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If you are an Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect operating at Director/ Senior Director level and you deliver with excellence, believes in changing things for the better, loves to innovate with passion and purpose then keep reading!

Avanade has an unprecedented volume of Azure cloud transformation opportunities, and this is an opportunity for the very best to articulate our industry leading go-to-market offering and value to our clients. One size does not fit all, and you will be well versed in creative problem solving and be able to craft innovative solutions out of our deep technical and delivery capabilities.

About this role:

We are looking for an Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect that is experienced with selling Infrastructure Consulting and Managed Services. You bring valuable experience of Microsoft Azure solution selling for extensive number of years and come from an Infrastructure engineering background with solid technical architecture and delivery management experience.

The position will be based from one of our locations in France, and with frequent travel to client sites and our office in France. We work flexibly and travel where needed. 
The role will be mainly as an Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect, but all of our client facing workforce are consulting practitioners and will be involved in client delivery work.

What makes you the perfect Azure presales Solutions Architect?

Previous Experience on Same Scale Is Required:

  • You have experience with working with large global technology systems integrators and know how to navigate your way around their offerings, capabilities, accounts, and partners to originate and delivery opportunities.
  • Proficiency in articulating cloud Journey and Architectures
  • You have been responsible for the growth of annual sales and revenue numbers for in the Microsoft space, especially Azure based services.
  • Ability to lead large engagements and diverse teams to winning value proposition for enterprise clients
  • You can talk at the level of a technical engineer, right through to the c-suite. You have a good presence and can establish immediate credibility. You have excellent commercial awareness. Internally you set example as a leader, mentor and trusted ambassador.
  • You have experience with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (or similar methodologies) and have delivered large enterprise Azure solutions. Having experience in pre-sales you can manage a sales pipeline, solutioning deal economics and write clear proposal and Statements of Work.
  • Knowledge about dealing and collaborating with partners

About your technical skills:

  • IT & Cloud Strategy 
  • Cloud Enterprise Architecture 
  • Cloud Optimisation Cloud Networking
  • Azure Compute
  • Cloud Governance
  • Cloud Identity and Security
  • Cloud Operations and Migrations

What makes us stand out?

  • We have just been Awarded Top Employer in 2021 taking 5th place
  • Women in IT Awards – Employer of the Year 2020
  • You will have an exposure to work on different top Microsoft stack technologies but also a superb opportunity to develop yourself. 
  • We are supporting our employees to cross-train and develop their skills around different Microsoft technologies. 
  • Your colleagues are people with a real passion, dynamic approach, and enthusiasm for technology. 
  • You’ll have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development.
  • We’ve won countless awards for our unrivalled technical expertise on the Microsoft platform, and for the innovative thinking that goes into our work.
  • Your journey with technology doesn’t stop once you work at Senior level – it is quite the opposite! 
  • 12-time winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year.
  • 24,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology.
  • 90-plus Microsoft partner awards.
  • 18 Gold Competencies.

Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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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. 

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