Avanade is seeking the next Global Data Platform CoE Lead could it be you?
Avanade is seeking an experienced, passionate, and driven Global Data Platform Center of Excellence Lead to join our Global Solution Area (GSA) organization.
The successful candidate will manage, build, and lead a team of professionals to enable Avanade to achieve accelerated growth across the Regions by driving client impact, showcasing technical leadership & advancing our offerings across Data Platform Modernization.
The successful candidate should have long-term experience helping clients amplify their existing data and analytic platforms by implementing state-of-the-art, best-in-breed data platform, IoT architectures, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning models.
The areas of influence for our Azure-Data & AI CoE include :
Driving Client Impact : Increasing win rates through presales, including competitive positioning, and solutioning support on key deals.
Delivering through shared best practices, harvesting innovation, incubating new Offerings, implementing methodology, and providing quality assurance across region and areas.
Showcasing Technical Leadership : Demonstrating Avanades technical leadership in the market (, speaking, conferences, webcasts, blogging).
Helping regions transition from sales to delivery and jump-starting projects. When large, complex projects arise, COEs will play a delivery subject matter expert role.
Fostering the technical skills required to be recognized in the market; supporting the Regions to develop these skills.
Advancing our Offerings : Collaborating with key stakeholders across our business units and offerings to evolve points-of-view (POVs), whitepapers, assets, and differentiators to assist in winning and delivering successful projects.
Tracking the best client sales and delivery stories.
As the Data Platform CoE Lead aligned to our Data & AI Practice, you will leverage your business, leadership, creativity, and technology acumen to influence Avanades Data Platform practice and lead our data platform capability in the CoE to achieve our growth targets.
You will be a pivotal member of the GSA team and key to the success of Avanades innovative Azure Center of Excellence.The successful candidate should be open-minded in bringing and learning from best practices, being a thought leader as well as experienced practitioner and business lead.
About You :
You have expertise in selecting optimal architecture and delivery approach that will service clients needs with a balance of costs, capability, and risks to achieve business outcomes.
You have experience in developing client roadmaps, program building, incorporating intelligent processes into existing business process, and solution planning.
You have a deep understanding of the Data Platform space (Azure preferred) and, more importantly, you know how to connect with clients and lead a global team to its goals.
You are curious about digital disruption and innovation, you are organized, energetic and as comfortable in front of a board room as before a white board with your development team.
You like both branches of the business, the sales / presales and the customer / delivery.
You have experience working within a highly matrixed, geographically dispersed professional services organization where you have applied business technology leadership, consulting and project-based leadership with a passion for driving positive business outcomes.
You have demonstrated people leadership, leading by influence and effective peer teaming expertise.You have experience assessing and managing opportunities and risks associated with managing a business.
Key Responsibilities :
Data & AI Technical Responsibilities
Leadership & Team Management Responsibilities :
Key Skills & Capabilities :
Data strategy and data management experience is welcome.
Preferred Education Background :
You possess a Bachelors and / or Masters in a field such as Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Statistics, Mathematics or have an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Years of Work Experience :
You likely have about 8-10+ years of applied experience solutioning programs and system integration projects that include Modern Data Platform and Advanced Analytics, preferably in a business consulting (technology focus) environment or a combination of experience and relevant education.
Preferred Years of People Management Experience :
3-5+ years good to have
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.
Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers.
Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate.
Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.