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Program Architect/Data Scientist Data amp AI Solution Strategy WW Digital Services amp Success

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Microsoft Corporation

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Program Architect/Data Scientist, Data & AI Solution Strategy, WW Digital, Services & Success

Microsoft Corporation



Job #683113142

How would you like to leverage your passion and expertise in Data Science and AI to empower one of the most important business opportunities in Microsoft history?

Microsoft is making a big bet on AI, and the Data & AI Solution Strategy team is a critical part of Microsoft’s overall strategy, key to the success of our enterprise customers and partners. If you are hyper passionate about Data and AI and energized by the opportunity to bring its transformative power to Microsoft’s customers, then, read on!

The Data & AI Solution Global Solution Strategy Team in Microsoft Digital Solutions Strategy & Operations leads the Artificial Intelligence, Azure Analytics, and Data Estate strategy and aligned execution through Services, Commercial Business, Partners, and WW Industry and Public-Sector teams. We have a critical role in solution strategy, packaged offering development, as well as the programs that power the landing and adoption of our go-to-markets and field and sales enablement. Key to our success is working closely with our engineering partners in Research & Product Development, our sales and marketing partners and within our own Solution Strategies teams, as well as with the field delivery teams to ensure that our ‘marketecture’ is realized in implementations that delight our customers.

We are looking for a Program Architect/Data Scientist with consulting experience to collaborate with our partners to develop and land technical strategies and technical guidance to ensure alignment from sales to delivery across Microsoft, globally. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the Data & AI technical strategies across the Analytics and AI space in partnership with our Business Program Management team and key partners in other Solution Strategy teams, product engineering, the Services Data & AI leadership team, and other Digital HQ teams.


Work with others in the Data & AI Global Solution Strategy Team to strategize, envision, and plan Data & AI solutions and offerings that align and support Microsoft’s analytics and AI strategy.

Leverage knowledge of technology trends to anticipate and recommend innovative solution offerings in emerging technologies and/or applications of technology in alignment with corporate and Digital strategy.

Work with Business Program Managers in the team to recommend proven solution architectures to support solution offerings that optimize technical delivery motions regarding customer value, cost, risks, market opportunity (timeliness), MS’s strategic goals and field capabilities.

Work with key stakeholders across Solution Strategy & Operations, Enterprise Services, Digital Transformation, Customer Success, Commercial and Public Sector to align and support company business goals (campaigns, field go-to-markets & events).

Establish priorities for identifying, harvesting/creating, validating, landing and adopting IP-designed to accelerate customer adoption of Data & AI products and services in order to make our customers successful.

Work with Solution Program Managers to ensure a strong value proposition is embedded into appropriate content and programs across all of Services’ portfolio of Data & AI-oriented solutions.

Ensure that sales and marketing messaging aimed at IT Decision Makers (ITDM) and Data Science teams exist and is aligned with and reinforces Business Decision Maker (BDM) messaging both around our overall Data & AI strategy as well as for specific GTMs and solutions.

Work across other Data and AI teams to ensure alignment on architecture guidance and best practices for customer solutions and multi-Domain engagement strategies.

Engage with all Services HQ Solutions Strategy Program teams to drive the inclusion of Data & AI as a fundamental architectural requirement of all advanced solutions provide architectural and engagement guidance to enable delivery of Data & AI capabilities in those advanced solutions.

Harvest IP from the field and develop generalized patterns from real delivery examples to ensure field best practices and experiences are reflected in our solutions and shared globally.

Help to shape the Enterprise Services strategy through the 3-year business plan, yearly execution plan, and sales playbooks, primarily by incorporating the corporate technical strategies and roadmaps.


4 years of experience designing and implementing Data Science/AI solutions, including large scale analytic solutions and systems that leverage predictive models for decision support.

10 years of experience consulting, preferably with Enterprise-scale organizations, managing programs or projects, driving outcomes through diverse groups, through influencing based on business value and shared priorities.

Strong problem-solving skills, a passion for analytics technology, and the ability to assess the risks and rewards of applying new technologies to the challenges faced by enterprise customers.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, internally and with customers at all levels, specifically the ability to make the complex technical issues of data science intelligible to non-technical audiences, so they can confidently make critical business decisions.

Highly desired experience/expertise:

a background of hands-on utilization of statistics and machine learning tools, including AI (neural networks), and an understanding of the relative strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to developing predictive/cognitive models for different problem types; a good grasp of the current opportunities and challenges in AI research, as well as the competitive landscape around AI including Open Source tools and platforms.

Education: an undergraduate degree in computer science or statistics and/or data, or equivalent experience. An advanced degree in a similar area will be a key differentiator.

Location/Travel: You will be based in Issaquah, WA, part of Microsoft HQ. Travel, perhaps globally, is expected to be less than 25%.

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 06/12/2018

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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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