Country:

United States

Cities:

Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle

Area of expertise:

Analytics

Job Description

Avanade leads the technical consulting industry by providing creative 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 40,000 digitally connected people across 26 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

How we support you:

Do you want to work in an environment that supports you? We believe in gender equity and an inclusive community! We offer a comprehensive benefits package: generous vacation allowance, disability coverage, retirement plans, paid maternity and paternity leave, life insurance, extended benefits to cover items that support your well-being, health, dental and vision insurance, professional development and paid Microsoft certification opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Avanade is looking for an Azure Sales/Solutions Architect: you are involved in all project phases, but with a focus on supporting business development.  This is a customer facing role, owning overall technical relationship between our customer and the Microsoft Data Platform.  You will work closely with the client, Avanade partners including Microsoft, and the Avanade business development team to define new technical architectures and propose creative solutions.  You will also lead Data & AI thought leadership, assist with POVs and POCs and provide architecture support for and during the implementation of value-based solutions based on the latest generation methodologies.

·        Support business development activities and drive proposals and overall thought leadership via technical workshops, POCs and POVs, etc.

·        Apply technical knowledge to design solutions that meet business and IT needs, create Data Platform, AA/AI roadmaps, and ensure long term technical viability of new deployments, infusing key analytics and AI technologies where appropriate (e.g. Azure ML, ML Server, BOT framework, Cognitive Services, Big Data, Data Lake, Azure Databricks, etc.) and ability to see your vision through to the deployment

·        Ensure that solution exhibits high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment

·        Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, to enable them to be cloud/data advocates and be a Voice of the Customer to share insights and best practices

·        Assess the Customers' knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud/data readiness to guide customers through a journey to the cloud strategy

·        Collaborate with other Cloud Solution Architects in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on Microsoft Azure platform

·        Maintain technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community while educating customers on the Azure platform

·        Be a Data & AI evangelist with customers, partners and external communities!

Experiences Required - Education, Key Experiences, Knowledge and Skills:

7+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications required

·        5+ years’ experience working with large complex enterprise accounts architecting cloud solutions for data estate workloads

·        5+ years implementing large scale data projects within the cloud environment

·        Collaboration and Communication. Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence remote teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects.

·        Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, database migrations, and technology management required

·        Breadth of technical experience and knowledge, with depth / Subject Matter Expertise in three or more of the following Data Platform Cloud solutions required: SQL including OSS (postgre, MySQL etc.); Azure SQL, NoSQL Databases including OSS (Maria, Mongo etc.); Big Data including SQL DW, Snowflake, Big Query; Data storage technologies such as MSSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Azure Cosmos DB and Azure SQL; Data Governance; Data Engineering; Data Science; Data Visualization.

·        Expertise in data estate workloads like HDInsight, Hadoop, Cloudera, Spark, Python required

·        Technical Capability and experience to learn new technologies and understand relevant cloud trend required

·        Knowledge of Competitors: Knowledge of competing cloud development platforms preferred

Education:

You likely possess MS/ Ph.D. in a quantitative field such as computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, or machine learning. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also suffice.

 

 

 


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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 www.avanade.com.