The Microsoft Data&AI Consulting Practice is looking for Solution Architects (DIGD) with deep experience in enabling transformational solutions with Artifical Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics and integrated data. The
role requires a broad range of industry and technology knowledge and a minimum of 10 years’ implementation experience. The ideal candidate has a background envisioning, proposing and making change happen with production solutions at enterprise scale, for both, commercial and public customers.
What are we looking for?
Ownership & Accountability
A desire to move the dial forward and challenge the status quo
Pragmatic - ability to trade-off complex choices and find a way forward with incomplete information.
Solution Architects that can converse fluently, and effortlessly with high profile customers (fortune 500) to promote our value
proposition, get to the nub of customer expectations and ensure we deliver on these.
Lastly - people who can evidence making things happen.
Life as an Architect in Data & AI is one of a continuing strive for excellence. From pre-sales activities
in envisioning workshops and designing target state architectures, through to delivery and helping customers realise the business value of those designs.
We shape what can be - not what has been.
A typical working day involves working with clients - either on-site or remotely. During any given day, we can go from conversing on the most modern Artificial Intelligence use-cases, to detailed data modelling discussions.
We can be found acting as trusted advisors to our clients (internally and externally), promoting our company and domain brands, whilst also writing Architecture design documents, providing inputs to Statements of Work
and estimates. We are expected to bring thought leadership, innovation, technical governance and also ensure risk mitigation.
What Kinds Of Goals Do We Have
Ultimately to ensure Microsoft becomes our clients premier partner for digital transformation to the cloud and intelligent edge, leading with our data & AI path to value.
What do we love about our role?
Variety - working with multiple customers on bleeding edge projects.
Relevancy - being at the coal face on the hottest topic in the technology business.
Trust - ability to shape engagements and freedom to do what we feel is the optimal option.
RELAX! There’s no such thing as the ideal candidate for a Solution Architect. We welcome and embrace your individuality.
The list below is absolutely NOT a check list to be completed but simply a set of pictures we’re painting to give you a good understanding of the role.
Examples of the kinds of technical skills that would be great for the role :
End-to-end Microsoft BI & Data stack : SQL Server, Azure SQL DB, Azure DW, Azure ML, Analytics Platform Server, HD Insight, Stream Insight, SharePoint BI, PowerPivot, PowerView, Excel
ETL technologies : at least one of the following : SSIS, Talend, Pentaho, Informatica, etc
Data Science and Analytical tools, languages, or libraries : SAS, SPSS, R, Mahout, MatLab)
In Absence Of MSFT Skills Above, Can Have
Big Data stack : Spark, Hadoop, Sqoop, Pig, Hive, Hbase, Flume, Kafka, Storm
High-scale or distributed RDBMS (PDW, RedShift, Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, Aster Data, Vertica, Object based storage, MemSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra)
Knowledge of cloud computing infrastructure (e.g. Azure, Amazon Web Services EC2,Google cloud platform) and considerations for scalability ,availability and security in distributed systems
External speaking - conferences, linkedin articles, blogs / whitepapers, patents.
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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