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Microsoft Corporation Architect, CTJ in Chevy Chase, Maryland

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with distributed teams, brand-new business models, and complex security issues. The right digital tools connect and support employees, wherever they are, to encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration. Microsoft 365 powers our global, modern workplace with one bundle of products: a smart, efficient operating system, mission-critical enterprise-grade security tools, and seamlessly integrated workplace productivity apps.

Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We care deeply about taking our ideals and vision globally and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the world. We are always learning. Insatiably curious. We lean into uncertainty, take risks, and learn quickly from our mistakes. We build on each other’s ideas, because we are better together. We stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve and are motivated every day to empower others to do more and achieve more through our technology and innovation. Together we make a difference.

Microsoft Services seeks a Modern Workplace Solution Architect who can lead our mission-critical customers in meeting their organizational goals.


The Solution Architect helps customer account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving add-on business within existing projects. To accomplish this, effective fostering of executive level relationships is required.

The Architect role requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.


Required Qualifications:

  • This role requires you to hold at minimum, a Top-Secret Security Clearance as issued by the U.S. Federal Government and be a U.S. Citizen. Do you hold a Top-Secret level clearance or higher?

  • 5+ years of architecture experience in an Enterprise Environment.

  • 1+ years of pre-sales experience with Microsoft technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates may come from customer, partner and competing organizations and may have played the following types of roles in these organizations: Senior Architect, Chief Architect, Principal Architect, or CTO.

Expert level knowledge and skill with the following is highly desired:

  • Proven experience selling consulting engagements which includes estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk.

  • Ability to translate business requirements into technology requirements for inclusion in contracts and/or statements of work.

  • Demonstrated excellence with consulting skills and presenting complex development topics to both business executives and technical personnel.

  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior executives and helping to build innovative cloud solutions in large or highly strategic accounts.

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication.

  • Demonstrated excellence when facilitating customer design and awareness sessions that are focused on complex application solution architectures.

  • Ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural frameworks that may be used by our customers.

  • Architectural understanding of and implementation experience with the Modern Workplace (based on M365) and the use of cloud-based technology capabilities such as M365, Azure and Modern Workplace solutions.

  • Ability to move between high level architectural review/design and the “roll up the sleeves” level of providing architectural oversight for delivery projects.

  • Technical leader who can lead internal communities and mentor others to enable future growth and success.

Successful factors for the correct candidate will include a BS/BA degree and/or 10+ years of relevant work experience. MBA or a relevant advanced technical degree is an added advantage for combining technical and business skills in this role. Hands-on experience with cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, O365, Google, etc.) required. Security clearance (top secret) preferred. The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance and US citizenship required.

The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Security Clearance. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.

Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, 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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. 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 at .

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