Cloud Solution Architect - Cloud-native Application Development

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Redmond, WA, United States
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We are a team of Cloud Solution Architects. Our mission is to make our partners successful. We enable our partners to build practices and solutions and provide them with guidance and handholding in their customer projects. We love technology - first and foremost Azure and Open Source technologies. In this role you have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge Azure technologies in the realm of containers, microservices, serverless and DevOps. Sounds good? Then we invite you to join our team in the One Commercial Partner group at Microsoft Germany.


As a Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) for Cloud-native Application Development you will engage with influential Microsoft partners across Germany and their customers, mostly enterprises. Our partners include diverse organizations such as digital transformation agencies, OSS-focused development partners, business consultancies, and startups. These partners build custom cloud-native applications for their customers, thus enabling them to digitally transform their respective companies. Your role is to ensure the success of these partners in high-profile customer projects. By providing them with deep technical hands-on assistance, by growing their technical capacity and capability, and by inspiring them to adopt differentiating Azure services.


To help our partners succeed in actual customer projects you will provide them with architectural and engineering guidance down to actual code, pull together required expertise from relevant teams including engineering to quickly resolve technical challenges, and run proof of concepts with partners and customers. You will also build relationships with decision makers at our partners, inspire technical and non-technical audiences to influence technology decisions, deliver presentations and webinars, and conduct trainings and hackathons to grow our partners technical muscle.  Also, you will present to larger audiences at Microsoft and third-party events or through active blogging. You have the ambition to get recognized as a trusted advisor by the relevant audiences. CSAs also leverage their enterpreneurial mindset and run and contribute to cross-group initiatives that drive "Azure hypergrowth".


We welcome diversity and your individual strengths. Anyway, the following list should give you an idea what we are looking for:


  • The foundation of your success is your technical expertise. You are an expert in cloud-native architectures and technologies such as containers, microservices, and serverless technologies. You live and breathe the concepts of "DevOps". You have practical experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • You have a passion for making others cool (versus doing everything yourself)
  • You are a communicator and confidently engage with technical and non-technical audiences on all levels across groups and organizations.
  • You not just "prefer" teamwork. You know how to build on the success others, leverage their strengths, and guide virtual teams towards a shared goal.
  • You are a self-learner.
  • You keep cool in times of ambiguity and complexity.
  • Building and nurtering a personal network across and beyond the organization is in your DNA.
  • If Microsoft would not exist you would consider to start your own company.
  • You speak the language of our partners and customers (German B2+) and the language of a global tech company (English)


How much you will need to travel depends on your preferred home base. Microsoft has offices across Germany including Munich, Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg. At Microsoft we are empowered to choose the place where we can be most productive --- which includes a desk or balcony at home.


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. 


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

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