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Architect Job Opportunity at Microsoft Gulf in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Posted By : Brown Kaje on Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:13:00 am

Job Title:    Architect
Job ID:        877097
Job Location:     United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Job Category:     Customer Service & Support
Employer:    Microsoft Gulf

Centre of Excellence Architect:
The Architect in Enterprise Services’ Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Center-of-Excellence is involved in all aspects of the lifecycle cycle of the Microsoft Appliances, but is most critical during pre-sales support, discovery and design phases, POC delivery, implementation support, with broad focus around Enterprise Data Warehouse platforms and solutions. Duties include:

Pre-sales support: Assist field sellers to have the technical conversations for convert customer sales opportunities to product wins. Do this through technical seminars, architectural design sessions with customers, and execute proof-of-concept deployments that enable customers to envision and prepare for deploying their PDW solutions.
Implementation and product delivery: Enable superior customer and partner experience through delivering appliance deployment services in collaboration with deployment partners and the Microsoft Services organizations.
IP Development: Demonstrate thought leadership and drive IP harvesting, development and reuse initiatives. Team closely with engineering and product marketing in support of the Data Insights solutions road map.
Readiness: Help customers, partners and Microsoft field to ramp-up on some of the most critical and front-running technologies to help develop big data solutions. This includes presenting at TechReady, public conferences, and customer/partner readiness workshops.

Demonstrated competencies of a practicing architect:
• Ability to successfully engage with business and IT stakeholders.
• Strong executive presence and ability to interact with top executives.
• Understanding of the local or regional markets.
• Ability to translate technology capabilities into business capabilities.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to business and technical audiences. Ability to use contextual visualization to demonstrate business value of hard analytical data.
• Ability to create compelling value propositions and deliver quantified business justifications.
• Application development lifecycle, discovering patterns and practices.
• Solution architecure design, DBMS architecture.
• Inclusion of quality attributes in solution designs (security, availability, resilience, performance, scalability, cost, usability)
• Excellent analytical and problem solving competencies: Ability to assess sources and losses of value through the customer’s entire business; developing insights into previously unrecognized business dynamics; translating complex quantitative results into business-relevant conclusions
• Information modeling (ERStudio, ERwin, etc), data structures, master data management, data quality management, information governance, data warehousing.
• Object / relational mapping
• Structured and unstructured data analysis
• Understanding of algorithms
• Analytical skills, including stochastic and deterministic optimization

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Staffing Consultant: Magdalena Chylinska

Deadline Date: 31/05/2014

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