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Microsoft Corporation Cloud Solution Architect - Infrastructure in Sunnyvale, California

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

Microsoft Federal

Microsoft Federal delivers a single unified organization centered around our customer: All critical customer functions are brought under the same organizational umbrella. Bringing together the breadth and depth in our space with a razor sharp focus on serving the U.S. Government. Our federal customers’ expectations of how to contract, interact, and partner with us are changing, and they need to evolve at the pace of the private sector. Launching a nimble, empowered organization with comprehensive resources allows us to work hand in hand with our customers to accelerate their technology innovation, whether through R&D or through direct contracting.

Microsoft Federal serves the U.S. Government (USG), allowing Microsoft to support the growing government business. The organization supports the capabilities and requirements to service USG through direct sales, contracting, and billing with the USG. Microsoft Federal entity will meet obligations of manage contracts with the USG through six business teams and three enablement teams.

We are committed to empowering our teams , building upon our strategic investments, and delivering the technology to achieve federal missions. As our federal customers pursue their work, from defending the nation, to serving its citizens in challenging times, they look to Microsoft to help them innovate, and they expect end-to-end engagement tailored to their needs.

Microsoft has been committed to and continues to heavily invest in supporting our Federal Government. Microsoft Federal offers our full spectrum of products and services, including hardware, software, online products, and consulting and services.

Join us and be one who helps to empower the US government! That’s incredible reach . When you combine that with your own inspiration , plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact.

Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and support offerings. To this end, Microsoft invests in a dedicated Customer Success team that will help Microsoft customers successfully realize their business outcomes.

Azure is the most comprehensive, innovative and flexible cloud platform today and Microsoft is hiring professionals that will drive customer cloud adoption within the most important companies in the market. We are always learning. Insatiably curious. We lean into uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from our mistakes. We build on each other’s ideas because we are better together. We stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve and are motivated every day to empower others to do more and achieve more through our technology and innovation. Together we make a difference.

To learn more about Microsoft’s mission, please visit: https://careers.microsoft.com/mission-culture

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This is a customer facing role, owning the overall technical relationship between the customer and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Applications Development Platform. You will own the Cloud Infrastructure and 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.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand the Customers’ overall IT, business priorities and success measures in order to architect and deploy complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform

  • Ensure technical viability of new projects and successful deployments while orchestrating critical resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Networking, etc.). Ensure all solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, management, and appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment

  • Develop deep relationships with key business decision makers who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company enabling them to be cloud advocates

  • Act as the Voice of the Customer; share insights, best practices and connect with Engineering teams to remove blockers

  • Assess the Customers' knowledge of the Azure platform and overall cloud readiness through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners

  • Maintain technical skills, knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community

  • Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and technical communities

Qualifications

  • Professional Experience

  • 5+ years of success in consultative and/or complex technical sales, architecture, design, and implementation work in either Microsoft or competing cloud technologies - required

  • Relationship Building: Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives in large or highly strategic accounts. Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects - required

  • Problem Solving: Ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologies - required

  • Collaboration and Communication: Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects. Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives and IT management) - required Technical

  • Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management (including migration of on-premise workloads to the cloud) - required

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert or equivalent certification - preferred Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Deep domain expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers and Infra-as-code technologies) - required

  • Identity and security frameworks, services and technologies, including experience with access management, common security vulnerabilities and remediation - preferred

  • Container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry) - preferred

  • Partners. Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needs - preferred

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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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