Microsoft

Cloud Solution Architect Business Applications - Global SI

Microsoft

July 19, 2021

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. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission. The Global Partner Solutions team mission is to: build and sell intelligent cloud and intelligent edge solutions with partners, empowering people and organizations to achieve more. GPS is a sales organization accountable for the commercial partner business at Microsoft. Responsibilities
Responsibilities
Understanding Customer/Partner Technical Environment
  • With a priority on Business Apps Global System Integrators & Influencers environment mainly on Finances & Operations or ERP.
  • Gathers customer/partner insights (e.g., feedback around technical preferences, environments, business needs, competitive landscape), and maps architecture and digital transformation solutions to customer/partner business outcomes. Adapts business models, plans, and solutions to insights.
  • Acts as the voice of the customer (VOC)/partner by driving new feedback, gaps, blockers, insights, resources, etc. across communities to track, add, and prioritize, using established channels (e.g., UAT/TFT).

Architecture Design and Deployment
  • Leverages and champions an existing architecture approach to achieve Microsoft's agreed commitments to the customer/partner. Identifies growth opportunities based on knowledge of customer/partner needs.
  • Receives and synthesizes data about customer/partner business and technical requirements, addresses them with technical architecture(s), and demonstrates and proves those solutions capability and business value through design collaboration sessions with the customer/partner.
  • Applies broad technical knowledge across various of architecture solutions to meet business and information technology (IT) requirements and resolve identified technical constraints. helps to shape and enhance customers' requirements.
  • Leads customer/partner projects that implement technical architecture(s). Provides thought leadership for technical architecture design, development, and deployment and supports/drives the customer/partner throughout pre-sales and/or implementation.
  • Identifies, escalates, and works to resolve technical blockers (e.g., changing configurations, sample coding) to accelerate architecture implementations and routes non-technical issues for removal by the appropriate party.
  • Adapts methodology and applies governance to identify, communicate, and minimize business and technical risks (e.g. Well-Architected Framework, Enterprise Scale Landing Zone, Cloud Adoption Framework). Defines customer/partner conditions of success, adheres to quality assurance, and calculates risks while designing and/or delivering solutions.

Practice Development
  • Generates new ideas for changes and improvements to existing intellectual property (IP), technologies, and processes for designated customers/partners. drives opportunities for IP re-use, best practice sharing, and consumption.

Trusted Advisor
  • Develops and expands existing impactful relationships with customer and partner/MCS architects and technical specialists, technical decision makers (TDMs), business stakeholders and partner associates.
  • Respectfully challenges customers/partners when going in the wrong direction and escalates appropriately.
  • Understands the competitor's architecture solutions and identifies Microsoft's strengths over competitive solutions to drive conversations with customers/partners and convince them of solution.

Thought Leadership
  • Shares ideas, insight, and strategic, technical input with technical teams, internal communities across the field, and the larger virtual team across Microsoft using a thorough knowledge of specific Microsoft products and their context in the competitive landscape.
  • Participates in external architect community events (e.g., conferences, seminars, technical meetups, Webcasts, blogs, hackathons) and shares learnings with the internal team. Acts a mentor to junior colleagues to educate them on technical and non-technical concepts.

Customer Usage
  • Leads architecture design, resiliency reviews, and technical optimization that result in production deployment application and increase customer business value. Drives efforts to ensure that the customer's environment and applications are well-architected.

Other
Embody our culture and values Qualifications
Qualifications
Required/Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 6+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 4+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • Fluency in professional English required
  • 3 years’ experience minimum in one of the deep technical specializations below :
    • Dynamics 365 :
      • Functional experience on fit-gap analysis and solution design involving one or multiple Dynamics 365 Applications Portfolio like Finance, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Commerce, Customer Insights.
      • Technical design and implementation of one of multiple applications listed in the previous item, including implementation lifecycle, integration and extensibility patterns.
      • Power Platform
      • Technical experience on solution architecture and technical design for Power Apps, Power Automate, Data Verse Integration.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 10+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 8+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years technical sales experience.
  • 4+ years project management experience.
  • Technical Certification in Business Apps (e.g., Dynamics 365, Powerplatform)
  • Additional experience on solution design using Portals, Power BI, Power Virtual Agent is a plus
  • French Fluent is preferred

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