Country:

Canada

Cities:

Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

Area of expertise:

Analytics

Job Description

About the role

As an Azure Data Solution Architect/Manager, you will actively participate in presales activities including public presentations, workshops and estimations. You will have a leading technical role in transitioning sales from qualifying to closing by working closely with the sales team and other technical consultants. You will work closely with program managers and bid teams to maximize the business development capacity and leverage Avanade capabilities. You will facilitate and execute requirements gathered during analysis and design phases and assist in driving business development initiatives with major stakeholders. Within the first year, you will manage multiple customer engagements and production implementations. 



Day-to-day, you will:

  • Participate in all aspects of sales activities, including demonstrations and proof of concepts
  • Oversee the ongoing development and operations of a data and analytics architecture that enables fact-based decision making, ad hoc analysis and insight generation
  • Collaborate with end users to identify needs and opportunities for improved data
  • Develop and streamline processes regarding data flow and quality to improve data accuracy, viability and value
  • Mentor the Analytics Team and other service lines for cross-optimization
  • Participate in the hiring of new permanent staff and contractors
  • Talk to senior stakeholders about all flavors of Analytics (data warehousing, ETL, integration, presentation/visualization, prediction, AI, Machine Learning)
  • Can lead delivery / get hands on if needed
  • Travel as needed


About you

You are an experienced leader with a proactive and participative management style. You instill and reinforce a strong customer service and business-oriented ethic. You have excellent communication skills and can confidently communicate to all levels of the business from operational to executive. You have extensive pre-sales experience in solution envisioning, building demonstrations, estimates, proposal development, client presentations and conducting workshops. You possess a good understanding of sales strategies, tactics and cycles and demonstrate good problem solving and analytical skills. 

 


Your background and skills likely include: 

  • Strong IT Consulting experience especially in a pre-sales environment  
  • Understanding how Analytics and Cloud interact (i.e. knows Azure services or other cloud services…Google or Amazon)
  • Enterprise Architecture as it relates to Analytics
  • Estimates work, drives proposals and is a partner to the Sales team
  • End to end Analytics project delivery experience
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience with Azure Data Platform tools:  Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse, Azure Databricks
  • Deep data modelling and integration experience
  • Python, Scala, Spark, Hadoop, etc.
  • Your education likely includes a degree in computer science or the equivalent


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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 56,000 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. 


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