Microsoft Corporation Global Black Belt Application Development TSP in Fargo, North Dakota

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Are you ready to join the team that is at the leading edge of Innovation at Microsoft? Azure is the most innovative cloud platform in computing today and Microsoft is hiring Technology Solutions Professional OSS Global Black Belt.

The Global Black Belt Technology Solutions Professional is a technical sales professional within our enterprise sales organization with a special focus on infrastructure advanced workloads. A Global Black Belt Application Development TSP contributes to revenue and market share growth by leading technical engagements to win based on solutions leveraging the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform and infrastructure offerings with a specialization in Modern Application Development methods, tools and processes.

Primary accountabilities for this role include:

• 50% You will be the key technical leader and influencer in shaping customer decisions to buy, architect and adopt Microsoft OSS solutions. Being a member of the sales opportunity team, you will give technical presentations, demonstrations, help execute proof of concepts, design and implement solutions leveraging P-Sellers, partners, ISVs and MCS as needed. You will directly support the market share and revenue growth of Microsoft OSS platform through your technical leadership in designing and implementing mission critical solutions for our customers.

• 30% You will be the thought leader in OSS space. You lead by participating in internal Microsoft technical communities and in the broader industry events and publishing blogs, whitepapers, reference architecture etc in your area of expertise

• 20% You will influence the Microsoft OSS platform go to market strategies by providing feedback to sales, marketing, and engineering on current and future product requirements and sales blockers you encounter.

Who We Are Looking For

Experiences Required: Education, Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:


• Experienced. 10+ years of related experience in technical pre-sales and/or technical consulting roles required

• Excellent Communicator. Strong negotiation, organizational, presentation, product demo, written, and verbal communication skills required

• Executive Presence. Proven experience engaging with senior level executives preferred

• Performer. Highly driven person who consistently exceeds goals and expectations required

• Collaborative. Able to work cohesively with members of the Microsoft sales & services field, Microsoft partners, and Microsoft corporate sales, engineering, and marketing required


• Application architect. Broad knowledge of and ability to explain key end-user scenarios and framework architectures (MVC, Three-tier, etc.) in the Application Development space with experience in large projects developed in Java, JavaScript, large-scale web applications using cloud infrastructure and management required

• Domain-specific subject matter expert. Deep technical knowledge of application development scenarios in both on-premises and cloud solutions, to apply that to customer advanced workloads; and to provide meaningful technical feedback to engineering groups required

• Web Frameworks. Technical knowledge of Java, JavaScript frameworks such as Node.js required

• OSS expertise. Technical knowledge of workloads running in OSS solutions (Containers, OpenShift, CloudFoundry, MEAN/LAMP Stack; ISV applications) and tools (Puppet, Chef, Jenkins) required

• Market insights. Understanding of Linux/OSS cloud solutions (AWS, GCP, RackSpace) desired

• Technical proficiency to quickly learn new and emerging technologies required

• Cloud Trust. Demonstrated knowledge of security, privacy, and compliance and how they factor into cloud and hybrid solutions preferred

• Planning for success. Understand cloud deployment and adoption planning

• Technical breadth. Enterprise-scale experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations and management of technology required


• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field required

• Certifications in domain-specific (Java Programmer Certification, AWS Certified Developer, Cloud Foundry Certified Developer, Puppet Certified Professionals, Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer, Certified Scrum Developer) technologies preferred

• Certification in Microsoft Azure – MCSD App Builder preferred

• Certifications in information security desired

Coding bootcamp or related experience desired

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to Sales