Avanade Inc. Account Technology Strategist in Toronto, Ontario
Account Technology Strategist (ATS) The ATS is the technology leader responsible for the technology strategy and technology architecture to drive digitalization and innovation agenda of Avanade's enterprise customers. With deep industry knowledge in the Finance and Insurance space, broad technology skills and unparalleled business acumen this role: · Drives the technical-thought leadership and client engagement for large complex, enterprise clients · Drives delivery success through knowledge of the business, data, application, and technical architectures · Consistently work on innovation and cross Solution Area solutioning with clients. · Primarily focused on Account level Technology Strategy, architecture review, and technology road mapping · Regularly collaborates with Avanade’s Technology Advisory team, to provide a path for the client on the technology vision and strategy. ATS will be aligned to one or more of our Enterprise Clients. Key Role Responsibilities Day-to-day you will: Account Leadership and Direction · Help our clients develop Technology vision and strategy · Own and strengthen the relations with Accenture technology leadership and Client executives · Bridge Microsoft relationships for and with clients and manage the Power of 3 dynamic and gain trust of Accenture · Acts as the technical "go-to" person in established, long-term relationships with technical decision makers Technology Leadership · Drive quarterly Technology Roadmaps & Innovation briefings for emerging tech & industry trends · Help the client understand the impact for emerging and strategic technologies and Inspire & Influence them for Microsoft technologies to become the main enabler of business innovation · Drive continuous innovation at the client · Owns the Technology roadmap Solutioning and Delivery Leadership · Identify & drive cross-sell/upsell/renewal/emerging tech opportunities · Proactively share knowledge of client/industry painpoints/opportunities/tech stack · Challenge ideas, bring in client & competitor insights to improve ideas · Bring in experts/ambassadors, leveraging references & thought leadership in the Financial Industry/domain · Work closely with the Avanade Market Units for defining solutions spanning multiple Market Units / Avanade offerings. · Operate as a lead SISA (System Integration Solutions Architect) for deals spanning multiple Market Units / offerings. · Maintains overall accountability for Solution Estimates · Perform Technical QA for inflight delivery projects · Participate in Architecture Delivery and/or provide oversight to inflight projects Key Qualifications · Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business or related field AND 14+ years technical consulting, technical consultative selling, practice building, or related technical/sales/industry experience of which: · 5+ years as an Enterprise Architect with experience in architecting complex solutions for the cloud · 5+ years of experience in Microsoft Azure (preferred), or other equivalent cloud platforms · 3+ years in Financial Services Industry (Banking, Capital Markets, Wealth etc.) with a good industry know-how · Strong understanding of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks · Understanding of Emerging Technologies and ability to create technology roadmaps · Exposure/knowledge of Dynamics 356 suite · Nice to have: Certified Microsoft Azure Architect / TOGAF / Zachman Frameworks or equivalent
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