Solution Architect - Application Development - Top Secret - CTJ

Microsoft

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, San Diego, California

Job Type: Full time

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OVERVIEW

Are you ready to seize and opportunity to build modern cloud-native applications? Do you thrive on taking a customer’s vision from brainstorming on a white board to operational capability that drives Digital Transformation? If so, then the Solution Architect role in Microsoft Consulting is the right career for you!

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

The Microsoft Federal organization was established to address the unique mission, legal/regulatory requirements, and procurement rules and processes of the United States Government (USG). Microsoft Federal is committed to ensuring its resources – including appropriately qualified, experienced, and certified personnel (with necessary security clearances or otherwise) are available as needed to meet USG evolving needs. To that end, Microsoft embraces, as a mission-critical philosophy, flexibility in the recruiting, hiring, and workforce assignment of Microsoft Federal personnel. Microsoft Federal personnel can expect to serve in various roles in the Microsoft Federal organization during the course of their career to meet evolving USG needs, regardless of segment – Civilian, Defense, or intelligence community.

Within Microsoft Federal, our diverse team includes solution architects, data scientists, consultants, sales, and business leaders who serve our Federal government customer, including organizations in the Intelligence Community, National Security, Defense and Federal civilian agencies. Microsoft Federal Consulting Services is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Our Defense Business Unit is seeking a Solution Architect with passion for large scale application development, solution architecture planning and deployment, with hands-on experience in the US Federal sector. The ideal candidate will need experience working with external/internal US Department of Defense customers delivering Azure-based applications that drive strong business impact.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES

Our Solution Architects work within a team of project managers, data scientists and consultants to deliver Azure cloud applications; typical responsibilities include:

  • Educating our customers and partners on Platform as a Service (PaaS),
  • Interacting with senior executives and key stakeholders in our customers to develop and deploy Azure cloud solutions that address challenges facing their organizations
  • Developing and maintaining a high level of technical proficiency in Azure application development patterns and practices
  • Creating and sharing IP that leverages Azure cloud application development

Engagement activities will require the ideal candidate to demonstrate:

  • Extensive prior experience in cloud-native application development, DevOps, CI/CD, and application architecture leveraging IaaS and PaaS services
  • Background in integration of applications and systems
  • Ability to work in a challenging, dynamic environment with multiple interactions across teams with different backgrounds ranging from sales and services to research teams
  • Professional experience in a consulting or IT services organization

Across all our various technology areas, Solution Architects are responsible for:

  • Acting as a trusted advisor for our customers; understanding customer & partner technical environments, as well as key industry trends
  • Gathering and understanding customer insights from a broad range of stakeholders; functioning as customer advocate for these insights with product groups and engineering teams
  • Designing and deploying complex solution architectures, leveraging reference architecture patterns and practices
  • Collaborating and communicating across program management, project management, and account management teams to drive a unified approach on customer priorities, requirements, constraints, approaches, principles, design concepts and expectations
  • Jointly leading implementation and deployment with Project Managers to achieve desired outcomes while managing technical, business and engagement risk
  • Generating new and/or improved intellectual property to help grow our catalog of solutions for customers
  • Sharing ideas, insights, and strategies with technical teams, internal communities across the field, and the larger virtual team across Microsoft

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 6+ years of experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or technology domain (Data Analytics)
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 4+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or technology domain (Data Analytics)
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 6+ years of work experience in the application development field with an emphasis in cloud application architecture, IoT Edge solutions, Microsoft Azure services and solutions, application monitoring and telemetry, and Bot services
  • Experience with Open Source application development technologies (Java, Kafka, Kubernetes, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD
  • Experience with C# program language
  • Must be willing to travel 50-60%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 8+ years of experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or technology domain (Data Analytics)
    • OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 6+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or technology domain (Data Analytics)
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams of diverse disciplines and backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
  • Experience delivering results through collaboration across disciplines, feature teams, and partners
  • Experience in estimating, scoping effort, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk
  • Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex development topics to both business executive and technical personnel
  • 4+ years technical sales experience
  • Technical or Professional Certification in Domain (e.g., Data Analytics)

Top Secret Clearance: The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Security Clearance. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.

Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.

US Citizenship:

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

Candidates selected for this position must comply with Federal Executive Order 14042 mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors receive the COVID-19 vaccine by being fully vaccinated before their date of hire, or work with Microsoft to receive an approved religious or medical accommodation

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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