You may have heard we’re going through a transformation here at Microsoft. It’s an unprecedented shift in our culture, the way we do business and our approach to the world. At the heart of that is hiring people have a desire to succeed, a passion to innovate and an insatiable appetite to learn. If that sounds like you, read on, this may be just the place for you.In this role you will work together with, and leverage, other technical specialists at Microsoft, to deliver partner solutions that span beyond your own technical expertise. You will help partners understand the power of Microsoft Azure, explaining the technical features, helping partners design architectures, engage in proof of concepts and troubleshooting potential roadblocks with subject matter experts and product engineering teams. This is a customer facing role, responsible for providing end-to-end technical guidance and expertise.Microsoft Azure helps customers expand beyond the limits of their current computing platform with the freedom to build, manage and deploy their applications anywhere with Azure. Using their preferred languages, frameworks, and infrastructure – even their own data centre and other clouds. With help from Azure, customers and partners have everything they need to build their next great solution. **Azure,** **Invent with purpose.****Responsibilities**The Partner Technology Strategist (PTS) is at the forefront of our digital transformation efforts for our partners. The PTS plays a critical role in working with partners to align their technology roadmaps with Microsoft’s technology priorities, working with them to build new solutions that enable our joint customers to realize the vision of Digital Transformation.The PTS role is a unique opportunity to shape and support the technical direction of Australia’s Independent Software Vendor (ISV) software partner ecosystem across Industry Verticals and Solution Areas in the Cloud. You will have the opportunity to drive one of the fastest growing businesses at Microsoft, that is at the leading edge of the shift to cloud services and digital transformation and shape the world’s largest partner ecosystem within specified industries.The PTS works in partnership with the Partner Development Manager (PDM) through the `Build-With’ stages of the ISV Life-cycle engagement, as well as with other PTSs and Architects in the broader org to provide specialized technology skills that are needed when it comes to Industry and Solution Area-specific use cases with ISVs.With support from our Cloud Solution Architect team, you will facilitate architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concepts. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success delivering architecture & strategy discussions with senior customer executives to drive product development.This role will own the technical partner strategy including architectural design sessions, strategy and product development, as well as collaborating with other parts of Microsoft and our partners, always with the Partners’ needs at the heart of everything you do.Partner Success = Microsoft Success.**Qualifications**Whilst we don’t expect everyone to be an expert in everything, (we will help with that if you love learning fast) we are looking for solution architect, information system, or product development experts with deep knowledge in one or more of the following areas:+ Product Development and/or strategy+ Digital Transformation Strategy+ Information Systems strategy+ Software architecture+ Architecting solutions on any major cloud provider (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Platform)+ Pre-sales engineeringIf this sounds like you then pop in an application, and we will take a much closer look at your details. Microsoft has a flexible working culture and on an average week your time could be split between our Microsoft offices, customer locations and your home. We offer competitive salary, bonus, and benefits.Microsoft envisions a world where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envisioning what can be and taking their careers places they simply couldn’t anywhere else. This is a world of more possibility, more innovation, more openness, and sky’s-the-limit thinking – a cloud-enabled world.Our mission is to empower every person and every organization in the world to achieve more. This mission is visionary and at the core of what our customers and employees care deeply about. We have rare capability in harmonizing the needs of both individuals and organizations. We deeply care about taking our ideals and vision global and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet.Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, 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.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 (https://) .Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.