Solution Architect (Modern Work)

Last updated an hour ago
Location:Reading, United Kingdom
Job Type:Full Time

Would you love to help us accelerate the transformation towards digital organizations? Are you ready to seize an opportunity to drive leading edge technology solutions with the customer? Do you value deploying the latest solutions into production with real world impact? Do you thrive by mentoring and leading by example? Do you want to join an elite and distinguished team?

If so, the Modern Work Solution Architect position in the Microsoft Services Organization is for you!

As part of our team, you will grow your technical skills as you deliver technical solutions to customers, allowing them to maximize their investment in Microsoft technology. You will be integral to assisting them as they transform their productivity environment, surfacing the information and people that can help them get the job done. This is a challenge where you will develop your leadership skills as you engage in the complete lifecycle of large M365 projects, which could involve Teams, Exchange Online, SharePoint, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business, Yammer and more.

At Microsoft, we share knowledge, experiences, and resources to help each other achieve our career goals and grow both professionally and personally. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds who exhibit passion, technical competence, and experience in services delivery with complex projects or environments. Experience in this role will provide great opportunities to collaborate with product development teams and improve future versions of Microsoft products as a subject matter expert.

Together, we can help billions of people around the globe using digital technology to achieve amazing things.

Responsibilities

Your passion for creating solutions that bring value to our customers’ businesses and your professional, consultancy style approach will offer you the opportunity to get involved in a number of activities, including:

  • Taking a leadership role in shaping deals and projects
  • Working with business decision makers of our customers to identify business requirements and shaping approach and solutions
  • Taking a leadership role in agile engagements, working with the technical teams on design and implementation of innovative solutions using devops
  • Working with local teams on demand generation and presales activities
  • Contributing to a thriving productivity practice that's constantly looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience
  • Mentoring others to share your knowledge and experience

Qualifications

With a combination of your architectural experience and your personable and consultative customer engagement style, you will be well positioned to succeed in this role. Other skills and experiences that will be important in allowing you to add value include:

  • Experience selling consulting engagements
    (including estimation models, scoping, development of budgetary estimates, writing proposals)
  • Regular involvement in presenting complex technical topics to both an executive and a technical audience
  • An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms
  • Technical experience and knowledge of architecture, solution development and deployment techniques for Office 365 solutions
  • Technical Experience and knowledge of solutions leveraging M365 in cloud and hybrid scenarios
  • Large enterprise deployment experience in complex environments

You will be part of an international team, so fluency in written and spoken English is required. There will be frequent travel to customer sites as part of this role.

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.

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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