Microsoft Corporation Cloud Solution Architect - Azure App Dev in Detroit, Michigan
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Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and services. To this end, Microsoft is investing in a dedicated Customer Success team that will help Microsoft customers successfully adopt Microsoft Cloud solution and services.
We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Applications Development Cloud Solution Architect to drive high priority customer initiatives on the Microsoft Azure Platform in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft field in strategic accounts segment of our business. This is a customer facing role, owning overall technical relationship between customer and Microsoft Azure Applications Development Platform.
You will own the Azure Applications Development technical customer engagements including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or pilots. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers to drive Application Development & DevOps solutions.
Key responsibilities include:
Understand customers' overall applications portfolio, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions (Microsoft and 3rd party solutions) using PaaS, DevOps & Advanced Application coding
Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a application modernization roadmap and architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, orchestrating key resources and infusing key application development and devops technologies (e.g. App Service, containers, serverless, cloud native, Java/node.js, DevOps and OSS tools)
Drive long-term platform adoption by helping customers to develop cloud native projects (e.g. serverless, PCF, Openshift, Service Fabric), supporting them to make the appropriate technical choices and infusing coding practices
Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates
Maintain technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community
Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Engineering team to remove key blockers
Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities
Assess the Customers' knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners
Experiences Required – Education, Key Experiences, Knowledge and Skills:
Deep domain expertise of cloud application development solutions (e.g. PaaS, Serverless, API Management), container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry), continuous integration technologies (e.g. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure for DevOps, Chef, Puppet), web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture and practices (design/development/deployment, Agile, SCRUM, ALM), one or more of the following programming languages: C++, C#, Java, Node.js, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive; breadth of technical experience, and technical aptitude to learn and adjust to new technologies and cloud trends required
Experience using integrated development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, XCode) targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, public clouds (i.e. Azure, AWS) required
Experience and understanding of large scale applications portfolio in enterprise-wide environment (including migration of on premise workloads to the cloud) required
Experience and understanding of large scale application development projects (including key coding skills and practices) required
5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects), architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications required
Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives and growing data services in large or highly strategic accounts
Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (developers, Senior Executives and IT management)
Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company such as SalesForce, Amazon, VMware, Google, IBM, Avanade, T-Systems, Wipro, CSC, HP, Infosys, ServiceNow, Dell, TCS, Rackspace, Softlayer desired
Travel required: 0-30%
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