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Microsoft Corporation Cloud Solution Architect Data & Analytics in Toronto, Ontario

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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.

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We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate cloud solution architect with hands-on implementation experience in Data and Analytics space, covering one or more of the following:

  • Cloud Data Analytics

  • Data Modernization

  • Data Warehousing

  • Business Intelligence

  • Data Governance

Practical knowledge of the technologies and products in your area of expertise, hands-on experience with solution delivery is a must.

The immediate team you will be a part of interacts closely with customers, product groups for the respective technologies, global field roles such as Cloud Solution Architects, Customer Engineers, Customer Success Account Managers as well as senior leadership team. This is a highly dynamic, high pace position requiring technical depth, agility and independent decision making while dealing with ambiguity. There are ample opportunities for learning on the job to deepen your technical depth and acquire breadth in a variety of technologies.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand market demand and customers’ data estate, including common workloads, use patterns and business priorities and needs, focusing in the specific area of expertise

  • Apply technical knowledge to help implement solutions, help solve technical customer problems; build technical collateral

  • Understand current technical capabilities of the Azure and competing products and platforms

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and enhancement based on customer, field and internal stakeholder feedback and help incorporate them into the overall technical strategy

  • Help define and drive end-to-end programs for execution of the technical strategy

  • Serve as the technical lead and interface between Azure field teams and Azure Engineering in respective areas and help with content delivery when/where needed

  • Working with multiple customers to createProof of concepts (POCs) / MinimumViable Products (MVPs) etc. and guiding customers through to production deployment and operationalizationof projects

  • Ensure that solution exhibits high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, repeatability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment

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

  • Build and grow Data & Analytics communities by driving activities including OpenHack, Workshop


Knowledge and Skills:


  • 5+ years working with large Enterprise customers and field communities in consulting or similar roles, leading deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and support of highly distributed applications OR: 5+ years of experience in building products and services as part of Engineering teams in engineering positions.

  • Ability to run complex program management at a global scale, including cross-project planning and resource orchestration, as well as the ability to consistently identify and drive program enhancements.

  • Strategic thinking with the ability to execute cross-org and drive for results in ambiguous environments, independence in decision making, ability to problem-solve.

  • Proven ability to quickly adapt in rapidly evolving business situations

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

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts, and ensuring follow-through with exceptional verbal and written communication

  • Strong Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences and with different levels of an organization


  • Deep domain expertise in one of the Data-specific areas, such as SQL Server, deployments and migrations to the cloud, Open-source database deployments and migrations, Cloud Scale Analytics, Data Governance, etc. OR hands-on experience working with the respective products at the expert level. Required

  • Hands-on experience and technical expertise with respective products and technologies.

  • Working knowledge of Azure and/or competitive cloud technologies.

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or equivalent experience in related field.

  • Certification in one or more of the following technologies: Azure Data, Analytics, Big Data.


  • Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company such as Amazon, Google, IBM, etc.

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.

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