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Architect CTO Innovation Programs WW Digital Services amp Success

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Microsoft Corporation

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Architect, CTO Innovation Programs, WW Digital, Services, & Success

Microsoft Corporation



Job #663247823

Do you have a passion for developing leading edge technologies, working with customers and other technical leaders across Microsoft driving what could be, not what has been? We’d love to explore an opportunity with you!

The Chief Technology Office (CTO) for Worldwide Services at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, WA is looking for a savvy business & technology professional to join our team as an Architect. If you think of yourself as a cross-disciplined professional, with years of proven capability and experience, a broad thinking, technical strategist, results-driven program manager, and depth-disciplined architect in the business solutions space with an entrepreneur-based mindset, this could your next great career adventure!

The mission of the Chief Technology Office is to lead technical strategy by innovating with our customers, fostering our global knowledge, and inspiring our people. This team is passionate about discovering new opportunity for innovation and enabling the transformation of the technical workforce.

You will help identify and prioritize which initiatives we create programs around and then partner with a virtual team involving Engineering/Research, the field and HQ to build technical strategies, provide early insights, prototypes, and validate new approaches through strategic customer engagements. The team partners closely with our engineering and research teams along with key strategic customers to explore innovation in the context of real world customers to then help inform future Services and Engineering strategy.

You will work closely with Product Engineering, Research, CTOs and Chief Architects around the world to discover, analyze, and incubate emerging industry trends and investment opportunities to translate these insights into tangible and actionable plans.


The main responsibilities include:

Engage with Product Engineering and Research teams to build a preliminary technical, business, and customer engagement strategy for assigned initiatives.

Build and run a virtual team - composed of leaders from each delivery domain – that scopes and delivers an Early Access Program, which drives the first few customer engagements for an initiative.

Scale the learnings from your Early Access Program by working with appropriate readiness, offerings, and delivery organizations including partners.

Provide a feedback loop back to engineering teams to help improve products.

As a member of the Chief Technology Office, you will have the opportunity to create and drive the future of professional services working with large customers across the world and to explore new opportunities for Microsoft Enterprise Services. We expect you to be an innovative thinker, who embraces & inspires others to drive what could be, not what has been. You will have the chance to work closely with field leaders, innovative teams, and progressive customers as Microsoft continues to look for the next big opportunity to change the world.


8 years of architecture or design experience delivering successful technical solutions for enterprise-level business outcomes

Proven track record of successful experience working with customers in an Architect and/or Delivery Management role with both technical and overarching business contexts

Proven ability to quickly create prototypes (with others) around emerging customer scenarios and to bring new concepts to life rapidly

Domain knowledge in mega trend areas, in conjunction with business solutions: artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data platform, and/or emerging immersive experience technologies, e.g. Mixed Reality, Cognitive Services, Natural Language, etc.

Strong, real world experience working with large enterprise organizations to drive business requirements to technical strategy

Entrepreneurial approach, self-starter and proven track record around ambiguous situations working within a startup environment or as a large corporation Intrapreneur

Comfortable with leading customer workshops with senior business stakeholders, providing clear vision and addressing challenging pre-conceptions either internally or with customers

Proven experience providing leadership through others & making others great through mentoring & coaching

Proven experience of leading virtual and/or matrixed teams (not direct reports) to deliver results

Ability to communicate effectively in writing, with models and graphical representations to clearly articulate proposed scenarios and plans

Microsoft Digital, Services, and Success

With 23,200 employees globally, Microsoft Digital, Services, and Success is one of the company’s largest groups, serving customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. Simply put, we? ?help customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments by delivering their voices back to our business groups to make our technology even better—and by accelerating their transformation journeys to become digital businesses. For more information, visit ~~~/LearnAboutDigitalTransformation.

Join us and be one who empowers billions! That’s incredible reach. When you combine that with your own inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact on how people work and live all over the world.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


Updated 05/14/2018

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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices. Its Windows division offers Windows operating system; Windows Services suite of applications and Web services, including and SkyDrive; Surface RT and Pro devices; and PC accessories. The company’s Server and Tools division provides server software, cloud-based services, and solutions; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. Its products include Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, System Center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. The company’s Online Services division offers online information and content, including Bing, Bing Ads, and MSN. Its Microsoft Business division provides software and online services, such as Microsoft Office system consisting of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Microsoft Office project and office Visio; and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Dynamics CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company’s Entertainment and Devices division offers products and services designed to entertain and connect people. Its products include Xbox entertainment platform, including Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. It has a strategic partnership with DocuSign, Inc. and Ooyala. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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