Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

Area of expertise:

Innovation and Market Development

Job Description

As a Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for the leadership, planning and management of assigned Digital Marketing client engagements and Business Development pursuits across Canada. This job ensures the right solutions and digital strategy for our clients in order to meet their business needs and enable Avanade’s Digital Marketing (DM) offering to sustain and grow our position in the marketplace. This job ensures that solution efforts are appropriately prioritized, that solutions are integrated, and that the appropriate Avanade teams, including the Digital Studio, have helped define the right solution and cross-selling messages to the client, while facilitating efficient implementation of the solution. You will be responsible for optimizing the DM team and individual contributions to achieve stated objectives and serve as a leader and career manager or mentor to more junior team members.

As you grow your career at Avanade you will build strong management, technical and planning skills. You will improve your abilities to think creatively, design end to end solutions on multiple platforms, and interact with customers. You will also hone your technical, management and consulting skills by leading large opportunities and benefiting from the vast knowledge of a collaborative team.

At a high-level, the focus of your time will be divided between Digital Marketing client needs, extending our Digital Marketing business, leading our current and future relationships with platform providers and growing and mentoring our people.
Minimum Qualifications:

·        10+ years of industry experience

·        8+ years of consulting or Agency experience

·        5+ years technical team leadership or management experience

·        3+ years Digital Agency experience

·        Ability to travel to the customer location

·        Must have legal right to work in Canada

·        Experience and expertise in leading digital marketing platform implementations such as Adobe Marketing Cloud or Sitecore Experience Platform . 

·        Working knowledge of Sitecore Experience CMS, a plus

·        Working knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager ( AEM ), a plus

·        Working knowledge of E-Commerce platforms or concepts such as Magento, Hybris, Episerver, a plus

Additional Area, Region or Service Line specific requirements:

  • Experienced leading large, enterprise level teams (10+ resources)
  • Experience working in a digital studio or digital agency
  • Should have deep technical skills and be capable of serving as a subject matter expert in at least one marketing technology.
  • Sitecore and/or Adobe certification a plus.

This position will require travel predominantly within Canada to Avanade offices, Accenture offices and clients.  Travel should be expected to be in the 10% - 30% range and could be higher depending on distance from a major Avanade office.

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

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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