Technical Evangelist Job
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Job Category: Sales
Location: Minneapolis, MN, US
Job ID: 827378-104364
Division: Sales

Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Windows Azure are here and cloud-powered apps are key to all three powerful platforms. Bringing cloud-powered top applications to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 is a critical deliverable of the Developer & Platform Evangelism organization.

The Technical Evangelist (TE) is responsible for working closely with top app publishers spanning large consumer-facing enterprise businesses to successful smaller consumer app developers, helping them accelerate their adoption of Microsoft platforms, such as Windows 8, by providing technical guidance to technical leaders and application developers, aligning customer business priorities to the benefits of growing market share or increasing consumer engagement through publishing an app.

The TE is responsible for supporting app publishers through application development into Windows Store or Windows Phone Marketplace publication or deploying Windows Azure based cloud backend systems. The role can be responsible for accelerating adoption and application publication for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Azure today and even more exciting platforms in the future.

Activities include:
Driving Microsoft platform and tool adoption with top application publishers by owning technical engagement, mentoring developers, and assisting the publication of apps
Developing relationships with senior technical decision makers, architects and developers at top application publishers
Articulating the technical value of Microsoft platforms and tools; developing platform and tools value propositions; and identifying ways to best exploit Microsoft platforms and tools
Serve as a trusted advisor for top application publishers

To qualify for this position, candidates must have a solid understanding of the consumer application landscape, excellent technical expertise, an ability to overcome technical objections, and be able to manage all technical aspects of opportunities with top application publishers. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to impact and influence customers with a high degree of autonomy, energy, flexibility and the drive to create real and measurable business results as evidenced by publishing applications in the Windows Store or Windows Phone Marketplace or deploying backend services in Windows Azure.

Highly qualified candidates will have a strong technical acumen, possess exceptional architecture and troubleshooting skills, and be able to work through unexpected and ambiguous challenges. Two or more years of experience in application publication ecosystems is a plus. Preferred candidates will have previous experience creating and publishing applications. Additional characteristics required for this position include exemplary communication skills including public speaking, being highly organized, attentive to details, a strategic thinker, having excellent people skills, and being decisive.
BS in Computer Science or related degree preferred
Five or more years of experience in software development
Excellent public speaking skills with experience presenting to executive and technical audiences
Understanding of app market ecosystem and ability to prioritize execution
Some travel is required

This position is for a role in Central Region DPE and candidate could be located in any major metropolitan city within CR.

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