Global Black Belt Sales Specialist - Digital and App Innovation (Americas)


Location: United States

Job Type: Full time


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Microsoft is uniquely positioned to win “App Innovation” workloads to help with customer’s Digital Transformation journey. Microsoft apps portfolio spans Azure App Platform, PowerApps, GitHub/DevOps and Visual Studio. Azure App Platform is one of the fastest growing businesses inside the Azure platform and has tighter integrations with developer tools.

The Global Black Belt Specialist is a senior solution sales professional within our enterprise sales organization with a special focus on App Development workloads. The Global Black Belt Specialist is seen as the Leader of a global virtual team responsible for geographic resource management and execution focusing expanding and deepening relationships and satisfaction, building a compelling strategy for growing the account YOY across revenue and Azure consumption. A Global Black Belt App Innovation Specialist engages in executive conversation both in and outside IT to provide customers with insights and solutions leveraging the Microsoft Cloud Platform and Developer Services offerings that drive business transformation through key technologies.

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.


  • You will be the key technical sales leader and influencer in shaping customer decisions to buy, build and transform new markets and lead transformational shifts in our customers. You will lead and challenge customer with clear strategic vision of digital transformation, orchestrate and lead Microsoft field team to win Java App Modernization/ Application Integration Services / Low code Application development solution sales opportunities. Develop, communicate, and provide high business impact solutions that enable digital transformation. [~50% of time]
  • As an active contributor on the sales opportunity team, you will build a strong and active business network to meet & exceed sales targets and operational standards. [~30% of time]
  • You will influence the Microsoft Azure App Innovation Services go to market strategies by providing feedback to sales, marketing, and engineering on current and future product requirements and sales blockers you encounter. You will maintain and develop a positive Customer and Partner Experience (CPE). [~20% of time]


Required/Minimum Qualifications :

  • 5+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience
    • OR Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field AND 4+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Certification in the following technologies preferred: Cloud, mobile, web application development, cloud-native application architecture (i.e. containers, microservices, API management), modern software development techniques like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure developer services, GitHub) and container orchestration systems (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, Azure Kubernetes Service, GitHub), Low Code (Power Platform).
  • Certification in sales, sales management, complex sales training, sales methodologies, broad evangelism through events (presentation skills), and consultative selling


  • Executive Presence. Leadership and confidence required to challenge customer status quo. Demonstrated experience and expertise selling to senior business decision makers by aligning & reinforcing the value of the solution to the customer’s overall business pain and/or strategic opportunities and decision criteria.
  • Collaborative. 5+ years experience working with peers Ability to orchestrate and influence virtual teams to pursue sales opportunities and lead v-teams through influence. Develop and execute a territory sales and success plan, in partnership with Infra and DATA & AI Specialists, Customer Engineers, to reach and educate new developers, support pre-sales opportunities, and engage solution partners in your accounts.
  • Coaching & Enablement. Contribute to the success of others on the team by sharing best practices, patterns, and offering technical leadership and enablement with key stakeholders.
  • Trusted advisor. Deep understanding of key competitive technologies and/or specific industries. The ability to articulate the advantages of Microsoft technologies to C-Level and senior business decision makers. Execute a solution sales process that adds value to customers through commercial teaching to win the business and establish yourself as a trusted advisor.


  • Technical Passion for and experience with App Migration/Modernization to cloud, architecture designs and technology management. Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Application development platforms on public clouds and/or Azure in development languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP, C#, Node.JS targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, public clouds, or Azure.
    • Scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g., AKS, Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift etc.), microservice frameworks etc.
  • Software development practices like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e., Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure DevOps, GitHub).
  • Understanding of Data & AI technologies in context of app development (e.g., SQL and NoSQL Databases, Big Data, Cognitive Service, Machine Learning etc.).
  • Understanding of Low code platform and technologies such as Power Platform.
  • Competitive landscape. Knowledge of cloud development platforms

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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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.

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