Freelance Technology Consultant- Data & AI
Contributes to the pre-sales process by leveraging knowledge of business requirements to successfully offer technical input and solution offerings.
Participates in project planning by identifying risks and dependencies, and proposing appropriate mitigations. Implements technical solutions by coordinating and aligning with customer’s business goals.
Cultivates relationships with customers, partners, and stakeholders to identify drivers of satisfaction and establish recovery actions to improve experience.
Leverages and / or modifies existing intellectual property (IP) as needed. Demonstrates ability to learn new technologies based on business demands and industry trends.
The Data and AI Consultant position in Microsoft Industry Solutions works with the latest technologies to design, build, optimize data-centric solutions, and help our customers unlock the value of their data.
We apply our broad and deep technology combined with a strong industry knowledge. As part of our team, you will deliver solutions to customers around the world.
You will play a key role in allowing out clients to maximize their investment in Microsoft technology and introduce them to emerging technologies and solutions to grow and optimize their business.
To be successful, you will take advantage of our community of consultants, through sharing solutions and utilizing your early access to technology.
You’ll be part of something bigger, through unleashing the power of data and crafting solutions to meet customer needs. You will provide technical leadership for other consultant teams and engage in the complete lifecycle of large data-driven projects.
Your key to success is your passion for customers, demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience : understanding and optimizing databases and data visualization, designing and developing solutions, and delivering with high quality on challenging engagements.
Collaborates with internal stakeholders Solution Architect, Account Delivery Executive, Pursuit Lead, Sales Solution Specialist) in the pre-sale process by understanding business requirements and providing industry and technical input and / or solution offerings to help shape the deal.
Supports drafting proposals and / or statement of work (SOW).
Provides input on staffing and skill requirements for delivery to Resource Deployment, Technical Delivery Managers (TDMs), and / or Project Managers.
– Follows capacity process outlined by Global Capacity Management team. Maintains tools with up-to-date skills and availability.
– Leads meetings with customers / partners to understand business needs. Uses business, industry and technology strategies to map customer / partner requirements to the adoption and optimization of Microsoft technology solutions.
Engages others appropriately to understand and define customer requirements.
Participates in project planning and develops project documents by identifying the risks and dependencies. Communicates the business value of planned solutions to customers / partners.
Identifies technical and business risks in programs and proposes mitigations. Assists project managers / architects in preparing for steering committee developing artifacts).
Manages their schedule and communicates to project leads. Generates and delivers Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Implements solutions and may provide oversight and leadership on workstreams across domains while adhering to Microsoft Services processes.
Aligns solutions with the intent of the architecture.
– Manages escalations, analyzes situations, and coordinates appropriate resources to resolve issues by following delivery practices, considering cost implications, and engaging in conversations with internal and external stakeholders Customer Service and Support, Project Manager, Solution Architect, Product Group) as needed.
– Proactively manages executive-level customer / partner / stakeholder relationships to identify and contribute to the drivers of satisfaction and dissatisfaction, determine the root cause, and establish recovery actions to improve experience.
Works with account team to ensure One Microsoft approach. Shares lessons learned with workgroup and consultant community.
Intellectual Property Management
Acts as an ambassador in consumption of intellectual property (IP) by leveraging and / or modifying existing IP or creating repeatable content where applicable.
Provides feedback on Managed IP for continuous improvement, reports IP gaps, reviews IP to be considered for harvesting and curation and ensures it is logged for consumption.
Improves Managed Standard Offerings (MSO) quality and collaborates with portfolio and solution teams of the domain by providing feedback.
Identifies opportunities to expand or accelerate the adoption and consumption of the cloud and Microsoft technologies.
As appropriate, facilitates other team members to scale the business with existing customers by articulating value propositions of strategic Microsoft products and services and developing new offerings for the domain.
Drives innovation and digital transformation. Ensures the use of existing intellectual property (IP).
Learns new technologies or services based on business demands and industry trends. Obtains relevant accreditations and certification(s) as advised by domain leadership team.
Identifies certifications and readiness plans in partnership with domain Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Leads or participates in relevant technical communities, and conducts training sessions to evangelize technology and / or offerings based on availability.
Mentors team members and acts as a technical advisor for stakeholders by providing thought leadership, articulation of solutions value, and outcomes of business strategies.
Completes operational tasks and readiness, and ensures timeliness and accuracy. Follows Microsoft policies, compliance, and procedures Enterprise Services Authorization Policy, Standards of Business Conduct, labor logging, expenses, travel guidelines).
Leads as example and guides team members on operational tasks, readiness, and compliance.
Embody our and values
Required / Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Business, or related field AND 3+ years leadership experience in relevant area of business
Ability to travel domestically and internationally and work with diverse cultures and customers and able to obtain a valid passport within 90 days of joining the team.
Fluency in written and spoken English and local language if applicable. Ability to speak other languages a plus.
Ability to communicate with a variety of different audiences and strong presentation skills.
Deep technical or architectural knowledge of at least 2 of the following areas preferred :
Database administration (preferably with SQL, including Azure SQL) performance tuning, troubleshooting, high availability / disaster recovery, security.
Database development (preferably with SQL, including Azure SQL) designing and building database solutions (tables / stored procedures / forms / queries / etc.).
Business intelligence combining knowledge of SSIS / SSAS / SSRS / Power BI technologies with a deep understanding of data structure / data models to design, develop, and tune BI solutions and reports.
Advanced data analytics designing and building solutions using technologies such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, HD Insights, SQL DWH, stream analytics, machine learning, R server.
Big Data implementation using Open Source and Non-SQL technologies such as Databricks, Spark, Spark Streaming, Kafka, Storm, Zeppelin, Scala Software development, Hadoop Hive, Hadoop Map Reduce, Hadoop Clusters, Cosmos DB.
Additional or Preferred Qualifications
– 5+ years leadership experience in relevant area of business.
– Technical certifications based on domain Azure, SharePoint)
– Ability to lead and motivate technical communities.
– Ability to effectively recognize and adapt to change.
– Ability to quickly grasp customers’ business challenges and drive positive change
Once safe, travel will be an integral part of this position. You should be willing to travel as is demanded by the needs of our customers and our business.
Travel ranges from 25% to 75% depending on location.
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