Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Disclaimer: This position is a future opportunity within Avanade. We are actively recruiting and interviewing for this position, however, we will not be extending offers at the present time.

The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 have created uncertainty for many, and during this period Avanade is focused on the personal safety and well-being of our employees and candidates. The good news is that Avanade is a 38,000-person organization that depends on new ways of working every day and we’ve been relying on our work experience to empower our employees – wherever they’re working – for 20 years now. Thanks to our workplace experience – the likes of Office 365, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint ,and more – we’ve been able to continue delivering work seamlessly and connecting with talents to explore opportunities for tomorrow. 

What does that mean for you? It means you can apply and interview virtually, via video, for a future career opportunity without pressure to make a decision. It means that you will have the chance to connect with leaders and hiring managers at your own pace.

We encourage you to speak candidly with your recruiter about your career aspirations and expectations throughout this recruiting process. In return, we are committed to being transparent with you about our intent and goals around this position. 

About this role:

As a Cloud Architect you will focus on designing, deploying, and testing solution components of medium to large size and complexity. This position develops and tests mission-critical enterprise solutions including web services, enterprise portals, and mobile applications. You will have key project/program leadership responsibilities and will serve as a career manager to other developers. Additionally, you will assist with customer relationships, change requirements, proposal development, and some marketing/PR initiatives. 

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day-to-day, you will:
- Manage and review work of teams across all phases of Avanade projects (Plan, Analyze, Design, Build and Test) in one or more projects

- Direct effort to defining technical, operational and user requirements

- Design conceptual architecture and technical solutions

- Lead and reviews efforts to develop and implement client-approved solution

- Take responsibility for project management of various initiatives, including work estimation, planning, stakeholder management, and group management

- Ensure project quality meets standards through KPI identification and testing plan

- Own partnership with cross-functional technology and design teams to ensure consistent, beneficial client interaction and solution delivery

- Ensure offshore resources are utilized and leveraged appropriately

- Take an active role in sales activities and planning as required

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:

Technical Requirements
- Advanced skills in analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and maintaining application code in a variety of contexts

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

- Demonstrated experience about application development, complex code development, application testing, component design

- Demonstrated experience of specific technologies as specified by hiring manager

- Experience leading software development-focused projects

- Experience with Microsoft Azure

- Experience with C# and .NET

Non-Technical Requirements

- Experience consulting to external clients on complex projects, including in leadership roles

- 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

- Experience making use of service brokering in project work

- Strong commercial awareness and financial intelligence (e.g., P&Ls, how decisions impact cost, profit, etc.)

- Solid written and spoken communication skills

Preferred Certifications: 
- AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
- AZ-300 Microsoft Architect Technologies

Scope of Work:
- Nature of Work: Creates and implements work plans for assigned projects, programs, and/or clients against established operational objectives; supports translation of group strategy into objectives and work plans.

- Scope of Work: Provides operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination.

- Complexity: Complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgment of contextual factors.

- Discretion: Wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise.

- Organizational Impact: Work efforts have a significant impact on near- and medium-term Avanade and/or client operations. Should contribute to client-relationship and sales outcomes.

- Supervision Received: Works independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives. Significant latitude in judgment & approach.

- Supervision Provided: Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams. If managing team(s) of more junior employees full-time, then refer to the People & Business Leadership leveling criteria. Often serves as Career Advisor.

- Knowledge Applied: Applies advanced knowledge of learned occupation/discipline and strong business operational acumen.

Relevant Additional Details:
Experienced leading mid to large-sized teams (5 to 10+ resources)

You should have deep technical skills and be capable of serving as a subject matter expert in at least one Microsoft technology or business domain.

Fluency in any of the Scandinavian languages is needed.

Preferred Years of Work Experience: 
You will likely have 4+ years of increasingly diverse or complex experience

Preferred Education Background: 
You will likely possess a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or related field

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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