Cloud Solution Architect - Data & Analytics
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5d ago

Are you passionate about leading customers on their cloud adoption journey? Do you have an architectural background in Azure and experience navigating complex compliance regulations?

If so, this role may be the one for you.

Azure is the fastest-growing business in Microsoft’s history and is the foundation of Microsoft’s commercial Cloud Services.

Azure differentiates itself as the only hyper-scale, enterprise-grade Cloud that has a true hybrid story. Customers and analysts recognize Azure’s tremendous momentum which continues month over month.

To help customers achieve their goals, Azure continues to build the largest global footprint of any Cloud provider.

As we drive to be the leading cloud platform in the world, Azure Global is hiring an exceptional Technical Program Manager to help drive our hyper-scale business forward globally in financial services, including banking, capital markets, and insurance.

Azure will be the best cloud for every customer in these verticals as our landscape evolves, come make that happen with us.

  • When financial institutions make a move to the cloud, they have unique needs the way they view the economics of partnerships;
  • their risk assessment and compliance overhead; their high bar for security and privacy; the level of regulatory oversight they endure and their specialized compute requirements all contribute to the need for specialization, even within the Azure engineering organization.

    This role touches all these facets and requires a Technical Program Manager that can embody a CEO mindset, scoped to an area of the financial services business within Azure.


    We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Analytics Solution Architect to drive high priority customer initiatives on the Microsoft Azure Platform in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft field in Enterprise accounts segment of our business.

    This is a customer facing role, owning overall technical relationship between our customer and the Microsoft Data Analytics Platform.

    You will own the Business Analytics technical customer engagements including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and / or MVPs.

    The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers to drive Business Analytics solutions to production.

    Key responsibilities include :

    Supporting the analytics services of Microsoft Azure, specifically PowerBI and Azure Analysis Services.

    Creative design and demonstration of PowerBI capabilities.

    Integrating these analytical services with upstream services such as Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Stream Analytics and Azure Databricks.

    Understand customers’ overall data estate, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions.

    Apply technical knowledge to architect solutions that meet business and IT needs, create Analytics roadmaps, and ensure long term technical viability of new deployments.

    Ensure that solution exhibits high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment.

    Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates.

    Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Engineering team to remove key blockers.

    Assess the Customers' knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners.

    Collaborate with other Cloud Solution Architects in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on Microsoft Azure platform.

    Maintain technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community while educate customers on Azure platform

    Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities


    Requirements : 2+ years of success in consultative / complex technical sales and deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and / or support of analytics solutions

    Experience with Microsoft’s Power BI and / or a competitive BI product

    Experience creating and designing visuals, dashboards and reports

    Preferences : Prior work experience in a Consulting / Architecture / Technical Sales position within a software and / or services company such as Amazon, Google, PwC, Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG

    Partners : Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needs

    Competitive Landscape : Knowledge of cloud analytics platforms (Tableau, ThoughtSpot, Qlik, MicroStrategy)

    Relationship Building. Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives in large or highly strategic accounts.

    Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution / projects

    Problem Solving. Ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologies

    Collaboration and Communication. Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

    Ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects. Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management, Database administrators and Line of Business leaders)

    Project experience modeling data and designing data warehouse models (snowflake, star schema)

    Experience creating and optimizing data models

    Experience with Microsoft’s Azure extended analytics services (Azure Analysis Services, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Factory)

    Experience programming in the Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) and T-SQL language

    Knowledge of On-prem migration of data warehouses (Netezza, Teradata, Exadata) to cloud

    Knowledge of data cleansing tools and approaches (e.g. Informatica, Talend, IBM, Ab Initio)

    Education :

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or related field

    Certification in Analyzing and Visualizing Data by Using Microsoft Power BI (Exam 70-778)

    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.

    Benefits / perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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