Country:

United States

Cities:

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Redmond, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Director, Technical Advisory - West Region

 

As the lead of our Technology Advisory practice, you will expand our Advisory capabilities and build our pipeline. You will support engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables a range of business outcomes. You must possess exception analytical, interpersonal and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be collaborative, ambitious, and personable, possessing outstanding leadership qualities that allows you to assume a meaningful role with an ability to scale over time.  

 

Our mission is to support our clients in understanding the advantages technology can bring their businesses, their people and clients and support the definition of their digital journey.  We work with our clients to advise on enterprise architecture, leverage of the the Microsoft ecosystem, journey to Azure, IT operating models and security to harnessing technology and innovation.  

 

You will focus on developing the technology strategies our clients need in order to support their business objectives. You will be structured in your approach, you will have a strong set of people management and influencing skills and bring a dynamic and hands-on approach. You will play a key role in driving this practice forward through client acquisition, practice development and interfacing with the wider advisory capability to address our client challenges.  

 

Pair your adaptable, collaborative, curious mindset with your tech skills to help client digitally transform their ways of working. Better experience for air travellers? Data to help a non-profit better serve kids with needs? An Advisory role at Avanade offers you a purposeful career. Know your clients’ needs inside out, work with them beginning to end, enjoy achievements together – and repeat.  

 

Come join us 

Our Technical Advisory team sits at the intersection of business strategy, technology and industries and thrives on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organizations around the world. The Technical Advisory team provides strategic advice on how best to adopt and optimize Security, Cloud, Enterprise Architecture as well as CIO services to drive digital transformation that align with a client’s business strategy, constraints, and technology to produce broader business value. We deliver our broad range of advisory services through an integrated, collaborative approach between our clients and practitioners. 

 

What you’ll do 

  • Advise our clients on their technology transformation, leveraging their digital ambitions, and optimizing their business-technology environments. 
  • Lead with a team of business leaders, technical and sales experts to determine the strategy for offering identification and investment opportunities and drive strategic changes to the portfolio. 
  • Drive a culture of consistent and ongoing client upsell and cross sell opportunities to develop long-lasting client relationships.  
  • Lead the development, management, and presentation of deliverables to clients, internal teams and sales at management and C suite/ Executive levels.  
  • Effectively position Technical Advisory capabilities and services with sales teams, channels, and target clients. 
  • Develop compelling technology strategies, including IT Strategy, IT Operating Model, Journey to Cloud strategies, amongst others for our clients, bringing a business-first advisory lens and consultative approach to the process. 
  • Understand customer business drivers and strategies, architectures, IT adoption roadmaps, operating models, KPIs, to measure and monitor benefits realization. 
  • Provide advice to our clients, helping them understand the true potential of technology to transform their business, bridging the gap between business and IT as you build strong client relationships. 
  • Work with Avanade and business partners in defining solutions as part of sales pursuits and marketing activities. 

What You’ll Get 

Some of the best things about working at Avanade Advisory 

  • Top-shelf clients – Our clients accelerate value by being bold, imaginative and fast. Look at who we work with - you’ve probably heard of them and just might want to work with them, too  
  • Next-level work – Utilize emerging technology and become adept at solving business critical issues, acquire industry expertise, and a deep understanding of the technologies and capabilities within the Microsoft ecosystem  
  • Flexible work schedule – We provide employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times as well as the ability to work remotely 


Skills and experiences 

  • 10+ years of consulting / advisory experience in cloud platforms and technologies including focus on IT Transformation. 
  • Deep understanding of Tech Transformation and the ability to consult, plan and lead clients on this journey. 
  • Experience with large / complex scale migrations to public cloud (Microsoft Azure preferred). 
  • Understand the challenges facing large enterprise clients when adopting new technology, with deep experience supporting clients navigate the transition  
  • Knowledge of infrastructure solutions, especially in relation to Microsoft programs, platform migration, system security, enterprise directories, and cloud technologies  
  • Experience strategizing a cloud migration, enterprise architecture, cloud solutions and end-to-end IT transformation strategy & roadmap  
  • Leading and managing multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams to develop groundbreaking and disruptive ideas and business models that are actionable. Being responsible for ensuring that client outcomes are delivered on time and to budget.  
  • Understand customer business drivers and strategies, architectures, IT adoption roadmaps, operating models, KPIs, to measure and monitor benefits realization 

 

About you 

Characteristics that can spell success for this role: 

  • Consultative, analytical, interpersonal 
  • Resilient, ambitious, enterprising 
  • Intellectually curious and passionate about tech 
  • Storyteller and engaging content creator 

Find out more about some of our benefits here. 

 

A great place to work 

As you bring your skills and abilities to Avanade, you’ll get distinctive experiences, limitless learning, and ambitious growth in return. As we continue to build our diverse and inclusive culture, we become even more innovative and creative, helping us better serve our clients and our communities. You’ll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor and guide you, but to also lean on your expertise. You get a company purpose-built for business-critical, leading-edge technology solutions, committed to improving the way humans work, interact and live. It’s all here, so take a closer look! Together we do what matters. 

 

We work hard to provide an inclusive, diverse culture with a deep sense of belonging for all our employees. Visit our Inclusion & Diversity page. 

Create a future for our people that focuses on: 

  • Expanding your thinking  
  • Experimenting courageously 
  • Learning and pivoting  


Inspire greatness in our people by: 

  • Empowering every voice    
  • Encouraging boldness 
  • Celebrating progress 


Accelerate the impact of our people by: 

  • Amazing the client    
  • Prioritizing what matters 
  • Acting as one 

 

 

Learn more  

 

To learn more about the types of projects our Advisory team works on check out this case studies: 

 

Interested in knowing what’s going on inside Avanade? Check out our blogs: 


Compensation for roles at Avanade varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience. As required by local law, Avanade provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in New York as set forth below and  information on benefits offered is here.   


Role Location: Range of Starting Pay

California: $223,550 to 263,000

Washington: $210,800 to 248,000

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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 www.avanade.com