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Avanade Inc. Data & Digital Architect, Grp Manager in Melbourne, Australia

Believe you can make things happen? So do we! At Avanade, we bring technology, business needs and human experiences to life. Our Advisory team develops practical digital and data transformation strategies that drive value now, while being flexible to respond to customer and business changing needs. Our clients need your boldest inspirations to unlock their potential and own what’s next. We are committed to helping our clients accelerate progress, creating momentum through our focus on business outcomes, human interactions and relationships, and the delivery of high-performance technology solutions. To support the growth of our team we’re looking for a curious, collaborative and capable consultant who can partner with our clients to unlock the full value of their data. As a Data and Digital Architect in our Advisory practice, you know your clients’ needs inside and out. You have a unique ability to come at their problems from every angle, and you work with them side-by-side from the earliest groundwork to the final experience. Day-to-day, you’ll work on high-impact strategic digital and data engagements with people who have a passion for delivering results for our clients and their customers. As your career progresses you will develop to become a trusted advisor to our clients based on your industry eminence and consulting expertise. You will work with and alongside deep technology specialists that are famous for creating new possibilities through digital, data, cloud, technology, workplace and organisational change outcomes. About the Job As a Data and Digital Architect, we’re looking to you to partner with your colleagues and clients to help them become data-led organisations. You will collaborate with your colleagues and clients to direct and define data strategies for leading enterprise clients. To do this, you will apply and develop your sector knowledge, critical-thinking and core consulting skills to develop strategic data assets through technology uplift, data democratisation, and value creation. In this role, you will play a key role in: · Setting data and digital strategies for our clients to enable their transformation agenda; · Building a trusted advisor relationship with your clients through our client-centric approach and delivery excellence; · Defining data and/or digital transformation strategies that focus on an assessment of the client’s current state landscape to inform the target state recommendations and a future-state roadmap aligned to the client’s business goals and objectives; · Engaging with clients’ leadership and key stakeholders in strategic discussions to understand key pain points and to agree on tactical and strategic approaches to address immediate challenges and evolve towards target state aspirations; · Providing thought leadership and guidance related to operating models, data management and data governance practices to support our clients in managing and realising value from their data investments; · Helping clients understand short and long-term change implications of technology shifts across policy, people, process, and platform dimensions; · Supporting the delivery of organisation-wide change initiatives that result from data and digital strategies; · Exploring and explicitly elaborating upon the commercial implications and impacts arising from your recommendations to enable your clients to fund transformation ambitions. · Advising, guiding, and coaching client business and technology teams to drive the implementation of your recommendations · Uplifting Avanade’s Digital Enterprise Advisory capability by coaching and developing advisory talent through proactive contributions to thought leadership, asset development and communities of practice; · Collaborating with Solution Architects in the Analytics, CRM and Digital Experience practice as well as other parts of the business within Avanade and Accenture to shape client solutions; · Contributing to Avanade’s sustained growth by leading or proactively contributing to business development opportunities and pursuits. About you · You have a good understanding of data, analytics, customer and digital technologies and have practical experience in applying these to solve business challenges; · You work with leaders and teams to define data, digital or customer experience strategies that are used to inform operational and technology agendas, including developing business plans and business cases; · You have solution architecture and technical depth of experience in the Data & Analytics and CRM domains; · You have a good understanding of the enterprise architecture framework and have practical experience in applying enterprise architecture disciplines; · You are a curious, collaborative and capable consulting professional working with clients to establish people-centric business strategies that brings together design, strategy and technology to structure the business impact of design at a strategic, operational and organisational level; · You are passionate about working collaboratively to helping clients mobilise and implement strategic recommendations; · You have a deep understanding of data and digital considerations in the enterprise from business value drivers through architecture, platform technologies, data management and governance, operating models and insights; · You use research and data to inform insights that drive strategic opportunities. Your skills To be successful you will be client led, impact-driven and client focused and have a passion for people, with an enthusiasm for diving into challenges at the intersection of business process, people and technology - and a demonstrated track record of delivering outcomes through data and digital technologies. At this point in your career you will have at least 5+ years of experience in Data & Analytics and/or Customer domain architecture with practical knowledge or experience in enterprise architecture. We are ideally looking for specific experience with: · A history of solving complex business challenges and leaning in to understanding the client’s broader commercial or business strategic needs; · Demonstrable skills in analysing and understanding a variety of problems experienced by medium to large-scale organisations from strategy to implementation; · Demonstrated people leadership, "leading by influence", and effective peer teaming expertise in large, multinational organizations with globally distributed teams; · A track record of enterprise, domain or solution architecture experience gained through the delivery of large-scale project work streams or transformation programs; · Experience in the development of business and/or technology strategies, target state architectures and roadmap particularly in the areas of data, analytics, digital and customer experience; · A good understanding of data, analytics and customer domain capability models as well as the underlying tools and technologies that support the capabilities; · Experience in design and implementation of data operating models, and the design and application of data management and data governance processes, frameworks, standards, and architectures; · Experience in the design of customer platforms, specifically in the areas of CRM, Marketing, Customer 360 and/or Customer Experience; · Applied experience designing architectures for transformations and modernizations of enterprise data and analytics solutions, preferably using Azure cloud data and CRM technologies; · Knowledge of domain architecture patterns particularly around Modern Data Management, Analytics, Customer Experience and Customer 360; · Familiarity with modern development practices such as Agile and Human Centred Design; · Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to pivot to business or technical focus depending on the audience; · A knack for explaining complex technologies, analytical methodologies and concepts in non-technical language; · The ability to evolve, conceptualise and communicate new ideas using storytelling techniques; · You likely have an undergraduate degree in business consulting, computer science or related fields, and have a demonstrated curiosity for new knowledge with relevant post-graduate certifications. What it’s like to work with us At Avanade, we are motivated by a clear purpose: to make a human impact. Our advisory team is expanding and there is plenty of opportunity to grow your career. You will be supported by our seasoned leadership team who will encourage you, challenge you and advocate for you. Often working in compact teams, individuals can have a significant impact on our client relationships, market offerings, and your fellow team members. Avanade knows that a well-balanced employee is a happy employee, so we offer some unique perks to make your life easier. Our people receive an additional week of paid leave (for when you need to get on top of your life admin!) as well as gadget and wellness allowances.

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