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Data Strategy Architect- Worldwide CTO Team (BB-D9658)

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Job number 975622 Travel 50-75 % Profession Services Employment type Full-Time

Are you looking to join a team where you help customers use the latest technology, where you receive cutting edge training and where you’re empowered to make a difference?

We need enthusiastic people like you to provide technical direction to our customers to help them realize their full potential.


We are Microsoft Consulting Services, and are passionate about delivering Microsoft’s mission:

“to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”.

Microsoft Consulting Services’ mission is to lead and serve Microsoft’s customers and partners as they realize their full potential through Microsoft software and services. Microsoft Consulting Services and its partners bring the deepest expertise of Microsoft solutions—from enterprise planning to deployment and support—that helps our customers innovate to strategic advantage in their respective industries.

Within Microsoft Consulting Services Azure Cloud and AI Domain, the Solution Architecture Office (SAO) is a team of seasoned architects & data scientists responsible for supporting our 4000+ strong consulting teams deliver against aligned technical strategies using high quality and predictable methods. The SAO team’s role is to support and enable the consulting teams in the field to sell and deliver with predictability, repeatability, consistency and quality across the Time Zones sales & delivery teams while driving IP reuse and leverage of best practices. The SAO team will also deploy its highly skilled resources to support significant pre-sales engagements and major deliver projects, typically in a governance or leadership role.

The D&AI SAO team delivers the above focus areas with a focus on modern data platforms, analytics, machine learning & AI, as well as integrating with the wider focus areas of infrastructure, security and application design & delivery.

We are looking for experienced Solutions Architects for the Azure Cloud and AI Domain Solution Architecture Office, to land as part of a new Data Centre of Excellence we are establishing.

If you have practical experience of implementing Enterprise Wide data strategies OR practical experience of multi phase / multi Petabyte data migrations to the cloud, we would love to hear from you.


This role can be based out of ATZ, EMEA or APJ with a dedicated focus on transforming how our customers exploit their data as they move to the cloud – and laying the foundations for being data driven organisations.

The role will also support the enablement of high-quality delivery outcomes with colleagues in the time zones. You and your peers will work closely with WW and Time zone Delivery leadership, Community champions, product Group & engineering teams, Marketing, and peer SAO teams. Success requires both a passion for pre-sales and also high-quality solution delivery.

Balancing a portfolio of pre-sales and delivery work Balancing requirements to both support reactive requests to support time zone sales & delivery teams, with the proactive delivery of global programs Be a leading contributor to the D&AI global Domain Community and driving participation, knowledge sharing, IP discovery/reuse working closely with Time Zones sales & delivery teams, Technology and Role-based community leads, engineering and marketing teams Planning, leading, and orchestrating regular team & community calls Working closely with solution marketing teams (SST) on leveraging presales & delivery IP and methods to assist in the creation of Offering IP and vice versa Work with Chief Architect & Arch Managers and peers to determine priorities for global programs, skilling, IP etc. Serving as a channel for feedback from the field around readiness needs Working closely with SST teams to help develop and provide input to sales, IP, compete, and GTM strategies and execution approaches

Subject Matter Expertise expected in many of the following:

Data & Analytics landscape – Redshift, Snowflake, Teradata, Big Query, OMNI, Hadoop (CDH), MongoDB, Cassandra, Kafka and associated architecture patterns – Lambda, Kappa

Previous experience or recognising business outcomes from data strategies


Proven experience of leading enterprise scale data strategies and their implementation Proven success and expertise in positioning and architecting innovative Data and AI solutions within make the market / strategic pursuits in a client-facing role Ability to deliver against the Microsoft Data and Services value proposition across multiple horizons – H1, H2 and H3. Experience in MDM, Metadata Management, Data Quality and Data Lineage tools. Experience in E2E Data Engineering and Lifecycle (including non-functional requirements and operations) management. Ability to quickly build relationships and credibility with customers at the CxO level Ability to describe and implement Data services from a product centric viewpoint Ability to build trust to drive change with customers Track record of delivering quality solutions as a technical leader Executes recognized Architectural methods, processes and tools A passion for learning about and experimenting with new technologies Confidence in creating and delivering technical presentations Excellent organization and planning skills Bachelor’s degree relevant to Information Technology/Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent)

We would also expect you to be able to pass the following Azure Certifications Path in the first 6 – 9 months of employment with us, if you do not already hold them:

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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