government (USG), allowing Microsoft to support the growing government business. The organization supports the capabilities and requirements to service USG through direct sales, contracting, and billing with the USG. Microsoft Federal entity will meet obligations of manage contracts with the USG through six business teams and three enablement teams.

We are committed to empowering our teams, building upon our strategic investments, and delivering the technology to achieve federal missions. As our federal customers pursue their work, from defending the nation, to serving its citizens in challenging times, they look to Microsoft to help them innovate, and they expect end-to-end engagement tailored to their needs.

Microsoft has been committed to and continues to heavily invest in supporting our Federal Government. Microsoft Federal offers our full spectrum of products and services, including hardware, software, online products, and consulting and services.

Join us and be one who helps to empower the US government! That’s incredible reach. When you combine that with your own inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact.

Never before has Digital Transformation, cloud, analytics, and artificial intelligence been so crucial to mission success. That momentum is matched by Microsoft’s industry leadership and investment in empowering business transformation. For Microsoft, the Enterprise Services organization leads the delivery of digital transformation and leading-edge solutions. Microsoft’s Digital Advisors are the leaders in supporting key projects and customers on their transformation strategy.

Microsoft Digital Advisors bring expertise, commitment and resources to drive a program of change to build an organization’s digital capabilities. They guide organizations as they reimagine and transform citizen engagements, employee experiences, business models and operations. Microsoft Digital Advisors work with customer teams to guide organizations through their digital journey. As the team designs, it refines ideas, identifies dependencies, and eliminates roadblocks. The team continuously delivers innovation as this process, supported by the customer’s digital culture and platform, goes from its first success to an embedded, systematic approach that delivers the value of the Digital Era.

Digital Advisors bring their expertise, as well as Microsoft’s vast resources, experience and innovation, to empower organizations to reach their digital aspirations. The Digital Advisor is a key Enterprise Services role in demand generation through partnership with Account teams.

Microsoft values different life experiences and viewpoints. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to take risks and approach challenges unconventionally. We will invest in your health and financial future and encourage you to pursue your interests and passions away from the office.

Responsibilities

Key accountabilities include:

  • Digital Advisory Services
  • Influence the mindset of customers and account teams by challenging the status quo and bringing innovative ideas that showcase Microsoft’s unique value proposition to our customers’ businesses. Instigate the DT program of change with customers to build their digital business, resulting in commitment from customers to proceed with the plan.
  • Demonstrate how the vision becomes a reality when all relevant Microsoft resources and technologies are brought to bear. Design the DT program of change and its three elements – digital culture, digital platform, and digital approach.
  • Change Leadership and Adoption
  • Bring expertise, as well as the full potential of Microsoft, to reach the customer’s digital aspirations. Provide experience and leadership capabilities to ensure a proper digital transformation governance model to lead the change, ensure business value is created, deliverables are met, and a DT program of change is creating continuous innovation capability within the customer, leading to ongoing commitment.
    Be an Enterprise Services Role Model
  • Lend leadership from the Digital Advisor community. Establish yourself in the marketplace and internally as a thought leader and trusted advisor to customer executives and account teams. Instigate the shift from a transactional, deal-by-deal approach, towards initiation of a DT program of change, where Microsoft, our partners and our customers jointly pursue continuous business innovation to evolve market perception of Microsoft as a digital partner of choice.
  • Generate a diverse and inclusive workgroup environment, demonstrating cross group collaboration.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years industry expertise in digital transformation and modernization, supporting DoD customers
  • Experience applying information technology solutions to complex business challenges

Preferred Qualifications:

Our Digital Advisors know their customer’s business, the markets in which they operate, and how Microsoft can help them drive their digital transformation. The broad scope of responsibility of this role requires a strong understanding of both business and technology strategy, change management, and a principled approach to broad digital transformational challenges and opportunities. Digital Advisors also share a common set of characteristics – including executive presence, creativity, strong leadership and exceptional people skills - and bring the experience that drive innovation and customer value:

  • Thought leader with significant experience working with C-level executives and other Business Decision Makers (BDMs)
  • Exceptional, executive-level presence and interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to generate trust, build alliances, and orchestrate interdisciplinary teams to the benefit of customers
  • Situational awareness to adapt and solve challenges from a business and technology perspective
  • Broad understanding of technology, particularly current and emerging digital solutions
  • Experience managing technology-enabled business change within the Department of Defense, Federal, State and Local Government, and Educational sectors
  • Business aptitude and industry expertise relevant to Public Sector customers. Healthcare experience is of interest.
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with pragmatic operational execution and delivery, including the coordination of relevant resources
  • Empathy, curiosity, and desire to constantly improve, acquire new skills and drive for results
  • Consistent record of delivering business value by bringing the benefits of technology to transform business
  • Ability to conceptualize, launch and plan the delivery of digital-enabled business change projects
  • Passion for technology, business, market trends and, most of all, the customer
  • Experience implementing key Microsoft or related technologies, with a preference for depth in Cloud, IoT,
  • Data and AI
  • Gaming/Simulation
  • Ability to advocate for Microsoft’s vision and value proposition, and diverse offerings, by conceptualizing, planning and leading implementation/adoption of Microsoft technologies
  • Recognized innovator with strong storytelling abilities
  • Track record of inspiring growth mindset for teams and customers, and influencing professional and industry networks
  • Demonstrated experience with business development and growing and maintaining an opportunity pipeline
  • Fluent in English language
  • The DC, Maryland and Virginia areas are preferred but will consider anywhere in the United States for the appropriate applicant.

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Secret Security Clearance. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.

Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

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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