Are you passionate about enabling Microsoft customers to get the most from their Big Data, Data Platform, AI, Analytics or Intelligence solutions?
Do you enjoy collaborating across HQ and field teams to find ways to help our customers and partners plan, and operate solutions that are enabled by artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and cognitive intelligence?
Do you have experience leading the strategy, development and execution of data-driven, go-to-market programs which grow the business and drive intentional selling in consulting organizations?
Do you want to be a part of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud & AI team?
The Azure Cloud & AI Strategy & Solution Team in Microsoft Consulting Services leads the Artificial Intelligence, Azure Analytics, Cognitive and Machine Learning, and Data Estate strategy and aligned execution through Services, Commercial Business, Partners, and WW Industry and Public-Sector teams.
We lead the business strategy and programs that include : offering development as well as the programs that power the landing and adoption of our go-to-markets, field and sales enablement with enterprise customers around the world.
Key to our success is working closely with our engineering partners in AI&R and C+E, our sales and marketing partners in WCB, Public Sector and within our own Solution Strategies teams, as well as with the field delivery teams in Customer Success and the Azure Cloud & AI Delivery Domain to ensure that our marketecture’ is realized in implementations that delight our customers.
We are looking for a Program Architect with deep knowledge of AI and Advanced Analytics and consulting experience to collaborate with diverse internal teams to develop and land technical strategies and technical guidance that grow the business and ensure alignment from sales to delivery across Microsoft, globally.
In this role, you will be responsible for driving the Data & AI technical strategies across the Analytics, AI, and Cognitive space in partnership with our Business Program Management team and key partners in other Solution Strategy teams, product engineering, the Services Azure Cloud & AI leadership team, and other Digital HQ teams.
Cloud adoption and AI are key to the success of Microsoft. As Program Architect, you will own and drive the architecture, roadmap, and methodologies that inform the design and delivery of our programs, and play a leading role in providing feedback to our leadership team to shape the Enterprise Services strategy for Azure Cloud & AI.
The leading-edge design / build / reuse guidance that you publish will be used worldwide by our Services organization to speed deal sales and delivery velocity and grow share in a repeatable consistent manner.
Data & AI is a critical part of Microsoft’s overall strategy and you will be responsible for making sure that Services is well positioned to capitalize on this opportunity.
The ideal candidate will be very comfortable in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and will bring existing knowledge of Services, Technologies, and Delivery tools.
Key Responsibilities :
Work with the Azure Cloud & AI Solution Strategy Programs Team to strategize, envision, and plan Data & AI solutions and offerings that align and support Microsoft’s analytics and AI strategy.
Leverage knowledge of technology trends to anticipate and recommend innovative solution offerings in emerging technologies and / or applications of technology in alignment with corporate and Digital strategy.
Work with Business Program Managers in the team to develop strategic solution architectures for solution offerings that optimizes technical delivery motions regarding customer value, cost, risks, market opportunity (timeliness), Microsoft Services’ strategic goals and field capabilities.
Work with key stakeholders across Solution Strategy & Operations, Services, Digital Transformation, Customer Success, Commercial and Public Sector to align and support company business goals (campaigns, field go-to-markets & events)
Establish priorities for identifying, harvesting / creating, validating, landing and adopting solution IP-designed to accelerate customer adoption of Data & AI products and services and delighting customers
Work with solution and landing Program Managers to ensure a strong value proposition is embedded into appropriate content and programs across all of Services’ portfolio of solutions
Ensure that sales and marketing messaging aimed at ITDMs and Data Science teams exist and is aligned with and reinforces BDM messaging both around our overall Data & AI strategy as well as for specific GTMs and solutions.
Work across other Azure Cloud & AI teams, such as the Azure Cloud & AI Domain CTO / COE team, Intelligent Cloud (WCB), and Business AI and Cloud AI (AI&R) to ensure alignment on architecture guidance and best practices and customer solutions and engagement strategies
Engage with all Services HQ Solution Strategy Program teams to ensure significant integration of Data & AI as a fundamental architectural requirement and articulate enhanced value embedded / add-on services.
Harvest IP from the field to ensure field best practices and experiences are reflected in our solutions and shared globally
Help to shape the Enterprise Services strategy through the 3-year business plan, yearly execution plan, and sales playbooks, primarily by incorporating the corporate technical strategies and roadmaps.
Desired Knowledge and Experience :
10+ years of big data and architecture experience in consulting, preferably with Enterprise-scale organizations, managing programs or projects, driving outcomes through diverse groups, through influencing based on business value and shared priorities
4+ years of experience in designing and implementing AI solutions, including large scale analytic solutions and systems that leverage predictive models for decision support
A background in statistics and machine learning and a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to developing predictive / statistical models for different problem types.
Experience with AI, the current opportunities, and challenges in this space as well as the competitive landscape around AI.
Strong problem-solving skills, a passion for analytics technology, and creativity in defining how new technologies can help customers reduce costs, improve profitability, gain efficiency and gain a competitive advantage
Excellent communication and presentation skills, internally and with customers and partners at all levels, specifically the ability to make the complex technical issues of data science intelligible to non-technical audiences, so they can confidently make critical business decisions.
Education : an undergraduate degree in computer science or statistics and / or data, or equivalent experience. An advanced degree in a similar area will be a key differentiator.
Location / Travel : You may be based anywhere in the world and travel will likely be less than 25%, globally.