Microsoft Technical Strategist - Baton Rouge

Company: Aspera Inc.
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 09.FEB.2019


Job Description IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and p...


Job Description
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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IBM Services Enterprise Applications is seeking a Microsoft Technology leader to serve as a Microsoft Technical Thought Leader supporting our Microsoft Consulting practice. In this job role, you'll use your expertise to provide best-in-class consulting using technical acumen and knowledge of the broader Microsoft solution portfolio to help clients achieve their business objectives and avoid or overcome technical implementation challenges. Roles and responsibilities include participating in all aspects of consulting services life cycle from Business Development, Go to Market, Delivery and Support as a technical strategist and architect. This role will have emphasis on client (C-suite or VP level) facing skills including defining and analyzing business requirements and translate that to a broad technical blueprint implementing applications. Successful candidates will have experience as a trusted advisor to clients in a consulting and industry capacity leveraging your experience and establishing credibility with genuine thought leadership on the Microsoft technologies primarily in the areas of Dynamics, Analytics and Azure/O365.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following capabilities:

•Identify, progress and deliver complex high quality solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements
•Educate and enable project teams or Sales professionals on Microsoft solutions including the Implementation/Development Lifecycle
•Evangelize Microsoft technologies including Dynamics 365, Analytics (PowerBI, Cortana Intelligence Suite, Analytics Platform System (APS)), and advanced solutions for AI, Blockchain, IoT, etc.
•Experience with moving clients to Office 365 and Azure Cloud Solutions
•Educate, enable and assist clients with implementing Microsoft Technology including features, capabilities and architecture options for implementation
•Serve as a trusted advisor to client CXOs, including Business and IT executive management
•Show excellent diplomacy skills with executive management.
•Capability and responsibility to define and select tools, processes, priorities and resources necessary to manage, analyze, design and implement Microsoft practice directives
•Utilize high level analytical and thought leadership ability and creativity to analyze complex/new situations, anticipate potential problems and future trends, assess opportunities, impacts and risks while developing and implementing plans and producing solutions to client problems.
•Previous depth with implementing Microsoft Technology and Solutions with knowledge of Lessons Learned, Best practices, and Risk & Mitigation strategies
•Utilize and lead Executive alignment and design workshops to assist clients in solving Business challenges and opportunities using Microsoft Technologies
•Lead teams using an agile methodology with advanced tools and accelerators to assist client Implementations

Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.
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  • Candidates that live in or near one of the following cities preferred, but all candidates considered: Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Houston, Dallas, Raleigh, Washington DC Metro Area, Piscataway, Philadelphia.



    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    •At least 10 years experience in leading implementations of Microsoft Solutions

    •At least 5 years experience in consulting or relevant experience on Microsoft Analytics

    •At least 3 years experience in consulting or relevant experience on Microsoft Dynamics

    •At least 2 years experience in Azure applications

    •At least 2 years experience in Office 365 integration

    •At least 1 Microsoft Certification

    Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 8 years experience in extending Analytics solutions with other Microsoft technologies
  • At least 8 years experience in implementing Microsoft Dynamics as consulting or business/IT leader
  • At least 5 years experience in implementing O365 or Azure as consulting or business/IT leader
  • At least 1 year experience with Azure implementations supporting Microsoft and other (i.e. SAP) business applications
  • MVP accreditation from Microsoft

  • EO Statement
    IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

    Preferred Education:Master's Degree

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