Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

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Job Description

As a part of the Data & Applied Intelligence (AI) Solution Area, in a highly visible Senior Data & AI Solution Architect role, you will leverage a client-centric approach to translate our client’s business strategy into solutions and services that lead to successful business outcomes.

You will be an experienced, passionate, and client-centric Senior Data & Analytics Solution Architect, and will drive client roadmaps, program building, incorporating intelligent processes into existing business processes, and solution planning. You will leverage a portfolio of solutions that includes, but is not limited to, diverse data (including IoT) and advanced analytics capabilities, such as data engineering, data modeling, machine learning, cognitive services (NLP, Computer Vision, etc.), and data visualization that are powered by Microsoft Azure Data & Analytics services.


Within a Highly Collaborative and Entrepreneurial Environment, You Will:

·       Originate, develop, and grow exceptional internal and external client relationships.

·       Be known for your “client-centric” approach and delivery excellence.

·       Lead and partner across our global landscape to identify priority accounts and premier bids where our Data & AI offerings (aligned to Microsoft Azure Data & Analytics services) can deliver tangible value to our clients.

·       Develop overall solution plans and strategic vision for the proposed Data & AI solutions, providing a comprehensive roadmap aligned to clients’ business needs, including elements such as use case(s) definition, business case, user experience design, business process flows, functional data flow, data catalogs, technical data flows, cloud consumption estimates, delivery approach, resources plans, risks, assumptions, dependencies, etc.

·       Build, leverage, and maintain successful industry partnerships with our parent companies (Accenture and Microsoft), with a goal of increasing Avanade's market share in a collaborative model.

·       Drive Avanade Data & AI offerings in the market, effectively positioning those offerings with sales teams, channels, and target clients.

·       Engage with clients’ leadership and technology teams in strategic discussions to provide outstanding technical strategy and industry guidance to improve their long-term business goals.

·       Lead quality assurance (QA) activities from design to implementation phase of the proposed Data & AI solutions.

·       Provide technical leadership as a member of the Analytics Practice in areas such as data access & ingestion, data processing, data integration, data modeling, database design & implementation, data visualization, and advanced analytics.

·       Establish relationships with Solution Architects in other parts of the business within Avanade and Accenture and collaborate on designing standard methodologies across the company.


Experience Required for Success:

·       Track record of developing and growing exceptional client relationships with a reputation for delivering a "best in class" end-to-end client experience.

·       A passion for driving business technology solutions.

·       Demonstrated people leadership, “leading by influence”, and effective peer teaming expertise in large, multinational organizations with globally distributed teams.

·       Experience with the decision-making process and policies involved in a large and highly complex matrix organization.

·       Experience assessing and managing the opportunities and risks associated with large-scale complex services & consulting engagements.

·       Knowledge and understanding of industry-standard business practices.

·       Demonstrated experience in turning business use cases and requirements into technical solutions.

·       Applied experience in designing and solutioning programs and system integration projects that include Modern Data Platforms and AI and Advanced Analytics solutions (preferably based on Azure PaaS & SaaS), having worked in a business consulting (technology focus) environment or a combination of experience and relevant education.

·       Solid understanding of the value proposition(s) associated with AI, Data, PaaS, and DevOps, including business processing mapping of Data & Analytics solutions.

·       Ability to conduct data profiling, cataloging, and mapping for technical design and construction of technical data flows (data pipelines).

·       Ability to apply methods to solve business problems using one or more Azure Data & Analytics services in combination with building data pipelines, data streams, and systems integration.

·       Ability to explain complex analytical methodologies and concepts in non-technical language.

·       Knowledge of Lambda and Kappa architecture patterns, Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Quality tools and processes as well as DevOps processes (including CI/CD) and Infrastructure as code fundamentals.

Benefits of being an Avanade Employee

Additional 5 days personal Leave + Opportunity to purchase extra annual leave

Wellbeing & Gadget Allowance

Flexible working arrangements

Generous parental leave

Corporate private health insurance discounts

Up to 80 hours of training per year

Please APPLY only if you are an Australian Citizen or a Permanent Resident with full working rights.

This role requires direct contact with Avanade clients as well as attendance in person at Avanade workplaces and other company-sponsored meetings and events.  In order to comply with our client requirements and Avanade’s own health and safety obligations, this role requires the Applicant to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.   Proof of vaccination will be required during the application process.  Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical or religious reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation.

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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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