Technical Architect


Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Our network of global Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) are premium customer-facing facilities built to help enterprise customers solve their business challenges through innovative cross-workload solutions. We accelerate our customers’ digital transformation by capitalizing on the changing needs of our customers and the new business opportunities of tomorrow.

As a Technical Architect in the Microsoft Technology Center, you will be working at the forefront of Microsoft innovation, helping customers create and implement a vision and strategy for their digital transformation. You will be an integral part of their transformation journey, challenging their ways of thinking and helping them realize and adopt the benefits of our Cloud. Part of a world-wide community of exceptional peers, you’ll have access to the latest software and hardware, and you’ll be given the time and budget to develop as a globally influential technical leader.

This role is Microsoft onsite only.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


Required/Minimum Qualifications (RQs/MQs):
10+ years of technical pre-sales or technical consulting experience

  • OR Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
    AND 8+ years of technical pre-sales or technical consulting experience
  • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field AND
    6+ years of technical pre-sales or technical consulting experience
  • OR equivalent experience.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications (PQs)

  • Structured facilitator
. Validated customer experience in requirements capture;
prioritization; capturing evidence and impact to quantify business value; issue, risk and
constraint identification
  • Technical breadth
. Intermediate level experience across the full range of Microsoft
cloud solutions – Azure infrastructure, Azure Developer, Azure data, artificial intelligence,
business applications, modern workplace and productivity, security, business
applications. Demonstrated experience of solution architectures which span multiple
  • Design Thinking
. Proven experience of delivering design thinking; ‘ideation’; or similar
context analysis / problem framing.
  • Technical depth
. Deep experience as a solutions architect (or equivalent), including
deep practical and hands-on experience, in the area of Databases, Analytics, Internet of
Things and Business Intelligence. Solid background in Machine Learning including Deep
learning. One or more of AI domains: Computer vision, NLP, intelligent agents.
Proficiency in architecting data migration scenarios including hybrid and pure cloud data
solutions. Deep expertise in one or more of the following: Python or R for Machine
Learning, Scikit-learn, Spark ML, Azure Machine Learning service, Azure Machine
Learning service SDK, Microsoft ML Server, TensorFlow, PyTorch

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. 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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


  • Deliver customer engagements: Based at your facility location, you will prepare and deliver technical engagements to enterprise customers. These include strategy sessions, envisioning workshops, architecture design sessions, building of rapid prototypes, and hackathons. The nature of complex customer opportunities which come to the MTC necessitates taking a cross-solution view to leverage capabilities across the entire Microsoft cloud platform; and are rarely limited to a single technology solution. You will work collaboratively with account teams to determine the best engagements for a given opportunity to maximize customer benefit and accelerate deals success.
  • Solution design: Using your technical knowledge, architectural approach, consultancy skills and our methodology to win a customer’s technical decision to buy and use Microsoft solutions and cloud services.
  • Set vision: You will use your technical knowledge to show customers an inspiring digital vision, across all Microsoft workloads, as well as deeper engagement in your core technology specialism. You will make this digital vision real using the architecture skills of you and your peers to provide a complete solution.
  • Build strategy: You will map the agreed customer vision into a strategy for implementation, resolving concerns, removing technical blockers, and validating a strong business case for investment. You will work with the customer, wider account team resources and our partners to orchestrate a roadmap for implementation.
  • An expert in Azure development: Guide business and technical decision makers on creating business value on top of the Azure and GitHub developer platform. Synthesize business and technical architecture requirements. Serve as the as the go-to technical expert in the Azure application development space with a specific focus on App Migration and Modernization, Microservice and Serverless Architecture, Container Architecture, Edge Computing and IoT, and DevOps for the regional sales teams. Design and develop industry and platform experiences and demonstrations that leverage both hardware and software to educate, illuminate and inspire customers. Show the value of the Azure developer platform and GitHub for planning, building, deploying, and managing applications using the Microsoft development stack and a range of open source technologies.
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