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Technology Strategist (Govt)

Microsoft | Posted 20-05-2021

Auckland City (Government and Military)

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. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.


The Account Technology Strategist is at the forefront of our digital transformation efforts for our Public Sector customers. The ATS works exclusively to support the mission of our PS customers, map key scenarios to the technical foundation, understand and translate the mission priorities and desired outcomes, and orchestrate resources in the customer’s digital journey. ATS’s technical acumen and PS expertise support the agency, department to transform the way they perform their missions. ATS drives the adoption of Microsoft Azure Cloud, Modern Workplace solutions, and Microsoft Dynamics 365. ATS is the owner of the ITDM relationship, and acts as a virtual CTO.
This Job Will Provide You:
  • A forum to leverage your technical expertise and PS acumen
  • Authorization to make major disruptions and changes to the technical architecture to enable transformative solutions and services
  • An opportunity to drive your customers to do transform and operate in new and transformational ways
  • The chances to inspire and lead teams of deep technology experts from the customer, partner, and Microsoft
  • Drive trusted relationship with the customer


We are looking for you to demonstrate deep expertise in Public Sector, and Microsoft’s capability to help the customer drive their digital transformation. You may have a track record in Public Sector and may have performed in positions such as CIO, CTO, CDO. The broad scope of responsibility of this role requires a solid understanding of both business and technology strategy, change management, and a principled approach to broad digital transformation challenges and opportunities. You may also share a common set of characteristics, such as strong leadership and people skills, and bring the experience that drive innovation and customer value.
You will be focused on the following priorities:
  • Own, manage and develop the technical business relationship with the CIO/CTO of the customer
  • Lead the translation of the customer’s desired mission into PS technical architecture
  • Lead the technical delivery by motivating and inspiring all technical resources involved in delivering the customer’s mission.

Your specific actions will include:
  • Digital Transformation - disrupting the mindset of customers and sales teams by bringing innovative ideas that showcase Microsoft’s unique value proposition
  • Inspirational Leadership - orchestrating technical teams in order to help solidify the path to the complex, yet exciting journey. Beyond orchestration, you will display the ability to rely on the help of others and ensure there is an interest to engage
  • Technical Architecture Leadership - leading the design of technical architectures in industries Government, Education, Healthcare. Defense & Intelligence
  • Technical Sales Leadership - differentiating yourself by having a strong focus on both technology and PS
  • Executive Presence - owning relationships with technology executives -CIO/CTO and members of their office and influencing relationships with senior members of governemen

Qualifications Required:
  • 2+ years of experience in digital transformation roles
  • 4+ years of experience working with effective technical teams
  • 4+ years of technical sales experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering or business administration related degree. Master's degree preferred

Additional training or education in business, sales, or marketing preferred
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. 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.
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