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Microsoft Corporation Architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Solution Architect Office (SAO) Incubation Architect within the Secure Infrastructure Global Domain organization is responsible for delivering high quality architectural solutions and business outcomes based on the Microsoft Platform in new technology areas not yet widely adopted and/or developed in the field.

Demonstrating Deep knowledge of the Domain Solutions and offerings across the entire lifecycle, together with a critical focus on opportunity management, coaching and mentoring, the SAO Incubation Architect drives transformational results, builds scalable capabilities and realizes business strategy for Microsoft Enterprise Services.


The focus of the SAO Incubation Architect role is to develop emerging skillsets for new technology areas through delivery engagements, capture the learnings and build/deliver capability plans to scale out to Microsoft global services field.

Key accountabilities include:

Business to Technology Strategy

  • Drive and deliver strategy through leading new Domain Technology decisions from pre-sales through billable delivery at the CxO level to the technical decision maker.

  • Quantify the needs of the business to achieve value outcomes, champions required methodology, captures/reuses IP within the Domain, builds capabilities plans and shares best practices.

Change Leadership and Adoption

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and is responsible for Customer/Partner Change management and adoption principles.

Be an Enterprise Services Role Model.

  • Strong leadership of Technical Delivery teams, driving high performance and collaboration between all parts of the Enterprise services organisation.

Technology Delivery Management

  • Drive Delivery Excellence, ensure quality customer transformation plans and solutions are delivered in specific (changing) new technical areas that may not be well defined.

  • Drive Quality outcomes working with local delivery teams, global architect teams and capturing learngings for longer term re-delivery as part of Microsoft Services Offerings. Perform risk management for the TZ Domain.

Optimizing Business Results

  • Participate in opportunity management through establishing a healthy pipeline to drive & win solutions/design in line with Microsoft strategy.Lead complex efforts to deliver profitable business results and maximize business value.

  • Understand and contribute to the shared account team planning activities across Microsoft teams.


Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ Years of technical related industry experience.

  • 5+ Years of Architecture experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven success and expertise in architecting and delivering innovative solutions primarily in a client-facing role.

  • Deep Infrastructure Domain knowledge, ideally with experience in multiple sectors and industries.

  • Track record in billable delivery of quality solutions as a technical leader

  • Experience, passion and motivation in developing others, coaching and mentoring through on the job deliveries.

  • Ability and passion to learn and apply new technologies quickly.

  • Execute recognized Architectural methods, processes and tools.

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

Travel requirement for this position is approximately 30-50% international travel and is an integral expectation of this position as the needs of our customers and our business demand.

Location – with close proximity to a major international airport

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 at .

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