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Avanade Inc. Enterprise Technology Architect in Seattle, Washington

Role Overview: As a Technology Architecture Director, you will assess, design, and implement information technology architectures, such as the Microsoft Ecosystem, within a local market. Your projects will span in levels of complexity, ranging from medium complexity IT projects to large-scale, enterprise-level change programs. You may use new emerging technologies in order to optimize project performance and be an expert in a specific architecture area as well as being the point of contact for your client. Key Role Responsibilities: Day-to-day you will: -Establish Avanade as the leading digital innovator -Drive and develop technology vision, innovation, expertise, and thought leadership -Conduct architecture assessments and define solutions -Define, design, build, deliver and run the engagement’s, platform’s and/or product’s required architecture (i.e., development, operations, execution, data, application, etc.) -Provide the work’s technical conscience, defining and driving the right solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs -Define and ensure that technology standards are followed and evolve over time -Provide architecture Quality Assurance reviews for proposals and ongoing engagements -Support the technology solutioning and estimating in proposals, planning and pricing -Be the point of contact for your client. Key Role Skills and Capability Requirements: -Requires proactive identification, definition and solving of complex problems that have impact on the direction of the business or work effort, where analysis of situations -Requires an in-depth knowledge of Avanade development and execution of strategy to achieve key business objectives in area of responsibility -Interaction Is with senior management levels at a client and/or within Avanade, involving negotiation or influencing on critical matters. -Wide latitude in decision-making and determination of objectives and approaches to critical assignments -Decisions have a major and lasting impact on areas outside of own responsibility -Manages large complex teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Avanade. Preferred Education Background: You will likely posses a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant field. Preferred Years of Work Experience: You will likely have 10-12 years of related work experience. Preferred Years of Management Experience: You will likely have a minimum of 3 years of experience managing small teams. Scope of Work: -Nature of Work: Directs collective work efforts to accomplish strategic goals for given portfolio of projects, programs, and/or clients. -Scope of Work: Translates high-level strategy into more localized strategy and operational objectives. -Complexity: Highly complex problems, often requiring analysis of near-intangible factors, creative solutioning and significant networking to succeed. -Discretion: Authority to establish standards and shift overall direction of projects and programs in response to functional strategy -Organizational Impact: Work efforts are typically strategic in nature, and may have a lasting, long-term impact on Avanade and/or client operations and strategic direction. If client-facing, should drive client-relationship and sales outcomes. -Supervision Received: Operates with extreme latitude in determining focus and approach to work objectives. -Supervision Provided: Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams. If managing team(s) of more junior employees full-time, then refer to the People & Business Leadership leveling criteria. Often serves as Career Advisor. -Knowledge Applied: Applies expert knowledge of a learned occupation / discipline and demonstrable, broad knowledge of business operations and organizational strategy.

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