Senior Education Industry Architect in Reading, United Kingdom

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  • Reading
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Microsoft Corporation

Are you able to seize a possibility to hitch Microsoft’s Business Staff centered on Training? Getting in on the bottom flooring as Microsoft Providers proceed to develop its position in {industry} and options for our boldest clients? Are you prepared to steer a digital workforce of specialists that may work with Microsoft’s most established and progressive clients, advising and supporting their Executives with the planning and realization of key digital transformation initiatives?

Do you’ve a ardour for Microsoft’s expertise & options, and are dedicated to speed up our clients to a world of digital innovation and enterprise transformation? Do you wish to lead Microsoft into a brand new technology of consulting providers? This may very well be your subsequent nice profession journey!

The mission of the Training Providers workforce is to work with Microsoft’s largest Training Prospects to assist them speed up in direction of their enterprise targets, make the most of the Digital Transformation, enhance the enterprise worth from their Microsoft expertise investments, and unleash innovation for his or her group, their workers and clients.

The Business 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} traits and company targets. Position tasks embody: improvement of buyer government relationships, presales course of oversight, supply high quality enchancment, and folks administration. The position is concerned in enterprise and technical danger administration in addition to all the presales and supply lifecycles, with broad give attention to resolution architect expertise, constant supply, innovation, and expertise alignment.

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Understanding Buyer/Companion Technical Surroundings

  • Gathers buyer/accomplice insights from a broad vary of stakeholders in addition to the principle enterprise sponsor to form and type each the definition and ongoing execution of tasks. Anticipates {industry} traits (buyer {industry} verticals, info expertise [IT] {industry}). Leverages insights to affect long-term expertise technique and influences others to focus and adapt enterprise fashions, plans, and options to key insights.

  • Works with buyer/accomplice stakeholders (e.g., Enterprise Architects, Safety Staff, Growth Staff, Operations Staff) and enterprise sponsor to socialize each the enterprise resolution and the challenge strategy to find out if adjustments are wanted to the enterprise resolution. The place the price of change is accepted by the shopper, shares this suggestions with the challenge workforce and the broader account workforce to make the mandatory changes utilizing mechanisms equivalent to updating the answer strategy 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 resolution making. Contributes to Microsoft-centric operations and cadences to align with buyer suggestions.

  • Makes use of evidence-based strategy to symbolize the shopper/accomplice as a buyer advocate and share insights with Product Engineering groups and the enterprise with a view to enhancing Microsoft applied sciences, merchandise, providers, and choices such that they’ll higher meet buyer/accomplice wants throughout territories. Mentors friends on greatest practices round inside sources utilization.

Structure Design and Deployment

  • Leverages a structured strategy to structure tasks utilizing current methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, Agile, Iterative) that make use of current reference structure and established architectural kinds and design patterns. Proposes and develops new options to scale throughout a number of clients/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 understood and understood.

  • Defines and paperwork the structure by way of 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 strategy. Leads advanced cost-based and technology-based discussions to clarify the structure when it comes to its construct, deployment, and ongoing operational use to find out buyer urge for food for the enterprise resolution. Makes use of a business-value strategy 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 guaranteeing high quality management by way of peer evaluation. Offers end-to-end governance, oversight, and thought management inside assigned account. Works with clients to grasp and show enterprise worth (e.g., launch of income, price financial savings) that the enterprise resolution notice.

  • Works with the enterprise sponsor and buyer/accomplice stakeholders (e.g., Enterprise customers, Enterprise Architects, Safety Staff, Operations Staff) to collect, ratify, and assist improve necessities and constraints throughout a number of, giant tasks. Manages and resolves extremely advanced 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 parts have a rationale/justification for inclusion within the structure of the enterprise resolution. Drives improvement and execution of take a look at plans to show that every requirement/constraint has been applied as anticipated by the shopper. 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 take a look at outcomes.

  • Leads collaboration with the Account Staff and/or Bid Staff to grasp the enterprise resolution/drawback. Drives settlement, primarily based on the shopper’s priorities, necessities/constraints, strategy, rules, ideas, and expectations. Builds and paperwork a realistically costed, extremely superior/advanced resolution strategy with traceability of necessities, constraints, selections, and tradeoffs that balances danger, technical credibility, and technical innovation to fulfill buyer want, predominantly primarily based on current 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 appreciate the enterprise resolution for big tasks. Offers thought management and makes use of a cohesive construct methodology with an agreed launch schedule and timeline so the answer will be transitioned to dwell operations, leveraging resolution experience. Ensures communication of and adherence to the pre-sales worth proposition. Works with the Mission Supervisor to focus on the place assumptions have confirmed false. Makes use of change requests to switch the answer/challenge strategy when wanted. As wanted, collaborates with Topic Matter Specialists to obtain specialised recommendation that may assist outline the answer and challenge strategy and enhance the time to worth for the shopper.

  • Anticipates and identifies situations that would gradual or impede pre-sales/supply. Leads and orchestrates the broader Microsoft workforce to deal with technical blockers and work with account/challenge workforce to resolve non-technical points. Experiences important issues to Microsoft administration and resolves advanced escalations when wanted. Plans a approach ahead in advanced and ambiguous conditions with an progressive strategy and sturdy design. Develops and executes a technique to bypass and forestall advanced or escalated situations. Delegates and leverages specialist abilities of others to drive technical alignment throughout inside/exterior groups, leveraging deep data of sources. Coordinates disparate approaches right into a single plan of motion for extremely advanced situations.

  • Works in shut collaboration with the Mission Supervisor and Account Staff to anticipate, establish, 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 chance happen. Outlines methodology and governance rules and practices for the broader group that enables others to attenuate dangers. 

Observe Growth

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

Trusted Advisor

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

  • Makes use of evidence-based arguments that articulate advanced ideas in a easy method to respectfully problem Microsoft and clients/companions when a call or plan of action won’t produce optimum outcomes. Leverages strategic experience to encourage various approaches the place relevant. Leverages community and {industry} expertise to attach clients/companions with concepts, individuals, and sources to assist their success. Serves because the “technical conscience” to problem the established order and unrealistic expectations. Proactively resolves conflicts and seeks decision to steadiness the general end result. Drives consensus the place attainable and leads selections to resolve battle when wanted.

  • Leads the adoption of Microsoft options applied sciences primarily based on perception to all main buyer/accomplice tasks, understanding of competitor options, and understanding of how buyer enterprise worth will be pushed by way of Microsoft’s choices. Differentiates Microsoft’s options in advanced and/or high-risk buyer/accomplice conversations to affect the industry-wide path for particular structure(s).

Thought Management

  • Leads the path that inside workforce members and stakeholders take with clients by sharing concepts, perception, and strategic, technical enter throughout boundaries, and actively pursues alternatives that develop impression and capabilities of the broader group. Offers thought management by sharing deep perception and driving crucial selections that impression Microsoft and the {industry}.

  • Initiates and drives exterior architect neighborhood 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 greatest practices. Serves as an industry-leading professional and drives recognition for Microsoft options by way of shows and engagements with exterior audiences and publishing white papers round key technical matters and/or structure design templates.


  • Demonstrable experience within the Major/Secondary Training sector

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

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

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

  • Expertise managing a number of, advanced tasks or portfolios. 

  • A monitor document of being matrix management of blended, multidisciplinary groups. 

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