Tech Solutions Prof - Azure Emerging Workload Team, Sales in Redmond, WA

TitleTech Solutions Prof - Azure Emerging Workload Team
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Are you passionate about cloud computing and its ability to transform business and IT? Are you a strong technical leader excited about driving customer adoption of emerging technologies? Microsoft is seeking experienced and dynamic cloud technology architects to advise customers of all sizes on how and why to apply Microsoft Azure for their cloud solution projects. Microsoft Azure is an open platform for hosting Windows and Linux Virtual Machines, applications developed in many frameworks including .NET, Java, Node.js, and PHP, as well as providing higher level services for big data, web, and media solutions. Come join the Azure Emerging Workload Team as an Azure Technology Specialist and be a leader in Microsoft's transformation to a mobile-first, cloud-first Company.

Primary Responsibilities:
o Engage with customers to positively influence their decision to choose Azure; engagements will include presentations to Architects as well as CxOs, architectural design sessions, and POCs.
o Remove technical sales roadblocks to public cloud adoption with deep Security, Privacy, Data Sovereignty, and Cloud Technology expertise.
o Accelerate the pursuit, closure, reference, and repeatability of emerging workloads on Azure.
o Identify key trends & drive necessary improvements in sales & product to capitalize on new opportunities.

Key Qualifications:
o Understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends; experience with Microsoft Azure or AWS strongly preferred.
o Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts, and ensuring follow-through.
o Demonstrated technical thought leadership in customer facing situations.
o Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
o 5-7+ years of demonstrated success across technical consulting / sales / implementation roles:
o Consultative / complex technical sales processes managing various stakeholders.
o Design, implementation, and/or support of distributed applications (ensuring availability, reliability, etc.)
o Experience migrating on premise workloads to the public cloud.
o Experience in at least one of the following, preferably in the context of a public cloud platform, e.g., Azure or AWS:
o Web: experience architecting and developing web, mobile, and media solutions.
o Big Data: experience with Hadoop, Oracle, SQL, and other data technologies.
o Big Compute: experience developing and deploying solutions with large numbers of compute nodes, e.g., High Performance Computing, large-scale IaaS, large-scale compute grids, etc.
o Technical prowess and passion, especially for Windows Azure, to compete and win.
o Technical BS degree, Computer Science highly desired, MBA optional.

Candidates may reside in any major metropolitan area of the United States, with 15% - 20% travel.

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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