United States



Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Role Overview:

As a Technology Architecture Director, you will assess, design, and implement information technology architectures, such as the Microsoft Ecosystem, within a local market. Your projects will span in levels of complexity, ranging from medium complexity IT projects to large-scale, enterprise-level change programs. You may use new emerging technologies in order to optimize project performance and be an expert in a specific architecture area as well as being the point of contact for your client.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day-to-day you will:
-Establish Avanade as the leading digital innovator
-Drive and develop technology vision, innovation, expertise, and thought leadership
-Conduct architecture assessments and define solutions
-Define, design, build, deliver and run the engagement’s, platform’s and/or product’s required architecture (i.e., development, operations, execution, data, application, etc.)
-Provide the work’s technical conscience, defining and driving the right solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs
-Define and ensure that technology standards are followed and evolve over time
-Provide architecture Quality Assurance reviews for proposals and ongoing engagements
-Support the technology solutioning and estimating in proposals, planning and pricing
-Be the point of contact for your client.

Key Role Skills and Capability Requirements:

-Requires proactive identification, definition and solving of complex problems that have impact on the direction of the business or work effort, where analysis of situations
-Requires an in-depth knowledge of Avanade development and execution of strategy to achieve key business objectives in area of responsibility
-Interaction Is with senior management levels at a client and/or within Avanade, involving negotiation or influencing on critical matters.
-Wide latitude in decision-making and determination of objectives and approaches to critical assignments
-Decisions have a major and lasting impact on areas outside of own responsibility
-Manages large complex teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Avanade.

Preferred Education Background:

You will likely posses a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant field.

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

You will likely have 10-12 years of related work experience.

Preferred Years of Management Experience:

You will likely have a minimum of 3 years of experience managing small teams.

Scope of Work:

-Nature of Work: Directs collective work efforts to accomplish strategic goals for given portfolio of projects, programs, and/or clients.
-Scope of Work: Translates high-level strategy into more localized strategy and operational objectives.
-Complexity: Highly complex problems, often requiring analysis of near-intangible factors, creative solutioning and significant networking to succeed.
-Discretion: Authority to establish standards and shift overall direction of projects and programs in response to functional strategy
-Organizational Impact: Work efforts are typically strategic in nature, and may have a lasting, long-term impact on Avanade and/or client operations and strategic direction. If client-facing, should drive client-relationship and sales outcomes.
-Supervision Received: Operates with extreme latitude in determining focus and approach to work objectives.
-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 expert knowledge of a learned occupation / discipline and demonstrable, broad knowledge of business operations and organizational strategy.
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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