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Microsoft Corporation Data Governance Cloud Solution Architect #CustomerSuccess in Cologne, Germany

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In this decade of data, as data is becoming more persuasive and omnipresent, more and more enterprises are relying on data to drive their businesses and gain the differentiators that will give them competitive advantage. Data is a first-class citizen in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Given its strategic importance, it is becoming the most sacred asset and therefore its governance is becoming the need of an hour. Enterprise Data Governance drives alignment accountability, innovation, scalability, and trust across the company. We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Data Governance Cloud Solution Architect to accelerate customers’ digital transformation and data journey by influencing and supporting enterprise-wide Data Governance program, including enterprise data policies and standards and compliance.

This is a customer facing role, owning overall data governance thought leadership and customer journey on behalf of Microsoft in Germany.

The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical data governance discussions with senior customer executives as CxOs and IT Management to influence data governance practice.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand customers’overall data estate, IT and business priorities and successmeasures

  • Develop deep relationships with key customer datastakeholdersas CDO who drive long-term datacentricand data driven culture adoption within their company to enable them to be cloudadvocates

  • Consult with CDO to helpdesigndata governanceprogramtotoenable the right data, at the right time and with the right controls throughbest in classData Management, while also ensuring data is high quality, discoverable andavailable

  • Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, andsharewithin the technicalcommunity

  • Be a Voice of Customer to share insights and best practices, connect with Engineering team to remove keyblockers

  • Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and externalcommunities

  • Assess the Customers' knowledge ofdata governance, Azure platform andoverall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery throughpartners



  • Required 5+ years of expert-level experience in leading Data maturityassessment,Data management practices discussion and Data Governance toolsimplementation( Any Major data governance vendor).

  • Required proven technical knowledge of deployment of both Cloud andon-premisesoftware solutions and architectures (Data Warehousing, Data Integration, DataQuality, DataLineage, MDMetc.). Must have participated in minimum 3 deployments asanLead Developer/Architect role on data governance engagements.

  • Required deep understanding of data complianceregulations, minimum 2 (GDPR, CCPA, PCIDSS ,HIPAA,FISMA, FERPA etc.) and remediationtechniques (Anonymization, Tokenization etc.)


  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives and growing data services in large or highly strategicaccounts

  • Ability to leadconversationwith CDO/CIO/CSO personas.

  • Track record of successful managing customers with complex data management needs and formulation of Data governance adoption and accelerationstrategies

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communicationskills

Preferred Experience s

  • Experience with AWS/Azure/GCP Cloud Ecosystem would be preferable.

  • Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company such as Amazon, Google,SalesForce, VMware, Google, IBM, Avanade, T-Systems, Wipro, CSC, HP, Infosys, ServiceNow, Dell, TCS


  • Technical Degree: min ofBachelors in Computer Scienceor adjacent fields

  • Certifications: DataGovernance and Stewardship Professional (DGSP) orDAMA Certified Data Management ProfessionalCertification would be preferred

  • Fluent English required, German skills are a plus

Travel required: 0-25%


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