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Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect

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Recruiter: Avanade
Listed on: 16th November 2020
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £90000 - £115000
Salary Notes: STI, LTI, car allowance, Extended benefits, PMI and more
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect, Director Level
If you are an Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect who delivers with excellence, believes in changing things for the better, loves to innovate with passion and purpose then keep reading!
Candidates with only the folllowing will be considered:

Azure Experience 
extensive pre-sales experience with sales pipeline management
technical architect/engineering background
you must operate at a Director level

This is an amazing opportunity to join a business that has experienced double digit growth year on year for nearly 20 years. And, joining a fast moving and talented team, that's been responsible for over 300% growth in our Azure business in the last 3 years.
About the role:
We are looking for an Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect that is experienced with selling Infrastructure Consulting and Managed Services. You bring valuable experience of Microsoft Azure solution selling for extensive number of years and come from an Infrastructure engineering background with solid technical architecture and delivery leading experience.
Avanade has an unprecedented volume of Azure cloud transformation opportunities, and this is an opportunity for the very best to articulate our industry leading go-to-market offering and value to our clients. One size does not fit all, and you will be well versed in creative problem solving and be able to craft innovative solutions out of our deep technical and delivery capabilities.
The position will be based from one of our UK locations, and with frequent travel to client sites and our London office. We work flexibly and travel where needed. The role will be mainly as an Azure Pre-Sales Solution Architect, but all of our client facing workforce are consulting practitioners and will be involved in client delivery work.
What makes you the perfect Azure presales Solutions Architect? Well, you have the following attributes and knowledge:

You can talk at the level of a technical engineer, right through to the c-suite. You have a good presence and can establish immediate credibility. You have excellent commercial awareness. Internally you set example as a leader, mentor and trusted ambassador.
You have experience with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (or similar methodologies) and have delivered large enterprise Azure solutions. Having experience in pre-sales you can manage a sales pipeline, solutioning deal economics and write clear proposal and Statements of Work.

About your technical skills:

Cloud Networking
Azure Compute
Cloud Governance
Cloud Identity and Security
Cloud Operations and Migrations

Why would you join us?
There are plenty of excellent reasons but let's keep it short! One of the many is: You will have an exposure to work on different top Microsoft stack technologies but also a superb opportunity to develop yourself. We are supporting our employees to cross-train and develop their skills around different Microsoft technologies. Your colleagues are people with a real passion, dynamic approach and enthusiasm for technology. You'll have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development.
Benefits for you:
Private Medical Cover, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, Bonus, 80 hours per annum studying towards Microsoft Certifications, generous pension, car allowance, and much more.
About Avanade
Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 36,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at
Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.
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