Avanade Inc. ERP Business Solutions Architect (Pre-Sales) - Oil & Gas in Houston, Texas

The Business Solution Architect is responsible for driving revenue through prospecting, acquisition, development and expansion customer opportunities. The Business Solution Architect will provide technical and solution envisioning expertise to the OU, Direct, CRM and Accenture sales teams. The BSA will help develop and execute sales strategies, drive proposal efforts and provide technical sales support. The BSA will specialize in ERP Solutions and therefore, provide deep expertise in lead qualification, opportunity assessment, opportunity development and proposal development.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Primary technical contact on a client engagement.

  • Writes elegant, simple and maintainable code that solves our clients’ business problems.

  • Consults, advising our clients & internal stakeholders on uses of technology to solve problems.

  • Ownership for the technical approach and estimation of a proposal during the sales process.

  • Present technical approach and solutions to C-level clients.

  • Execute strategic engagements: Architecture Design Sessions (ADS) & High Level Project.

  • Design, scope, organize and deliver training events for both client-facing and internal.

  • Operate in a senior technology advisory capacity to CxOs and their senior leadership.

  • Learn our client's business, their organization, systems, challenges and goals.

  • Participate in, and lead stakeholder brainstorming, technical planning and design sessions.

  • You're not just a passive observer, but an active contributor and facilitator.

  • Craft the technical vision by mapping requirements to technical solutions, communicated through functional and technical design documents.

  • Articulate execution strategy through roadmaps, estimates and implementation plans.

  • Ensure quality through enforcement of best practice and project governance.

  • Build prototypes and proofs of concept to validate technical decisions.

  • Lead by example through implementation of challenging core components.

  • Lead client facing & internal training (technology training and/or application specific-training).

  • Potentially work on more than one project concurrently (2-3 projects at a maximum).

  • Opportunity to grow into a leadership role, including driving technical thought leadership and taking on people management responsibilities.


Desired Experience:

  • 5+ years professional experience as Developer, Team Lead and/or Architect.

  • 5+ years full stack web development experience.

  • Comfortable in .Net stack, including C#, ASP.Net and WebAPI.

  • Strong expertise in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript across multiple libraries.

  • Strong experience architecting and building application to be deployed to Microsoft Azure.

  • Strong CS/development fundamentals and ability to get hands on in the code where needed.

  • Experience in Single Page Application Design (ex. Angular, Angular 2, Knockout, React.js).

  • Familiarity with developing Xamarin application is ideal.

  • Experience as a consultant, working with external clients.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.

  • Experience mentoring and/or managing others.

  • You are a technologist at heart, who loves to think high-level, while still being able to get your hands dirty when needed.

  • You have a strong 'traditional' computer science and web development foundation.

  • You are increasingly excited about the way the Web is evolving and the power that frameworks like Angular and React are bringing to client side development.

  • You are looking for an opportunity be part of Web's transformation, and to be surrounded by people who are passionate about building fluid modern, responsive (or adaptive!) and engaging user experiences for the browser.

  • You are personable, enthusiastic, a strong communicator and detail-oriented.

  • You have shown you can rise to the challenge, think on your feet and problem solve.

  • You are the ultimate diplomat.

  • You have the ability to work in high pressure situations with demanding clients under tight timelines while keeping your cool.

  • You are flexible with travel.


Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business, Sales or Marketing strongly preferred.

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 30,000 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.

At Avanade, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can be the best at what they do. We are proud be among leading organizations who are taking a stand for gender equity, both in and outside the workplace. This includes teaming with like-minded partners who are as passionate as we are about strengthening the role of women in the workplace, including Women in Technology International, Anita Borg Institute and Catalyst.

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.com/ .

Requisition ID - 57566

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

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