Architect Manager
October 22, 2017
Microsoft Services is looking for a Regional CTO (R-CTO) / Managing Architect who has a mix of strategy, architecture, technology, people leadership and business acumen. This role requires both broad and deep technology knowledge, experience with applying business-outcome based approaches to customer problems and the ability to lead teams of architects who help Microsoft enterprise customers achieve their most challenging business and organizational goals by leveraging their current and future investment in the Microsoft Platform in the cloud-first, mobile-first world. Demonstrated ability to engage in senior level business and technology decision maker discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end information technology is also a must.

-The R-CTO role is a key leader of the Digital Advisory Services and Account Aligned Solution Architecture team and an enabler for other Architects and Principal Consultants across the organization. R-CTO have a passion for the customer, the business and our people, which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.

-The R-CTO provides strategic technical direction and leadership to West Region Services and reports to the CTO of US Enterprise Services. The districts Digital Advisory Architects, Managing Architects, and Account Aligned Solution Architects report directly to the R-CTO.
-The R-CTO will support the strategies of the Office of the US CTO which include defining and driving customer Digital Transformation strategies and solutions for US Services, growing the business by delivering digital transformation and technical presales services, ensuring high customer satisfaction by driving architecture governance and technical quality assurance for all phases of the solution lifecycle, and fostering the architect and technical communities to provide support and growth for our people.
-The R-CTO will work closely with the Regional Services Sales Manager and the District Services Sales Directors in supporting the Regional Services Sales Strategy and Execution Plan.
-The R-CTO will assist in supporting scorecard attainment across the priority areas by leading services sales and delivery to develop and execute get to green strategies.
-The R-CTO will work closely with the US CTO and the Global Domain CTOs to drive consistent implementations of technical strategies across US Services and within the Region.
-The R-CTO will be responsible for achieving the goals of Digital Advisory business in the region by directing the regions Digital Advisors to deliver customer value through Digital Transformation projects leading to growth of Microsoft footprint across products and services.
-The R-CTO will also be influencing and coordinating the Digital Transformation plans, program, and execution with other regional, US and WW teams.
-The R-CTO will be responsible for supporting large/strategic business opportunities in the Region, establishing and growing relationships with key CxOs in Regional accounts and directly engaging alongside the delivery teams in large/complex/strategic engagements.
-The individual will also review and provide feedback and guidance on technical approaches to opportunities and deals and will lead the Enterprise Presales initiative for the Region.

Required skills:

•15+ years of professional experience, including technical and/or business consulting
•Broad understanding of the technology industry, including current and emerging Digital Solutions, and experience managing technology-enabled business change within one or more vertical industries (i.e., Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, Public Sector)
•Executive presence, including ability to hold CXO level discussions, and executive-level, exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills
•Ability to generate trust, build alliances, and orchestrate interdisciplinary teams to the benefit of customers
•Ability to manage and lead an organization and drive accountability to the overall business
•Situational awareness to adapt and solve challenges from a business and technology perspective
•Passion for technology, business, market trends and, specifically, the Customer
•Experience implementing key Microsoft, or related technologies, with a preference for depth in Cloud and IoT
•Recognized innovator with strong storytelling abilities to inspire growth mindset for the teams and the customers

Travel is an integral expectation of this position as the needs of our customers and our business demand.

Location: West Coast

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