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Microsoft Corporation Digital Specialist - Azure Application Development in Dallas, Texas

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.

The Small, Medium, and Corporate team helps businesses achieve their digital transformation goals by matching customer challenges with Microsoft solutions. Located in either a Digital Sales center, or a local subsidiary, you will help our managed customers across industries, company sizes and territories to identify their needs and opportunities. One of the fastest growing customer segments in the technology industry, you will help customers get to the cloud across Microsoft solution areas like Modern Workplace, Business Applications, Applications, Infrastructure, and Data and AI.

As an Azure App Dev Specialist, you are abusinessleaderwith technical expertiseworking with our most important managed customers. You will lead a virtual team of sales, technical, and services resources to help customers realize digital transformation through cloud computing achieve/exceed quarterly Azure Apps consumption targets for related workloads in your assigned accounts. You possess both a high EQ with executive presence, able to engage with senior decision makers to uncover digital transformation initiatives, and a passion to learning how Azure cloud services can deliver digital transformation. You will develop and maintain an Azure App Dev expertise, able to identify projects, build a compelling business case, and drive the consumption project to production. Youwill build and maintain relationships with customers, influence long-term strategic direction and act as a trusted advisor driving engagement at the CXO level with technology decision makers. You will help customers evaluate their cloud strategy, determine approaches to application and data migration and modernization, and recommend solutions that meet their requirements.

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include:

  • 40%of your time will be spentwith customers identifying and surfacing new engagements that align with the customer’s business strategy.You will work with partners and others at Microsoft, as well as use our core tools, targeted account liststo identify and engage prioritized customers.

  • 40%of your time will be spenton beingthe key technical leader, trusted advisor and influencer in shaping customer decisions to buy, architect and adoptMicrosoftApp Devsolutions.This.You will own winning the technical decision at customers for sales opportunities and usage scenarios, through tailoring your message, bringing ideas to customers, engaging with them to show our technology differentiation, and guiding them in decision making.You will lead presentations, demonstrations, architecture design sessionsto explain, demonstrate, and prove to our largest customers the capabilities ofMicrosoft Azure, and how we can make their businesses more successful.

  • 20% of your time will be spentoninfluencing the Microsoft Application Development platform go to market strategies by providing feedback to sales, marketing, and engineering on current and future product requirements and sales blockers you encounter, as well asinvesting in your own skills to remain top of your game.You will stay sharp, attaining and maintaining required certifications. You will be recognized for sharing,learningand driving individual work that all result in business impact for customers, partners and within Microsoft. We encourage thought leadership and leadership from everyemployeeand we encourage all our employees to continuously maintain and enhance their technical, sales, professional skills and competitive readiness.

Qualifications

Professional

Required:

  • Experience d . 5+years’ experience selling cloud services or application development services to enterprise customers with a focus on cloud application development required

  • Account Management. Effective territory/account management: planning, opportunity qualification and creation, stakeholder and executive communication,needs analysis, services/partner engagement, opportunity managementandpipeline managementrequired

Preferred:

  • Executive Presence. Experience and expertise selling toLOB decision makers,technical decision makers & enterprise solution architects by aligning & reinforcing the value of the solution to the customer’s overall business pain and/or strategic opportunities and decision criteria preferred

  • Problem Solver. Ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologies, specifically solutions related to cloud native apps – containers & serverless, microservices, migration to cloudrequired

  • Collaborative. Orchestrate and influence virtual teams to pursue sales opportunities and lead v-teams through influencerequired

Technical

  • Enterprise-scaletechnicalexperience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management.Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following:required

  • Application development platforms on public clouds and/or Azure in development languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP, C#, Node.JStargeting Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, public clouds or Azure.

  • Scalable architectures usingAzureApp Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g. AKS,Kubernetes,Red Hat OpenShift, PivotalCloud Foundry etc.), microservices,etc.

  • Software development practices like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e.Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure DevOps,GitHub).preferred

  • Understanding of Data & AI technologies in context of app development (e.g.SQL and NoSQL Databases, Big Data, Cognitive Service, Machine Learning etc.).preferred

  • Competitive Landscape: Knowledge ofcloud development platformspreferred

  • Partners: Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needspreferred

Education

  • Bachelor's degree orequivalent work experiencepreferred

  • Certification in the following technologies preferred: Cloud, mobile, web application development, cloud-native application architecture (i.e.containers, microservices, API management), modern software development techniques like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e.Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure developer services,GitHub) and container orchestration systems (i.e.Docker, Kubernetes,Red Hat OpenShift,Cloud Foundry, Azure Kubernetes Service, GitHub) preferred

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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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