Are you ready to seize an opportunity to drive leading edge technology solutions with the customer? Do you value deploying and working on the latest solutions with real world impact?
Do you thrive by mentoring and leading by example? Would you love to help us accelerate the transformation towards data-driven organizations?
Do you want to join an elite and distinguished team?If so, the Data and AI Consultant position in the Microsoft Services Organization is for you!Our consultants work with the latest technologies to design, build, optimize data-centric solutions, and help our customers unlock the value of their data.
We apply our broad and deep technology combined with a strong industry knowledge. As part of our team, you will deliver solutions to customers around the world.
You will play a key role in allowing out clients to maximize their investment in Microsoft technology and introduce them to emerging technologies and solutions - to grow and optimize their business.
To be successful, you will take advantage of our community of consultants, through sharing solutions and utilizing your early access to technology.
You'll be part of something bigger, through unleashing the power of data and crafting solutions to meet customer needs. You will provide technical leadership for other consultant teams and engage in the complete lifecycle of large data-driven projects.
Your key to success is your passion for customers, demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience : understanding and optimizing databases and data visualization, designing and developing solutions, and delivering with high quality on challenging engagements.
Responsibilities As a Data and AI Consultant, you will : Pre-Sales Support+ Collaborates with internal stakeholders (, Solution Architect, Account Delivery Executive, Pursuit Lead, Sales Solution Specialist) in the pre-sale process by understanding business requirements and providing industry and technical input and / or solution offerings to help shape the deal.
Supports drafting proposals and / or statement of work (SOW).+ Provides input on staffing and skill requirements for delivery to Resource Deployment, Technical Delivery Managers (TDMs), and / or Project Managers.
Technical Delivery+ Follows capacity process outlined by Global Capacity Management team. Maintains tools with up-to-date skills and availability.
Engages others appropriately to understand and define customer requirements.+ Participates in project planning and develops project documents by identifying the risks and dependencies.
Communicates the business value of planned solutions to customers / partners. Identifies technical and business risks in programs and proposes mitigations.
Assists project managers / architects in preparing for steering committee (, developing artifacts). Manages their schedule and communicates to project leads.
Generates and delivers Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).+ Implements solutions and may provide oversight and leadership on workstreams across domains while adhering to Microsoft Services processes.
Aligns solutions with the intent of the architecture.+ Manages escalations, analyzes situations, and coordinates appropriate resources to resolve issues by following delivery practices, considering cost implications, and engaging in conversations with internal and external stakeholders (, Customer Service and Support, Project Manager, Solution Architect, Product Group) as needed.
Works with account team to ensure One Microsoft approach. Shares lessons learned with workgroup and consultant community.
Intellectual Property Management+ Acts as an ambassador in consumption of intellectual property (IP) by leveraging and / or modifying existing IP or creating repeatable content where applicable.
Provides feedback on Managed IP for continuous improvement, reports IP gaps, reviews IP to be considered for harvesting and curation and ensures it is logged for consumption.
Improves Managed Standard Offerings (MSO) quality and collaborates with portfolio and solution teams of the domain by providing feedback.
Business Development+ Identifies opportunities to expand or accelerate the adoption and consumption of the cloud and Microsoft technologies.
As appropriate, facilitates other team members to scale the business with existing customers by articulating value propositions of strategic Microsoft products and services and developing new offerings for the domain.
Drives innovation and digital transformation. Ensures the use of existing intellectual property (IP).Readiness+ Learns new technologies or services based on business demands and industry trends.
Obtains relevant accreditations and certification(s) as advised by domain leadership team. Identifies certifications and readiness plans in partnership with domain Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Leads or participates in relevant technical communities, and conducts training sessions to evangelize technology and / or offerings based on availability.
Mentors team members and acts as a technical advisor for stakeholders by providing thought leadership, articulation of solutions value, and outcomes of business strategies.
Operational Excellence+ Completes operational tasks and readiness, and ensures timeliness and accuracy. Follows Microsoft policies, compliance, and procedures (, Enterprise Services Authorization Policy, Standards of Business Conduct, labor logging, expenses, travel guidelines).
Leads as example and guides team members on operational tasks, readiness, and compliance.Other+ Embody our culture and values Qualifications Required / Minimum Qualifications + Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Business, or related field AND 3+ years leadership experience in relevant area of business+ OR equivalent experience.
Additional or Preferred Qualifications + 5+ years of SQL Server or advanced database or advanced analytics experience+ 3+ years of technical expertise in an enterprise environment+ Deep technical or architectural knowledge of at least 2 of the following areas preferred : + Database administration (preferably with SQL, including Azure SQL) - performance tuning, troubleshooting, high availability / disaster recovery, security.
Business intelligence - combining knowledge of SSIS / SSAS / SSRS / Power BI technologies with a deep understanding of data structure / data models to design, develop, and tune BI solutions and reports.
At Microsoft, we share knowledge, experiences, and resources to help each other achieve our career goals and grow both professionally and personally.
We seek out people from diverse backgrounds who exhibit passion, technical competence, and experience in services delivery with complex projects or environments.
Experience in this role will provide great opportunities to interact with break-through technologies, collaborate with product development teams and improve future versions of Microsoft products as a subject matter expert.
Together, we can help billions of people around the globe using digital technology to achieve amazing things.Once safe, travel will be an integral part of this position.
You should be willing to travel as is demanded by the needs of our customers and our business. Travel ranges from 25% to 75% depending on location.
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 .
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