Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Analytics

Job Description



Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.

Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realise results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 55,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. More details on Avanade can be found at www.avanade.com.

By joining Avanade’s Data and AI Managed Services team, you will have a fantastic opportunity to operate at the forefront of technology, with access to the best clients across the world, on challenging and exciting projects.

We are a diverse team, and we are proud of our culture that welcomes every individual. In our teams you will find talented and passionate technologists, with a humble, collaborative, and positive attitude. We promise to invest in you and help give you the platform for continuous learning and development.


Responsibilities include:


·     Providing technical, application and development support for enterprise grade Business Intelligence solutions based on the Microsoft Data Platform.

·         Responding to service incidents within the agreed Service Level Agreement.

·         Applying ITIL best practice for the delivery of IT Managed Services.

·         Providing customers with support updates and ideas for service improvements.

·         Working on high profile projects with well-known clients across various sectors

·         Mentoring of more junior team members and supporting their personal development

·         Constantly developing technical skills using the latest cloud technology - achieving & maintaining Microsoft certification

·         Working directly with clients to understand requirements or issues


Core Desired Skills and Experience:


This is a role for ambitious technologists who wish to work with the latest cloud technology from Microsoft. Whilst we don’t expect everyone to have experience with all the technologies below, candidates will need to show their ability to rapidly learn new technologies, this particularly applies to candidates with more traditional Microsoft BI stack experience.


Primary Candidate:

Core


·       Exceptional customer facing support and fault resolution skills.

·       Strong background of enterprise BI and Data Warehousing concepts and methods with the ability to adapt and tailor based on requirements

·       Understanding of software engineering tools and concepts

·       Working with modern data platforms (MPP architectures)


Technology


·       Data Factory

·       Data Lake Store (gen 2)

·       Databricks

·       Synapse Analytics

·       Cosmos DB

·       Azure SQL

·       Azure Analysis Services

·       Azure Monitor


Candidates with the following experience will be considered:


Core

·       Strong communication skills

·       Strong background of enterprise BI and Data Warehousing concepts and methods with the ability to adapt and tailor based on requirements

·       Understanding of software engineering tools and concepts


Technology

·       Traditional Microsoft BI stack: SSRS / SSAS (Tabular with DAX & OLAP with MDX) / SSIS

·       Power BI (Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service)

·       Project/Training exposure to Microsoft Azure Services (but not limited to): Azure SQL, Synapse Analytics, Data Factory, Data Lake, Databricks or technologies listed in the desirable skills below.


Supporting Desirable Skills:


·         IoT Hub, Event Hub, Stream Analytics

·         Power Platform technologies such as Power BI, Power Automate, Power Apps

·         Function App

·         Kubernetes Services (AKS)

·         Key Vault

·         Development with C#, Python

·         PowerShell scripting

·         Experience of using Azure DevOps / GitHub

·         Passion for technology and a thirst for knowledge

·         A science related education to degree level


What we Offer:


This is a superb opportunity to be in a rewarding role offering ongoing training. Avanade pays for all Microsoft certifications and recognises your dedication by offering you a strong career path.

·       You will have the exposure to work on complex but exciting projects, using a variety of Microsoft stack technologies.

·       We are encouraging our employees to cross-train and develop their skills around different Microsoft technologies

·       You will have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development, including professional technology training and management training


Additional Information:


Applications are only invited from candidates with the right to reside and work within the UK. Candidates should be willing to travel for the purposes of client delivery and collaborating with colleagues.

Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.


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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