Country:

United States

Cities:

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle

Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Avanade is seeking an experienced, passionate, and client-centric leader to join our Power Platform Services Hub team as a Power Platform Solution Architect.  On a global scale, you will drive and grow Avanade’s Power Platform business as an essential contributor and thought leader on Power Platform.  

As a client-facing Power Platform Solution Architect, you will support regional teams, working directly with clients in those regions.  The Power Platform Solution Architect will also collaborate with Accenture and Microsoft engineering and field teams to help drive large scale opportunities across Avanade.   

Working collaboratively across Solution Areas and Talent Communities, your expertise in Power Platform and client first approach to problem solving, will help create differentiated and repeatable solutions for customers.   

As a Power Platform Solution Architect, you will analyse a client’s systems and procedures to find areas that can be improved using Power Platform. You will then create a technology vision that is anchored in Microsoft Power Platform but crosses all aspects of Avanade’s business to position a roadmap that is better suited to the client’s goals.  

As a Power Platform Solution Architect, you may consult with various C-level customer stakeholders throughout sales and delivery motions with clients supporting regional teams.   You will also research best practices in the industry and keep your knowledge up to date.  

You will primarily work in the pre-sales phase; however, you will engage in delivery to support the delivery team mobilization and be a point of potential escalation to resolve complicated technical issues. You’ll be responsible for guiding the sale and implementation of solutions that maximize business value from Information Technology (IT) investments and develop, maintain, and grow senior client relationships. 
 

General Power Platform Solution Architect skills and qualifications:


A Power Platform Architect should have excellent knowledge of IT systems and how they operate in a business setting. They should also be comfortable playing a leadership role since they will work in close cooperation with senior management and encourage other employees to embrace changes within the company. Other skills and qualifications often required in the role include: 


Strong analytical skills to examine business data and operating procedures 

Critical thinking skills for identifying issues and making proposals to tackle them 

Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive-level clients 

Ability to explain technical procedures in an easy-to-understand way 

Excellent report writing skills 

Willingness to constantly learn new things and stay on top of the latest developments in IT and business practices 
 


Power Platform Architect Role Requirements:  


Oversee the technical and functionals designs during the pre-sales and delivery of client work streams for key strategic deals 

Work systematically and logically to analyse situations, resolve problems, identify causes, and anticipate implications  

Maintain regular contact with clients to anticipate, identify and respond to their needs and expectations  

Establish architectures and pricing for customer-specific customizations   

Prioritize work and spend time on most important, value-adding areas  

Outstanding people management skills, including ability to lead a team and mentor individuals in career growth   

Consulting / project-based background (not strictly client-side)  

Customer oriented attitude and excellent interpersonal skills  

Demonstrate a high degree of integrity, credibility, and character  

Ability to travel as needed 

Flexible working to account for Global needs 
 

Day-to-day, you will:
  

Partner with Accenture, AMBG, and Microsoft Global, to develop the alliance and identify and close business and solution opportunities  

Be market facing and client focused 
 
Collaborate with business development teams, Solution Areas & Offering Leads to drive offerings to target clients - globally 

Influence as a subject matter expert and change agent across the organization to educate account and business development teams to have a positive impact on client engagement and portfolio growth 

Provide solution governance and input on strategic deals and opportunities  

 Lead and support the delivery of a broad range of Power Platform engagements 

Possess a deep understanding of low code / no code strategies for identifying relevant use cases to meet client business, financial and technical objectives 

Partner with PPSH Innovation and Capability resources to facilitate asset/accelerator harvesting and development from deals where appropriate   

Evangelize across Solutions Areas and Talent Communities to encourage the use of Power Platform in solutioning.   
Contribute to Avanade Power Platform Community forums  
 

Qualifications Requirements: 


Bachelor’s Degree: Technology related BA/BS or related experience  

10 to 15+ years of project experience  

Minimum of 3 years of experience with Power Apps and Power Automate including both Model Driven and Canvas Apps using Common Data Services.  

Minimum of 4 years of experience with Dynamics 365, M365, and Azure 
 
Minimum of 2+ years as a solution architect or similar role 

Extensive experience in Microsoft Power Platform  solutions and the lifecycle of selling, planning, implementing, and maintaining such solutions through DevOps 

Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive-level clients, assessing their goals and objectives, and the ability to translate ideas into strategic and practical solution recommendations 

Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form 

Experience in Azure solutions, particularly for complex integrations, migrations, and security  

Knowledge and experience of Azure AI, Digital Twin, IoT, Microsoft Dynamics 365 FO and Microsoft365 is a plus 


Preferred Requirements: 

Full life cycle Microsoft Dynamics Power Platform implementations in a pre-sales lead role, as well as some delivery 

Experience with .NET and Azure development 

Working knowledge of programming methodologies, structures, and concepts 

Microsoft Power Platform Fast Track Solution Architect status 

Azure Certification 

Prior consulting experience 

Knowledge of project estimation techniques and challenges 



Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis. 
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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