Avanade Inc. Lead Sales Engineer, Application Development and Modernization in Montreal, Canada

At Avanade, business and technology consulting isn't just your career…it's your passion. And that means more than just working with new innovations. It means using technology to solve business problems in ways that make a real difference to you, your customers, and the world.

At Avanade, we:

  • Are passionate about using leading-edge innovation in the delivery of Microsoft technologies to help our customers achieve their goals

  • Thrive on open dialogue and collaboration. We share best practices and solve problems through teamwork, both within a project team and larger communities within Avanade.

  • Are committed to growth - as an organization and for each individual.

About the role:

Market Units are responsible for applying Avanade’s deep technical knowledge and experience to challenging business problems for our clients, and owning Avanade’s Go-To-Market strategy for our offerings.

As an Offering/Sales Engineering Lead for Application Development and Modernization, you will be responsible for the overall strategy, performance and growth of the Modern Application Transformation (MAT) offering in Eastern Canada. The position is based in Montreal with some occasional regional travel and requires an individual who is comfortable working in both English and French.

The broad MAT offering includes the development of digital applications (web, mobile, desktop, cloud-based), application portfolio modernization and migration, Agile/DevOps consulting, and enterprise architecture. While not expected to be expert in all these areas, you should have a strong background in one or more areas, and some knowledge of cloud application development (Microsoft Azure preferred).

You will partner closely with other Market Unit leads at the national and higher levels to implement a strategy for building a sales pipeline of opportunities, working across offerings and proposing strategic investments to drive demand generation. You’ll focus on driving the offering every day; serving as the “face” of the offering internally and externally for Eastern Canada, support offering sales and delivery, including growing capability and capacity, and forging regional relationships with partners Microsoft and Accenture.

In this role, you will also manage solutions delivery for projects in your portfolio, working with delivery leads, execution teams, offshore resources and the client to ensure smooth project operations and business outcomes.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Collaborate with and educate account and sales teams to drive offerings to target clients, including all stages of the deal pursuit, review and approval

  • Support quality and client delivery issues for offerings and solutions in your Region

  • Manage budget against assigned Area/Region metrics; provide forecasting and sales pipeline analysis to support processes

  • Effectively position offerings and collaborations within the Regional sales channel

  • Act as main point of contact with local partners, primarily Accenture and Microsoft, to review pipeline, educate on our offerings, and ensure Azure is considered as part of proposed solutions with clients

  • Short-term travel as dictated by the business.

Qualifications

About you

You revel in success, and have a strong background in software development and solutioning. You are equally comfortable presenting solutions and demos to a senior audience as you are collaborating with architects and designers to imagine technical solutions to business problems. Internally, you enjoy collaborating in the development, production, and promotion of solution offerings and sales strategies to grow a technology services line of business.

In addition, your professional skillset likely includes:

  • Experience delivering solutions for client organizations through complex solutions / projects with heavy client interaction

  • Strong consulting / project-based background, including assessing and managing the opportunity and risk associated with large scale, complex projects.

  • Experience with sales principles and practices, including business development, marketing, and complex channel management

  • Ability to effectively team with peers in a large, matrixed organizations, including significant experience with off-shore teams and delivery

You likely possess a Bachelor's degree in a technology-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree or MBA is a benefit, particularly technical (IT, engineering, or related), but is not required.

You likely have 10+ years of relevant technology experience, including solution sales, creation, delivery and business management, and at least 2-3 years of technical delivery experience in application development or management, particularly within a consultancy. Knowledge of cloud computing, Agile, DevOps, and Microsoft Azure, are particularly valuable skills for this role.

Key Job Requirements:

  • Eligible to obtain Security Clearance (Reliability or above) upon hire

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 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. 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/ .

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status. Avanade is also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act .

Requisition ID - 58439

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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