Area Solution Architect

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Redmond, WA, United States
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The Area Solution Architect (ASA) is a key role in Demand Generation for the Area providing focus on early stage support. This role is involved in Account planning with other Area roles and ensures that opportunities are developed in line with Microsoft strategy and Enterprise Services priorities.
The ASA provides technical expertise predominantly but not exclusively during the 0-20% phase and guides sellers on potential domain alignments. Mapped to a particular geography, and interacting deeply with the local sales organization as well as area leadership teams to prioritize account focus, he/she will have an awareness of multiple Domain Solutions & Offerings, be able to articulate what is possible and required to build and deploy solutions across industries.


The focus of the Area Solution Architect role is to Drive Digital Transformation & Industry solutions with Deeper focus on early stage support with Area Sales to drive demand generation. Key accountabilities include:

Business to Technology Strategy

  • Delivers against strategic goals through driving technology decisions in alignment with Microsoft priorities
  • Quantifies the needs of the local business to achieve value outcomes, champions required methodology, captures/reuses IP within the Area and shares best practices
  • Deep understanding of modern cloud trends, infuse modern technologies, methodologies and practices into account planning
  • Articulate technology concepts & architecture principles to TDMs and BDMs
  • Envision and design modern cloud architectures based on Microsoft’s Cloud
  • Deep understanding of the technology landscape & competition
  • Build technology roadmaps based on the Microsoft’s cloud value proposition for our customers.

Change Leadership and Adoption

  • Demonstrates an understanding and clear experience of customer/partner change management and adoption principles through transformational delivery

Be an Enterprise Services Role Model

  • Strong leadership of Account & Delivery teams, driving high performance and collaboration between Areas and Domains

Technology Delivery Management

  • Drives Delivery Excellence, ensures quality customer transformation plans and solutions are delivered in line with Area scorecards
  • Drives quality business outcomes demonstrating return on investment (ROI) and is accountable for governance as a technical leader. Performs risk management for the Area.

Optimizing Business Results

  • Participates in opportunity management through establishing a healthy pipeline to drive & win solutions/design in line with Microsoft strategy
  • Demonstrates valuable customer partner interactions, driving deep customer relationships
  • Leads complex efforts to deliver profitable business results and maximize business value.
  • Understands and contributes to the shared account team planning activities across Microsoft teams
  • Proven success and expertise in Architecting Innovative solutions primarily in a Client-facing role
  • Industry knowledge, ideally with experience in multiple sectors and industries
  • Track record of building trusted customer/partner relationships as a trusted advisor
  • Executes recognized Architectural methods, processes and tools
  • Strong technical background, with 8-10+ years of technology-related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree relevant to Information Technology/Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent)


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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Area Solution Architect
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