Data Platform Cloud Solution Architect

Location:United Kingdom
Job Type:Full Time

Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and services. To this end, Microsoft is investing in a dedicated Customer Success team member that will help the largest and most important companies in the world across all industries successfully adopt Microsoft Cloud solution and services.

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Data Platform Cloud Solution Architect to drive high priority customer initiatives on the Microsoft Azure Platform in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft field in Enterprise accounts segment of our business. This is a customer facing role, owning overall technical relationship with the customer and driving their adoption of Microsoft's Azure Data Platform.

You will own Data Platform technical customer engagements including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or MVPs. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers to drive Data Platform solutions into production.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand customers’ overall data estate, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions.
  • Apply technical knowledge to architect data platform solutions that meet business and IT needs, create roadmaps, and ensure long term technical viability of new deployments, infusing key analytics and AI technologies where appropriate (e.g. Azure ML, ML Server, BOT framework, Cognitive Services, Big Data, Data Lake, Azure Databricks, etc.)
  • Ensure that solution exhibits high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment
  • Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates
  • Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Engineering team to remove key blockers
  • Assess the Customers' knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners.
  • Collaborate with other Cloud Solution Architects in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on Microsoft Azure platform
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community while educating customers on Azure platform
  • Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities

Qualifications

Technical

  • Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, database migrations, and technology management. required

  • Breadth of technical experience and knowledge, with depth / Subject Matter Expertise in two or more of the following Data Platform Cloud solutions required:

  • SQL including OSS (postgre, MySQL etc), Azure SQL

  • NoSQL Databases including OSS (Maria, Mongo etc), Cosmos DB

  • Data migration and modernisation large-scale projects

Big Data including SQL DW, Snowflake, Big Query, Redshift
  • Data Governance

  • Data Science

  • Machine Learning including Azure ML, ML Server

  • Artificial Intelligence including BOT framework, Cognitive Services

  • Expertise in data estate workloads like HDInsight, Hadoop, Cloudera, Spark, Python required

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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