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Microsoft Corporation Principal Consultant in Redmond, Washington

Do you know cloud computing, and understand what sets Microsoft Azure apart from other clouds? Have you led enterprise projects successfully that have impacted customers on a global scale? If you have strong leadership and technical consultative skills, and want to help our customers in their journey, we have an amazing opportunity for you in Microsoft Services. As a Principal Consultant, you will be able to leverage your deep technical skills and lead teams to architect, implement, deploy and optimize enterprise projects in Azure that could be massive in scale. You will provide technical leadership for other consultants and in the broader technical community.


With an ever-increasing set of cloud computing services in Azure, your adaptability and learner approach will help enable success. You will be working with customers, partners, and other Microsoft team members to drive significant outcomes. You should be proficient in leading consulting engagements, writing technical and non-technical communications, and documentation. Join other Principal Consultants in this elite technical community that is helping “to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”



The successful candidate will have a minimum of 7 to 10 years relevant industry experience and at least 5 years working with cloud environments, providing solution architecture and consulting services.

Ideal candidates will have successfully designed and deployed private, public and/or hybrid cloud solutions. Demonstrated effective teamwork across large, diverse solution delivery teams. Additional expertise required is datacenter virtualization and management experience. An understanding of core networking, storage, compute and security concepts is key.

Demonstrable ability to harvest and/or re-use IP on customer projects. Experience giving presentations to technical and executive audiences, explaining cloud infrastructure solution concepts and benefits. Core Microsoft cloud infrastructure skills required: Microsoft Azure, Windows Server Hyper-V, Windows Azure Pack/Azure Stack, Azure Site Recovery, Microsoft Windows Server.

The successful candidate will possess some or all the following skills:

  • Ability to lead a high-impact delivery team and to expertly represent Microsoft in challenging customer environments.

  • Excellent technical writing skills and the ability to effectively communicate with internal partners, customer managers and executives on technical and business issues.

  • You should be able to manage multiple complex engagements, effectively manage ambiguity, and resolve problems with customer designs and solutions

Additionally, the successful candidate will possess some of the following skills:

Production workload migrations to the cloud/Azure, Azure Dev/Test environment infrastructure design and implementation. Container technologies (Docker, Azure, Kubernetes, etc.) Microsoft System Center components (including Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, Orchestrator, etc.) Knowledge of private, public and hybrid cloud configurations, patterns, and practices. Working knowledge of scripting and automation technologies (PowerShell, Orchestrator runbook development, Azure automation, DSC, etc.) Knowledge/awareness of non-Microsoft cloud technologies. Understanding of DevOps, ITIL and MOF operational processes.

Azure and Industry Cloud certifications a plus.


The successful candidate will have a BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience


Travel is an integral expectation of this position and is dictated by the needs of our customers and our business. Overnight travel requirements may vary based on the needs of our customers and our business but can be as high as 75%.

Microsoft values different life experiences and viewpoints. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to take risks and approach challenges unconventionally. We will invest in your health and financial future and encourage you to pursue your interests and passions away from the office. Our products and technologies help you balance life away from the office and enable you to manage your schedule efficiently.

Microsoft Services, with over 21,500 employees worldwide, is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We are the voice of support services, the trusted advisor of consulting services, and the source of the world's best enterprise strategies. Simply put, Services helps customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments, serving customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. For more information, visit

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 at .

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