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Future Opportunity - Enterprise Technology Architect


Location: Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Salt Lake City, Utah, Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


This posting is for a future job opportunity.
To support the needs of our clients, Avanade is actively recruiting and interviewing for the role outlined below, as we continue to build on another year of growth in our business. Now, with more than 60,000 employees around the globe, we are positioning our organization to effectively prepare for the future. What does this mean for you? We encourage you to apply and interview for this role without the need to decide now. This allows you to connect with leaders and hiring managers at a pace that works for you and when roles become available, you will be the first know.

As an Enterprise Technology Architect, you are in one of the most important roles. You will be at the front & center of solutions crafting. Your ideas and your work results have significant business outcomes for our largest enterprise clients.
You lead all the lively stuff: solution development, architecture, sales support, technology choice and delivery for some of Avanade’s top clients.

Day-to-day you will:

  • Design cloud-based solutions
  • Design cloud architecture and complete plans and specifications to develop solutions
  • Collaborate with product managers and engineers to develop specifications for new cloud-based products/services, applications and solutions
  • Drive the roll-out of cloud management platforms, evaluate its performance and implements enhancements
  • Design and develop IT architecture (integrated process, applications, data and technology) solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards
  • Develop specifications for new products/services, applications and service offerings
  • Assess the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies
  • Provide the work’s technical scope, defining and driving the best solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs of your client
  • Oversee and manage a cross-functional development team that designs, develops, and enhances software assets that meet or exceed internal and external (client) expectations, in line with product functionality, cost and delivery schedules
  • Coach, mentor, and motivate team members to influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Apply knowledge to create an environment that fosters accountability, quality, commitment, growth and innovation and support the sales process as needed
  • Recommend changes in development, maintenance and system standards
  • Own product line engineering responsibility within a business unit: Own, manage, and communicate engineering metrics; has responsibilities across geographies; manages the cost of engineering across portfolios and capabilities; articulate the quality of the software and what quality improvement measures are in place; measure of responsibility for client satisfaction of the products, and responsible for cost of implementation

Skills and capabilities you posses:

  • Develop and enrich the product portfolio of value-added services
  • Perform technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications
  • Advanced skills in developing client-based and/or web-based software solutions
  • Experience with specific technologies as specified by hiring manager
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Microsoft products
  • Ability to gain an understanding of customer process and issues, and communicate them back
  • Ability to work in teams and individually when needed
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with global teams on projects
  • Experience working with offshore teams to facilitate project work
  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form
  • Advanced skills and experience in application lifecycle management, agile development methods and software planning
  • Effective at recruiting talented people, managing and influencing virtual teams, and developing leaders
  • Strategic thinker about business issues across product areas and industries
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion effectively
  • Monitor, mentor, and lead teams to overcome roadblocks and challenges and implement coordination

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience working with global teams
  • You likely have 7+ years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in a software/product development capacity

Preferred Educational Background:

  • You likely possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also suffice.

Benefits We Offer:
  • Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s global alliance partner of the year (14 years in a row), with exceptional development and training (minimum 80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)
  • Private Medical Coverage, Income Protection Policy, Extended benefits, Bonus, generous pension and much more!
  • Avanade University – real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
  • Dedicated career advisor to encourage your progression
  • Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you
  • Reward and Recognition scheme

Compensation for roles at Avanade varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience. As required by local law, Avanade provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado and Washington as set forth below:

 Information on benefits offered is here

California: (Range $157,250 to $201,000)
Colorado: (Range $136,000 to $174,000)
Washington: (Range $157,250 to $201,000)