Microsoft is seeking a Global Account Technology Strategist (ATS) to provide architectural/technical recommendations and guidance for a world-wide retailer in Bentonville, AR. The ideal candidate is a generalist with a significant understanding of Microsoft's cloud platforms (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), who can combine his/her technical, business knowledge and experience to drive successful customer engagements with LOB and mission critical systems. The candidate must be a self-starter who can actively build relationships internally and with customer stakeholders, take ownership of opportunities, working independently and/or by assembling and leading Microsoft partners, other Technical Specialists and Microsoft consultants as needed. The position offers a tremendous career opportunity as a key technical interface between the world's largest retailer and the world's largest software company. Regular exposure to the leadership of both companies is a fantastic way to influence and impact the industry's biggest game-changing initiatives. An opportunity to hone your skills with the biggest challenges in the industry and contribute to market changing innovations and initiatives. Professional recognition is readily available within Microsoft and from the customer. The job location is attractive - home to some of the nation's best schools, located next to an active college town (providing sports, outdoors, entertainment, dining, off-Broadway attractions and more) and quality of life is extremely high. Responsibilities include: Understand the current and future business challenges for assigned customer segment, and based on that understanding, formulate and execute an overarching technical strategy with specific and detailed tactics to evangelize Microsoft's products and technologies leading to customer-specific solutions. Understand competitive technologies and strategy and formulate plans to address competitive differentiation while also understanding synergies across heterogeneous solutions. Create, manage, and own representation of Microsoft solutions to CXO-level and technical architect level customers. Integrate Microsoft partners and Microsoft Services in an effort to ensure successful transition from ideation to value realization. Positively impact customer satisfaction. Build and maintain technical relationships between Microsoft and key technical personnel within assigned account, systems integrators and Microsoft partners and use your technical knowledge and skills to influence solution architecture and design. Help coordinate and provide technical support in customer meetings and product briefings including Microsoft Technology Center, Redmond Executive Briefing Center visits and other account related activities by the account team executives. Coordinate efforts and help align joint technical strategy with other customer segments globally, Microsoft and partner personnel globally, and leverage their activities to help achieve desired customer outcomes. Conduct and/or coordinate one-to-many presentations, demonstrations, and proof of concepts. Identify customer requirements and counsel account executives and management regarding how to best solution the need. Provide feedback as appropriate.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong technical background with 5+ years pre-sales and technology experience. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and presentation skills with the ability to articulate the advantages of Microsoft technology to senior business and technical decision makers as well as front-line technologists. Experience in the Retail industry preferred. A BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline is preferred. MCSE or equivalent professional certification is desired. The candidate's expertise should include broad and/or in-depth knowledge in the following Microsoft products and technologies: Azure, Office 365, CRM Online, Windows Server, Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange, Lync, SharePoint and Visual Studio .Net. This position will require approximately 20% international and domestic travel. Location: Bentonville, AR.
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