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Microsoft Corporation Cloud Solution Architect - Partner Success - App Dev in Lisbon, Portugal

Through our partners, Microsoft brings digital ambitions to life by helping companies empower their employees, engage their customers, optimize their operations, and transform their products. We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate individual to join the Microsoft Partner Success Team (PST) team as a Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) for Azure App Dev. Joining the PST team as a CSA means you will be playing a critical role helping Microsoft Partners to capitalize on the $2.2 trillion-dollar Digital Transformation market opportunity. Working in PST means you are shaping the world’s largest eco-system of technology companies working to digitally transform the world’s most innovative companies, large and small.

Azure CSAs play a critical role in working with partners to provide deep Azure technical support through solution build and first mile customer engagements including Proof of Concepts, Architectural Design Sessions (ADS), and Hackathons. The CSAs build relationships with partner technical and development resources, designing and architecting new solutions based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and technologies. They deliver value via a portfolio of service delivery engagements optimized to accelerate partner solution builds and first mile customer wins and stand out as a Technology expert due to deep solutions knowledge. They can go toe-to-toe with Microsoft engineering teams and blackbelts often surfacing product issues, providing feedback and insights that accelerate fixes and updates.

Microsoft welcomes and embraces your individuality! The ideal candidate for the CSA role can come in many forms. This individual is passionate about technology and one who possesses a strong subset or combination of the requirements listed below.

We also embrace flexible working as a core principle of reinventing productivity, and you will have flexibility to work from different locations, such as your home office, Microsoft offices around the country, or customer sites.

Responsibilities

Partner Enablement and Execution

  • Technical Enablement. Jointly develop technical enablement plan with partner(s)

  • Enablement Execution. Lead and/or contribute to the delivery of workshops, bootcamps, and trainings necessary to build the technical skills and expertise of partners.

  • Technical Engagement. Lead the execution of deep technical engagements, including: Technical Briefings, Proof of Concepts, Architectural Design Sessions, and Hackathons with the goal of defining and brining new solutions to market.

  • Skilling and Best Practice Sharing. Network and collaborate with Microsoft’s Engineering, OCP and CSE teams on specific skill requirements for partners and the sharing of best practices.

  • Practice & Solution Development. Improve partners’ success in implementing solutions and/or practice development by increasing the number of FastTrack endorsed architects in the partner’s organization.

  • Evangelism. Evangelize partners’ practices and solutions in customers’ implementations via Technical briefings and Architecture Review Sessions

  • Pre-Sales. Enable partners on technical pre-sales skills while supporting initial partners’ wins.

Technical Upskilling and Networking

  • Technical and Market Trend Acumen. Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends, opportunities, and competitive insights by staying abreast of various in-person and virtual events delivered by Industry thought leaders such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, ISG/Saugatuck

  • Technical Networking. Invest in own LinkedIn Profile to promote expertise and experiences. Build an expansive Network of partner technical contacts, as well as internal Microsoft contacts including Engineering, CSE, OCP, Global Black belts, M&O and peer Architects.

  • Technical Events & Community Contribution. Attend Digital Transformation/Technology conferences such as Build. Participate in technical panels and user groups, provide insights, and contribute work that is shared across communities such as MSDN and Channel9.

Qualifications

Key Experiences, Skills, and Education

Professional

Relationship Building and Problem Solving

  • Proven track record of building deep sales relationships with CXOs and practice/solution building executives in highly strategic Global ISV (Independent Software Vendor required

  • Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects. required

  • Ability to solve Partner problems through cloud technologies, leveraging internal and/or external resources. required

Collaboration and Communication

  • Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills. required

  • Ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams. Strong presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences at different levels of organizations. required

Technical

  • Deep understanding of digital transformation business drivers, cloud platforms, emerging computing trends and their impact on partner practice building opportunities. required

  • 6-10+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales, technology solutions/practice development, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications required.

  • 3-5+ years ’ experience in the following technologies:

  • One or more of the following programming languages: C++, C#, Java, Node.js, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails.

  • 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, GCP).

  • Experience with scalable distributed architectures using Azure App Service, API management, Serverless Technologies, Container Platforms (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, ARO etc.), Microservice Frameworks, Spring Cloud etc.

  • Continuous integration technologies (e.g., GitHub, Azure DevOps, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Spinnaker).

  • Cloud application design, software architecture and practices; (design/development/deployment, Agile, SCRUM, ALM).

  • Infrastructure Technologies (e.g., Compute, Storage, Networking, etc.), Migration Techniques, and Resiliency

  • Additionally , good experience (2+ years) in Application Security, Databases (SQL DB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra)

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineer, or related field preferred

  • Certification in one of the following technologies preferred: Cloud, mobile, web application development, cloud-native application architecture (i.e., containers, microservices, API management), modern software development techniques like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure developer services, GitHub) and container orchestration systems (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Azure Kubernetes Service, GitHub). preferred

Other Experiences

  • Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a Software and/or Services company such as Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, Oracle, Global System Integrators, ISVs preferred

  • Note: Table below is included for reference only.

Definitions

Migration Techniques

Architect various migration and modernization scenarios (rehost, rearchitect, refactor, rebuild) for On-prem to Azure, Other Cloud (e.g. AWS) to Azure, and Hybrid. Utilize expert knowledge of 1st and top 3rd party migration tools

Compute

Deploy Azure VMs, VM Scale Sets, and Availability Sets as components of the

all-up Migration architecture design

Networking

Plan, deploy, configure, monitor Azure Virtual Networking and Express Route

Storage

Architect and design for various storage scenarios, including Disk Storage (Premium, Standard, Managed Disks), File Storage (Azure Files, Azure NetApp Files),

Object Storage, Data Transport (Azure Import/Export, Azure DataBox), Hybrid Storage (Storsimple, FileSync)

Dev Ops

Demonstrate and lead DevOps practice for products through continuous Integration, Development and delivery of new applications

Integration

Demonstrate technical knowledge around different solution integration between both on-premises and cloud environment, and also different vendors/technologies

Security Architecture

Architect and deploy Azure solutions utilizing security best practices for management, monitoring, access and identity, and networking.

Security Management

Demonstrate and configure applicable security services through the Azure Security Center, and Azure Portal

Infrastructure Security

Demonstrate and configure applicable security services through the Azure Security Center, and Azure Portal. Demonstrate and configure network controls to enhance the security solutions deployed to Azure, including Azure Virtual Network, and Azure Network logging and monitoring

Network Security

Configure the wide range of network controls to enhance the security solutions deployed

to Azure, including Azure Virtual Network, and Azure Network logging and monitoring

Application Security

Demonstrate technical development knowledge to produce high quality secure code

Containers

Demonstrate and configure AKS to deploy, scale and manage Docker containers and container-

based applications across a cluster of container hosts.

Resiliency

Lead Resiliency Architecture discussion with customer

BC & DR

Design and implement High Availability. Design and implement Disaster Recovery

Management Tools

Demonstrate and Configure Azure Management, including Azure Active Directory, Log Analytics, Azure Backup, Resource Manager, Azure Advisor, Key Vault, Site Recovery

Apps, Web, Mobile

Demonstrate and utilize basic development skills, knowledge of major coding languages, developer tools (ie. Java, C#, PHP)

Microservices

Design, build and deploy new applications and modernize existing applications using Service Fabric

Databases

Architect and deploy common database patterns for RDBMS, RDBMS OSS, no SQL

3rd party apps

Have knowledge of major 3rd party applications, especially as it relates to migration

Hybrid design

Architect and deploy hybrid design scenarios such as Azure Stack

SAP HANA

Design storage/disk, analyze performance queries, sizing, HA/DR

SAP BASIS

Architect OS/DB Migration, SAP Sizing, SAP HA/DR Design, SAP Operational Best Practices, SAP version upgrades

Netweaver Architecture

Architect and deploy SAP solutions on Netweaver platform

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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