Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every
organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered
on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and
encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day.
Microsoft Federal delivers a single unified organization
centered around our customer: All critical customer functions are
brought under the same organizational umbrella. Bringing together
the breadth and depth in our space with a razor sharp focus on
serving the U.S. Government. Our federal customers' expectations of
how to contract, interact, and partner with us are changing, and
they need to evolve at the pace of the private sector.
Microsoft Federal serves the U.S. Government (USG), allowing
Microsoft to support the growing government business. The
organization supports the capabilities and requirements to service
USG through direct sales, contracting, and billing with the
We are committed to empowering our teams, building upon our
strategic investments, and delivering the technology to achieve
federal missions. As our federal customers pursue their work, from
defending the nation, to serving its citizens in challenging times,
they look to Microsoft to help them innovate, and they expect
end-to-end engagement tailored to their needs.
Microsoft has been committed to and continues to heavily invest
in supporting our Federal Government. Microsoft Federal offers our
full spectrum of products and services, including hardware,
software, online products, and consulting and services.
Join us and be one who helps to empower the US government!
That's incredible reach. When you combine that with your own
inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas
happen, you can make a huge impact.
Are you ready to seize an opportunity to build leading edge
technology solutions and to deploy into production with real world
impact? Do you thrive by mentoring and leading by example? Would
you love to help us accelerate the transformation towards digital
organizations? Are you ready for the opportunity to change the
world one application at a time?
If so, the Federal Consulting Azure and Ai Consultant position
in the Microsoft Services Organization is for you!
Together, we can help billions of people around the globe using
digital technology to achieve amazing things.
At Microsoft, we share knowledge, experiences, and resources to
help each other achieve our career goals and grow both
professionally and personally. We seek out people from diverse
backgrounds who exhibit passion, technical competence, and
experience in services delivery with complex projects or
- 5 - 7 years' experience providing network consulting
- At least 5 years' experience providing private/hybrid/public
cloud configurations, migrations, patterns, and practices.
- Cloud networking consulting, design, patterns, and
- BS/BA Degree
- CCIE or equivalent experience
Key professional qualifications
Passion for our customers demonstrated through professionalism
and excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.
Ability to assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions
from and/or integrating with the customer's non-Microsoft
Strong confidence, teamwork, ability to lead, promote
collaboration, and professionally represent Microsoft in
challenging environments and customer situations.
Key areas of technical expertise include one or more of the
- Azure ExpressRoute (including ExpressRoute Direct and Global
- Azure virtual network constructs: VNets, Subnets, Network
Security Groups (NSGs), Azure Virtual WAN
- Multi-vendor firewall solutions: PaloAlto, Fortigate,
- Multi-vendor web application firewall solutions: F5, Citrix,
Imperva, Fortinet, Barracuda
- Routing protocols: BGP, OSPF, ISIS, MPLS
- WAN services: dark fiber and lit wave, MPLS, Metro Ethernet,
- EVPN VXLAN Consultantures
- One or more of the following scripting skills: Python, Ruby,
Perl, JSON, Ansible, Terraform
The successful candidate will possess some of the following
- Proven experience designing and implementing cloud technologies
in large scale enterprises.
- Technical and consulting knowledge of Unix/Linux,
Kubernetes/Containerization and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure
- Ability to design, create, and deliver to solution
- Experience giving presentations to executive audiences and
linking technical solutions to business outcomes.
Travel is an integral part of this position. You should be
willing to travel as is demanded by the needs of our customers and
This position requires approximately 25% overnight travel if you
reside or are willing to relocate within commuting distance to the
This position may require up to 75% overnight travel
The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship
Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship
to meet federal government security requirements.
The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government
Secret Security Clearance. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer
and/or government security screening requirements are required for
this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance
and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment
action up to and including termination.
Clearance Verification: This position requires successful
verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal
government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide
clearance verification information prior to an offer of
Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully
complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required
Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, marital status,
medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability,
political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion,
sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and
ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of
criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need
assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability
during the application or the recruiting process, please send a
request via the Accommodation request form.
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of
your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
The Consultant in Microsoft Consulting Services delivers
technical solutions to customers allowing them to maximize their
investment in Microsoft technology. Building upon solid IT project
experience consultants will work with Microsoft's partners to
assist customers in the delivery of high quality engagements around
Microsoft's solution areas, technologies, services and products in
diverse client environments.
- Uses business, technology, and industry strategies to define
customer/partner requirements and constraints.
- Drives and Supports innovation focusing on industry solutions
and customer business outcomes on the Microsoft platform.
- Balances Configure-Before-Customize principles with the goals
of maximum customer/partner value and with the use of Microsoft
core/baseline assets, people, products, and tools.
- Develops project plans that use the full project life cycle
accounting for current & future business value of each solution
while defining all technical dependencies for project.
- Demonstrates the ability to articulate value propositions for
the most strategic Microsoft products and services.
- Demonstrates expertise in a specific solution, or several
products, feature functions, or services.
- Ensure solutions align with the intent of the architecture
allowing for clear build test specifications and development of
operations guides for the customer.
- Identifies business and technical risks in programs, assesses
their impact, and proposes mitigations and contingencies.
- Provides stakeholder assistance throughout deployment to
avoid/resolve technical issues.