is seeking a Global Account Technology Strategist
) to provide pre-sales and technical/architectural support for a world-wide retailer in Bentonville
, AR. The ideal candidate is a generalist with a significant understanding of Microsoft's Azure
), who can combine his/her technical, business knowledge and experience to drive successful customer engagements, LOB
and mission critical systems. The candidate must be a self-starter who can actively build relationships internally and with customer stakeholders, take ownership of opportunities, working independently and/or by assembling and leading Microsoft
partners, other Technical Specialists
consultants as needed.
The position offers a tremendous career opportunity as a key technical interface between the world's largest retailer and the world's largest software company. Regular
exposure to the leadership of both companies is a fantastic way to influence and impact the industry's biggest game-changing initiatives. An opportunity to hone your skills with the biggest challenges in the industry and contribute to market changing innovations and initiatives. Professional
recognition is readily available within Microsoft
and from the customer.
The job location is attractive - home to some of the nation's best schools, located next to an active college town (providing sports, outdoors, entertainment, dining, off-Broadway
attractions and more) and quality of life is extremely high.
the current and future technical challenges for assigned customer segment, and based on that understanding, formulate and execute an overarching technical and business strategy with specific and detailed tactics to evangelize Microsoft's
products and technologies leading to customer-specific solutions.
o Understand Microsoft
and competitive technologies and strategy and formulate plans to address competitive differentiation while also understanding synergies across heterogeneous solutions. Create
, manage, and own representation of Microsoft
solutions to CXO-level
and technical architect level customers. Integrate
and plan for partners and Microsoft Services
in efforts to ensure successful transition from pre-sales to deployment.
and support the sales of solution offerings relevant to the infrastructure and application servers, knowledge workers, and developers. Great
follow up skills necessary.
impact customer satisfaction. Build
and maintain technical relationships between Microsoft
and key technical personnel within assigned accounts, their systems integrators and Microsoft
partners and use your technical knowledge and skills to influence these decision makers.
coordinate and provide technical support on sales calls, MTC
, Executive Briefing Center
visits and other account related activities by the account team executives
efforts and help align joint technical strategy with other customer, Microsoft
and partner personnel, and leverage their activities to help achieve sales objectives.
and/or coordinate one-to-many presentations, demonstrations, and proof of concepts.
customer requirements and counsel account executives and management regarding how to best approach as opportunities. Provide
feedback as appropriate.
should have a strong technical background with 5+ years pre-sales and technology experience. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and presentation skills with the ability to articulate the advantages of Microsoft
technology to senior business and technical decision makers as well as front-line technologists.
in the Retail
industry preferred. A BA/BS
or MS degree in Computer Science
or related technical discipline is preferred. MCSE
or equivalent professional certification is preferred. The candidates' expertise should include broad and/or in-depth knowledge in the following Microsoft
products and technologies: Azure
, Windows Server
, Active Directory
365, SQL Server
and Visual Studio
. This position will require approximately 20% international and domestic travel.
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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