Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

About us

Want to create value with digital and turn your ideas into human impact? So do we.

At Avanade our vision is to be the leading innovator in Workplace Experience by 2023, creating impactful and motivational Employee and Customer Experiences through the power of the Microsoft ecosystem.

We help clients to re-imagine their Workplace Experience (WX) encompassing technology, employee experience and business operations to remove cultural barriers, unlock new sources of value and drive sustainable growth.

By joining Avanade’s Modern Workplace community, you will have a fantastic opportunity to operate at the forefront of technology, with access to global clients, on challenging and exciting projects.

We are a diverse team, and we are proud of our culture that welcomes every individual. In our team you will find talented and passionate technologists, with a collaborative, positive can-do attitude.

If you are the type of person who thrives on constantly learning and challenging yourself with a genuine desire to do your best, then you could be successful here. Our promise is to invest in you and help give you the platform for continuous learning and career development.


About the Role:

Avanade’s Modern Workplace Solution Area is responsible for making our Workplace vision a reality through three focused offerings:

  1. Workplace Platform Modernization – modernizing and extend the workplace technology ecosystem to protect against attacks, supporting new ways of working and drive increased business value.
  2. Workplace Value Realization – releasing business value through reimagined culture and employee experience, transforming business operations by reconfiguring how work gets done.
  3. Workplace Managed Services – managing and continuously evolving the workplace technology ecosystem to support new ways of working and deliver increased business value.

Sales and solutioning for these offerings is also supported by a centre of excellence (COE) team that works with global, area (Europe) and regional (UK) offering, sales and delivery leads.

To further grow our portfolio of services and revenues, we are expanding our Workplace applications pre-sales expertise within the UK Modern Workplace Value Realisation team by hiring a Workplace Collaborative Applications Architect/Subject Matter Expert (SME).

We are looking for a Workplace Collaborative Applications Architect who is experienced in designing,  solutioning and selling solutions that covers any combination of enterprise workflow, automation, AI, IoT and Augmented Reality leveraging Microsoft Office 365, Viva, Power Platform and Azure technologies.

·       You bring valuable experience working with clients in a consulting environment, with solid technical architecture and delivery management experience.

·       You are an experienced trusted advisor at the CIO / Senior IT Stakeholder level working within teams to undertake rapid assessments to define technology roadmaps and strategies.  

·       You have worked with clients and internal teams in a technical pre-sales capacity supporting sales development and proposal response teams with insights, solution approach, technical architecture, estimation and delivery practices.

·       You have directly managed Technical Delivery activities, Delivery Teams and supervised the work of teams of Technical SME’s, providing technical guidance and leadership to achieve objectives. 

Responsibilities:

Helping clients realise meaningful business growth through workplace transformation, you will work with account teams to shape, sell and coordinate the delivery of propositions that address client challenges in the areas of workplace strategy, workplace transformation, business operations optimisation and reimagined employee experience.

You will also have the chance to: 

·       Understand business drivers, agree the optimum approach, and develop pragmatic, deliverable and sustainable Workplace solutions and roadmaps that allows clients to address their business needs and leverage the best value out of their Microsoft investments. 

·       Provide subject matter expertise in relation to workplace applications for front line workers in our priority industry segments, alongside workflow management redesign and automation solutions to help optimize front and back-office business processes.

·       Contribute to the development and evolution of future focused workplace and organisation transformation propositions and solutions. 

·       Support the selling and implementation of workplace experience propositions in response to market demand and digital trends. 

·       Assist senior team members with sales efforts including development of client proposals and pitch mechanics. Delivering sales presentations to clients and responding to RFPs. 

·       Lead client engagements as a Technical Delivery Lead, responsible for the successful delivery of O365 and Power Platform solutions.

·       Coordinate with and leverage offshore resources.

Your skills: 

·       Significant experience architecting and supporting sales of application-focused workplace solutions spanning underlying cloud infrastructure, low-code/no-code-platforms, rich-client applications as well as employee experience and business improvement.

·       Workplace applications strategy, lifecycle organization, governance and operations knowledge underpinned by Microsoft Office 365 and Power Platform.

·       Sales and/or end to end solutioning accountability and track record for a pipeline of $1M+ digital transformation deals with demonstrable innovation and value creation.

·       Solution design, integration, implementation/ transition to managed services including lifecycle management, applications factory (scaled application development and/or application in-take), service management and ideally experience optimization.

·       Expertise in developing solutions for information workers by building information  architecture as well as leveraging enterprise workflow and business process automation tools.

·       Knowledge of front line/customer facing worker applications for at least one of the following industry segments (Banking, Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing, Energy, Health Services Provision, Public Sector and Utilities).

·       Experience of Agile Methodologies within Software Development.

·       Appreciation of Microsoft’s industry Clouds and the Metaverse topic.

·       Experience of working within a matrixed business spanning consulting and technology services and onshore/nearshore/offshore delivery centres.

·       Experience in supporting the development, implementation, and deployment of innovative go-to-market strategies (supporting sales and marketing initiatives) across large scale services-based opportunities.



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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