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VP or Director - Data and AI : 19-03634
Ref No.: 20-00073
Location: Santa Clara, California
Primary Skills:  Pre-sales, Cloud Data Platform, Data Warehousing, Microsoft platform, Machine Learning
Duration: 12 Months
Tax Term: W2

Description :
  • 12 to 15 or more years of experience on Analytics, Data, Information Management and Data Warehousing – especially in the Microsoft platform.
  • At least 5 years in the US playing a Delivery or Pre-sales role.
  • Strong exposure to selling process to mid-size enterprises involving RFP and non-RFP bids.
  • Passionate about continuous learning, demonstrates grasp of current trends in leveraging Data to generate insights – Data Science / Machine Learning / Analytics / Cloud BI / MDM.
  • Ability to independently interact with CXO and mid-level customer executives to understand their requirements and consultatively present solutions
  • Hands on in Microsoft Data stack, can handle PoCs independently and demonstrate value to clients and partners.
  • Good Communication and presentation skills is must due to customer facing role.
  • Architect level certification on Microsoft Cloud is a huge plus.
Candidate should be self-motivated, articulate and confident. Ideal candidate should have good experience of working in this type of senior technical and managerial role, with a strong client focus, pre-sales experience, and good hands-on experience and focus towards Data/AI platforms
Expected qualifications for the role:

12 to 15 years or more Years of experience

The ideal candidate participates in the pre-sales cycle but also in design, development, and implementation of customer's Data/AI solutions utilizing Microsoft technologies like Cloud Data platform, AI, Machine Learning, cognitive services, SQL Server (on-prem and on Cloud), Power BI, SSAS, SSIS, and other related technologies. 
large solutions leveraging Cloud based Data Platform. The role is to work closely with the client sales team as well as Microsoft's account team in providing technical sales support including customer presentations, demos, solution design, proof-of-concept engagements and helping throughout the sales cycle with technical discussions with prospects including proposal creations to win the deals on overall MS tech and specifically the Cloud Data platform. winning and developing platform. This role is uniquely positioned for learning, growth and influencing positioning with focus on Cloud based Data and AI technologies.

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