Avanade Inc. Director of Analytics Offering Lead in Chicago, Louisiana

About you

You are an experienced leader with a proactive and participative management style. You instill and reinforce a strong customer service and business-oriented ethic. You have excellent communication skills and can confidently communicate to all levels of the business from operational to executive. You have extensive pre-sales experience in solution envisioning, building demonstrations, estimates, proposal development, client presentations and conducting workshops. You possess a good understanding of sales strategies, tactics and cycles and demonstrate good problem solving and analytical skills.

Your background and skills likely include:

Pre-sales for consulting projects for data and analytics solutions, including but not limited to, leading Client workshops, design sessions, architectures, project costs / time estimation, creating proposals, responding to RFI/RFPs, writing SOWs,

Working with sells team to identify opportunities for data & analytics and supporting the sales team to make winning sales pitch.

Experienced with building relationships and collaborating with Microsoft field teams for joint sales.

Extensive experience with working and mobilizing teams (onsite and offshore)

People leadership and management.

Successfully led and delivery projects with team size of 10 or more members

Architecture, Design, Development of big data and analytics solutions using Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Warehouse, Azure Data Factory, U-SQL, Azure Analysis Services and/or Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Extensive experience in dimensional modelling and ETL processes

Experience with one or more data visualization tools – PowerBI, PowerPivot, Excel, Tableau, Qlik, Cognos

Strong knowledge and understanding of one or more database technologies use for large scale data warehouses – Oracle, SQL Server, Exadata, Netezza, Teradata

Good understanding of big data technologies - Spark, Hadoop, Mongo, Cassandra

Business Intelligence (BI) consulting/client-facing experience

Exposure to non-Microsoft data and analytics tools/platforms

Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills

You likely have around 10 years of consulting experience in implementing and delivering data and analytics solutions for the enterprise. Your education likely includes a degree in computer science or the equivalent.

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Qualifications

About you

You have demonstrated expertise with machine learning, artificial intelligence, stream data processing and IoT, and have the business context to integrate cognitive and advanced analytic levers for solutions. You have a proven track record of experience working with large scale data processing. You are passionate about teaching and mentoring others on modern and effective machine learning and AI techniques. You possess the ability to develop strong working relationships, particularly at the senior management level, and the ability to motivate a globally dispersed team. You excel at communication and enjoy working in a problem-solving environment.

Your skillset and experience most likely includes:

BS (preferably, MS or PhD) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Data Engineering, or relevant college degree

Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Data Science or Analytics (machine learning, analytical models, MAHOUT, etc.)

Professional work experience in Cognitive Enterprise – Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language processing, Predictive Algorithm Development, Unique Identity Biometrics, Identity Management, Digital Signal Processing, Narrative Science, Video Analytics, Human Machine Interaction

Proficiency of an analysis tool such as R, Matlab, Stata, or SAS

Fluency with at least one programming language such as Python, Java or PHP, and large-scale data processing tools such as Hadoop, Hortonworks, Cloudera, or Spark

Experience with knowledge discovery and data mining, unstructured data analyses (text, video, audio, voice, images), behavioral algorithms to create AI manifestations such as personal assistants and bots, recommenders, behavioral controllers, or narrative interactions

Expertise in bringing standalone or embedded AI experience into production at scale – human-human, human-machine and/or machine-machine interfaces

You have around ten years or more of hands-on technical experience estimating and conceptualizing large scale data solutions and in building and implementing an architecture roadmap for next generation enterprise data and analytics solutions. Strong academic credentials with publications in journals and conferences a plus.

Requisition ID - 54803

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

Category: Analytics

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