Cloud Solution Architect (Software)

Helsinki, Finland
Main Location
Redmond, WA, United States
Open jobs

“Are you ready to lead the technology strategy for the ISV partner ecosystem?”

The Microsoft Partner team for North Europe is looking for a Cloud Solution Architect for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Independent Software Vendors are those IT Companies that solve the most critical business problems of their customers by delivering a software solutions (IP). These solutions were traditionally deployed on-premise at the customers and are now delivered from the cloud. Microsoft success has always been based on the success of partners and enabling ISVs to optimally leverage platforms like Azure, Dynamics, Office 365 and Windows is crucial for future success of our customers, our partners and Microsoft.


This role is part of the One Commercial Partner Organization and works closely with Solution Specialists and Partner Development Managers. 


The Cloud Solution Architect works with the Technology leadership (CTO and team) of ISVs to help shape the future technical roadmap for the ISV. This requires deep knowledge of the Microsoft development platforms (especially Azure or Dynamics) combined with deep knowledge of Software Architecture in general, knowledge of Open Source development frameworks is a must. Next to advising the CTO the Cloud Solution Architect should be credible when working directly with the development teams of our partners. Activities include Architectural Design Sessions, Workshops, Technology strategy sessions, support proof of concepts and more.


We are looking for a senior technologist with experience in working for an ISV who is ready to lead the technology strategy for our ISV partner ecosystem. Ideal candidates understand the technology selection process at and ISV both from a technical and business perspective. As the role covers multiple countries 20% - 40% travel is to be expected.


Experiences Required: Education, Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:

  • 3-10 years of related experience in commercial software development with some experience at an ISV. 
  • Knowledge of Cloud platforms including Azure and deep knowledge of the ISV Development processes and technology selection criteria.
  • Deep understanding of the product life cycle of IP solutions and scalable cloud architectures
  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with CXOs and Technology Leadership
  • Deep understanding of emerging trends in the software industry and their impact on customer opportunities.
  • Inclusive and collaborative – driving teamwork and cross-team alignment
  • Strong partner relationship management and solution development skills
  • Strong executive presence including communication and presentation skills with a high degree of comfort to large and small technical audiences.
  • Problem solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources, conflict resolution, and follow through with partners.
  • Technical BS degree, Computer Science or Math background required. MS in related fields desirable.

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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