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Jul 9, 2010

Employment Opportunity of the Day 2

Microsoft - Principal Architect

Experience:Mid-Senior level
Functions:Engineering, Information Technology
Industries: Computer Software, Information Technology and Services
Posted: June 9, 2010 by Chris Copeland
Employer Job ID:720152

Job Description

Want to have an extra-ordinary impact on the most mission critical systems in Microsoft? Want to improve the experience of thousands of Microsoft’s most important customers & partners on a daily basis? Love to architect, design, and code on the really interesting problems? Like to be part of a small and agile team of expert architects in a highly collaborative environment? Being one of the few Engineering Architects in Microsoft IT is probably the perfect job for you.

We are looking for an IT Software Architect to join our team of architects responsible for the production of architectural roadmaps and platform strategy for Microsoft IT. We are a small team of architects that work at the center of an otherwise decentralized web of engineering architects spread across Microsoft’s vast confederated IT landscape of organizations. This team works with leaders of each IT organization as well the central IT executives to facilitate planning the IT application portfolio, setting the platform standards, aligning roadmaps of application delivery with our platform strategies, and directly facilitating project teams to form architectures consistent with roadmaps, platforms, governance policy, and IT standards for architect and design. The organization operates as a very practically focused think-tank with great peer-to-peer collaboration and strong experience leadership.

You must have an expert understanding of IT and/or enterprise architectures, solid understanding of software engineering principles, strong information and process modeling abilities, expert understanding of object-oriented analysis and design, advanced knowledge of the .Net platform, deep knowledge of software infrastructure, good knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies, and be independently proficient in developing enterprise level software solutions. You must also possess superior problem-solving skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with other engineering disciplines, demonstrated skills in indirect influence, and a long proven track record of delivering secure, high quality software.

Core Job Responsibilities
Create and/or drive the creation of portfolio specific roadmaps/platform strategy
Advise IT executives on technology and architecture trends they need for their decision making and Microsoft external engagements
Identify and aid in the decision making around architecture trade-offs with risks, delivery, scalability/performance, flexibility, maintainability, security, and other quality concerns.
Research and publish strategic guidance for emerging or “new to us” technology and architecture.
Monitor and review systems so that they are designed and developed in compliance with corporate security, privacy, accessibility, SOX, legal, and other governance policies.
Communicate effectively with other disciplines including Executive Management, Local Architects, Development, Program Management, Test, Hardware/Infrastructure, and Production Support.
Mentoring other engineers to grow to similar levels of expertise and effectiveness.

Position Requirements:

• BS/BA in computer science or related field required + MS in computer science or related field preferred
• 12+ years of related work experience
• Expert architecture, design, & implementation skills in most of the following areas: C#, ASP.NET, SQL, SOA, and web based and/or smart client OLTP design and development and a high degree of understanding of security, scalability, flexibility, maintainability, and reliability.
• Experience in a world-wide distributed computing environment, and special emphasis on transactional or reporting systems associated with an operations environment
• Expert object oriented development and design experience
• Expert in structural and dynamic modeling
• Strong conceptualization, analytical, and logic skills
• Excellent communication and written skills are critical

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