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Technical Solutions Professional

TSP/Data Platform Location is St Louis, MO As a TSP, you will be a senior technical solution sales leader within our enterprise sales organization working with our most important customers.   You will work within a virtual team of technical, partner and consulting resources to help educate your customers at a technical level, demonstrate, and prove our solutions, to achieve/exceed quarterly SQL Server and Azure data services revenue and usage/consumption targets in your assigned accounts.   Being part of this team will allow you to maintain and develop your deep technical expertise across our Microsoft Data Platform and non-Microsoft technologies.    

The Impact You’ll Be Making:   Primary accountabilities for this role include:

- 50%: You will be the key technical leader and influencer in shaping customer decisions to buy, architect and adopt Microsoft Data Platform solutions. Being a member of the sales opportunity team, you will give technical presentations, demonstrations, help execute proof of concepts, design and implement solutions leveraging P-Sellers, partners, ISVs and MCS as needed. You will directly support the market share and revenue growth of Microsoft Data Platform through your technical leadership in designing and implementing mission critical solutions for our customers.  

- 30%: You will be the thought leader in Data Platform space. You lead by participating in internal Microsoft technical communities and in the broader industry events and publishing blogs, whitepapers, reference architecture etc. in your area of expertise

- 20%: You will influence the Microsoft Data Platform go to market strategies by providing feedback to sales, marketing, and engineering on current and future product requirements and sales blockers you encounter  

Who We Are Looking For:    

• Data Platform architect: The expertise and ability to integrate complex elements and customer requirements into innovative technical architectures in the data platform space required    

• Cloud Trust: Demonstrated knowledge of identity, authentication, security, privacy, and compliance, and how they factor into cloud and hybrid solutions preferred.    

• Technical breadth: Enterprise-scale experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management preferred    

• Collaborative: Able to work cohesively with members of the Microsoft sales, services, and marketing organizations and Microsoft partners required.    

• Excellent Communicator: Strong negotiation, organizational, presentation, product demo, writing, and verbal communication skills required.    

• Executive Presence: Validated experience engaging with senior level executives preferred.    

• Performer: Highly driven person who consistently exceeds goals and expectations required. Consummate Professional  

• Lead: Able to lead, inspire and mentor members of the Microsoft sales, services, and marketing organizations and Microsoft partners required.  

• Influencer: Ability to drive and influence vibrant internal and external communities through extremely strong negotiation, organizational, presentation, product demo, writing, and verbal communication skills required.    


• 5+ years of related experience in technical pre-sales and/or technical consulting roles (10+ years preferred)

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field required.    

Preferred Requirements:

- Certification in domain-specific technologies preferred.    

- Certification in the following technologies preferred: cloud application development technologies (including OSS technologies) and Azure architecture and development exams (70-532 and/or 70-534)    

- Certification in information security desired.  

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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United States, St. Louis (MO)

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