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Job Description

There is one in every group - the person who dreams big and has the motivation to bring their ideas to life, are you that person? 

The one who isn’t afraid to innovate and who gets passionate about the power of digital to transform organizations and ways of working? We are building a team of people dedicated to helping our clients break free from their mainframe, unlocking the door for them to innovate in the cloud to drive growth, improve the customer experience, and power new products and services. 


If you are a Mainframe Solution Architect operating at a senior level and you deliver with excellence, believe in changing things for the better, love to innovate with passion and purpose then keep reading! 


Avanade is excited to be expanding our Mainframe-to-Azure (MF2Azure) offering! In this role, you will be working with Enterprise Clients, Avanade’s Regional A&I Leadership and our MF2Azure COE. Your primary role will be to drive Avanade’s Mainframe Modernization offering, leading pre-sales activities such as Assessments, Value Case development, and Strategy development for our clients. 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 work with the team to craft innovative solutions out of our deep technical and delivery capabilities. 


About the role: 


We are looking for a strong Mainframe Modernization Solution Architect with an application and infrastructure background. You bring valuable experience of Microsoft Azure solution selling, come from an application and infrastructure engineering background with solid technical architecture and delivery management experience. 


This role requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of mainframe modernization projects. 


The position will be based out of North America.  We work flexibly and travel where needed. The role will mainly be that of 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 Mainframe Modernization Pre-sales Solutions Architect? Well, you have the following attributes and knowledge: 


 Your background and skills include: 

  • You have demonstrable proficiency in the critical steps of mainframe modernization projects (e.g. you have been directly involved in a mainframe modernization project and can speak to your role.
  • You have an excellent background in mainframe (IBM z/OS or Unisys AS/OS2200) platforms and languages. 
  • You have experience of working with large global technology systems integrators and know how to navigate your way around their offerings, capabilities, accounts, and partners to originate and deliver opportunities. 
  • You have been responsible for the growth of annual sales and revenue numbers 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 good presence and can establish immediate credibility.  
  • You have excellent commercial awareness, combined with strong Advisory/Consulting skills. 
  • Internally, you can lead a team and you set an example as a leader, mentor, and trusted ambassador. 
  • Having experience in pre-sales you can manage a sales pipeline, solutioning deal economics and write clear proposals and statements of work (SOW)
  • You have financial services or manufacturing / retail industry experience (preferred) 


Required technical skills: 


  • Mainframe (IBM z/OS or Unisys AS/OS2200) platforms and languages 
  • Applications and platforms modernization (bonus if mainframe modernization related) 
  • Cloud networking / architecture 
  • Cloud operations and migrations 
  • Azure Compute 
  • Cloud governance 
  • Cloud identity and security 


Education Background: 


A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or a similar field.

Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 California, Colorado, New York, and Washington as set forth below and information on benefits offered is here


Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role


California: $161,500 - $190,000

Colorado: $161,500 - $190,000

New York: $161,500 - $190,000

Washington: $161,500 - $190,000


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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 young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

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