Brussels, Ghent

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Job Description

With an always increasing demand for Data and AI solutions, the Data & AI architect plays a key role within Avanade. 

As our Azure Data 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 (Generative) 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 are not afraid to take on project management responsibilities and lead teams of motivated and skilled consultants in delivering architectures based on Microsoft Azure solutions. 


Join us if you have a passion for data and: 

  • You have proven experience in choosing the right architecture to optimally help our customers to gain insight into their data 
  • You can communicate your passion and knowledge about the entire analytics domain in a non-technical way 
  • you have good functional knowledge on Master Data Management, Data Modeling, Data Governance, Generative AI, Digital Twins and Data Engineering
  • You know the functionalities and differentiators of key Azure data products like; Microsoft Fabric, Azure Databricks, Synapse Analytics, Purview and Azure DevOps
  • You have at least 6 years of relevant work experience
  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or another relevant field 

And last but not least: you ideally have an Azure Solutions Architect Expert certificate or you bring a strong experience in (large) BI / Analytics project implementations

Day-to-day you will: 

  • Be responsible for capturing business and technical requirements to designing comprehensive data solutions
  • Define, design and align architecture roadmaps and blueprints for/with our customer, ensuring best practices, standards, and operational governance 
  • Be strongly involved in preparing project staffing and engage with our offshore delivery centers where and when needed 
  • Lead engagements, manage customer expectations, guide contract changes and handle issues and risks 
  • Support in; pre-sales activities, recruitment interviews, mentoring and internal training programs 
  • Keep yourself up-to-speed with new technologies and be an active member within the local, regional and global 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, a company car, laptop and phone
  • Secundairy benefits such as a 13th month, internet allowance and insurances
  • 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.
  • Possibility to work hybrid - you can partly work from home, the client's office or come to one of our offices in Brussels and Merelbeke

Do you feel the match? 

Do you recognize yourself in this description and would you like to get to know us? Then we are inviting you to apply by sending in your CV via our website. If we see a match, we will call you quickly for an introduction and you will have two job interviews. Please note that you can apply up until October 5th!

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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