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Microsoft Corporation Senior Academic Cloud Advocate (Developer tools and Application Architecture) in Seattle, Washington

Are you insatiably curious? Do you collaborate well with others, knowing that better solutions come from working together? Are you motivated every day to empower others to achieve more through technology and innovation?

Our team is looking for Academic Cloud Advocates to help us build a vibrant student and faculty developer community through higher education. Creation of authentic stories to inspire on a variety of technologies, as well as providing robust engineering feedback on Azure and developer tooling based on faculty and student feedback. Student mentoring in partnership with Student Ambassadors and collaborating with higher education faculty to ensure their students learn real-world developer scenarios and environments.

This is the heart and soul of reinventing Microsoft’s relationship with student developers. Sound exciting? This is your opportunity to join and be a key part of our mission! Learn more here: www.aka.ms/meettheteam .

Responsibilities

  • As an academic cloud advocate, you are expected to lead the way, you create content and model your behavior and, coach other advocates and ambassadors.

  • Create content, blog posts, videos, presentations, tutorials, and code samples for audiences of varying experience levels demonstrating Visual Studio Code toolsets, GitHub, Container utilization, Jupyter notebook configuration and general use, Azure SDKs, APIs.

  • Champion relevant Azure, GitHub and Visual Studio Code products and services within the academic community at conferences, meetups, hackathons, forums, and on social media.

  • Network and build relationships and empower Microsoft Student Ambassadors to work with the students' communities and demonstrate and promote tools and services from Microsoft used for Software solution development advanced experiencein developer languages most relevant to the student audience (Python, JavaScript, Java) in an authentic way.

  • Build relationships and help promote and foster related communities. Collect and prioritize product feedback and technical blockers with engineering and product teams.

  • Work with internal product teams to provide relevant and actionable feedback from the perspective of a Software Solutions Architect, adhering to best practices, tools, and techniques.

  • Win the hearts and minds of academic community members by building and/or contributing to key Open Source, curricula, projects and building cool, useful, or productive apps or experiences.

  • Use data, experiments, and student and educator product feedback to improve the effectiveness of our services tools and interactions

  • Language fluency in English plus the primary language for the geographic location of this role

  • Embody Microsoft’s culture and values

  • Travel may be required depending on where local and national developer events are held

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in Visual Studio Code toolsets, GitHub, Container utilization, Jupyter notebook configuration and general use, Azure SDKs or APIs.

  • 3+ years of experience with software solution developer languages most relevant to the student audience (Python, JavaScript, Java).

Additional or Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree OR 2+ year(s) experience in program management, digital content publishing/management, or experience in a writing or editing role OR equivalent experience.

  • 2+ year(s) recent experience with digital publishing modalities (e.g., Web, social media, in-product, training, online ads).

  • Advanced experience in Visual Studio Code toolsets, GitHub, Container utilization , Jupyter notebook configuration and general use , Azure SDKs, APIs.

  • Software solution development advanced experiencein developer languages most relevant to the student audience (Python, JavaScript, Java)

  • Collaboration with educators, students, advocates and product engineers as part of a project team.

  • Clearly communicating ideas and results in writing and video in mediums such as blogs, papers, presentations, or notes for internal and external audiences.

  • Passion for helping connect people and communities to Microsoft technologies inclusive of open source with a particular emphasis on engaging Student developers that are actively learning.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Business Acumen

  • Compliance Management

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Content Discoverability

  • Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Creativity

  • Data Analysis

  • Diversity Promotion

  • English Language Proficiency

  • Information Architecture

  • Oral Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Quality Assurance

  • Written Communication

The salary for this role in the state of Colorado is between $133,900 and $200,900.

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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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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