Barcelona, Madrid

Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Position Purpose

There is a company-wide focus within Avanade to grow our Managed Services business across all Regions globally, both from an Application and Infrastructure Managed Services standpoint.  In support of this strategy, Avanade is looking for candidates with Managed Services solutioning and deal shaping experience for a Solution Architect position. The role will include end-to-end deal support of managed services engagements including data gathering, analyzing, effort and cost estimating, deal shaping, proposal development, as well as assisting with contracting. This role requires strong customer facing skills to clearly articulate proposed solutions to Avanade’s customers.


  • Requires individuals who have led or participate in service delivery for at least 2 years, and/or have at least 2 years of developing proposals.
  • At least 6 years of overall consulting delivery and sales experience.
  • Have knowledge of Managed Services service and delivery models, including global and distributed delivery models
  • Solution planning and deal shaping experience. Able to create compelling value proposition and leverage available assets and capabilities to craft the solution
  • Comfortable working with estimating, costing and working with Finance and Sales Leads on pricing models. Demonstrates strong analytical skills, ability to analyse customer provided data
  • Demonstrates a structured and considered approach to written and oral communication. Able to communicate potentially complex solutions to less technical people
  • Proven ability to work within a team, contributing to the success of the team while making a personal contribution.
  • Knowledge of ITIL.

Main activities

The Managed Services Solution Architect will be accountable for developing Managed Services solutions, for specified new and existing customers within the region. This will entail discharging a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • End-to-end shaping of Managed Services deals
  • Work within a new business team to interpret customer defined or implied requirements against Avanade solution templates and delivery capabilities
  • Engage with customer stakeholders and other knowledgeable resources to validate service requirements, explore solution options and identify service integration requirements
  • Work with Avanade delivery centers, both in Spain and offshore, to realize service estimates in accordance with the Avanade Solutioning guidelines
  • Identify all service costs and populating cost models accurately to ensure a full visibility of costs related to establishing and delivering the service over the contract term
  • Create and document a Solution Plan and support an internal sign-off of costs and risks
  • Identify and mitigate solution risks.
  • Support the development of pricing and commercial strategies and commercial dialogue with customers
  • Development of proposals and participate in presenting proposals and solutions to customers

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Embracing Change
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Realizing Results the Avanade Way
  • Technical Passion
  • Interpersonal Awareness

Skill Family Specific Competencies

  • Sales/consultative selling acumen
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Passion about your customers

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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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