Cloud Solution Architect- Application Development

Microsoft Corporation Bentonville , AR 72716

Posted 2 months ago

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

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 6+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies

  • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 4+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • 3+ years of experience building applications that run in and leverage Microsoft Azure Services such as CosmosDB; Azure SQL; Event Hub: Service Bus: and/or Storage

  • 5+ years of working experience programming with JAVA, .NET (DotNet), and JavaScript

  • 3+ years of experience containerizing workloads to run in Kubernetes cluster?

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 10+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies

  • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 8+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies

  • OR equivalent experience.

  • 4+ years technical sales experience.

  • 4+ years project management experience.

  • Technical Certification in Cloud (e.g., Azure).

  • Experience deploying applications to several different forms of compute; VMs, Azure Functions, Azure Web Apps, and/or Azure Kubernetes as a Service (AKS).

  • Has a history of picking up and learning new development frameworks & patterns quickly.

  • Experience with CICD tools and processes (Azure DevOps - Pipelines, Jenkins, other...).

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand customers' overall cloud portfolio, IT and business priorities, and success measures to design implementation architectures and scalable cloud solutions leveraging expertise in cloud infrastructure solutions (Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, VMware, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, HPC, containers and Infra as a code technologies).

  • Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a migration and modernization roadmap with customers using the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF). Architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, while orchestrating key resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Networking, etc.), and Application Development and DevOps technologies (e.g. App Service, containers, serverless, cloud native, etc.) as appropriate

  • Collaborate with other Cloud Solution Architects and MS stakeholders in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform.

  • Ensure all solutions leverage the design and operations guidance according to the Well-Architected framework across all pillars, including performance efficiency, security, operational excellence, reliability, and cost optimization

  • Run Architectural Design Sessions to build plan for implementing solution -governing design in line with customer business goals and their technical environment. Outcome is consensus on solution design and next steps toward production. Use CAF Landing Zones to rapidly prototype and deliver proof-of-concepts that accelerate production deployment

  • Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates

  • Be the Voice of the Customer; Share insights and best practices, and connect with Engineering teams to remove blockers

  • Troubleshoot technical issues to prove the value of implementation of Azure technologies

  • Assess the customer knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure delivery through partners Collaborate with others in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform

  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities.

  • Build and grow developer communities by driving activities including OpenHacks, Workshops

  • design implementation architectures and solutions (Microsoft and 3rd party solutions) using PaaS, DevOps & Advanced Application coding

  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities

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