**Organization: Converged Platforms and Solutions Division**
As part of the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Team, you’ll help transform the hybrid cloud market by bringing together the best technologies from Microsoft and Dell EMC. This team is responsible for the Dell Azure Stack integrated systems, the cloud applications designed to run on Azure, along with the Dell technologies that will deliver the best customer experience with Azure Stack.
The Cloud Applications Architect reports to the Azure Engineered systems lead, and is responsible for proactively identifying and qualifying use cases for the Dell EMC Azure Stack integrated systems and appliances. The architect will work with Dell EMC business units, strategic partners and other third parties to ensure that technologies our common customers will find valuable will operate efficiently on Dell EMC Azure Stack systems. Examples of Dell EMC strategic partners include Pivotal, Dell EMC Data Protection Solutions, Cloudlink and external partners across all verticals.
+ Evaluate the technical merits and feasibility of proposed solutions and communicate those findings to Dell EMC executives
+ Establish the strategic direction and priorities for qualification on the forthcoming Dell EMC Azure Stack systems
+ Analyze market demand for Azure Stack Solutions
+ Work with internal Dell EMC divisions, such Data Protection Solutions and Cloudlink among others to ensure that the applications can be consumed on the Dell EMC Azure Stack systems
+ Work with strategically aligned partners such as Pivotal to ensure that intellectual property from those partners will run efficiently on Dell EMC Azure Stack Systems
+ Interact with the sales field and directly with customers to gauge demand for specific solutions
+ Work with alliances to ensure that the chosen Azure Stack solutions can be consumed via common interfaces such as the Azure Stack Marketplace
+ Consult with technical marketing and sometimes generate technical marketing content that communicates the value of solutions running on Dell EMC Azure Stack systems
**Desired Skills and experience**
+ Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
+ Experience with automation and cloud management tools
+ Deep knowledge of cloud technologies in general and Azure specifically
+ Travel: ~25%
10+ years of progressive and diverse IT experience
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**Critical Hiring Criteria:**
Engineering - Other
200 - STORAGE CORPORATE
US - Massachusetts - Hopkinton, US - Texas - Austin