Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Avanade is seeking an experienced, passionate, and client-centric Power Platform Technical Architect to join our Global Solution Area Business Unit as part of our Business Applications Team.  In this role, on a European scale, you will drive and grow Avanade’s Power Platform Services Hub business as an essential contributor throughout the opportunity management process, with a focus on shaping/architecting new solutions that enable our clients to reap the value of their Power Platform investments. 

 

The core responsibility of the Power Platform Technical Architect is to design, architect, sell, and successfully deliver compelling and differentiated solutions that are cost competitive for our clients.

 

You will leverage the most sophisticated tools to provide insights to crucial business decisions and embed Power Platform solutions in large digital transformation strategies.  You will partner with multiple stakeholders across multiple geographies and industries for scoping, managing, and implementing projects.  You will leverage broad domain knowledge to solution and lead large scale, complex projects for enterprise clients. You will build, implement, drive, and execute strategies that result in business growth and increase our client successes by delivering innovative Power Platform solutions leveraging the best of the underlying Power Platform products (Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Power Virtual Agents, and the Common Data Service).  You will partner with other area and regional leaders to bring the optimal solution to our client’s organization.  You will collaborate with both Avanade and Accenture sales teams throughout the sales life cycle to ensure positive outcomes that drive innovation across our client’s organization by enabling them to meet their digital goals using Microsoft’s Power Platform. 

 

Within a Highly Collaborative and Entrepreneurial Environment, You Will:

  • Provide a superior level of experience and knowledge of the technical aspects of the Power Platform products and integrating the solutions into existing cloud platforms, business applications, data architectures, and security frameworks

  • Support the delivery team with technical expertise and assistance in integrating with and debugging systems used by and associated with the Power Platform products and processes

  • Be responsible for architecting and designing Power Platform tenants/environments, liaising with IT, Security, and other technical groups to ensure all integration needs are met and fully implemented as necessary

  • Analyse and lead discussions around architectural options, ensuring all options are considered for optimal deployment

  • Ensure all related applications and tools are understood and properly reflected in solution designs

  • Collaborate with the Experience Design (XD) Lead from our Digital Studio to ensure feasibility of interface designs

  • Understand both Power Platform and the competitive low code/no code market, being able to articulate and explain Power Platform’s advantages and differentiators as well as fully exploiting them

  • Assist Solution Architects and Lead Developers in fully understanding the implications of specific reference and functional architecture recommendations and, if necessary, assisting in making informed decisions

  • Work with Solution Architects and Lead Developers as well as technical groups to ensure access and security profiles meet the needs of the solution and all policies/restrictions in place

  • Work with internal and external technical resources to enable the most effective DevOps processes

  • Assist and support Regional Power Platform Developers by providing quality assurance and oversight on client projects when necessary

  • Communicate with Microsoft Product Engineering on product related issues, suggested improvements and participating with other users in the Power Platform community 

 

Required Experience:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university, and/or equivalent professional experience

  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive-level clients, assessing their goals and objectives, with the ability to translate ideas into strategic and practical solution recommendations

  • Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking, as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the box solutions

  • Be proactive in staying up to date on the latest updates to the Power Platform as well as future roadmap features announced in Microsoft’s wave plans

  • Experience in assessing and managing an opportunity and risk associated with complex, large-scale consulting projects

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Power Apps, Power BI, or Power Automate

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with M365, Azure, or Dynamics 365

  • Minimum of 2+ years as a Technical Architect or similar role

  • Prior experience acting as a Technical Architect on at least two customer implementation projects with at least 5 Power Platform apps in production

  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form

  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion effectively

Preferred Location:  Europe or North America - United Kingdom, Netherlands, ASG, or North America  

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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.