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As a Data & AI Solution Architect, you will work with clients to identify, document, and translate their business strategy and requirements into solutions and services that help our clients achieve their business outcomes using AI & Analytics. Key to this role is that the individual will be an expert in selecting the optimal architecture and delivery approach that will service clients’ needs with a balance of costs, capability, and risks to achieve the business outcomes.

 Based on the market demand for Data and AI solutions this role is critical for Avanade to create new business opportunities and grow existing clients. This role includes developing client roadmaps, program building, incorporating intelligent processes into existing business process, and solution planning that drives our clients desired business outcomes. The scope of solutions can include, diverse data (including IOT) and advanced analytics capabilities, such as data engineering, data modelling, machine learning, NLP, data interaction and visualization that are all powered by Microsoft Azure technologies. The successful individual will be a long-term trusted advisor to our clients to establish programs and system integration projects targeting business outcomes on a repeatable basis.

 Key Role Responsibilities:

 * Translate business requirements to technical solutions leveraging strong business acumen. 

 * Analyse current business practice, processes, and procedures as well as identifying future business opportunities for leveraging Microsoft Azure Data & Analytics PaaS Services.

 * Develop overall solution plans and strategic vision for data and analytics solutions, providing a comprehensive roadmap for clients’ needs.

 * Provide high-level architectural expertise to sales, project and other analytics teams.

 * Perform key management and thought leadership role in the areas of advanced data techniques, including data modelling, data access, data integration, data visualization, text mining, data discovery, statistical methods, database design and implementation.

 * Define and achieve a strategic roadmap for the enterprise; including data modelling, implementation and data management for our enterprise data warehouse and advanced data analytics systems

 * Identify risks, assumptions, and develop estimates end-to-end based on Solution Plans.

 * Build relationships with Solution Architects and collaborate on promoting solution architectural best practices across the company.

 * Provide solution oversight to delivery architects and teams

 Key Role Skills & Capability Requirements:

 * Proven client experience selecting architecture that services clients’ needs with the balance of costs, capability, and risk to meet clients’ business objectives.

 * Demonstrated experience of turning business use case and requirements to technical solutions

 * Experience in business processing mapping of data and analytics solutions.

 * Strong understanding of the value proposition(s) associated with AI, Data, PaaS (Azure PaaS is a plus!), and DevOps.

 * Experience constructing program journeys.

 * Ability to conduct data profiling, cataloguing, and mapping for technical design and construction of technical data flows.

 * The ability to apply methods to solve business problems using one or more Azure Data and Analytics services in combination with building data pipelines, data streams, and system integration.

 * Experience successfully solutioning digital analytics programs and system integration projects across multiple work streams and geographically dispersed teams.

 * People management responsibilities both directly and indirectly with globally dispersed teams.

 * Passion for AI.

 * Ability to establish relationships with peers virtually.

 * Able to explain complex analytical methodologies and concepts in non-technical language.

 * Experience design and solutioning Modern Data Platforms and solutions incorporating AI and Advanced Analytics.

 * Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

 * Experience partnering on analytics-related sales pursuits.

 * Knowledge of Lambda and Kappa architecture patterns.

 * Knowledge of Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Quality tools and processes.

 * Strong team collaboration and experience working with remote teams. 

 * Knowledge of DevOps processes (including CI/CD) and Infrastructure as code fundamentals.

 * Experience of leading greater than 3Mn USD deal solutions

 Preferred Experience:

 * You will likely possess a bachelor’s and/or Masters in a field such as Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Statistics, or Mathematics. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also suffice.

 * You likely have about 8-10+ years of applied experience solutioning programs and system integration projects that include Modern Data Platform and Advanced Analytics, preferably in a business consulting (technology focus) environment or a combination of experience and relevant education. 

Why Avanade? Because there’s no place like this!

If you’re a self-starter, an optimist and someone who loves to get things done, you’ll fit right in at Avanade. People who thrive here are motivated, interested in learning and genuinely have a desire to be the best at what they do. If that’s sounds like you, you sound good to us.

In return, you’ll have access to the latest technology in the Microsoft ecosystem, partnering with some of the biggest and the best companies across the globe and some seriously forward-thinking people to work with to make career-defining things happen.

If you'd like to get even better at what you do and transform businesses from the inside out, there’s no better place.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work for a leading Microsoft Gold Partner with unrivalled development and training (80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)
  • Competitive base salary
  • Reward and Recognition scheme
  • Wide benefits package
  • Avanade University – real time access to technical and skilled resources globally
  • Dedicated career manager to encourage your progression
  • Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you

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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. 

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