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As a Data & AI Architect, you work with our customers to identify, document and translate their business strategy and requirements into solutions and services that enable them to achieve their business goals using Data and AI solutions. The most important thing in this role is that you are an expert in choosing the optimal architecture and delivery approach to help them further. You balance costs, capacities, and risks in order to achieve an optimal solution. Because the demand for Data and AI solutions is increasing, as a Solution Architect you are extremely important to Avanade, because you ensure that we can help new and existing customers together with their roadmap in this area. 

In this role you are responsible for client roadmaps, program building, integrating intelligent processes into existing business processes and solution planning to help our customers achieve their goals. The scope of the projects can include various data (including IoT) and Advanced Analytics components, such as Data Engineering, Data Modelling, Machine Learning, Data Interaction and Visualization, all on the Microsoft Azure platform. If you are suitable for this role, you are an advisor to the customer that they can trust in this area and help them in the complicated and exciting world of data. 

Please note: for this role you need to have EU citizenship. This is a strong requirement.

You make the difference because

  • You have 8+ years of relevant work experience as Azure Architect. Earlier Data Engineering experience is a bonus
  • You have experience in choosing the right architecture to optimally help the customer to gain insight into their data using AI, Data, Azure and DevOps.
  • You can communicate your passion and knowledge about Analytics to stakeholders in a non-technical way and lead the development team building the solution.
  • You are passionate about the latest evolvements in the Data & AI space on Azure, like the recent announcement of Microsoft Fabric, and also other existing services like Azure Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse, and Purview.
  • You have knowledge of (relational) databases, data modelling, reporting, data- and delta-lakes, metadata and ETL’s
  • You have strong team collaboration and experience working with, and coaching, (remote) teams.
  • You may also be able to program in .NET or Python or have knowledge of data quality, BI architecture, OLAP and data mining, but that is a bonus.

Please note: for this role you need to have EU citizenship. This is a strong requirement.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 60,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers.​

We have been recognized, together with our parent Accenture, as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.​

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential.​

We are also driven by an innovative spirit and a growth mindset, and we value leaders who can bring the best out in our people and nurture their careers while inspiring excellence for our clients and one another.

Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and the way we work. Our approach is shaped around the business and IT priorities and based on the latest thinking about digital and cloud solutions, business applications and technology services. We also provide market-leading learning opportunities for you to develop your career further. This comes in various forms including online courses, certifications, and external training. 


  • You will join a diverse Data & AI team with an almost 50/50 gender split and will work with colleagues from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. Your future colleagues will help you with questions and challenges. Moreover, there is a pleasant, informal working atmosphere.
  • Knowledge development is our focus, and we ensure this both by offering formal training opportunities as well as informal evenings where peers share their knowledge.
  • With your passion, you can use the latest Microsoft technology to make a difference for our customers in the Enterprise market.
  • We have a strong focus on the career and development opportunities of all our people. Everyone has a career adviser who will work with you to create a plan and guide you in choosing from the many training opportunities we offer.
  • We offer the opportunity to be socially involved during workhours and to dedicate yourself to a good cause.
  • We have working groups for Inclusion & Diversity, Women In Tech, Working Parents, and others based on employee initiatives.
  • We have very attractive benefits, not unimportant to mention of course :-): lease car, bonus scheme, phone and laptop, good pension plan, possibility to work part-time (min 32 hours), option to buy shares at a discount and many other extras.

Do you feel the match?

Do you recognize yourself in this vacancy and would you like to meet us? Then apply directly by submitting your CV via our website. Applying via email is not possible. 

For more information, visit, read the stories of our employees on Be Orange and look for an impression on our Instagram or on our Facebook page.

Even if you don't feel a complete match for this role, but you are passionate about the position - feel free to apply!

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at