Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

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

There’s one in every group—the person who dreams big and has the motivation to bring their ideas to life, even as others might roll their eyes and prefer to play it safe. Are you that person? One who isn’t afraid to break the mould and who is passionate about the power of digital to transform organisations and ways of working? Because we are building teams of people like that to help our clients unlock the power they need now and own what’s next.  

At Avanade Advisory, we are breaking apart the traditional process of setting strategies and goals first, then finding technologies to achieve them. In the digital age, there’s no time for that linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being ambitious, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We passionately challenge, inspire, and support our clients and each other.  

Want the agility and energy of a start-up, backed by the resources of Accenture, Microsoft and the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan School of Management? Here you will find a team of people who thrive on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organisations around the world. Ultimately, we’re not just making business better. We’re making life better for our clients and their customers.  

If that sounds like you, you sound good to us. Find your next opportunity at Avanade Advisory. 

As an Enterprise (Solution) Architect within Advisory, you would be playing key roles in the presale activities, including public presentations, driving customer workshops, envision and defining integrated solution, road mapping and estimations. You work with your sales team and technical consultants to understand client challenges, define the right (integrated) solution, support in closing the sales, kick-starting the project, defining the roadmap, helping in envisioning the integrated solution and guiding as QA for the long-term implementation.
Next to that, you know which solution is the right one for the project, work closely with program managers and bid teams, making sure that the information gathered during analysis and design phases with clients becomes actions. As an Enterprise (Solution) Architect at Avanade, you support our clients by understanding sales strategies, tactics, and cycles, making use of your problem-solving and analytical skills.

Key Role Responsibilities : 

Day-to-day you will:
•   Understand customers’ overall challenges/ambitions, their landscape, business priorities and success criteria to design implementation integrated architectures and solutions (Microsoft and 3rd party solutions).
•   Apply domain knowledge, technical knowledge, and customer insights to plan and estimate roadmap and architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical and functional viability of proposed deals and successful deployments, transitioning the solution to the delivery team.
•   Develop deep relationships with key customer IT/Business decision makers, who drive the implementation of integrated solution (Cloud platform, Data platform, Business applications, Security etc.) within their company to enable them to be strong advocates.
•   Maintain and advance technical as well as functional skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community

•   Envision and build next solution offerings by leveraging deep technology and platform experience of colleagues in Avanade and bringing your insights on Integrated solutions and transformation

Key skills and capability requirements :

·       8+ years of experience in consulting / advisory / Enterprise architecture with a solid focus on Cloud, Data & AI technology implementation, architecture and/or strategy.

·       Direct senior client facing experience during Cloud/data architecture/Data Science/AI implementations from innovation to industrialization.

·       Experience of advising and delivering transformation projects in areas of Cloud transformation, Data and AI architectural and consulting projects e.g., data platform roadmap design, design of data warehouse/hybrid data lake, data governance, business case for data and analytics, or data trust and privacy.

·       Experience in envisioning and defining Integrated solution vision (Cloud, Data, Security, Integration patterns etc.), driving vision and roadmaps for clients as well as defining steps to become a data driven organization.

·       Good experience in bringing in reference architecture and best practices of designs for building green field architecture or leading course corrections projects

·       Good understanding of the realities of data within large enterprises and the challenges they face in gaining benefit from it.

·       Good knowledge of Azure platforms and certifications (preferred)

·       Expertise with Industry solution(s) is a big plus

·       Business level English is required and proficiency in Dutch is preferred

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.

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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 59,000 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 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