This role involves working with Microsoft Customers to manage and maintain Azure-based infrastructure together with software development knowledge and expertise (C#) in respect of checking builds, deployments, code maintenance, monitoring and testing etc - so you'll get chance to use your infrastructure management and coding expertise.
This position is client-facing so some onsite work when allowed upto 25%, you can be located in either of Lisbon or Bucharest as base location.
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.
In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.
Microsoft Consulting Services helps Microsoft customers around the world get the best outcomes from their investments in the latest Microsoft cloud technologies.
We focus on empowering customers on their digital journey, from envisioning new possibilities to delivering solutions that result in targeted business outcomes and a great customer experience.
The Consultant in Microsoft Consulting Services delivers technical solutions to customers allowing them to maximize their investment in Microsoft technology.
Building upon solid IT project experience relative to their level, these consultants will work with Microsoft's partners to assist customers in the delivery of high quality engagements around Microsoft's solution areas, technologies, services and products in diverse client environments.
The Consultant will also help assist customers in stabilizing developed solutions using Microsoft methodologies in complex customer environments, in the design and development of integrated solutions using the latest Microsoft products, services and technologies and understanding the relevant application development, infrastructure and operations implications of the developed solution.
This position within the Azure Cloud and AI Domain sits in a practice call Quality and Reliability Service (QRS). As a Microsoft QRS Consultant, you will deliver quality engagements on high profile projects leveraging your expertise as an advisor, reviewer and / or individual contributor to ensure customer value and meet project objectives.
Key responsibilities include :
Technology Strategy and Delivery Management - 50%
Uses business, technology, and industry strategies to define customer / partner requirements and constraints.
Drives and Supports innovation focusing on industry solutions and customer business outcomes on the Microsoft platform.
Balances Configure-Before-Customize principles with the goals of maximum customer / partner value and with the use of Microsoft core / baseline assets, people, products, and tools.
Develops project plans that use the full project life cycle accounting for current & future business value of each solution while defining all technical dependencies for project.
Execution - Deliver Results through Teamwork & Optimizing Business Results - 25%
Seeks opportunities to drive Consulting business results by collaborating with multiple team members.
Provides and drives actionable feedback across groups about the customer / partner experience and competitor threats.
Modifies existing intellectual property (IP) or, where applicable, creates new content.
Submits material for peer review
Change Leadership and Services Role Model - 25%
Demonstrates an understanding of his or her role and contribution to customer / partner change management and adoption initiatives.
Understands customer / partner requirements, and can map the adoption and optimization of Microsoft technology solutions accordingly.
May lead a work stream, and collaborates with others at the project level.
Uses his or her independent judgment and discretion in applying appropriate methodologies.
Demonstrates an understanding of how his or her role and group’s expertise directly affect customer, partner, and internal stakeholder businesses.
Cultivates relationships, credibility, and loyalty with customers and partners intentionally by sharing relevant business expertise.
Demonstrated Self Learner
Work with customer business team and / or IT Team to gather requirements / clarification on different support tickets / incidents.
Work on critical application break-fix issues real-time. Manage Issue escalation within Microsoft and Customer IT (Partner).
Adhere to SLA's (Response and Resolution) defined for each of the incident with defined severity.
Issue triage and isolation for supported solution and other components primarily (but not limited to) built on MS Technologies
Problem resolution and root-cause analysis and operational documentation; Escalate product bugs to CSS / Product Group and follow-up
Responsible for conducting technical and functional discussions with Customer IT and business team to design, finalize and develop minor enhancements
Coordinate build deployment and release to Production
Review feedback from customer staff and propose changes to improve the support process; Set up monitoring and capacity alerts (Build Early Warning system) and review results regularly to advise on issues related to the custom application
Drive innovation and deliver proactive support to reduce incidents, increase application relevance, availability & performance and accelerate deployments through automation, thus playing a pivotal role in increasing cloud adoption and consumption.
Be aware of latest advancements in technology and become trusted advisor for customer
Experiences Required : Education, Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge :
Ability to Deal with Ambiguity
Analytical Problem Solving
Building Customer / Partner Relationships - Highly proficient, customer-facing experience involving project envisioning, planning, design, development and deployment of complex solutions
Product & Technology Expertise
Strong understanding of customer and partner business and IT environments, with proven record of delivering successful technical solutions
Demonstrated skills designing and developing technology in area(s) of specialization to solve business problems and help customers in enhancing existing applications;
core skills must include Microsoft technology, with open source experience helpful
Experience : Solid experience in IT consulting, development / deployment
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent - Degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent with work experience; higher relevant education preferred
Strong communication, consulting, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Flexible work approaches with strong proactivity and inclination to resolving customer situations
Technical Skills :
Azure Cloud Experience
Strong Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Design experience (mostly C# .Net)
Design Patterns and UML
SQL Programming knowledge
Strong debugging skills
Net (WCF, Silverlight, WPF, Web API, PowerShell script. MVC, TFS / GitHub)
Azure and SQL Server
Deep technical and architectural knowledge of at least 3 of the following areas, as well as broad understanding across the Microsoft Development toolset :
Cloud Technologies (Azure)
Skills on projects targeting a variety of form factors Mobile, IoT)
Development Languages C#)
Application Lifecycle Management Agile, TFS etc.)
Solution Architecture SOA, Enterprise Architecture)
Preferred ('nice to have') Skills :
Industry vertical knowledge Retail, Banking and Finance, Telecom etc.
BizTalk or other Middleware technologies used for integrations
SSRS, SSIS, SSAS and BI
AI and ML (Machine Learning) Development experience