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Microsoft Enterprise Services Apps Center of Excellence (Apps COE) team supporting the Americas is looking for a Solution Architect that can help build magical solutions for our customers to help with their digital disruption and transformation.

The Apps COE team at Microsoft is responsible for leading the architecture and development of innovative, software applications. With an innovation focus, you should be confident in quickly developing skills in evolving technology areas, with a track record of staying ahead of the curve.

Additionally, you will be an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and be able to demonstrate skills in both crisis management and expectation management.


**_As a COE Solution Architect you will be exposed to nascent and innovative technologies that will potentially transform how our business and our customers' businesses operate. Some of your core responsibilities will include:_**

+ architecting solutions by mapping common customer business problems to end-to-end technology solutions

+ engaging in senior level technology and business decision makers' discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end information technology as a requirement

+ applying advanced analysis skills and experience in principals of architecture to define appropriate customer solutions

+ understanding competitive and open source technology, and how to properly assess feasibility of migrating or integrating customer solutions

+ being a key enabler for other architects, consultants and partners in our business

+ demonstrating a passion for the customer through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer engagement and experience

+ providing Technical Quality Assurance at various points along a project lifecycle


**_Your skills and knowledge will develop considerably in this role as you gain exposure to the newest technologies and work with customers who have an appetite for transformation and disruption. Therefore, in order for you to succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate:_**

+ Proven experience selling consulting engagements which includes estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk.

+ Excellent consulting skills and an ability to present complex development topics to both business executives and technical personnel

+ Excellence when facilitating customer design and awareness sessions that are focused on complex application solution architectures.

+ Capabilities in developing an understanding of the customer business value associated with the deployment of modern business productivity, system-to-system, and end-user applications.

+ An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural frameworks that may be used by our customers.

+ Architectural understanding of, and implementation experience with, the software development of modern applications, especially cloud-based and hybrid solutions.

+ An understanding of the approach and value of Agile as a methodology and be able to lead Agile software development projects.

+ Architectural understanding of both commercial and common Open Source solution development tools and technologies -Ability to move between high-level architectural review/design and the \"roll up the sleeves\" level of personally doing all phases of a software application delivery project.

+ An ability to help translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work (SOW).

Experience leading projects through the entire project lifecycle, including managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction.

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 at .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
Associated topics: application developer, backend, design, design pattern, develop, expert, java, matlab, maven, senior software engineer

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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