Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Role overview

As a Mgr, Application Architect, you will translate client needs and challenges into solutions, support envisioning, architectural assessments, technology choice, and estimates.

Key Role Responsibilities

Day-to-day you will: 

- Design cloud-based solutions 

- Design cloud architecture and complete plans and specifications to develop solutions  

- Collaborate with product managers and engineers to develop specifications for new cloud-based products/services, applications and solutions 

- Drive the roll-out of cloud management platforms, evaluate its performance and implements enhancements 

- Designs and develops IT architecture (integrated process, applications, data and technology) solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards

- Develops specifications for new products/services, applications and service offerings 

- Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies 

- Provide the work’s technical scope, defining and driving the best solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs of your client 

- Oversee and manage a cross-functional development team that designs, develops, and enhances software assets that meet or exceed internal and external (client) expectations, in line with product functionality, cost and delivery schedules 

- Coach, mentor, and motivate team members to influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

- Apply knowledge to create an environment that fosters accountability, quality, commitment, growth and innovation and support the sales process as needed

- Recommend changes in development, maintenance and system standards. 

- Own product line engineering responsibility within a business unit: Own, manage, and communicate engineering metrics; has responsibilities across geographies; manages the cost of engineering across portfolios and capabilities; articulates the quality of the software and what quality improvement measures are in place; measure of responsibility for client satisfaction of the products, and responsible for cost of implementation.

Key Role Skill & Capability

- Develop and enrich the product portfolio of value-added services

- Performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications 

- Advanced skills in developing client-based and/or web-based software solutions

- Experience with specific technologies as specified by hiring manager 

- Up-to-date knowledge of Microsoft products

- Ability to gain an understanding of customer process and issues, and communicate them back

- Ability to work in teams and individually when needed

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Experience working with global teams on projects

- Experience working with offshore teams to facilitate project work

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

- Advanced skills and experience in application lifecycle management, agile development methods and software planning

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

You likely have 5+ years of prior related work experience, preferably in a technology or consulting environment

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About Avanade

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 realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at