Microsoft Corporation Cloud Solution Architect in Ra'anana, Israel

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Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and services. To this end, Microsoft is investing in a dedicated Customer Success team that will help Microsoft customers successfully adopt Microsoft Cloud solution and services. We are looking for a Cloud Solution Architect to drive Azure Application Development for high priority customer initiatives on Azure in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft field. This is a technical, customer facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience for Application Development initiatives.

The Impact You’ll Be Making

This role will own the Azure technical customer engagement including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts for App Development initiatives. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the Cloud Solution Architect include:

  • Lead strategic customers success on Azure by helping them transform technology with alignment to their business

  • Be a trusted advisor for the customer’s technical leadership by demonstrating deep understanding of their technology and business challenges

  • Drive deep dive technical discussions and deliver solution architecture to accelerate POCs, prototypes and product delivery

  • Help customers transform and adopt cloud culture and mindset for both business and technology stake holders

  • Become the voice of the customer directly to Microsoft’s Azure Product & Engineering Groups and be part of Azure evolution

Qualifications

  • 5+ years as an Enterprise Architect with a deep understanding of the enterprise IT domain

  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends

  • Proven experience in building deep technical relationships with senior executives and growing cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts

  • Proven experience in driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication

  • Proven experience and understanding of large scale IT organizations

  • 5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications and infrastructure (Private/Public cloud)

  • Software design or development, Application Design, Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive, NodeJS.

  • Experience in “migrating” on premise workloads to the cloud - significate advantage

  • Prior experience with public cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP) and cloud culture – significate advantage

  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences

  • Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position

  • Education:

  • Technical BS degree, Computer Science or Math background highly desired

  • MBA optional

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com .