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Microsoft Corporation Cloud Solution Architect - Data & Analytics in Chevy Chase, Maryland

We are looking for a passionate cloud solution architect with hands-on implementation experience in Data and Analytics space, covering one or more of the following: Cloud Data Analytics, Data Modernization, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data Governance, and others. Practical knowledge of the technologies and products in your area of expertise, hands-on experience with solution delivery is a must.

The immediate team you will be a part of interacts closely with customers, product groups for the respective technologies, global field roles such as Cloud Solution Architects, Customer Engineers, Customer Success Account Managers as well as senior leadership team.

This is a highly dynamic, high pace position requiring technical depth, agility and independent decision making while dealing with ambiguity. There are ample opportunities for learning on the job to deepen your technical depth and acquire breadth in a variety of technologies.

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 world largest and most influential companies across all industries successfully adopt Microsoft Cloud solutions and services.


Specific responsibilities include

  • Understand market demand and customers’ data estate, including common workloads, use patterns and business priorities and needs, focusing in the specific area of expertise

  • Apply technical knowledge to help implement solutions, help solve technical customer problems; build technical collateral

  • Understand current technical capabilities of the Azure and competing products and platforms

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and enhancement based on customer, field and internal stakeholder feedback and help incorporate them into the overall technical strategy

  • Help define and drive end-to-end programs for execution of the technical strategy

  • Serve as the technical lead and interface between Azure field teams and Azure Engineering in respective areas and help with content delivery when/where needed


Technical knowledge and experience

  • 5+years working with large Enterprise customers and field communities in consultingorsimilar roles, leading deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and support of highly distributed applicationsOR: 5+ years of experience in building products and services as part of Engineering teams in engineering positions

  • Deep domain expertise in one of the Data-specific areas, such as SQL Server, deployments and migrations to the cloud, Open-source database deployments and migrations, Cloud Scale Analytics, Data Governance, etc. OR hands-on experience working with the respective products at the expert level

  • Hands-on experience and technical expertise with respective products and technologies

  • Working knowledge of Azure and/or competitive cloud technologies

Leadership, Collaboration, Communication

  • Ability to run 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

  • Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needs

  • Strategic thinking with the ability to execute cross-org and drive for results in ambiguous environments, independence in decision making, ability to problem-solve

  • Proven ability to quickly adapt in rapidly evolving business situations

  • 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

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or equivalent experience and/or certifications

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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