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Microsoft Corporation Center of Excellence - Microsoft Teams Architect in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Do you get excited about engaging with senior leaders in- and outside the Microsoft organization, working with our engineering and partner marketing teams, our strategic partners and customers worldwide? Are you passionate about influencing Microsoft's global strategy and cloud services by getting directly involved in accelerating the adoption and usage of Microsoft Teams? Do you see yourself building consulting offerings and readiness IP that will be leveraged around the globe to drive customer adoption and solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform?

We need a strong thought leader with both technical and business strategy consulting skills who is able to create authoritative IP that will enable Microsoft’s global partners and the Enterprise Services ecosystem successfully go to market.


We’re looking for an experienced Architect with enterprise customer working knowledge of how Microsoft 365 Teamwork solutions address key business scenarios. The ideal candidate will have a passion for partner enablement, advanced Microsoft 365 technology knowledge, and a demonstrated ability to apply strategic business consulting skills to create innovative IP. You will join the Microsoft 365 Center of Excellence team that operates and travels globally. This team works closely with the Microsoft 365 product engineering and marketing teams for Windows, Office 365 and EMS+Security, to develop assets that help Microsoft develop partner capacity, readiness and scale towards accelerating usage of Microsoft Teams.

As part of the Microsoft 365 Center of Excellence, your core priorities will be:

  • Validate, curate, package and land high quality readiness assets used to build & land partner practice delivery quality & technical readiness

  • Develop, validate and land partner Practice Accelerators (Toolkits) that accelerate partner M365 GTMs

  • Amplify the voice of the partner and field via Insights to systematically capture, prioritize, and articulate top adoption blockers from the partners lens point of view

  • Incubate solutions through direct engagement with select partners to co-create and pilot core components Microsoft Teams readiness and Partner Practice Accelerators

  • Delivery of partner practice development guidance and related readiness assets that accelerate the enablement of the partner channel

  • Partnering with engineering teams to influence product and tool development

  • Define the solutions and tooling needed for partners to build successful businesses aligned to Microsoft 365 Modern Workplace.

  • Partnering with the One Commercial Partner organization worldwide to enable scale


  • The candidate will have 8+ years of enterprise level consulting experience

  • Strong consultative experience in pre-sales and delivery of Microsoft Teams for both Teamwork and Callings/Meetings solutions

  • In depth, hands on customer consulting delivery experience on Microsoft 365 Technologies with an emphasis on enablement of digital transformation

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft partner ecosystem

  • Teams / Calling and Meetings Subject Matter Expert : Developed a reputation as a thoughtful, strategic thinker who drives action; recognized as a subject matter expert (SME) in Microsoft 365 Modern Workplace Solutions for Microsoft Teams

  • A deep understanding of, and ability to use and explain aspects of the value proposition to deep expert technical deployment requirements for Microsoft Teams and Teamwork Callings and meetings.

  • Demonstrated capability to develop IP specifically: Consultative Sales and Consulting Delivery Guidance and 100-400 Readiness Materials using PowerPoint, Office tools and Project Management tools.

  • Demonstrated capability in navigating Microsoft cross organizationally (PG, BG, Field)

  • Large enterprise Microsoft 365 Cloud deployment experience in complex hybrid and/or heterogeneous environments

  • The candidate will also be asked to be a subject matter expert (SME) within technical communities, assisting with community efforts, helping further develop skills of others

  • Must have proven experience managing projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing multi-phase/multi-dimensional/multi-resource/multi-workstream complex projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction and quality.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with senior leadership to set and manage realistic program goals and metrics.

  • Ability to immediately establish credibility with senior level customer and partner Architects

  • Senior level knowledge of customer buying/deploying motivations

  • Proven technical pre-sales skills such as professional services scoping, workshop delivery

  • Demonstrated ability to execute on high-touch partner programs leading to successful partner and customer engagements that resulted in Microsoft Cloud Active Usage/Adoption

  • Demonstrated communication and planning skills with the capability to build and deliver high quality PowerPoint presentations

  • Demonstrated capability to deliver readiness content (recordings, webcasts, face to face) that yield >170 NSAT

Global travel requirement will vary between 20-50% depending on cyclical nature of program activities in a given year.

Microsoft values different life experiences and viewpoints. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to take risks and approach challenges unconventionally. We will invest in your health and financial future, and encourage you to pursue your interests and passions. Our products and technologies help you balance life away from the office and enable you to handle your schedule efficiently.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of color, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, Religion, or beliefs.

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