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Principal Solution Architect, Azure Data and Analytics (mostly remote, min. travel)

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Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: 743999866928891HS
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2023
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Solutions
Company Name: Hitachi Solutions Ltd
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Company Description

Hitachi Solutions is a global Microsoft solutions integrator passionate about developing and delivering industry-focused solutions that support our clients to deliver on their business transformation goals. Our industry focus, expertise, and intellectual property is what truly sets us apart. We have earned, and continue to maintain, a strategic relationship with Microsoft. Recognized for our achievements - teaming with our clients to deliver innovative digital solutions and services - is how we have achieved year after year recognition.

As their trusted advisor, we support our clients to deliver on their strategic business initiatives as they unify, automate, and modernize their data and operations to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their customer's experience. Our over 3,000 team members across 14 countries, and our 18 years of 100% focus on Microsoft technologies and business applications, is how we deliver excellence through expert services and industry-focused cloud solutions.

A part of Hitachi, Ltd., our company has a long and rich history of innovation, financial strength, and international presence of one of the world's largest companies. Since 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. has been a leader in manufacturing innovative products and solutions that support industry and social infrastructure around the globe supported by 303,000 employees in over 100 countries and across 864 companies.

Job Description

This position sits in Hitachi Solutions America's Azure Cloud Enablement (ACE) Division in the Data & Analytics (BI/DW) practice.

Please note: Position is Remote / Virtual / Work-from-home primarily with up to 20% travel possible (expected to be 5-10%) and candidate MUST reside, and be authorized to work, in the US without sponsorship.

The Principal Solution Architect is the visionary cloud architect in the Hitachi Solutions organization, working to envision innovative, automated solutions in the Microsoft Azure cloud environment with advanced specialization in Analytics (DW/Datalakehouse/BI) and Modern Data Platforms. The Principal Solution Architect is part of the Data and Analytics delivery team, partnering with Sales and driving/supporting the technical sales process (a "pre-sales"/client facing role) from scoping client needs to solution inception through project initiation. The Principal Solution Architect will architect solutions and identify and support deliverables and/or project objectives that meet client needs.

The Principal Solution Architect works with our clients to scope the engagement, discover, and analyze high-level requirements in order to define reference architectures with the client, sales, and implementation teams. Must be capable and comfortable in communicating with IT leadership and the C-suite, with the demonstrated ability to translate business needs into technical architecture, development standards, and data & process governance. This is a hands-on leadership position in a dynamic, demanding delivery environment.

  • 8+ years of experience doing enterprise architecture or similar, for a technology consulting/IT professional services firm (preferred) or direct employment at a large corporate enterprise
  • 8+ years of experience working with cross-functional teams and heavily matrixed organizations
  • Hands-on experience working at a high level in Modern Digital Landscape with thorough knowledge of Infrastructure, Azure Data Services, Data Governance, Business Intelligence, and Security Architecture.
  • Specific, relevant, large-scale experience is required in Azure Data Services Cloud Architecture including cloud native, the datalakehouse landscape (including Databricks architecture) and microservice architectures within an Azure Cloud ecosystem.
  • Broad knowledge of Azure cloud offerings, and ability to identify fit for purpose to solve the customers core business problems.
  • Ability to hand-off technical designs and requirements to a delivery team for execution and ensuring customer vision is shared across the team.
  • Ability to express complex technical and business concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing, with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
  • Ability to work independently & coordinate projects with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be a self-directed learner.
  • Problem-solving attitude.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
  • Microsoft Azure certifications are desired (plus we'll keep them current and/or get you additional ones!)
  • Have at least a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science or similar area of study is highly desired; work experience is lieu of a degree is acceptable







Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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