Cloud Solution Architecture Manager - Apps & Infrastructure

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Location:Remote - AU/NZ only
Job Type:Full Time

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Community leadership, being your authentic self and having a ‘get it done’ attitude are core to our values in the Customer Success Unit. If you are ready to change the world, then keep reading.

We are looking for a talented individual to lead a team of deeply technical Apps and Infrastructure Cloud Solution Architects (CSA) to transform our customers, and to drive innovation and growth of Azure Services for a set of enterprise accounts across different industries.

This CSA Manager role will directly manage a team of full-time Apps and Infrastructure Cloud Solution Architects that cover enterprise customers in their respective territories. This is an exciting role that will help fuel Azure Customer Success through customer retention and growth.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Hire, on-board, develop, coach, mentor and evaluate CSAs. Set a clear bar for excellence. Build a high performing team that will be diverse and inclusive.
  • Must possess exceptional cross-team collaboration and communication. Partner with all required Microsoft stakeholders in the subsidiary to drive CSA role clarity, account coverage, project assignment and effective cross-team collaboration.
  • Coach and enable your team to accelerate Azure projects to production, including guidance on architectural design, technical recommendations, blocker escalations and technical resource orchestration.
  • Ensure your team delivers high quality production deployments that are resilient and successful.
    Drive operational excellence, including timely consumption opportunity management and high-quality reporting and insights.


Required Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in technical sales, engineering or consultative delivery required.
  • 10+ years of experience in people management required.
  • 7+ years of experience driving change through DevOps practices.
  • Ability to generate trust, build alliances, and orchestrate interdisciplinary teams to the benefit of customers.
  • Thought leader with executive presence, including the ability to hold CxO and BDM level discussions, exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills required.
  • Proven ability to map the customer’s needs to technical solution.
  • Strong technical understanding of Applications & Infrastructure/Data and AI En.terprise cloud workloads.
  • Ability to stay up to date on new/improved Azure scenarios and workloads.
  • Empathy, curiosity, and desire to constantly improve, acquire new skills and drive for results.
  • Demonstrated Technical leadership through prior technical coaching/leadership roles.
  • Ability to act on Customer Escalation needs, Unblock the customer through orchestration of right resources at the right time.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or related field preferred.
  • Developer and Infrastructure Architects Manager: Demonstrated experience in app dev innovation and customer transformation.

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