Microsoft Corporation Architect in Mexico City, Mexico
Architect - Cross-Domain Solution Architecture (CDSA)
This role requires both broad and deep technology knowledge and the ability to architect solutions by mapping common customer business problems to end-to-end technology solutions. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to engage in senior level technology decision maker discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end information technology security is also a must.
Cross-Domain Architects are key enablers for other architects, consultants and partners. CDSA Architects have a passion for the customer which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience. The CDSA Architect applies advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of architecture to define appropriate customer solutions. To be credible he or she must have current and deep experience with implementation of large software systems. Also, the CDSA Architect should understand competitive technology and how to properly assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from, and/or integrating with customer solutions hosted on, non-Microsoft platforms. Advanced domain knowledge in one or more vertical industry is also an asset.
Expert level knowledge required assisting customers in architecting, planning, testing and deploying solutions including the following: Proven experience selling consulting engagements which includes estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk. Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex development topics to both executive and technical personnel. Demonstrated excellence when facilitating customer design and awareness sessions that are focused on complex application solution architectures. Demonstrated capabilities in developing an understanding of the customer business value associated with the deployment of modern business productivity, system-to-system, and end-user applications. An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural frameworks that may be used by our customers.
Architectural understanding of and implementation experience with the following solution architecture areas: Modern Applications, Business Productivity including but not limited to portal and browser-based workflow solutions, Application Architectures including the use of cloud-based technology capabilities such as Azure and SPO, Application Life Cycle Management and Application Platform processes and technology capabilities, Data and Database Management, SQL/BI, and application middle-ware and messaging architectures.
Exceptional demonstrated consulting skills: Large enterprise deployment experience in complex heterogeneous environments. Ability to move between high level architectural review/design and the "roll up the sleeves" level of actually doing all phases of an application delivery project.
The CDSA Architect helps customer account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving add-on business within existing projects. To accomplish this, they must be effective in fostering executive level relationships. They also play a key role in employing and developing partners as part of the overall Microsoft services delivery model. CDSA Architects help translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work (SOW). In some cases, Regional Architects will also assist in contract negotiations. The CDSA Architect will be call upon to provide Technical Quality Assurance at various points along a project lifecycle. To be successful they must have proven experience managing projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction.
The role requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management. The successful candidate will have a BS/BA degree and/or 10 years of relevant work experience. Advanced technical selling and customer management skills are a requirement. Travel is an integral part of this position as are high levels of recognition and visibility.
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