Cloud Solution Architect



Cloud Solution Architect

Location: United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Date posted:  May 13, 2023
Job number:  1552628
Work site:  Up to 100% work from home
Travel:  0-25 %
Role type:  Individual Contributor
Profession:  Customer Success
Discipline:  Cloud Solution Architecture
Employment type:  Full-Time
Work site: Up to 50% work from home

With over 17,000 employees worldwide, the Microsoft Customer Experience & Success (CE&S) organization is responsible for the strategy, design, and implementation of Microsoft’s end-to-end customer experience. Come join CE&S and help us build a future where customers come to us not only because we provide industry-leading products and services, but also because we provide a differentiated and connected customer experience.

Do you have a passion for SQL with a focus on cloud and using best-in-class tools created by Microsoft? Are you looking for a role where you can interact directly with large enterprise customers to improve their SQL and Azure SQL related technologies? Do you want to join one of Microsoft’s fastest growing businesses? If so, we are looking for you.

Support for Mission Critical is a team within Microsoft that provides solution-specific expertise designed to drive peak health and optimum performance of a customer’s most important solutions. As a key technical resource for the customer, you will be primarily focused on delivering proactive services such as education workshops, delivering assessments, and providing tailored guidance. Troubleshooting skills are essential as this role will include working with Microsoft Support to expedite incident resolution.

This role is flexible in that you can work up to 100% from home.


  • Planning and delivering proactive and reactive support including onsite presence as needed (post Covid restrictions).
  • You will work with a larger customer account team to strengthen customer relationships and to work on mobile-first cloud-first strategies that allow you to develop an immediate and long-term Customer Success Plan and Value Based Delivery for reactive and proactive needs.
  • You will Identify and manage customer goals and SfMC opportunities across SQL and Azure SQL Platform to improve the quality, consumption, and health of the customer’s messaging solution.
  • You will drive and participate in proactive delivery management as well as spot performance issues, analyze problems, and drive activities focused on stabilizing and optimizing your customer’s solution.
  • You will work with internal Microsoft support teams, account teams, product engineering and service engineering teams and other stakeholders to ensure a streamlined and efficient customer support experience.
  • You will apply and share lessons learned for continuous process and delivery improvement for the customer and peers.
  • You will engage in meetings with your customers and account teams to review Support for Mission Critical services, customer support issues, and articulate your Customer Success Plans.
  • You will share and gain knowledge through technical communities.
  • You will contribute to on-call rotations to ensure a high quality of service for the critical incidents created by Support for Mission Critical customers.

Minimum / Required:

Data & AI related experience with one or more of the following technologies:

  • SQL Server 2012 or later on-premises
  • SQL Server 2012 or later running on Azure VMs
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Azure SQL Hyper-Scale
  • SQL AAG Clusters

Additional / Preferred:

  • Strong knowledge of SQL Server Internals and practical experience designing / building large OLTP DB systems
  • Experience in managing, maintaining, migrating, configuring enterprise scale Microsoft Biztalk Server
  • Need to demonstrate the ability to develop strong strategic customer relationships that gain the trust and respect of customers.
  • Must be self-motivated, resourceful, and able to handle multiple responsibilities as a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect and Support for Mission Critical professional.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills while working with diverse audiences including highly technical IT professionals, engineers, developers, and architects as well as executives and management professionals in both customer and Microsoft teams.
  • Must have outstanding customer service skills with excellent oral and written communication skills as well as experience providing training to peers or customers.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Educational resources
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Savings and investments
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Generous time away
  • Giving programs
  • Opportunities to network and connect

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