Architect - Cross Domain Delivery

Manchester, United Kingdom
Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
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Microsoft Services’ mission is to lead and serve Microsoft’s customers and partners as they realize their full potential through Microsoft software and services. Microsoft Services and its partners bring the deepest expertise of Microsoft solutions - from enterprise planning to deployment and support - to help our customers innovate to strategic advantage in their respective industries.


At a time when many businesses are lookg for ways to innovate and transform both themselves and the markets they serve, Microsoft EMEA Enterprise Services Cross Domain Architecture and Industry Services (AIS) team is looking for experienced Solution Architects that can help build end to end solutions for our customers to help with their digital transformations.


You build your trusted advisor relationship with your customers on the whole lifecycle of their digital transformation programs, from initial business needs’ understanding to final delivery of the solution. The EMEA AIS team at Microsoft is part of the CTO office in Microsoft Services. Cross Domain AIS Architects are responsible for architecting the most innovative and complex solutions using existing and emerging technologies to enable a customer digital transformation strategy.

 As a Cross Domain AIS Architect you must be able to demonstrate both broad and deep technology knowledge as well as business process knowledge.


Architect cloud solutions by mapping customer business problems to end-to-end technology solutions.

Demonstrate the ability to engage in senior level business and technology decision makers’ discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end information technology.

Be a key enabler for other architects, consultants and partners in our business.

Demonstrate a passion for the customer through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer engagement and experience.

Apply advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of architecture to define appropriate customer solutions.

  • We expect you to have a BS/BA degree and/or 10+ years of relevant work experience. MBA or a relevant business degree is an added advantage for combining technical and business skills in this role.
  • Experience with implementation of large software systems. Also, you 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. Demonstrated excellence with consulting skills and presenting complex topics to both business executive and technical personnel
  • Demonstrable capabilities in articulating the customer business value that can be achieved through technology
  • Proven experience selling consulting engagements which includes estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and manage risk.
  • Consistent record of building deep relationships with senior executives and helping to build innovative cloud solutions in large or highly strategic accounts
  • Consistent track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with extraordinary verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated excellence when facilitating customer design and awareness sessions that are focused on complex application solution architectures.
  • 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 across one or more of Microsoft Azure, Office365 and Dynamics or other industry leading PaaS, SaaS and IaaS platforms.
  • Ability to move between high level architectural review/design and the “hands on” level of actually doing all phases of a delivery project.
  • Resourceful, confident under pressure, and demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.




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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