Microsoft Corporation Architect in Las Colinas, Texas
Microsoft Services, is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As one of the largest divisions inside Microsoft - with over 21,500 employees worldwide - the diverse team includes architects, consultants, support professionals, sales, and business leaders who serve customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. Simply put, we help customers get the most out of their technology investments. We are proud to be the face of Microsoft to many of our customers and partners. The power of that connection, in addition to understanding how they use our products, helps us deliver the voice of our customers back to our business groups to make our technology and Microsoft even better.
The Microsoft Services Americas Data Insights Domain is looking for a Solution Architect with Business Intelligence and Data Visualization experience who has a mix of hands on experience in selling business value solutions in highly competitive and complex situations, business applications implementation, architectural design and strategic business acumen. The role requires a broad range of industry knowledge and a minimum of 10 years implementation experience. Solution Architects must have a passion for the customer which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.
The Data Insights Solution Architect must apply advanced analytical skills and experience in principals of architecting, designing, demonstrating and positioning our data insights based Solutions as also estimates for service implementations. To be credible he or she must have current and deep experience with implementing large business intelligence and data visualization engagements using Microsoft SQL Server and our other data platform and visualization products. Understanding of competitive technologies enables the architect to properly assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from, and/or integrating with customer solutions hosted on, non-Microsoft platforms. Advanced domain knowledge in one or more vertical industry is also an asset. Solution Architects are expected to gain and maintain effective product group and Microsoft partner relationships.
The Data Insights Solution Architect must have the following core competencies: Proven experience selling product and consulting engagements in competitive situations. Experience which includes estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk. Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex development topics to both business executive and technical personnel. An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural frameworks that may be used by our customers. Working knowledge of specialized tools and solution providers whether they be Microsoft partners or competitors. Knowledge of full application life cycle design tools and methodologies. Exceptional demonstrated consulting skills. Large enterprise deployment experience in complex heterogeneous environments. Ability to move between high level architectural review/design and the "roll up the sleeves" level of actually doing all phases of an application delivery project
The Data Insights Solution 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, Data Insights Solution Architects must be effective in fostering executive level relationships. They also play a key role in employing, leveraging partners and Global Delivery as part of the overall Microsoft services delivery model. Solution Architects help translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work (SOW). In some cases, the Solution Architect will also assist in contract negotiations.
The Data Insights Solution Architect will be required to assist or provide technical quality oversight at various points throughout a project lifecycle. To be successful, he or she 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. The role requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.
The successful candidate will have a BS/BA degree and/or 15 years of relevant work experience. Advanced technical selling and customer management skills are a requirement.
Microsoft Services is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As one of the largest divisions inside Microsoft - with over 21,500 employees worldwide - this diverse team includes architects, consultants, support professionals, sales, and business leaders who serve customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. Simply put, we help customers get the most out of their technology investments. We are proud to be the face of Microsoft to many of our customers and partners. The power of that connection, in addition to understanding how they use our products, helps us deliver the voice of our customers back to our business groups to make our technology and Microsoft even better.
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.