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North America Intelligent Data Platform: Analytics Solution Architect and Databricks Champion



IT, Data Science
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023


United States


Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Bentonville, Boston, Buffalo, Charleston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mobile, Montgomery, New Orleans, New York City, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portsmouth, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa

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Job Description

About the role:
Avanade is seeking an experienced, passionate, and driven North America Intelligent Data Platform Solution Architect Director to join our Data & AI Community of Practice within our Global Integrated Center of Excellence (ICOE), located within our Integrated Go To Market (IGTM) organization.  The successful candidate will help manage, build, and enable our Intelligent Data Platform offering and directly support accelerated growth across our Regions by driving client impact, showcasing technical leadership and advancing our clients ability to achieve business outcomes.  
Key to this role is that you're an expert in selecting the optimal architecture and delivery approach that will service clients’ needs with a balance of costs, capability, and risks to achieve the business outcomes. You will partner closely with the Regional Offering Leads across Data & AI and Industry to develop offerings, implement offering strategy, support sales and solutioning, identify investment opportunities and grow our talent. 
You will be a passionate Senior Intelligent Industry Solutions Architect experienced in solutioning complex and large Intelligent Data Platform solutions that enable outcome focused deliveries working with or for clients across functional areas in one or more of Avanade’s focused industry verticals (Manufacturing, Health, Financial Services, Retail, Consumer Goods, Public Sector).  You will serve as Data & AI expert, Databricks Champion, solution architecture lead and industry champion working closely with internal cross-functional teams and with clients to identify, document, and translate their business strategy and requirements into solutions and services that help our clients achieve their business outcomes using modern Analytics. 
You will be critical for Avanade to create new business opportunities and grow existing clients. You will be responsible for driving client impact through presales, providing solutioning support on key deals, and serving as SME incorporating intelligent processes into existing business process and solution planning that drives our clients desired business outcomes. The scope of solutions can include diverse data (including Gen AI and IoT) and advanced analytics capabilities, such as data engineering, data modelling, machine learning, and data interaction and visualization that are all powered by Microsoft Azure technologies, including Databricks and Azure Open AI.
You will be experienced in supporting our clients’ data transformation journeys through sales and solutioning and confident in engaging with senior client stakeholders, serving as a key advisor and SME to deliver established programs and system integration projects targeting business outcomes on a repeatable basis.  You demonstrate innovation and ambition to achieve performance targets and establish Avanade as a leader in Data & AI and become a trusted advisor to our clients to establish programs and system integration projects targeting business outcomes on a repeatable basis.
Within a Highly Collaborative and Entrepreneurial Environment, You Will:
Translate business requirements to technical solutions using strong business insight
Develop overall solution plans and strategic vision for data and analytics solutions, providing a comprehensive roadmap for clients’ needs
Provide deep architectural expertise to sales, project, and other analytics teams
Identify risks, assumptions, and develop estimates end-to-end based on Solution Plans
Build relationships with Regional Sales and Offering Leads while working with Solution Architects and Industry Leads to promote offerings that services clients’ needs with the balance of costs, capability, and risk to meet clients’ business objectives
Build, leverage, and maintain successful industry partnerships with our parent companies (Accenture and Microsoft) and select partner ISV’s, with a goal of increasing Avanade's market share in a collaborative model.
Engage with clients’ leadership and technology teams in strategic discussions to provide outstanding technical strategy and industry guidance to improve their long-term business goals.
Experience Required for Success:
Track record of developing and growing exceptional client relationships with a reputation for delivering a "best in class" end-to-end client experience, preferably in a business consulting (technology focus) environment.
Proven experience of solutioning programs and system integration projects that include Intelligent Data Platform and Advanced Analytics across multiple work streams and geographically dispersed teams
Demonstrated experience of turning business use case and requirements to well architected technical solutions, principally built on Azure, ideally incorporating Databricks as a means to unlock additional value
Deep experience in designing and solutioning programs and system integration projects that include the Azure Data Platform with a focus on Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science, and preferably Microsoft Fabric
Experience assessing and managing the opportunities and risks associated with large-scale complex services & consulting engagements, ideally including considerations for ethical AI practices
Knowledge and understanding of industry-standard business practices, with in-depth understanding within at least one prioritized industry vertical 
Proven experience in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders with strong ability to establish relationships with peers virtually, across globally dispersed teams
You likely possess a Bachelor's degree or advanced degree/MBA in a business or technology-related field (though not essential to be considered for this role), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You have 15 years or more of relevant business technology leadership experience, including solution sales, creation, delivery and business management, and around 10 years of demonstrated people and/or business leadership experience, particularly within a consultancy.  You are fluent in Azure and understand how Gen AI will impact current ways of working for Avanade and clients alike.
About Avanade
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.  Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers.  Avanade has 60,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at 
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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 59,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at