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Microsoft UK • London, United Kingdom

Modern Work Technical Specialist - Major Growth

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Overview

With the continued growth in GenAI and Copilot, and Microsoft’s widening Modern Work portfolio, the UK Modern Work team is expanding to ensure we can prove the account coverage and specialization our customers need. We are hiring Technical Specialists to support our Digital Sales Team in a new Majors Growth market segment.

Are you inspired to help customers empower their employees, maximize the employee experience, and do great work using the devices and apps they love, now enhanced with the transformative power of AI? We are seeking individuals to guide customers through significant changes as we embrace generative AI through Copilot, Copilot+ PCs, and Windows in the Cloud. Microsoft is leading this evolution, enabling organizations to reimagine their business for success in this new era. With AI integration, physical Windows devices, as well as Cloud PCs offer unprecedented flexibility and efficiency, allowing for a seamless transition between on-premise and remote work environments. Join us in helping organizations leverage AI to optimize workflows, foster innovation, and secure their operations, all while providing a familiar and powerful Windows experience across any device.

As a Majors Growth Technical Specialist (TS) you will provide technical and product support across the Modern Work portfolio, helping the Digital sellers to demo, explain and prove the value of our solutions. This opportunity will allow you to develop your technical skills in Microsoft’s leading AI solutions, accelerate your career growth, and hone your technical sales skills.

As a Majors Growth TS, your main goal is to win the technical decision of majors growth customers to purchase and use our technology. You will work in a team, enabling the customers through digital transformation by leveraging the Modern Workplace of Microsoft 365 and Surface. You are expected to be able to both own and win the customers’ technical decisions, as well as find new opportunities through their contacts and work they are on for salespeople to further pursue. As a Majors Growth TS, you work within a virtual team of technical, partner and consulting resources to help educate your customers at a technical level, demonstrate, and prove our solutions, and win the technical decision allowing the team to achieve/exceed quarterly Microsoft 365 suite, Copilot for Microsoft 365, Teams Calling, Meetings, Teams Premium, Frontline Worker, Viva, and OEM Meeting/Calling devices sales/usage targets in your accounts. Being part of this team will allow you to maintain and develop your deep technical expertise across Microsoft and non-Microsoft cloud-based infrastructure technologies.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond. Microsoft offers a flexible work policy with a hybrid working approach.

Responsibilities

  • Scale Copilot and Teams Customer Engagements: You will reach out to customers proactively and independently using knowledge of customer context; expertise in Copilot for Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams Calling, Meetings, Teams Premium, and devices; depth knowledge in Frontline Worker enablement and Viva solutions; along with other technical and industry knowledge. Leading technical discussions with customers and establishing rules of engagement (e.g., role boundaries, handoff strategies) for extended teams including partners and CSU, leveraging knowledge of processes (e.g., Managed Service Provider [MSP], Managed Certified Professional [MCP]), tools, and programs (e.g., FastTrack, customer investment funding [ECIFs]) and leveraging foundational knowledge of resources (e.g., roles, Microsoft Technology Center, demo sites, virtual sites).
  • Leverage Partner Ecosystem: You will act as the liaison between the partner and team and facilitate partner resources and processes. Identifying Copilot for Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams Calling, Meetings, Teams Premium, devices, Frontline Worker and Viva skill and resource gaps and providing feedback to internal teams.
  • Build Strategy for Copilot and Teams: You will provide strategic, technical, and partner input based on Microsoft capability at the account level, leveraging knowledge of partners, open-source solutions, and competitors in the Copilot for Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams Calling, Meetings, devices, Teams Premium, Frontline Worker enablement and Viva solutions space. You will take knowledge of customer feedback, specific Microsoft Teams solutions, and their context in a competitive landscape and delivering core competitive knowledge back to engineering teams to enhance Microsoft Teams and Copilot capabilities and to develop compete strategies.
  • Solution Design and Proof for Copilot and Teams: You will demonstrate (e.g., Architectural Design Sessions, and Proof of Concept sessions) Copilot for Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams Calling, Meetings, devices, Teams Premium, Frontline Worker enablement and Viva products, services, and integration; presenting and applying architecture patterns for design, development, configuration, and deployment/adoption/governance planning; applying sales methodologies (e.g., MCEM); leveraging partner/customer teams as needed.
  • Education: You will proactively identify learning gaps; monitoring & responding to internal tech community posts, attending community calls, sessions, hackathons, etc. Practicing expertise by communicating with customers, partners, and senior colleagues to expand knowledge of architecture and demonstrating new and updated Copilot for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams products and services.
  • Embody our culture and values.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience technical pre-sales or technical consulting.
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (or equivalent qualification) combined with technical pre-sales or technical consulting experience
  • Experience with cloud and hybrid, or on premises infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, industry standards, and/or technology management.
  • Certification in relevant technologies or disciplines is a plus (e.g., Office 365, Power BI, Azure Architect and Development exams, Cloud Platform Technologies, Information Security, Architecture).

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.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Hackathons
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Sabbaticals
Location
83%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
81%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
67%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
63%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
74%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
79%
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

67:33

Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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