Microsoft Consulting Services
Microsoft Services’ mission is to lead and serve Microsoft’s customers and partners as they realize their full potential through Microsoft technologies and services.
We are focused on empowering customers on their digital journey by bringing the deepest expertise of Microsoft solutions, from envisioning new possibilities to delivering and supporting solutions that helps our customers innovate to strategic advantage in their respective industries and results in greater consumption of our products and services.
Modern Work Practice
The Modern Work Practice within Microsoft Services helps customers maximize their investment in Microsoft 365 solutions and helps customers in providing productivity solutions on full portfolio of M365 products (Teams, SharePoint, Office Apps, Exchange etc.
to help them get work done in a faster, better, and predictable way through accelerated implementation and adoption. The Modern Work Practice team is part of Microsoft Services, a global organization of exceptional people who lead and serve our customers and partners as they realize their full potential through software and services.
An Architect within a Global Delivery organization of Microsoft Consulting Services is responsible for delivering high quality architectural solutions and business outcomes based on the Microsoft Platform.
Demonstrating deep knowledge of the Modern Work Solutions and Offerings across the entire life cycle, together with a critical focus on opportunity management and technical governance, the Architect drives transformational results and realizes business strategy for both customers and Microsoft Consulting Services.
The Architect must be effective in fostering senior level relationships. They must apply advanced analysis skills and experience in providing solutions to the customers based on the Microsoft Modern Work products and technology stack.
They must have current and deep experience with implementation of large complex projects and understanding of competitor technologies.
They will be involved in pre-sales, envisioning, design, and development of the Cloud based solution with broad focus around enterprise, industry, platform, and solutions and will drive the solution implementation to accelerate Cloud adoption and consumption.
The Architect’s responsibilities will include :
Providing customer guidance during product and services sales cycle, including understanding customer expectations, requirements, envisioning solution, defining workloads, methodology, cost, and estimations
Driving successful solution implementation and deployments by ensuring proper business value and customer / partner satisfaction.
Technically driving Microsoft and partners team to secure delivery of the solution in the defined scope of work.
Guiding the project teams and customers for planning of Sprints and Iterations of delivery in enterprise scale projects by recommending the correct approach to plan the requirements in the different sprints and iterations.
Playing a vital part in larger project delivery team to keep the focus on solution quality and delivering to customer requirements as primary objectives.
Playing a vital part in business strategy by providing risk assessment, reviewing proposals, identifying new Services development area based on market trends and customer expectations.
Growing the business through opportunity pipeline development and transforming opportunities to projects with intentional selling of applicable packaged Microsoft Services Offerings.
Driving operational excellence and innovation, identifying, and developing reusable assets and leveraging new ideas contributing to increase in Microsoft value to customers.
Presales experience including creating and proposing solutions to customers.
Architecture and Design experience on Large Complex Enterprise solutions including Modern Work solutions using prescribed Software Architecture methods, processes, and tools.
Experience in onboarding customers to O365.
Experience in creating solution architecture & designs using cloud-based technologies and O365 customizations using .Net, SPO, Teams & Azure
Experience in Windows 10 deployments, Enterprise Mobility and Security including End Point Configuration Manager, Intune, Active Directory, Security and Compliance solutions in M365.
Experience in utilizing Agile & Dev Ops delivery methodologies.
Experience in Customer Stakeholder management
Excellent Communication skills (up / down / peers)
Demonstrated Technical leadership and ability to learn & apply new technologies, architectural & design patterns, and latest programming languages.
Must have a degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent work experience with over 10-12+ years of relevant work experience.
Experience working in a Consulting Services organization, pre-sales support on large deals, solution design of complex solutions, project envisioning, planning, development, deployment, and Team management.
Fluency in English language (verbal and written) is a must.
Having Microsoft Certifications (M365, Azure, SharePoint, .Net) is a plus.