Senior Education Industry Architect in Multiple Locations, United Kingdom

Microsoft Corporation

Are you able to seize a possibility to hitch Microsoft’s Trade Staff targeted on Training? Getting in on the bottom flooring as Microsoft Providers proceed to increase its function in {industry} and options for our boldest prospects? Are you prepared to guide a digital group of consultants that can work with Microsoft’s most established and modern prospects, advising and supporting their Executives with the planning and realization of key digital transformation initiatives?

Do you will have a ardour for Microsoft’s know-how & options, and are dedicated to speed up our prospects to a world of digital innovation and enterprise transformation? Do you wish to lead Microsoft into a brand new technology of consulting companies? This could possibly be your subsequent nice profession journey!

The mission of the Training Providers group is to work with Microsoft’s largest Training Clients to assist them speed up in the direction of their enterprise targets, benefit from the Digital Transformation, enhance the enterprise worth from their Microsoft know-how investments, and unleash innovation for his or her group, their staff and prospects.

The Trade architect is chargeable for establishing and rising the Training enterprise, together with improvement of the technique and the roadmap for a portfolio of {industry} options which meet buyer enterprise and mission necessities that align with {industry} developments and company targets. Position tasks embrace: improvement of buyer govt relationships, presales course of oversight, supply high quality enchancment, and folks administration. The function is concerned in enterprise and technical danger administration in addition to your complete presales and supply lifecycles, with broad concentrate on resolution architect expertise, constant supply, innovation, and know-how alignment.

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Understanding Buyer/Companion Technical Atmosphere

  • Gathers buyer/associate insights from a broad vary of stakeholders in addition to the primary enterprise sponsor to form and kind each the definition and ongoing execution of initiatives. Anticipates {industry} developments (buyer {industry} verticals, data know-how [IT] {industry}). Leverages insights to affect long-term know-how technique and influences others to focus and adapt enterprise fashions, plans, and options to key insights.

  • Works with buyer/associate stakeholders (e.g., Enterprise Architects, Safety Staff, Improvement Staff, Operations Staff) and enterprise sponsor to socialize each the enterprise resolution and the challenge method to find out if modifications are wanted to the enterprise resolution. The place the price of change is accepted by the client, shares this suggestions with the challenge group and the broader account group to make the required changes utilizing mechanisms equivalent to updating the answer method and projected prices in presales and alter requests in supply. Makes use of broad patterns of suggestions to develop strategic and actionable insights and presents a compelling enterprise case to program managers that influences product roadmaps and determination making. Contributes to Microsoft-centric operations and cadences to align with buyer suggestions.

  • Makes use of evidence-based method to signify the client/associate as a buyer advocate and share insights with Product Engineering groups and the enterprise with a view to bettering Microsoft applied sciences, merchandise, companies, and choices such that they will higher meet buyer/associate wants throughout territories. Mentors friends on finest practices round inner assets utilization.

Structure Design and Deployment

  • Leverages a structured method to structure initiatives utilizing present methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, Agile, Iterative) that make use of present reference structure and established architectural kinds and design patterns. Proposes and develops new options to scale throughout a number of prospects/companions. Builds and maintains an structure description doc, an structure selections log, and a necessities/constraints traceability matrix to make sure the rationale for the enterprise resolution’s Structure is thought and understood.

  • Defines and paperwork the structure via an structure description doc, an structure selections log, and a necessities/constraints traceability matrix to speak the worth proposition of the enterprise resolution together with the challenge method. Leads complicated cost-based and technology-based discussions to elucidate the structure by way of its construct, deployment, and ongoing operational use to find out buyer urge for food for the enterprise resolution. Makes use of a business-value method that values return on funding (ROI) and buyer costs-savings over technical ease of execution.

  • Collaborates with the Mission Supervisor to collectively drive challenge/technical governance of the design, construct, and deployment into use of proof of ideas (POCs) and pilots, utilizing enterprise structure processes and making certain high quality management via peer evaluate. Offers end-to-end governance, oversight, and thought management inside assigned account. Works with prospects to know and display enterprise worth (e.g., launch of income, value financial savings) that the enterprise resolution notice.

  • Works with the enterprise sponsor and buyer/associate stakeholders (e.g., Enterprise customers, Enterprise Architects, Safety Staff, Operations Staff) to collect, ratify, and assist improve necessities and constraints throughout a number of, massive initiatives. Manages and resolves extremely complicated ambiguity within the necessities and constraints and paperwork assumptions and implications the place it can’t be resolved. Maintains the necessities/constraints traceability matrix to show that resolution elements have a rationale/justification for inclusion within the structure of the enterprise resolution. Drives improvement and execution of check plans to show that every requirement/constraint has been carried out as anticipated by the client. The place there are defects, works in shut collaboration with the Mission Supervisor and buyer to redress or settle for and doc the standing of the check outcomes.

  • Leads collaboration with the Account Staff and/or Bid Staff to know the enterprise resolution/downside. Drives settlement, primarily based on the client’s priorities, necessities/constraints, method, rules, ideas, and expectations. Builds and paperwork a realistically costed, extremely superior/complicated resolution method with traceability of necessities, constraints, selections, and tradeoffs that balances danger, technical credibility, and technical innovation to satisfy buyer want, predominantly primarily based on present resolution choices and/or reference structure. Collectively leads the implementation in shut partnership with the Mission Supervisor. Leads oversight and governance and institution of high quality practices and requirements to comprehend the enterprise resolution for big initiatives. Offers thought management and makes use of a cohesive construct methodology with an agreed launch schedule and timeline so the answer could be transitioned to reside operations, leveraging resolution experience. Ensures communication of and adherence to the pre-sales worth proposition. Works with the Mission Supervisor to spotlight the place assumptions have confirmed false. Makes use of change requests to change the answer/challenge method when wanted. As wanted, collaborates with Topic Matter Consultants to obtain specialised recommendation that may assist outline the answer and challenge method and enhance the time to worth for the client.

  • Anticipates and identifies eventualities that would gradual or impede pre-sales/supply. Leads and orchestrates the broader Microsoft group to deal with technical blockers and work with account/challenge group to resolve non-technical points. Stories vital issues to Microsoft administration and resolves complicated escalations when wanted. Plans a method ahead in complicated and ambiguous conditions with an modern method and sturdy design. Develops and executes a method to bypass and stop complicated or escalated eventualities. Delegates and leverages specialist expertise of others to drive technical alignment throughout inner/exterior groups, leveraging deep information of assets. Coordinates disparate approaches right into a single plan of motion for extremely complicated eventualities.

  • Works in shut collaboration with the Mission Supervisor and Account Staff to anticipate, determine, categorize, and talk enterprise and technical dangers. Defines danger mitigation actions which might be foundational to the challenge plan. Defines danger contingency plans for invocation ought to the danger happen. Outlines methodology and governance rules and practices for the broader group that enables others to reduce dangers. 

Follow Improvement

  • Generates new and/or enhancements to present mental property. Anticipates and addresses organization- and industry-wide gaps, patterns, and must drive modifications. Identifies which concepts needs to be culled, with consideration for scale throughout prospects. Drives the re-use of mental property and recommends practices in each pre-sales and supply. Leads and contributes to inner/exterior communities.

Trusted Advisor

  • Develops a deep community of inner/exterior relationships with senior-level determination makers at high-impact prospects/companions to construct affect in addressing issues/blockers and facilitating extra views on the matter of curiosity. Acts as an advisor to exterior stakeholders. Offers route to facilitate relationships between others. Stays updated on Microsoft’s applied sciences, merchandise, and companies so as to talk Microsoft’s mission, technique, and capabilities. Offers steerage to others in doing so. When applicable, develops a strategic relationship with key stakeholders inside the buyer portfolio, usually as a part of a steering committee, to make sure service supply is on observe and main points are being anticipated, recognized, and managed.

  • Makes use of evidence-based arguments that articulate complicated ideas in a easy method to respectfully problem Microsoft and prospects/companions when a call or plan of action is not going to produce optimum outcomes. Leverages strategic experience to encourage various approaches the place relevant. Leverages community and {industry} expertise to attach prospects/companions with concepts, folks, and assets to help their success. Serves because the “technical conscience” to problem the established order and unrealistic expectations. Proactively resolves conflicts and seeks decision to stability the general consequence. Drives consensus the place doable and leads selections to resolve battle when wanted.

  • Leads the adoption of Microsoft options applied sciences primarily based on perception to all main buyer/associate initiatives, understanding of competitor options, and understanding of how buyer enterprise worth could be pushed via Microsoft’s choices. Differentiates Microsoft’s options in complicated and/or high-risk buyer/associate conversations to affect the industry-wide route for particular structure(s).

Thought Management

  • Leads the route that inner group members and stakeholders take with prospects by sharing concepts, perception, and strategic, technical enter throughout boundaries, and actively pursues alternatives that develop influence and capabilities of the broader group. Offers thought management by sharing deep perception and driving essential selections that influence Microsoft and the {industry}.

  • Initiates and drives exterior architect group occasions (e.g., conferences, seminars, technical meetups, Webcasts, blogs, hackathons). Acts a mentor to much less skilled colleagues by educating them on technical and non-technical ideas and sharing finest practices. Serves as an industry-leading professional and drives recognition for Microsoft options via displays and engagements with exterior audiences and publishing white papers round key technical subjects and/or structure design templates.


  • Demonstrable experience within the Main/Secondary Training sector

  • A background of advising senior decision-makers on digital transformations

  • Capacity to articulate the strategic and business advantages of cloud computing

  • Bachelor’s or Grasp’s diploma in pc science, Data Expertise, Engineering, or associated subject AND in depth expertise in know-how options, apply improvement, structure, consulting, and/or know-how area (e.g., Safety) OR equal expertise

  • Expertise managing a number of, complicated initiatives or portfolios. 

  • A observe file of being matrix management of blended, multidisciplinary groups. 

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