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Microsoft Corporation Healthcare Data & AI CSA in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft Healthcare – Principal Cloud Solution Architect

Are you interested in driving innovation in healthcare data and AI? Microsoft Healthcare is part of our Artificial Intelligence and Research team focused on developing incubation technology for Azure customers working with health data. This unique role helps develop the architecture and solutions for Microsoft’s customers and enable them to leverage Azure for their digital healthcare data.

We’re looking for an experienced solution architect to drive the incubation and development of new technology that supports management of digital health data in the cloud. The right candidate for this position will be comfortable in a start-up environment, ready to take on multiple responsibilities, and adept at organizing and leading others around an ambitious goal. Deep understanding of cloud technology, outstanding communication skills, and bias for action are critical for success in this role.

The Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) is a technical, customer facing role, that will help identify and architect critical digital healthcare data and AI opportunities. CSA’s own the technical expertise and engagement including: architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concept. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand customer's overall data estate, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions (Microsoft, 3rd party, and Open Source solutions)

  • Apply deep technical knowledge and customer insights to create a data modernization conceptual design and architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, orchestrating key resources and infusing key Big Data technologies and Advance Analytics solutions (e.g. Data Mining, Spark, Akka, Scala, Python, Kafka, etc.)

  • Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates

  • Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community

  • Be a ‘Voice of the Customer’ to share insights and best practices, connect with the engineering team to remove key blockers

  • Be an OSS evangelist on Azure platform with customers, partners and external communities

  • Assess the Customers' knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners



  • Technical BS degree, Computer Science or Math background highly desired

  • Breadth of technical experience and knowledge as well as depth in the following areas: Commercial and Open Source on-prem and in cloud: Database architecture , ETL, Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Advance Analytics, Data Structure, Data Mining, Data Governance

  • Deep understanding with applied experience of data platform technologies, with Big Data open source solutions, deep knowledge domain in Spark, Akka, Scala, Python, Kafka

  • 8+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales to implementation of Big Data projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects to delivery on the solution/projects)

  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives to BDM to data scientists/data engineers and growing data platform share in large or highly strategic accounts

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new data technologies and learn quickly to enable migrating or transforming legacy customer solution to cloud-based platform as a service

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and blockers with creative problem-solving and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management, Data Scientists and Developers)

  • Strong communication skills and able to multitasking


  • Prior work experience in healthcare IT or customizing and/or extending healthcare software such as Epic, Cerner, AllScripts, MediTech.

  • Prior work experience in a Consulting/Delivery/Architecture position within a software and/or services company such as AWS, VMware, Google, IBM, Avanade, Databricks, Cloudera, DataStax, SAS, T-Systems, Wipro, CSC, HP, Infosys, TCS, Rackspace

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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