Microsoft Corporation Cloud Solution Architect in Washington D.C., District Of Columbia
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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 that will help Microsoft customers successfully adopt Microsoft Cloud solution and services. We are looking for a Cloud Solution Architect Data Platform to drive high priority customer initiatives on the Microsoft Data Platform in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft field. This is a customer facing role, responsible for providing end-to-end technical guidance and expertise on the Microsoft Data Platform (on-premises and Azure).
The Impact You’ll Be Making
You will own the Data Platform technical customer engagement including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment.
Key responsibilities include: •Drive the deployment of customer workloads onto SQL Server and Azure Data Services to increase their consumption of the Microsoft Data Platform by providing deployment guidance, supporting development of the customers’ cloud adoption model, and providing appropriate recommendations to overcome blockers. •Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term data platform adoption within their company. •Identify, validate and grow opportunities to accelerate deployment and consumption in your assigned customer accounts, in partnership with the sales team, by driving solution architecture for both Microsoft and 3rd party solutions. •Lead deployment of projects, creation of collateral, and training of sellers and partners in your area of specialization. •Maintain technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights. •Coach other technical sellers to become certified in the required Data Platform technical certifications.
Who we’re looking for
Experiences Required: •5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of complex application architectures (i.e. having an architectural sense for connecting data sources, data visualization, structured and unstructured data, etc.) or BA Degree
Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge: •Deep understanding of data platform technologies, migrating competitive databases, Microsoft BI technologies, emerging computing trends, and experience in at least one of the following areas: Database architecture, ETL, Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning, Data Governance, No-SQL database, Advanced Analytics •Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior executives and growing data platform share in large or highly strategic accounts •Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication •Leader in influencing experience major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams •Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences •Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company
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