Microsoft Solutions Consultant

Microsoft Solutions Consultant

Diphetogo Consulting Pty Ltd | Pretoria, GT, ZA

Posted 8 days ago

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Purpose of the role:Microsoft Solutions Consultant is responsible for consulting with customers, sales team and other relevant stake holders based on the currently assigned project or task he/she is working on.This role requires experience in a wide area to serve customers with accurate and relevant information based on their business or technology challenges. Day to day tasks for this role include discussing and understanding customer requirements, designing, and articulating solutions and delivering/implementing these solutions in a technical capacity.Primary Responsibilities:Develop good customer relationships.Attend and drive customer consultation meetingsDevelop an in-depth understanding to customers requirementsProvide solutions to customers technical requirement or challengesWrite customer technical documentation and proposals for solutionsConduct effort estimations to inform the sales team on costing for projectDeliver projects in a technical capacityResponsible for solution design, business development and transition of projects from presales to delivery as well as ongoing sales support.Select and apply appropriate design standards, methods, and tools, consistent with the agreed enterprise and solution architectures and ensure that these are effectively applied and adopted.Guide successful implementation and execution of solutions.Contributes to the development of solution architectures in a specific business, infrastructure, or functional areas.Academic qualifications:Microsoft certifications for Server InfrastructureMicrosoft ExchangeMicrosoft Azure (Administrator Associate/Architect Expert)Microsoft Other relevant vendor and industry certifications, e.g., Cisco, VMware Beneficial - Software and programming languages, e.g., PowerShell, Bash, PythonExperience:10+ years in consulting with customers on various technology solutions4 years of writing proposals and technical documentation4 years of delivering solutions/project in a technical capacityMinimum 5 Years Azure experience.Minimum 3 Year Architecture experienceExperience in Infrastructure as Code (IaC)Strong track record as an architect or delivery engineer of new systems/solutionsPreferable demonstrated work experience working as a systems administrator, network engineer, etcDemonstrated experience presenting technical solutionsExperience working in an agile environmentDevOps and Infrastructure as Code (IAC) AdvantageousGood product knowledge integrated with deep technology understandingSolid understanding of the vendors products, business and technology positioningCompetencies:Good interpersonal skillsGood communication skills (written and verbal)Good self-awarenessClient Core values must be evident (Customer Centricity, Innovation, Excellence, Impact)Ability to establish and create excellent client relationships with their technical expertiseAbility to develop and leverage their knowledge of reference architecturesContinuously maintain knowledge of trends and development in technology domain