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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.

Why are we hiring? 

This is an amazing opportunity to join a business that has experienced double digit growth year on year for nearly 20 years. And, joining a fast moving and talented team, that's been responsible for over 300% growth in our Azure business in the last 3 years.

About the 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 at our offices in Amsterdam.  We work flexibly and travel where needed. The role will be mainly as an Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect, but all our client facing workforce are consulting practitioners and will be involved in client delivery work.

What makes you the perfect Azure Pre-sales Solutions Architect? Well, you have the following attributes and knowledge: 


           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.

           You have been responsible for the growth of annual sales and revenue numbers for in the Microsoft space, especially Azure based services.

           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 proposals and Statements of Work.

About your technical skills:

           Cloud Networking

           Azure Compute

           Cloud Governance

           Cloud Identity and Security

           Cloud Operations and Migrations

What makes us stand out? 

           We have been recognized as a top European employer for the 11th year running

           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.

Why choose Avanade?

           We provide you with a Careers Advisor from day 1 to lead and mentor you on your Avanade journey and offer endless opportunities for training and career development

           We offer attractive salary packages that include a company car, bonus scheme,    participation in the Employee Share Purchase Plan, annual bonus scheme, generous pension  and more!

For more information, visit our website, read the stories of our employees on Be Orange and look for an impression on our Instagram or on our Facebook page. 

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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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