Senior Education Industry Architect in Reading, United Kingdom

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  • Reading
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Microsoft Corporation

Are you able to seize a chance to affix Microsoft’s Trade Workforce targeted on Training? Getting in on the bottom ground as Microsoft Providers proceed to develop its position in {industry} and options for our boldest prospects? Are you prepared to guide a digital group of specialists that may work with Microsoft’s most established and progressive prospects, advising and supporting their Executives with the planning and realization of key digital transformation initiatives?

Do you’ve gotten a ardour for Microsoft’s expertise & 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 era of consulting companies? This might be your subsequent nice profession journey!

The mission of the Training Providers group is to work with Microsoft’s largest Training Prospects to assist them speed up in the direction of their enterprise objectives, 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 prospects.

The Trade architect is chargeable for establishing and rising the Training enterprise, together with growth 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 objectives. Position tasks embrace: growth of buyer govt relationships, presales course of oversight, supply high quality enchancment, and other people administration. The position is concerned in enterprise and technical threat administration in addition to your complete presales and supply lifecycles, with broad concentrate on resolution architect expertise, constant supply, innovation, and expertise alignment.

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Understanding Buyer/Accomplice Technical Atmosphere

  • 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 initiatives. Anticipates {industry} developments (buyer {industry} verticals, data 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 Workforce, Improvement Workforce, Operations Workforce) and enterprise sponsor to socialize each the enterprise resolution and the mission method 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 mission group and the broader account group to make the required changes utilizing mechanisms reminiscent of 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 resolution making. Contributes to Microsoft-centric operations and cadences to align with buyer suggestions.

  • Makes use of evidence-based method to signify the shopper/accomplice 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’ll higher meet buyer/accomplice wants throughout territories. Mentors friends on finest practices round inner sources 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 types 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 understood and understood.

  • Defines and paperwork the structure by 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 mission method. Leads advanced cost-based and technology-based discussions to clarify 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 Venture Supervisor to collectively drive mission/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 peer evaluation. Offers end-to-end governance, oversight, and thought management inside assigned account. Works with prospects to grasp and display enterprise worth (e.g., launch of income, value financial savings) that the enterprise resolution understand.

  • Works with the enterprise sponsor and buyer/accomplice stakeholders (e.g., Enterprise customers, Enterprise Architects, Safety Workforce, Operations Workforce) to collect, ratify, and assist improve necessities and constraints throughout a number of, massive initiatives. 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 elements have a rationale/justification for inclusion within the structure of the enterprise resolution. Drives growth and execution of check 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 Venture Supervisor and buyer to redress or settle for and doc the standing of the check outcomes.

  • Leads collaboration with the Account Workforce and/or Bid Workforce to grasp the enterprise resolution/downside. Drives settlement, based mostly on the shopper’s priorities, necessities/constraints, method, ideas, ideas, and expectations. Builds and paperwork a realistically costed, extremely superior/advanced resolution method with traceability of necessities, constraints, selections, and tradeoffs that balances threat, technical credibility, and technical innovation to fulfill buyer want, predominantly based mostly on present resolution choices and/or reference structure. Collectively leads the implementation in shut partnership with the Venture Supervisor. Leads oversight and governance and institution of high quality practices and requirements to understand 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 might be transitioned to reside operations, leveraging resolution experience. Ensures communication of and adherence to the pre-sales worth proposition. Works with the Venture Supervisor to spotlight the place assumptions have confirmed false. Makes use of change requests to switch the answer/mission method when wanted. As wanted, collaborates with Topic Matter Consultants to obtain specialised recommendation that may assist outline the answer and mission method and improve the time to worth for the shopper.

  • Anticipates and identifies situations that might sluggish or impede pre-sales/supply. Leads and orchestrates the broader Microsoft group to deal with technical blockers and work with account/mission group to resolve non-technical points. Experiences vital issues to Microsoft administration and resolves advanced escalations when wanted. Plans a approach ahead in advanced and ambiguous conditions with an progressive method and sturdy design. Develops and executes a technique to avoid and forestall advanced or escalated situations. Delegates and leverages specialist expertise of others to drive technical alignment throughout inner/exterior groups, leveraging deep information of sources. Coordinates disparate approaches right into a single plan of motion for extremely advanced situations.

  • Works in shut collaboration with the Venture Supervisor and Account Workforce to anticipate, establish, categorize, and talk enterprise and technical dangers. Defines threat mitigation actions which can be foundational to the mission plan. Defines threat contingency plans for invocation ought to the danger happen. Outlines methodology and governance ideas 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 adjustments. 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 resolution makers at high-impact prospects/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 companies to be able to talk Microsoft’s mission, technique, and capabilities. Offers steering to others in doing so. When applicable, 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 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 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 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 based mostly on perception to all main buyer/accomplice initiatives, understanding of competitor options, and understanding of how buyer enterprise worth might be pushed by 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 inner group members and stakeholders take with prospects 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 essential selections that impression 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 skilled and drives recognition for Microsoft options by 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

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

  • Bachelor’s or Grasp’s diploma in pc science, Info Know-how, Engineering, or associated discipline AND in depth expertise in expertise options, follow growth, structure, consulting, and/or expertise area (e.g., Safety) OR equal expertise

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

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

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