Architect ENTERPRISE, Services & Support in Chevy Chase, MD

TitleArchitect ENTERPRISE
CategoryConsulting services
LocationChevy Chase, MD
DivisionServices & Support
Date AddedMarch 1, 2015
Open Positions1

} Are you ready to seize an opportunity to work with Microsoft's most established and innovative DOD customers, advising and supporting their Mission, Operational Capabilities and IT Executive Leaders with the planning and realization of key transformation initiatives?
} Have you got a track record of employing strong business and architectural skills, orchestrating the creation and delivery of innovative solutions that generate and accelerate actual business value?
} Do you have a passion for Microsoft's technology & solutions, and are you ready to help us accelerate our own transformation towards a Cloud first, Mobile first organization?
} If so, the Enterprise Architect position, within Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy Services, is a unique, career opportunity for you!

Our Mission

Lead. Serve. Make the Difference. Microsoft Services is a key part of Microsoft's strategy to deliver devices and services that empower people around the world at home, work and on the go. More than 20,000 strong, we are a diverse organization including business leaders, technical architects, engineers, consultants, and support professionals serving customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. As we help our customers drive more of their workloads to the cloud, our ability to provide quality delivery in a way that will move us beyond simply a post-sale, product-centric engine to a unified approach providing the right resource during the right phase of a customer's consumption lifecycle is critical.

The mission of Enterprise Strategy Services, part of Microsoft Services, is to work with Microsoft's largest DOD Enterprise commands and agencies to help them accelerate towards their mission and IT operational goals, maximize the value from their Microsoft technology investments, and unleash innovation for their organization and their employees.

The backbone of our organization, Enterprise Architects provide industry-proven business and architectural advice, combined with technology expertise from Microsoft's worldwide network, to accelerate the definition, delivery and adoption of outcome-based solutions that help clients achieve their strategic objectives.

With IT sponsorship, they develop relationships with key DOD Senior Executives and Officers to help them translate mission and operational needs into actionable strategy:
? By assessing the customer's current state, mission and operational goals and challenges, capabilities and existing IT investments, in particular in Microsoft solutions,
? By leading the planning and prioritization of strategic IT initiatives with customer sponsorship,
? By orchestrating and overseeing the realization of these initiatives and of their benefits and value.

Within Microsoft, they are in constant interaction with the Account Team dedicated to their customer, and work closely with other Architects, Consultants, and other experts to advance strategic initiatives and contribute to optimize our value proposition.

Typical Characteristics and Traits

Our Enterprise Architects know their customer's mission, objectives and operational requirements they operate in, and what Microsoft can bring to the table to the benefit of the customer.

They also share a common set of characteristics that drive innovation and value for our customers:
? Executive presence and domain or business acumen to win the hearts and minds of IT and Senior Executives and Officers
? Ability to generate trust, build alliances across the organization, and orchestrate interdisciplinary teams to the benefit of customers
? Situational awareness to adapt and solve challenges from a business and technology perspective
? Ability to balance strategic thinking with pragmatic operational delivery
? Empathy, curiosity, desire to constantly improve, acquire new skills and drive for results


The broad scope of responsibility of this role requires a solid understanding of both Mission and IT strategy, a principled approach to broader architectural challenges and opportunities, and a strong grasp of operational, technology and solutions, as well as strong leadership
and people skills.

Requirements for this high-visibility, high-impact role include:
? Degree (Computer Science, Social Science or Business), and/or equivalent experience
? 15+ years of professional experience, of which at least 8-10 years related IT consulting and/or DOD experience
? Broad experience and understanding of the technology industry and some other industries (e.g. DOD, Federal Government, Public Sector), acquired in a consulting role and/or managing technology-enabled operational change or related activities
? Proven record of delivering value from IT at an Senior Executive or Senior Officer level, bringing the benefits of technology to solve strategic and tactical issues while also managing costs, risk and resources
? Ability to understand the needs of non-technical customers, to conceptualize, launch and deliver technology-enabled operational transformation projects
? Leadership qualities and ability to coordinate physical and virtual resources and initiatives
? Executive-level interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills, good listener, ability to provide a trusted voice at the decision-making table and be an advocate of Microsoft's vision and value proposition
? Working practical knowledge and experience developing Enterprise Architectures based on industry standard & recognized models (DoDAF, TOGAF, etc.)
? Solid understanding of interoperability issues and the strengths and weaknesses of platforms and products, and able to provide a trusted voice at the decision-making table
? Solid understanding of Microsoft's offerings and experience with the implementation/adoption of key solutions and services such as Azure, Cloud, Platform & Productivity, Business Analytics, Devices & Mobility
? Specialty skills including Enterprise Architecture, IT Portfolio Lifecycle Optimization, Organizational Design and Change Management, IT Governance, etc
? Forming and leading virtual teams and collaborating across large, matrixed organizations
? Travel is an integral expectation of this position as the needs of our customers and our business demand. This position location is flexible.
? U.S. Citizen - Current DOD security clearance or ability to pass a DOD security clearance background checks

To learn more about Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Services, visit

If you find this opportunity to be compelling and can demonstrate your ability to excel as an Enterprise Architect, we are eager to explore the possibilities with you!


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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