Worldwide Technical Lead, Analytics & AI

  • Company: Microsoft
  • Location: Redmond, Washington
  • Posted: December 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1084540
Worldwide Technical Lead, Analytics & AI - Office of the CTO, Intelligent Cloud Commercial

The Intelligent Cloud provides a global, trusted and hybrid cloud platform for rapidly emerging Advanced Analytics & AI workloads. Many of those workloads are at the front of innovation for existing applications and at the center of our customer and partner’s cloud transformations - they represent a strategic priority for Microsoft.

Our customers are evolving their data strategies embracing a vast collection of advanced analytics and AI services along with our proven data offerings such as SQL Server 2017 that provide expanding integrated analytics and machine learning capabilities.

Do you have what it takes to lead in this unprecedented transformation? Are you excited about an opportunity to drive a key part of a worldwide enterprise field building on our wildly successful products and compelling new emerging data services and their technical sales communities? Are you a strong technical leader, interested in driving a global business and working on the front lines with the worldwide field and product groups to scale our existing businesses and incubate new ideas every day? If so, the Intelligent Cloud Commercial team is the place for you!

This is your chance to be part of a growing global team on the leading edge transforming Microsoft’s computing platforms. The Intelligent Cloud team is currently recruiting a Worldwide Technical Lead with a passion for customers and technology to focus on our advanced analytics and artificial intelligence products and services. This is a global role operating as part of the Intelligent Cloud Commercial Office of the CTO supporting cross segment technical sales and customer success activity to drive Microsoft’s cloud transformation forward. This technical leadership role has a high product engineering team focus and is an opportunity to drive customer-centered impact on our strategy both in the near & long term.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Be the senior technical field resource for advanced analytics and artificial intelligence workloads and related products and services
•Lead the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud Advanced Analytics & AI technical field community
•Lead advanced workload focused Global Black Belt seller technical communities
•Own the relationship between Sales and Engineering focused on advanced analytics & AI workloads
•Identify key blockers & drive transformation in our technical sales and success for analytics & AI products and services
•Remove technical field roadblocks - including direct involvement in strategic opportunities in the field
•Work with the Microsoft field sales and success teams on technical escalations to accelerate consumption
•Aid in architecting solutions in a complex solution environment
•Present to customers - from CIOs, to BDMs, to corporate leaders

•5+ years of experience with data, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence or technical leadership role

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
•Passion and appreciation for the unique needs of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence workloads
•Strong understanding of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence technology, including deep understanding of related open source projects and Azure data services.
•Experience with one or more competitive platforms like AWS or Watson
•Strong understanding cloud computing technologies, emerging trends and related technology
•Practical knowledge of building high scale data solutions across many workloads
•Insatiable desire to be a leader in Microsoft’s Cloud transformation
•Unyielding passion to compete and win
•Able to articulate pros & cons of design/architecture decisions across a wide spectrum of factors
•Able to successfully coach and mentor a broad constituency of technical sellers, consultants, partners
•Able to distill widely variant feedback into root cause issues and provide actionable feedback to other stakeholders

Occasional U.S. and International travel will be needed 10% of the time for specific events and customer activities. Position is located on our Redmond campus, but for the right candidate we are open to other locations. Deep engagement with the rest of the Intelligent Cloud CTO Team and Readiness Team, Product Teams, Field Sales and Success Teams, Sales Leads, Compete Leads, and Business Strategy Leads, Worldwide Readiness and other Redmond-based groups is required.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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