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As a Data & AI Architect, you will be part of our Data & Analytics Talent Community and you will 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, Analytics and AI. 


In this role, you will be an expert in choosing the appropriate architecture and delivery approach while balancing costs, capacities and risks in order to achieve an optimal solution. You will also take on project management responsibilities and lead teams of motivated and skilled consultants in delivering architectures based on Microsoft Azure solutions. 

With an always increasing demand for Data and AI solutions, this is a key role within Avanade, because you ensure that we can help new and existing customers together in designing and building state-of-the-art and future-proof solutions. 


You will make the difference because: 

  • You have strong knowledge of the benefits of Data, AI, ML, (Azure) PaaS, SaaS and DevOps 
  • you have knowledge of (Relational and NoSQL) databases, MPP, distributed computing frameworks (Spark, Databricks), data modeling (Kimball, Data Vault, Data Mesh), reporting, data warehouses and ETL. 
  • You feel at home in several of the following domains: Azure Databricks, Microsoft Synapse/SQL Server, Azure Data Factory, Power BI, DAX, Azure ML, Azure Data Platform, Microsoft Visual Studio, MDX, Python, .NET 
  • You have proven experience in choosing the right architecture to optimally help the customer to gain insight into their data 
  • You can communicate your passion and knowledge about analytics to stakeholders in a non-technical way 
  • You have an Azure Solutions Architect Expert certificate or you bring a strong experience in (large) BI / Analytics project implementations using Microsoft centric BI solutions  
  • You have at least 6 years of relevant work experience, or can justify a similar expertise 
  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or another relevant field 


Day-to-day you will: 

  • Define and design Architecture roadmaps and blueprints for your customer, ensuring best practices, standards, and governance 
  • Lead our engagements, manage client expectations, guide contract changes and handle issues and risks 
  • Be responsible for designing and evolving data architectures at large, mostly international, clients and align with multiple client architecture teams 
  • You will be strongly involved in the staffing of the projects and engage with our offshore delivery centers where and when needed 
  • will also perform; pre-sales activities, recruitment interviews, mentoring and support internal training programs 
  • You keep yourself up-to-speed with new technologies using the mandatory training time and share your knowledge within the Avanade communities 


Why should you choose Avanade? 

At Avanade we continuously invest in the development of your skills. We help you to keep up to speed with the latest in technology and business. 
Besides an exciting international environment, a unique chance to participate in challenging and state-of-the-art projects and interaction with inspiring colleagues who have a professional attitude and attach considerable importance to teamwork; we stand for:
  • A competitive salary with additional benefits, such as a company car, phone, insurances. 
  • very strong training & development focus, with an internal University and ample opportunity to learn and grow. 
  • A personal career plan, controlled by you and guided by Avanade. 

Do you feel the match? 

Do you recognize yourself in this description and would you like to get to know us? Then apply immediately by sending in your CV via our website. Applying by e-mail is not possible. If we see a match, we will call you quickly for an introduction and you will have 2 job interviews. Do you have any questions or want to know why we love working at Avanade? Then contact our recruiter Carlijn Kloppenburg – Van Zuilen. 

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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 young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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