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Microsoft Corporation Solution Architect Data & AI in New York, New York

Are you looking to join a team where you help customers use the latest technology, where you receive cutting edge training and where you’re empowered to make a difference?

We need enthusiastic people like you to provide technical direction to our customers to help them realize their full potential.


We are Microsoft Industry Solutions, and are passionate about delivering Microsoft’s mission:

“to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more”.

Microsoft Industry Solutions’ mission is to lead and serve Microsoft’s customers and partners as they realize their full potential through Microsoft software and services. Microsoft Consulting Services and its partners bring the deepest expertise of Microsoft solutions—from enterprise planning to deployment and support—that helps our customers innovate to strategic advantage in their respective industries.

Within Microsoft Industry Solutions Azure Cloud and AI Domain, the Solution Architecture Office (SAO) is a team of seasoned architects & data scientists responsible for supporting our 3000+ strong consulting teams deliver against aligned technical strategies using high quality and predictable methods. The SAO team’s role is to support and enable the consulting teams in the field to sell and deliver with predictability, repeatability, consistency and quality across the Time Zones sales & delivery teams while driving IP reuse and leverage of best practices. The SAO team will also deploy its highly skilled resources to support significant pre-sales engagements and major deliver projects, typically in a governance or leadership role.

The D&AI SAO team delivers the above focus areas with a focus on modern data platforms, analytics, machine learning & AI, as well as integrating with the wider focus areas of infrastructure, security and application design & delivery.

We are looking for an experienced Solutions Architect for the Azure Cloud and AI Domain Solution Architecture Office, to continue our growth and extend our capabilities in this area.


his role will be based out of the US with a strong focus on infusing Data & AI workloads into Digital Transformation opportunities and ensuring the full MCS value proposition is positioned with these customers. The roll will also support the enablement of high quality delivery outcomes with colleagues in the timezones. You and your peers will work closely with WW and Timezone Delivery leadership, Community champions, product Group & engineering teams, CSU, CSE, Marketing, and peer SAO teams. Success requires both a passion for pre-sales and also high quality solution delivery.

• Balancing a portfolio of pre-sales and delivery work

• Balancing requirements to both support reactive requests to support timezone sales & delivery teams, with the proactive delivery of global programmes

• Be a leading contributor to the D&AI global Domain Community and driving participation, knowledge sharing, IP discovery/reuse working closely with Time Zones sales & delivery teams, Technology and Role-based community leads, engineering and marketing teams

• Planning, leading and orchestrating regular team & community calls

• Working closely with solution marketing teams (SST) on leveraging presales & delivery IP and methods to assist in the creation of Offering IP and vice versa

• Work with Chief Architect & Arch Managers and peers to determine priorities for global programmes, skilling, IP etc.

• Serving as a channel for feedback from the field around readiness needs

• Working closely with SST teams to help develop and provide input to sales, IP, compete, and GTM strategies and execution approaches


Subject Matter Expertise in many of the following

Modern Data Strategy frameworks and Architectures

Azure Synapse, Azure SQL, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Databricks

Data & Analytics Compete insights – Redshift, Snowflake, Teradata, SAGE Maker, Big Query, OMNI, Hadoop (CDH)

Awareness of core OSS AI DL frameworks – PyTorch, Tensorflow


• Proven success and expertise in positioning and architecting innovative Data and AI solutions within strategic customers in a client-facing role

• Ability to deliver against the Data & AI value proposition across multiple horizons – H1, H2 and H3.

• Solid understanding of enterprise scale data strategies – inc data management and data governance

• Ability to quickly build relationships and credibility with customers

• Ability to build trust to drive change with customers

• Track record of delivering quality solutions as a technical leader

• Executes recognized Architectural methods, processes and tools

• A passion for learning about and experimenting with new technologies

• Confidence in creating and delivering technical presentations and training

• Excellent organisation and planning skills

• Bachelor’s degree relevant to Information Technology/Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent)

We would also expect you to be able to pass the following Azure Certifications Path in the first 6 months of employment with us, if you do not already hold them:


• AZ-303: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

• AZ-304: Microsoft Azure Architect Design

The salary for this role in the state of Colorado is between $131,900-$197,500.

At Microsoft, certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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