WW Technical Lead - Data Platform - C + E Office of the CTO, Sales in Redmond, WA

TitleWW Technical Lead - Data Platform - C + E Office of the CTO
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedDecember 17, 2014
Open Positions1

Worldwide Technology Solution Professional - EPG C+E Data

The Hybrid Cloud with a blend of Public and Private Cloud computing for Enterprise data workloads represent one of the most important evolutions of the IT industry and a strategic priority and focus for Microsoft. Our customers are evolving their data strategies embracing our proven data offerings such as SQL Server and exploring new offerings in areas like Big Data and Machine Learning. Do you have what it takes to lead in this transformation? Are you excited about an opportunity to drive a key part of worldwide enterprise sales and work with our wildly successful existing products and exciting new emerging data services and their technical sales communities in both mainstream and incubation? Are you a strong Technical leader, interested in driving a global business and working on the front lines with the worldwide field and product groups to scale our existing businesses and incubate new ideas every day? If so, then EPG Cloud + Enterprise Sales is the place for you!

This is your chance to be part of a growing global team transforming Microsoft's computing platforms. The EPG Cloud + Enterprise sales team is currently recruiting a Worldwide Technology Specialist with a passion for customers and technology to focus on our data platform products and services. This is a global role operating as part of the EPG C+E Office of the CTO supporting the EPG mainstream and incubation sales to drive Microsoft's cloud transformation forward.

This technical sales leadership role has a high Product Team focus and is an opportunity to drive customer-centered impact on our strategy both in the near & long term.

Primary Responsibilities:

o Be the senior technical sales resource for Microsoft's data products and services
o Lead a segment of the Microsoft Cloud + Enterprise technical sales community
o Lead focused data-centric incubation technical sales communities
o Identify key blockers & drive transformation in sales for data products and services
o Remove technical sales roadblocks - including direct involvement in strategic deals
o Work with the sales force on technical escalations to accelerate deals
o Aid in architecting solutions in a complex sales environment
o Present to customers - from CIOs, to BDMs, to corporate leaders

Requirements and Skills/Qualifications:

o Strong understanding of database, big data, analytics, and cloud computing technologies, emerging trends and related technology
o Practical knowledge of building high scale data solutions across many workloads
o Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
o Insatiable desire to be a leader in Microsoft's Cloud transformation
o Unyielding passion to compete and win
o Able to articulate pros & cons of design/architecture decisions across a wide spectrum of factors - e.g. compute, network and storage related to structured and unstructured data
o Able to coach and mentor a broad constituency - TSPs, Consultants, Partners, & Customers
o Able to distill widely variant feedback into root cause issues and provide actionable feedback to other stakeholders

This position will be located in Redmond, WA and will require travel 30 - 50% of the time, including international.

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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