Data and AI Solution Architect

Berlin, Germany

Intelligent Cloud is one of the key missions at Microsoft to make our vision real, to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.  Azure is the most innovative Cloud platform today and we are Hiring an Data and AI Solution Architect for our Microsoft Technology Center in Munich.

The Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) is a state-of-the-art facility that combines experience and expertise to help enterprise and strategic customers solve their business challenges through innovative cross workload technologies. We accelerate our customers’ digital transformation by capitalizing on the changing needs of our customers and the new business opportunities of tomorrow.

On a weekly basis, the role of the MTC Architect will plan and facilitate customer Strategy Briefings, Architecture Design Sessions and Proof of Concepts (POCs) in our MTC, helping enterprise customers articulate and resolve the most challenging business requirements. This role will propose and validate solution architectures, transferring strategic knowledge through interactive whiteboard sessions and hands-on solution delivery.  We expect a Technical Leader, that is self-responsible for staying at the edge of our Technology and deliver compelling talks and demos that drive sales scenarios.

The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and design discussions with senior executives.

Responsibilities

Inspire CxO and Enterprise Architect level on what they could achieve by using the right set of innovative technology

  • Bring to bear the resources of the MTC to engage customers and CxOs early in the project life-cycle to envision how Microsoft Data & AI technologies enable compelling business solutions.
  • Demonstrate internally and externally how MS technology innovations are applicable within your market and your customers market in order to showcase our business value.
  • Explain abstract technical concepts of the platform in a business value context.
  • Conceptual design and scope strategy briefings within the Data & AI field to inspire our customers with a vision about their possibillities with our Data & Ai Platform

Influence strategic deals through the delivery of high-impact MTC experiences

  • Guide our customers in their high priority initiatives, leveraging the Data and AI Ecosystem to solve the biggest and most complex challenges faced by Microsoft’s enterprise customers. challenges faced by Microsoft’s enterprise customers.
  • Explain, demonstrate, and prove in-depth what Microsoft’s Azure data and analytics services can do and how to enable and manage them for the largest enterprise customers, including  SQL Database, Azure SQL Database, SQL Server on Azure VMs, CosmosDB, SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, Machine Learning, Data Factory, Cognitive Services and Bot Framework.
  • Help address outstanding technical issues and to drive the customer’s solution and the sales opportunity toward a successful conclusion.
  • Influence technical decision within opportunities to accelerate the win of complex solutions on our Platform integrated in the environment of the customer
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with virtual account team members and other MTCs, serving as the technology subject-matter expert (SME) within these teams and assigned geography.

Qualifications

  • Ability to inspire customers by communicating complex concepts in a simple, business valued context with proven white boarding capabilities.
  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships and working with senior executives in highly strategic accounts  .
  • At least 5+ years of related experience in technical pre-sales and/or technical consulting roles required (managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects).
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, cloud architectures, business drivers, and emerging computing trends.
  • 5+ years of experience with deep understanding in databases and analytics, including relational databases (e.g. SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle), data warehousing and big data (Hadoop, Spark, Data Bricks), business intelligence (Reporting Services, Power BI), NoSQL and analytics 
  • Experience in SQL DB, DB Lift & Shift to public cloud, designing hybrid cloud solutions and cloud migrations
  • Understanding of big data use-cases and Hadoop-based design patterns
  • Highly valued: Knowledge of Azure Machine Learning, AI Frameworks and technologies like CNTK, Python, R as well as conversational AI frameworks
  • Highly valued: Knowledge of real time and stream analytics and its role in lambda architectures.
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences 
  • Ability to work independently and in an ambiguous environment. Having fun trying new things and being at the edge of our innovation
  • Prior work experience in a DBA/Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company such as Amazon, Palantir, Google, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Teradata, Tableau, Qlik, MicroStrategy, Wipro, CSC, HP, Infosys, Cognizant

 

 

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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