Country:

Australia

Cities:

Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure

Job Description

Managed Services Solution Architect

Are you an architect with a passion for creating modern managed services solutions? We want to talk to you!

Digital disruption is opening up more opportunities for businesses to connect with their customers and accelerate the realisation of business value. That's what we'd love you to help us do. With your strong business experience, vision, and ability to steer clients toward new ways of thinking and re-imagine operating models, we can open up fantastic career opportunities for you.


Avanade – The World’s Premier Microsoft Consultancy


Avanade is the world’s leading Microsoft consultancy and is the ultimate destination for consultants who specialise in Microsoft technology. Our vision is to be the leading digital innovator through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. We are 50,000 consultants strong and growing.


Diversity and inclusion are baked into our DNA, as is flexibility. We empower our people to deliver awesome solutions for our clients, and our unsurpassed experience in the Microsoft space enables us to place our people on the most challenging, rewarding engagements. Career progression opportunities at Avanade are world leading, as are our benefits.


Be part of Avanade’s future in South Australia


Avanade’s #adl.engineering.hub is a modern engineering centre in Adelaide delivering engineering excellence to the region. We are building a squad-based delivery model from the ground up to deliver rapid and frequent value to our clients. Our squads are Agile-driven, DevOps-enabled multi-disciplinary teams focussed on delivering solutions through the Microsoft technology stack.


Within this hub we are establishing a managed services capability in Adelaide to deliver modern, cloud-based solutions that enable us to manage and evolve our national clients’ operational systems. A critical role in that capability is the Solution Architect to ensure we create the right tailored, structured management solutions for our clients.


What we offer you

Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee share purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay. 



The Role

We are seeking an experienced Managed Services Solution Architect to join us at the grass roots level of the Adelaide capability.


The Solution Architect will be accountable for defining Managed Services solutions for clients within the region. This will entail discharging a broad range of responsibilities including end-to-end responsibility for shaping large & complex managed services deals. The Solution Architect will develop detailed cost models to ensure full visibility throughout the contract lifecycle and create solution plans in support of deal reviews.


The role will work closely with Avanade’s global delivery capabilities to ensure a seamless blend of onshore/offshore delivery and will support sales activity by walking both our clients and Avanade internal teams through the solution approach.


From the development of pricing and commercial models, to identification of risks and associated management plans, the Solution Architect is a critical role through all aspects of the process including:


About You


You are passionate about creating outstanding Managed Services solutions and ideally have experience working with both traditional and Agile ways of working. You are an experienced, client-focused Solution Architect with well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills.


You bring 7+ years’ experience in and around the creation & delivery of managed services solutions to large enterprise clients.


Ideally you will have a number of years’ experience in consulting to complement your managed services expertise.


In addition, your professional skillsets likely include:

  • Detailed knowledge of Managed Services service and delivery models, including global and distributed delivery models
  • Solution planning and deal shaping expertise. Able to create compelling value propositions and leverage available assets and capabilities to craft a solution
  • Experience selling to senior customer leadership; leading negotiations or developing commercials
  • Experience leading service introduction and/or service transition and have been responsible for ensuring end-to-end delivery of deal value

Other Favourable Attributes

  • Australian citizenship, with Baseline security clearance (or willingness to apply)
  •  ITIL, TOGAF and relevant Azure, Modern Workplace Microsoft certifications
  • Working knowledge of Azure DevOps and associated toolsets



Benefits of being an Avanade Employee

  • Additional 5 days personal Leave + Opportunity to purchase extra annual leave
  • Annual Wellbeing & Gadget Allowances
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Up to 80 hours of training per year
  • Generous parental leave
  • Corporate private health insurance discounts


At Avanade we are building on our capability of modern ways of working – if your experience and skills can help us accelerate that journey, we’d love to hear from you today!


This role requires direct contact with Avanade clients as well as attendance in person at Avanade workplaces and other company-sponsored meetings and events.  In order to comply with our client requirements and Avanade’s own health and safety obligations, this role requires the Applicant to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.   Proof of vaccination will be required during the application process.  Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical or religious reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation.

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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. 


Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com