Digital Analytics Practice Director (Texas)

As Director, Analytics Solution Architect, you will actively participate in presales activities including public presentations, workshops and estimations. You will have a leading technical role in transitioning sales from qualifying to closing by working closely with the sales team and other technical consultants. You will work closely with program managers and bid teams to maximize the business development capacity and leverage Avanade capabilities. You will facilitate and execute requirements gathered during analysis and design phases and assist in driving business development initiatives with major stakeholders. Within the first year, you will manage multiple customer engagements and production implementations.

Day-to-day, you will:

Participate in all aspects of sales activities, including demonstrations, data strategy and KPI definitions workshops, and proof of concepts

Oversee the ongoing development and operations of a data and analytics strategy, high-level architecture that enables fact-based decision making, ad hoc analysis and insight generation

Collaborate with end users to identify needs and opportunities for improved data integration, data aggregation and reporting solutions

Develop and streamline processes regarding data flow and quality to improve data accuracy, viability and value

Mentor the Analytics Team and other service lines for cross-team collaboration and matrixed team optimization relating to data and analytics solutions

Participate in the hiring of new permanent staff and contractors

Travel as needed and should expect as much as 80% mainly within region


You are an experienced leader with a proactive and participative management style. You instill and reinforce a strong customer service and business-oriented ethic. You have excellent client-facing and internal team leadership communication skills and can confidently communicate to all levels of the business from operational to executive. You have extensive pre-sales solution envisioning experience and data projects delivery experience, building demonstrations, estimates, proposal development capabilities, ability to develop client presentations and conduct workshops. You possess a good understanding of sales strategies, tactics and cycles and demonstrate good problem solving and analytical skills.

Your background and skills likely include:

Omni-channel Digital Marketing Analytics

Relational and semi-relational structured data experience; implementing Hadoop or one of its commercial distributions

Strong OLAP SQL Server Analysis Services skills and analytics tools experience with PerformancePoint Services, PowerPivot, PowerQuery and PowerMaps

Microsoft platform including SQL Server versions 2005 through 2014

Azure cloud, Power BI, R, Hive, Pig, Python, Spark, Hadoop, Mongo, Cassandra

Business Intelligence (BI) consulting/client-facing experience

Exposure to non-Microsoft BI and analytics tools

Experience designing analytics solutions leveraging multiple data sources and multiple data and analytics tools.

Experience working with senior-level IT, Marketing and Business stakeholders

You likely have 15+ years of consulting experience in implementing and delivering data and analytics solutions for the enterprise. Your education likely includes a degree in computer science or the equivalent.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at

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Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at

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