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Solutions Architect - Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Services is looking for a Solutions Architect to help drive Hybrid Cloud and Identity Infrastructure solutions. The role requires deep technology expertise, advanced analysis skills, and a deep understanding of the cloud market to define appropriate customer solution, scope and estimate the effort, provide technical leadership in sales pursuits and solution delivery.  

Key Responsibilities:    

• Real passion for the customer which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience    

• Deep understanding of competitive landscape and ability to assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from and/or integrating with the customer’s non-Microsoft platforms    

• Strong confidence, team work, ability to lead, promote collaboration, and professionally represent Microsoft in challenging environments and customer situations  

• Solution Architects develop solutions by mapping customer business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions.

• You will be an enabler for consultants, field engineers, and partners.

• You will engage over the entire lifecycle of large and complex projects from early pre-sales to Architecture oversight delivery.  

• You will maintain effective product group relationships.  

• You will lead and motivate technical communities, provide quality assurance for solutions developed by others.  

Basic Qualifications:

• BS or BA degree

• 10+ years of relevant industry experience providing solution architecture and consulting

Preferred Qualifications:

• Private/Hybrid/Public cloud configurations, migrations, patterns, and practices    

• Active Directory and migration services  

• Azure IaaS, Azure AD, Networking, and other Azure Infrastructure services    

• Windows Server, Hyper-V, Azure Pack    

• Microsoft System Center technologies    

• Power Shell scripting and automation    

• Knowledge of datacenter management, ITIL and MOF operational processes    

• Azure subscription planning and network architecture    

• Open Source experience is a plus  

• You will present to executive audiences, help customer account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while driving add-on business within existing projects.      

Travel is an integral part of this position as are high levels of recognition and visibility. Travel requirements may vary based on the needs of our customers and our business but can be as high as 70%.    

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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