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Partner Cloud Solution Architect - Business Apps (Dynamics)

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced **Partner Cloud Solution Architect,** with extensive **Business Apps (Dynamics)** experience to join our team.Successful Cloud Solution Architects are lifelong learners with a strong technical pedigree, an evangelist and enabler by nature. They must have a strong technical network to drive technical influence inside the partner ecosystem, frequently recognized as a valuable influencer and expert inside the community. Candidates need to possess the ability to impact and influence customers and partners with a high degree of autonomy, energy, flexibility, and the drive to create real and measurable business results.If you have previous development/architecture experience with Dynamics Customer Engagement Workloads and Microsoft's Power Platform; have a passion for managing, teaching and technology to generate positive partner or customer experiences; and can communicate highly technical concepts to audiences at different stages in the Digital Transformation journey, we'd like to speak with you!Through our partners, Microsoft brings digital ambitions to life by helping companies empower their employees, engage their customers, optimize their operations, and transform their products. As such, we are looking for a highly motivated and passionate individual to join the **Microsoft Global Partner Solutions (GPSUS)** Tech Team as a **Cloud Solution Architect (CSA)** for Business Apps. Joining the GPSUS team as a CSA means you will be playing a critical role helping Microsoft Partners to capitalize on the $2.2 trillion-dollar Digital Transformation market opportunity. Working in GPSUS means you are shaping the world's largest eco-system of technology companies working to digitally transform the world's most innovative companies, large and small.The GPSUS Tech Team is uniquely positioned to help accelerate that vision by delivering transformational app experiences that drive the ecosystem through our partners. We have a tremendous opportunity for a talented, highly technical individual who is not only an expert in building great solutions but loves helping others learn and upskill to do the same. Is this you?This is a great opportunity to be a part of the GPSUS organization working on an initiative focused on training, readiness, and upskilling Microsoft's software and services partners. You'll be working on a team of trainers, evangelists, and architects that curates and delivers technical readiness and scale outreach to partner developers, technical decision makers, and architects to drive adoption of Azure, Dynamics, and O365/M365. This team will drive a significant impact with our partners by leading our scale enablement efforts that support a strategy of building partner capability and capacity through technical skilling enablement activities.Microsoft welcomes and embraces your individuality! The ideal candidate for the CSA role can come in many forms. This individual is someone who is passionate about technology and one who possesses a strong subset or combination of the requirements listed below. We also embrace flexible working as a core principle of reinventing productivity, and you'll have flexibility to work from different locations, such as your home office, Microsoft offices around the country, or customer sites.Microsoft envisions a world where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envisioning what can be and taking their careers places they simply couldn't anywhere else. This is a world of more possibility, more innovation, more openness, and sky's-the-limit thinking - a cloud-enabled world.We are always learning. Insatiably curious. We lean into uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from our mistakes. We build on each other's ideas because we are better together. We stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve and are motivated every day to empower others to do more and achieve more through our technology and innovation. Together we make a difference.**Responsibilities**This is a partner-facing role that is accountable for the development and delivery of consistent and prescriptive partner skilling plans and journeys for Business Apps Customer Experience (Sales, Field Service, Customer Service, Marketing, Customer Insights) and Power Platform, in both existing and newly recruited partners, and that align to driving the capacity of solutions and offerings. The Cloud Solution Architect will collaborate with Microsoft's internal organizations (such as Worldwide Learning, Engineering, architect communities etc.) to produce, leverage, and scale enablement programs that bring the best of Microsoft resources aligned to our partner's technical skilling needs.**Partner Enablement and Execution:**+ **Technical Enablement Strategy Lead:** Jointly develop technical skilling enablement plans and strategies for partners.+ **Enablement Execution** : Lead and or contribute to the delivery of workshops, hackathons, bootcamps, training necessary to build the technical skills and expertise of partners.+ **Partner Skilling and Sharing Best Practices** : Network and collaborate with Microsoft's Engineering and other teams such as our Global Black Belt team on specific skill requirements for partners and the sharing of best practices.+ **Technical Acumen** : Understands technology trends and opportunities, compliance/risk issues by reading, attending webinars, conferences delivered by Industry thought leaders such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC, ISG/Saugatuck.+ **Technical Events and Community Contribution:** Attend, and in some cases, present as a SME at Digital Transformation/Technology conferences such as Build or Ignite. Participate in technical panels and user groups, provide insights, and contribute work that is shared across communities such as the Microsoft Partner Community, Microsoft Technical Communities, and internal Microsoft technical communities.+ **Technical Network** : Invests in own LinkedIn Profile to promote value, experiences, and expertise. Responsible for building an expansive Network of partner technical contacts and internal contacts including Engineering, Global Black belts, Marketing, and peer Architects.+ **Evangelist** : Evangelizes partner practice and solutions implementations in scale enablement events, technical briefings, Architecture Review Sessions, and in community engagement such as the Microsoft Partner Community, Microsoft Technical Communities, and internal Microsoft technical communities.**Other Key responsibilities include:**+ Serve as SME across Business Apps Customer Experience platforms with a strong background in Sales/Customer Service/Field Service/Marketing/Customer Insights and architecture discipline at a 300 + level.+ Having SME experience in Power Platform workloads is a plus.+ Build partner technical skills that leads to driving new solution/offer/practice building, and Partner Technology Solutions Roadmaps to deliver apps, practices, and hosting built on and committed to the MS platform.+ Driving partner technical capabilities in collaboration with other Cloud Architects (cross-discipline), and the Partner Technology Strategists managing the partner relationships.+ Collaborate and build strong relationships with internal Microsoft teams (i.e., Engineering, Worldwide Learning organization, corporate teams, etc.) for curating readiness/training content, and provide feedback to peer organizations, business groups, and our engineering teams.+ Curating and maintaining a partner-ready library of IP, content, and assets across spectrum of self-serve to in-person delivery.+ Partner Learning Plan thought leadership and development that aligns to partner Technical Profiles and Technical Skills Development strategies and prioritized capability areas to drive skilling enablement.+ Delivery of Scaled enablement activities (training, workshops, hackathons) through a standardized framework of resources that increase technical maturity.+ Stay fresh on the most innovative technologies related to cloud computing in the areas of business applications, application development, DevOps, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.+ Be an evangelist with customers, partners, and external communities.**Qualifications****Required/Minimum Qualifications**+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 6+ years' experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies.+ OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 4+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies+ OR equivalent experience.+ Minimum of 3 years of implementation experience with Dynamics Customer Engagement services (Sales, Field Service, Customer Service minimally, Marketing is a plus).+ Experience and Expertise key points:+ Technical design and implementation+ Implementation Lifecycle+ Integration & extensibility patterns**Additional or Preferred Qualifications**+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 10+ years' experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies.+ OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 8+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, Cancel (\_DESCRIPTION=1795851468#!) architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies.+ OR equivalent experience.+ 4+ years technical sales experience.+ 4+ years project management experience.+ Technical Certification in Cloud (e.g., Azure).**Certification in one of the following technologies preferred:**+ Dynamics 365 Sales Functional Consultant Associate.+ Dynamics 365 Field Service Functional Consultant Associate.+ Dynamics 365 Marketing Functional Consultant Associate **(desirable)**+ Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate **(desirable)****Professional:**+ **Relationship Building and Problem Solving Required:**+ Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects.+ Ability to solve Partner problems through cloud technologies, leveraging internal and/or external resources.+ Ability to surface product issues, feeding back data and insights that accelerate fixes and updates.+ **Collaboration and Communication:**+ Inclusive and collaborative - driving teamwork and cross-team alignment, required.+ Ability to speak with owners and leadership teams of Microsoft Partners while advising them of new technical practices and skills to develop and lead these efforts.+ Strong evangelist presence, communication, and exceptional presentation skills with a high degree of comfort to large and small audiences, required.+ Ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams.+ Proven ability to build professional network well beyond core team members.+ **Role Specific:**+ Knowledge of the Business Apps Customer Experience services, project management, technical Sales, and technical account management, required.+ History of instructing/teaching technical concepts in classes that range from 100 beginners to 400 deep technical knowledge, required.+ Require ability to design teaching modules appropriate for a range of target audiences and effectively deliver them. This includes demonstrations, workshops, hackathons and webinars.+ Proven history of technical community involvement by writing technical blogs, recording technical videos, leading technical forums and more for others to learn, preferred.+ **Technical:**+ Deep understanding of digital transformation business drivers, cloud platforms, emerging computing trends and their impact on partner practice building opportunities.+ 5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales, technology solutions/practice development, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed architectures is required.**3-5+ years' experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise:****Dynamics 365 Customer Experience Workloads:**+ Functional experience on fit-gap analysis and solution design involving one or multiple Dynamics 365 Applications Portfolio like Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Marketing is required.+ Finance, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Commerce, Customer Insights, experience is desirable.+ Technical design and implementation of one of multiple applications listed in the previous item, including implementation lifecycle, integration, and extensibility patterns.**Power Platform:**+ Technical experience on solution architecture and technical design for Power Apps, Power Automate, Data Verse Integration.+ Additional experience on solution design using Portals, Power BI, Power Virtual Agent is a plus**Join us and be one who empowers billions!** _That's incredible_ **_reach_** _. When you combine that with your own_ **_inspiration_** _, plus the_ **_freedom_** _and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge_ **_impact_** _on how people work and live all over the world._The salary for this role in the state of Colorado is between $125,000 and $187,700At Microsoft, certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.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 ( .

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