Posted on :
13 Jun, 2016
13 Jun, 2016
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Job Title: Area Solutions Architect- Data Insights
Location: MEA – Non specific location
Languages: French speaking is a plus
Microsoft Services is looking for an Area Solutions Architect who has a mix of advanced technology and strategic business acumen. The role requires both broad and deep technology knowledge and the ability to architect solutions by mapping common customer business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions. Demonstrated ability to engage in senior level technology decision maker discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end information technology is also a must. Area Solutions Architects are key enablers for Sales and delivery-partner staff. They manage the early lifecycle (0 to 20%) and shaping of large and complex projects working with the Services Account Aligned teams (SSSP, SE, SSM, EA). Solutions Architects have a passion for the customer which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.
The Area Solutions Architect applies advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of solutions design to conceptualize, shape, and define appropriate customer solutions. To be credible he or she must have current and deep experience with implementation of large systems. Area Solutions Architects are expected to maintain effective product group relationships. Understanding of competitive technology enables the Architect to properly assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from, and/or integrating with customer solutions hosted on, non-Microsoft platforms.
A Successful Candidate Will Possess The Following Skills
Expert level knowledge and real-world experience in large-scale application development and cloud infrastructure solutions is a requirement. This role also requires assisting customers in architecting and planning solutions enabled by our Microsoft cloud platform as appropriate.
The candidate will also be asked to be a subject matter expert (SME) within our technical community assisting with community efforts, helping further develop skills of teams focused on pre-sales of technology solutions.
The Area Solutions Architect helps customer account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving add-on business within existing projects. To accomplish this, Architects must be effective in fostering executive level relationships. They also play a key role in employing and developing partners as part of the overall Microsoft services delivery model. Area Solutions Architects help translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of scope. In some cases, Area Solutions Architects will also assist in closing contract negotiations based on relationships built during pre-sales activities.
On An Average, The Area Solution Architect Will Spread His Time In The Following Activities
The Area Solutions Architect must have proven experience managing projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction. This experience will be used to help shape opportunities/solutions. The role requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.
For This Specific Position, The Candidate Should Have Deep Technical Expertise And Proven Experiences On At Least The Below Solutions
The Area Solution Architect should have broad knowledge of Microsoft Solution across all Domains and Solutions including Infrastructure, Security, Data Insights, Modern Applications, Business productivity or Dynamics.
The successful candidate will have a BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience combined with a minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience providing solution architecture and consulting.
Travel is an integral part of this position as are high levels of recognition and visibility. For this specific position, up to 50% travel time is expected within MEA Region, requiring proximity to a large Airport. Public Sector experience and French speaking are a plus.
The compensation plan would include a mix of UBI and CBI.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply below