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3 - 5 Years
June 18, 2017
Technology Solutions Professional Global Black Belt Azure Application Development Gaming
What Joining the Microsoft Team Means
Microsoft envisions a world where passionate innovators come to collaborate, envisioning what can be and taking their careers places they simply
couldn’t anywhere else. This is a world of more possibility, more innovation, more openness, and sky’s-the-limit thinking – a cloud enabled world.
Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This mission is ambitious and at the core of what
our customers and employees care deeply about. We have unique capability in harmonizing the needs of both individuals and organizations. We
deeply care about taking our ideals and vision global and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet.
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.
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 Gaming Global Black Belt (GBB).
As a GBB Gaming Technology Solutions Professional (TSP), you will be a senior technical solution sales leader within our enterprise sales organization working with strategic game companies. You will lead the technical engagements by orchestrating and managing a virtual team of partners, ISVs and Microsoft services consulting resources to help customers realized Microsoft solution value by demonstrating and proving rich
solutions capabilities. You will be accountable to work with broader Microsoft Azure solution sales organization to achieve/exceed Microsoft Azure game development sales targets for your assigned territory.
Being part of this team you will maintain and develop your deep technical expertise & thought leadership in game development challenges and solutions using Microsoft Azure and Xbox Live game related services.
Travel: For this role, international travel will be required
Expected amount of travel is 20-40%, but will be varying and depending on the subsidiary.
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The Impact You’ll Be Making
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 Blockchainsolutions. 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 Blockchain platform through your technical leadership in designing and implementing mission critical solutions for our customers.
30% You will be the thought leader in Blockchain 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 Blockchain platform go to market strategies by providing feedback to sales, marketing, and
engineering on current and future product requirements and sales blockers you encounter.
1. Drive Digital Transformation Engagements & Azure Advanced Workload Sales Plays
Provide technical expertise to help drive the digital transformation journey for customers. Explain, demonstrate, and prove in-depth what Microsoft’s products and services can do and how to enable and manage them for the largest enterprise customers by driving technical presentations and demonstrations of your area of specialization (Azure Stack, Blockchain, Gaming, IoT, SAP, Big Compute, etc), ADSs, and PoC’s, in partnership with the field. Share best practices and coach the community in your territory to lead future technical engagements in advanced workload opportunities.
2. Secure Wins
Drive Digital Transformation wins and secure enterprise adoption of Azure through 1st or 3rd party Azure services or ISV solutions by providing deep technical expertise and support in your areas of specialization (Azure Stack, Blockchain, Gaming, IoT, SAP, Big Compute, etc), ADSs, and PoC’s, in partnership with the field.
3. Tech Sales Excellence
Deliver successful Tech Sales engagements at the customer by driving the technical decisions that serve the customer’s business requirements and needs. Plan your engagement with high quality technical close plans, prioritize engagements along business requirements and scale through the right resources. Aspire for technical excellence by embracing the ‘new’ and innovating the ‘how’. Continuously improve the technology skills of the Tech Sales team (deep on ‘major’ core solutions and broad on ‘minor’ adjacent solutions) by leveraging corporate and local programs (e.g. TR, Community Connects, etc.). Enable and leverage a strong tech community across workloads and together with Partners (P-TSPs).
Learn the available ISV Solutions that are applicable to your Azure workload and engage the technical teams to scale your pipeline coverage. Drive deployment and consumption of ISV solutions in that are relevant for your customer. Provide partner readiness support to Global Black Belt Partners to increase partner capacity.
Who We Are Looking For
Significant experience in technical pre-sales and/or technical consulting roles
2+ years of backend game development in public cloud platform related experience in technical pre-sales and/or technical consulting
Strong negotiation, organizational, presentation, product demo, written, and verbal communication skills
Proven experience engaging with senior level executives
Highly driven person who consistently exceeds goals and expectations
Collaborative approach: Able to work cohesively with members of the Microsoft sales & services field, Microsoft partners, and Microsoft
corporate sales, engineering, and marketing
Broad knowledge of and ability to explain backend game development scenarios and technical architectures
Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps, LiveOps and gaming monetization strategies
Strong understanding of Azure platform (infrastructure components, PaaS service, database services, networking, and analytics including PowerBI)
Strong understanding of Azure analytics services and how they apply to
Strong understanding of Xbox Live services like XIM, VOIP and Chat
Strong understanding of DevTools and 3rd party game development engines such as Unity and Unreal
Demonstrate knowledge of 3rd party game services such as PlayFab, GameSparks and Photon preferred
Strong understanding of cloud platform competitors (AWS, Google, IBM, local hosters) game related services and capabilities
Demonstrate knowledge of graphics tools like Autodesk, Maya and cloud rendering preferred
Strong understanding and experience of Open Source game development technologies such as PHP, Node.js, Python, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Hadoop, NoSQL (MongoDB, etc.), Redis, Memcache, Linux Server VM, clustering, etc.
Knowledge of VR/AR/MR/UWP game development
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
Certifications in domain-specific technologies
Certifications in Azure technology preferred
Certifications in information security desired
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 colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.