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As I stated, last week, AWS is the obvious front runner in the cloud race, and it’s easy to forget about all the other cloud-based companies that are out there. So in keeping with that theme, this week we will list particularly promising Windows Cloud (Azure) openings around the globe.
1. Advanced Analytics / Big Data Pre Sales Consultant
Microsoft – Sydney, Australia
Advanced Analytics/Big Data – which includes on premises, and cloud based solutions – represents key growth areas for the SQL Server and Azure Analytic Cloud Services, and is a strategic priority for Microsoft.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Act with superior customer focus in mind as an integral member of the Microsoft sales teams in generating excitement to fill sales pipeline, accelerate technical sales cycle and secure technical closure using deep technical expertise in the core domain as well as in adjacent technologies, serving as interface between the customer and both Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) and partners, positioning scope and guiding them on the development of optimal technical solutions to improve the customer’s business
- Provide pre-sales technical and architectural support, translating customer’s requirements, to enable customers, MSFT services and partners to assist in technical objection handling, architecture, demonstrations, deployment and consumption guidance of the Microsoft Data Platform and Cloud technologies and corresponding solutions (both 1st and 3rd party solution for Business Analytics and Modernization/Migrations scenarios)
- Own and drive technical aspects of pre-sales opportunities from lead generation through to deployment and consumption by driving technical presentations, demonstrations, Architectural Design Sessions, Proof of Concepts and Pilots, leveraging partners or MCS as needed
2. Web Developer (Azure)
AccruePartners – San Diego, California, USA
- Opportunity to be part of a growing organization.
- Strong company benefits and competitive compensation.
- Exposure to partnering and cross-functionally working with several aspects of the organization
in a collaborative yet fast-paced working environment.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Implement technically sophisticated Windows, web services and on-line web solutions.
- Seek out information on the latest technology to maintain technical awareness and competencies.
- Develop, test and debug existing and new Windows and Web applications.
- Provide all aspects of technical and customer support for existing systems.
- Work with staff and customers to develop business requirements, design and develop software to meet the business needs.
- Develop technical specifications and documentation.
- Participate in the evaluation of hardware and software including cloud based solutions like Microsoft Azure.
3. Data Solution Architect (DSA)
Microsoft – Mississauga, Canada
A Data Solution Architect (DSA) drives high priority customer initiatives, leveraging Azure data services to solve the biggest and most complex data challenges faced by Microsoft’s enterprise customers. The DSA is a technical, customer-facing role, accountable for the end-to-end customer deployment and user experience for Azure data services. DSAs own the Azure technical customer engagement including architectural design sessions, implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts.
The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and design discussions with senior executives.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Interface with Microsoft and partner sales/delivery teams to drive consumption of Azure data and analytics services, including SQL Database, SQL Server on Azure VMs,
- Document DB, SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, Machine Learning, Stream Analytics, Data Factory, Event Hubs and Notification Hubs.
- Architect scalable data processing and analytics solutions, including technical feasibility and proposal development for Big Data storage, processing and consumption (e.g., development of enterprise Data Lake strategy, heterogeneous data management, Polyglot Persistence, decision support/BI over Data Lake).
- Design, coordinate and execute pilots, prototypes or proof of concepts, provide validation on specific scenarios.
- Drive the quality of the onboarding plan (with Microsoft Consulting Services or partners).
- Report on progress of customer as business objectives; Ensure plan execution by Partners.
- Document and share technical best practices / insights with Engineering teams and the solution architect community.
4. WE Azure Partner Technology Strategist – Central
Microsoft – Netherlands
As an Azure Partner Technology Strategist (PTS), you will be at the front and center of our partners’ transformation to the cloud.
Your role will be to work directly with two Azure Business Development Mangers (Azure BDM) who each engage in two subsidiaries in the Central Region (Netherlands/Belgium and Austria/Switzerland) to understand the key technical players within the managed partner portfolio. You will drive those partner resources to achieve technical excellence towards the partners’ business aspirations. You will need to understand the business models of the partners being managed, enthuse, enable and drive individuals to achieve technical excellence leading to deep technical customer engagements and the sale and consumption of Microsoft Azure led by the partners.
You will be part of an international team of Azure BDMs and Azure PTS working with a selected set of high-impact partners in the Western European subsidiaries, working together with the local roles.
Roles and Responsibilities:
As an Azure Partner Technology Strategist (PTS) you will be responsible for:
- Azure BDM aligned partner portfolio, involved in quarterly portfolio review and update
- Drive through partner deployment and utilization of Microsoft Azure services
- Azure technical readiness plans in place for each portfolio partner (updated quarterly)
- Azure P-TSP engagement with portfolio partners
- Active Azure Partner Readiness Catalog (APRC) contributor
- Evangelize and support broad, online plus local readiness efforts to portfolio partners
- Promote Luper’s Learnings, a monthly Azure technical email and/or deliver local equivalent
- Local Subject Matter Expert on…
- Partners getting Microsoft Azure Support
- AWS compete (technical perspective)
- 300 – 400 depth in 1 – 2 core Azure workloads as listed in requirements below
- Cloud Platform Competency technical requirements & exam preparation
5. Support Engineer – Azure Subscription Management Support (m/f)
Microsoft – Munich, Germany
ASMS is a strategic unit of Cloud and Enterprise (C+E) Serviceability Support in Customer Service & Support (CSS) responsible for the following:
- The definition and implementation of the support services required to win in the cloud market place.
- Resolving customer issues including complex technical scenarios integrating several cloud capabilities (Azure, SQL Azure, AppFabric, etc.) and scenarios supporting the service such as service availability, quality, outage management, subscription management, correlation of usage and charges, and cost efficient solution architecture.
- Provide critical product feedback to multiple C+E Product Groups (PGs; engineering and operations) and Business Groups (BGs).
- Lead the integration of Global Business Support (GBS) talent to resolve issues with specific technologies (networking, SQL, SPP, etc.) as part of the Azure Support ecosystem.
The opportunity for you is to be part of the evolution of Azure and cloud support services, to be constantly challenged as the Platform expands to provide broader capabilities to customers, support customers using a service rather than on-premise Microsoft products, and to work in collaboration with multiple Microsoft teams inside of GBS and the PGs.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Support Engineer is responsible for support delivery, resolving escalated, complex customer issues related to the Azure billing platform and subscription management to successfully deliver Azure Subscription Management Support against Customer Partner Experience (CPE) and workflow efficiency targets; and to identify required tools, training, processes or capabilities to assess customer issues in less than 15 minutes; and to keep escalations to operations below 10% of the volume.
The Support Engineer is a critical role in the implementation of Azure support capabilities which include working with the PG and Azure Supportability PMs to implement asks; identify technology, and/or process readiness needs, and work with Training PMs and Tech Leads to ensure support team readiness; and, develop relationships with and engage with technology-specific depth queues for customer incident resolution when required.
Specific measurements include achieving the CPE team goals, time to resolution or escalation, enabling a response time similar to competitors; maintaining technical skills through completion of ongoing readiness and Platform training; and, in general, participating in the creation of future Microsoft support capabilities for the cloud.
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