Country:

Sweden

Cities:

Stockholm

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Our Advisory Services practice makes it easier for our clients to beat their competition and find new market opportunities using our business, technical and human centred expertise. Everything is transforming. And with that the challenges of change come to people, the business they do and ultimately the world we live in. At Avanade we embrace this change. We seek to understand those challenges for our clients and focus our best minds and depth of experience on creating realistic, viable strategies that inform and create positive, transformative results.

Cloud advisory focuses on creating IT Infrastructure, including workplace, DC optimization and Cloud strategies which drive business value for our Clients and which are aligned with both business goals and broader IT strategy. Working closely with the client we assess the key issues and challenges of the current Infrastructure stack and IT operating model from which a single current state view is created and agreed. We then develop an Infrastructure strategy for clients that addresses both current and potential issues/gaps introduced when undertaking change such as moving to the Cloud, consolidating DCs or undertaking other transformational change.

The role is a highly experienced advisor responsible for leading client engagements to undertake CMO/FMO engagements primarily focused at CIO level to assess client current state technology, applications, processes and capabilities and create a transformation strategy that has full stakeholder acceptance and buy-in. You will create the future state transformation strategy including apps, tooling, infrastructure landscape, Hosting/DCs and operating model, to address all stakeholder agreed issues, whilst taking into account business strategy, guiding principles and ongoing projects that will impact the FMO.

You will directly manage work activities and time of professional staff and supervise work of large or small teams, providing guidance on achieving objectives.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Provide in depth expertise and knowledge of Infrastructure technology, tooling and vendors
  • Clearly communicate with a range of client stakeholders, analyze large amounts of complex technical information
  • Understand client needs and issues, create strategies and solutions to meet requirements and fix issues
  • Support the creation of the future state solution, business case and executable roadmap deliverables
  • Guide executive leadership in effective decision making
  • Guide stakeholders through discussions over complex and multi-faceted business, operational and technology challenges
  • Drive tailored strategic plans and recommendations in context of wider client strategy
  • Oversee facilitation and information gathering efforts that drive requirements gathering and evaluation of client business environment opportunities
  • Provide coaching and career advice to Analyst and Consultant level team members
  • Provide operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination
  • Mentor and manage work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; you may formally supervise work of project teams
  • Monitor, evaluate, seek and provide feedback on the performance outputs of team members
  • Be responsible for quality of deliverables and overall service delivered to the client

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master´s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or related discipline
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, ITIL, and project management certifications preferred
  • Experience in delivering Infrastructure strategies, familiarity with Cloud technologies including tooling, automation and orchestration, vendors
  • Understanding of security implications, common benefits, issues and the latest developments in the infrastructure space
  • Deliver technical expertise in advisory engagements across DC and workplace infrastructure, Hosting, Cloud hybrid models, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, tooling, automation, orchestration, Software defined infrastructure, Security
  • Adaptability with a passion to learn and continue to grow
  • Fast learner with good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to scope, plan and deliver projects to an agreed set of business requirements, cost, timescale and quality parameters
  • You must be flexible to travel on a weekly basis, depending on your client project
  • Language English fluent, we prefer that you speak one of the Nordic languages, but otherwise we will expect you to learn when you start at Avanade


About Avanade:

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 27 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.