Manager, Architecture (SP)

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Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. We do all the things you would expect from the leading digital innovator - but it's what you don't expect that makes us different.

We know work isn't your only passion, and we place real value in you - your career, your goals, your development and your time away from work - so that you can be your best self. Here you will have access to the latest technology and tools to help you flexibly manage your time and commitments. Our world-class training program will ensure you have the right certifications and market-relevant skills to get ahead, and stay ahead. You will also sharpen your technical and professional skills every day, helping clients transform their business for the digital age.

At Avanade, we are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace where our people can do their best work. We are taking a stand for gender parity and creating an environment where everyone can thrive. We welcome your unique perspectives and talents.

Whether this is the first or next step in your career, join us and build a career you love. www.avanade.com/careers.

Qualifications
As a Technology Architecture Senior Manager, you will assess, design, deliver relevant and sustainable customer technical proposals based on advanced knowledge of the IT industry and the geography to which you are assigned. Implement, and support information technology architectures, such as the Microsoft Ecosystem. You'll work on projects spanning from simple IT projects to large-scale, enterprise-level charge programs while exercising DevOps and Agility y to find the best solution possible for your client.

Day-to-day you will:

-Conduct architecture assessments and define solutions

-Design, build, deliver and run engagement, platform and/or product required architecture using the Microsoft Ecosystem (i.e., development, operations, execution, data, application, etc.)

-Lead and review his/her team's work across all phases of Avanade projects (Plan, Analyze, Design, Build and Test)

-Work with the Business Developers and Account Leaders as a technical expert and architect to contribute to the development and execution of solution selling strategies and account plans

-Provide pre-qualification expertise to evaluate customer business needs and reshape them/translate them into technical solutions based on Avanade differentiators

-May guide or help to guide customer through the discovery process to develop a sustainable and innovative technical solution that balances customer and Avanade requirements

-Direct effort to defining technical, operational and user requirements

-Design conceptual architecture and technical solutions

-Lead and review efforts to develop and implement client-approved solution

-Take responsibility for project management of various initiatives, including work estimation, planning, stakeholder management, and group management

-Ensure project quality meets standards through KPI identification and testing plan

-Provide the work's technical scope, defining and driving the best solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs of your client

-Provide architecture Quality Assurance reviews for proposals and ongoing engagements

-Support the technology solutioning and estimating in proposals, planning and pricing

-Develop long-term technology strategies centered on client business objectives

-Identify services that will improve performance, enhance support, and increase capabilities

-Develop best practices for customer support and tools for team

-Coach, mentor, and motivate team members to influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

-Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to growth

-Be savvy with problem-solving

Requires identifying and assessing complex problems for area of responsibility. Creates solutions in situations in which analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

-Requires adherence to strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near-term goals.

-Build strong technical credibility with customers and internally with delivery teams

-Experience with Information Technology infrastructures and architectures

-Proven delivery background and significant technology consulting experience.

-Interaction is with senior management at a client and/or within Avanade, involving matters that may require acceptance of an alternate approach.

-Some latitude in decision-making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments

-Decisions have a major day to day impact on area of responsibility

-Manages large to medium sized teams and/or work efforts at a client or within Avanade

-Strong written and oral communication skills

You will likely posess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant field

You will likely have 5+ years of related work experience

You will likely have a minimum of 2 years of experience managing small teams.

Requisition ID - 53052

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 www.avanade.com.


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