Microsoft’s mission is “to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” At Microsoft you’ll work with people who care about creating a lasting positive impact in our communities, utilizing our position at the forefront of technology to help the world for the better. Our Cloud Solution Architects (CSAs) support this mission by working closely with Enterprise customers, helping them envision, design and implement state-of-the-art solutions on the Azure platform.Our team in Canberra has a Cloud Solution Architect role you may be perfect for.Our culture embraces a growth mindset, inspires innovation and encourages personal authenticity so everyone can do their best work each day. We are always learning and insatiably curious. We lean into uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from our mistakes. We build on each other’s ideas because we are better together. We stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve and are motivated every day to empower others to do more and achieve more through our technology and innovation. Together we make a difference and our Cloud Solution Archiects have a big role to play in this.**Responsibilities**We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) to help our enterprise customers achieve great things with Microsoft Azure. This is a customer-facing role, owning the overall technical relationship and strategy between the customer and Microsoft, from architectural design sessions, through proofs of concept/pilots, project implementation and ongoing refinement and enhancement.The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success in leading in-depth technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, enterprise architects, IT management, and developers to ensure Azure is an enabler for the success of customer projects.**Key responsibilities include:**+ Empower customers in their Azure adoption journey, helping them to define strategy, architecture, implementation and optimisation of their cloud projects on Azure.+ Perform hands-on activities supporting the customer in evaluating solutions via proofs of concept and pilots.+ Apply technical knowledge to architect solutions that meet business, IT, Regulation and Compliance needs.+ Ensure that solutions implement best practice using the Well Architected Framework.+ Be the customer’s voice back into Microsoft, sharing insights, asks and best practices, connecting with Engineering and Product teams to remove blockers and influence the Azure roadmap.+ Collaborate with other Cloud Solution Architects and Microsoft stakeholders to develop state of the art Enterprise solutions on Microsoft Azure platforms.+ Coordinate technical resources that may be required to deliver business outcomes.+ Continual investment in your own learning and skills development.**Key Skills**+ Relationship Building. Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior technology executives in large government agencies.+ Stakeholder management. Experience managing various stakeholder relationships to find consensus on solutions.+ Collaboration and Communication. Acknowledged for leading collaborative decision making, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences, including senior executives, business owners, security teams, admins, architects, developers, and so forth.+ Customer Focus. Known and trusted by your customers for always putting their priorities first, for your reliability, and your credibility.+ Value Realization. Ability to understand customer business objectives and outcomes and successfully implement technology solutions to accomplish those outcomes in a manner that always exceeds expectations.+ Trusted Technical Advisor. Ability to build strong relationships with senior security stakeholders and quickly build credibility.**Technical**+ Enterprise-scale technical experience with Azure or a similar cloud service.+ The technical aptitude and experience to learn new cloud technologies and understand relevant cloud market trends.+ Competitive Landscape: Knowledge of leading cloud platforms.+ Partners: Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needs.+ Breadth of technical infrastructure experience with subject matter expertise in multiple Azure solution areas.**Qualifications**Required/Minimum Qualifications+ Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 6+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies+ OR Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 4+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies+ OR equivalent experience.Additional or Preferred Qualifications+ Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 10+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies+ OR Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field AND 8+ years experience in technology solutions, practice development, architecture, consulting, and/or cloud/infrastructure technologies+ OR equivalent experience.+ 4+ years technical sales experience.+ 4+ years project management experience.+ Technical Certification in Cloud (, Azure).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.Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.