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Microsoft Corporation Cloud Solution Architecture - Support for Mission Critical (SfMC) in Auckland, New Zealand

Microsoft is investing in a dedicated Customer Success team that will help Microsoft customers successfully adopt Microsoft Cloud solution and services.

A key part of the worldwide customer success organization(CSO) is Support for Mission Critical (SfMC) that deliver customer success by bringing together specialized skills in partnership with Account-aligned Delivery and the six solutions areas – Azure Data & AI, Azure Infra, Security, Digital & Application Innovation, Modern Work and Business Applications (formerly Dynamics).

The worldwide SfMC team helps assure customers of their return on investment when they need it most; during production, real-world operations. The customers’ Microsoft Unified Support base services are extended with support for high priority workloads through SfMC, and cover everything from product break/fix all the way to Cloud scale Azure solution support, emphasis is placed on solution health and proactive intervention - if you see yourself as more fire preventer than fire fighter, this might be the right place for you!

Microsoft is looking for an Architect for the ANZ/APAC SfMC team within CSO. Preferred candidates will have a strong mix of technical experience and strategic business acumen. This role requires both broad and deep technology & process knowledge and the ability to provide solution leadership for the business both internal to Microsoft as well as customers.



  • Support the sales motion and value proposition, driving Azure Consumption Revenue (ACR) and cloud adoption

  • Partner with Global Black Belts to drive solutions leading to successful customer outcomes

  • Develop and drive execution of the CSO business and technical strategy in collaboration with appropriate parties

  • Drive discovery sessions with customers to define goals, scope and ultimately estimates for services

  • Review the conceptual design, costing, and contracting tenets of proposed solutions for consistency, innovation content, and deliverability.

Delivery Excellence

  • Effective practice execution, demonstrating executive maturity as part of a high performing team

  • Act as project technical leader to key customers as required by the business

  • Provide technical oversight to engagements and also provide assistance and oversight for recovery of select critically troubled engagements. Help ensure that required technical and business criteria are met on critical projects.

  • Build solution credibility with our customers by helping them to understand our capability, capacity and quality.

  • Drive customer satisfaction, ensuring initial customer expectations and conditions of satisfaction are set and met.

Operations Management

  • Cross-team orchestration and collaboration, including Account teams, Sales teams, Consulting Services, Operations, and support

  • Drive the appropriate Premier Core Billed (PCB), New Work Sold (NWS), Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) and other business metrics and KPI’s as assignments dictate


  • Proficient use of English. Chinese would be an additional benefit.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, with a minimum of 10 years in a consulting or services environment

  • Demonstrated understanding of Business and IT strategy and principled approach to broad architectural challenges and opportunities

  • Ability to move between executive value conversations, high level architectural review/design and tactical work of delivering service

  • Ability to contribute to sales and people operations in a reliable manner, from account planning and sales engagement, through delivery to customer satisfaction and renewal, with an uncompromising focus on quality and continuous improvement

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to collaborate and orchestrate across multi-organizational physical and virtual resources and initiatives

  • Large enterprise deployment experience in complex environments

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the competitive marketplace for enhanced support solutions

  • Executive-level interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills; ability to mesh well with customer decision makers, by being a good listener, a team builder and an articulate advocate of Microsoft’s vision and value proposition

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 ( .

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