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Technical Specialist - HPC

Microsoft Overland Park, KS
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

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Microsoft aspires to help our customers achieve their own digital transformation, leveraging the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and services. To this end, Microsoft is investing in Technology Specialist for Azure HPC scenarios that will help the largest and most important companies in the targeted industries to successfully adopt Microsoft Cloud solution and services.

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Technology Specialist for Azure HPC Solutions to drive high priority customer initiatives on the Microsoft Azure Platform in collaboration with customers and the Microsoft field in the enterprise accounts segment of our business. This is a customer facing role, owning the overall technical relationship between the customer and Microsoft Advanced Scenarios such as Azure HPC.

You will own the Azure HPC technical customer engagements including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or pilots. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers combined with a deep knowledge of HPC space and industry scenarios in particular.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand customers’ overall infrastructure estate, IT and business priorities and success measures to design implementation of HPC architectures and solutions (Microsoft HPC Platform components and 3rd party solutions)
  • Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create an architecture and migration roadmap for an HPC on Azure solution
  • Architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, while orchestrating key resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies (e.g. newest Compute CPU and GPU VMs, Cycle, Batch, 3rd party components for scheduling and managing the solution, Security, Networking, Storage archichitecture, including specialized storage such as Azure Netapp Files, Avere vFXT) as appropriate
  • Ensure all solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment
  • Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates
  • Be the Voice of the Customer, share insights and best practices, and connect with Engineering teams to remove key blockers
  • Collaborate with other Technology Specialist s in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community
  • Be an Azure Platform evangelist for burst and migration scenarios such as HPC with customers, partners and external communities

Your knowledge will be enhanced and shared by participating in internal Microsoft technical communities and in the broader industry through events, blogs, whitepapers, training and articles for your domain.


Experiences Required: Education, Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Domain-specific HPC subject matter expert. Deep technical knowledge of implementation scenarios for HPC in either compute and/or storage expertise to apply that to customer advanced workloads including HPC applications from key ISVs by industry (i.e. ANSYS, OpenFOAM, Schlumberger or similar) in Linux and Windows, and key technologies: clustering, RDMA, InfiniBand, scheduling and to provide meaningful technical feedback to engineering groups required
  • Azure HPC Knowledge. Deep understanding of following technologies: HPC compute, HPC Storage, HPC Pack, Azure Batch R, Matlab, F#, PowerShell, Python, Avere, File systems, Storage solutions are preferred
  • Infrastructure Integration. Deep experience with, and ability to explain key benefits, trade-offs, and architectures relating to infrastructure modernization and datacenter transformation, deep understanding of DC solution integration for hybrid solutions required.
  • Technical depth. Technical experience with design, configuration and implementation of HPC infrastructure in cloud as well as competitive product knowledge, deep expertese in either compue or storage is required
    • Technical breadth. Customer experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management required
    • In-depth industry knowledge. Familiarity with one or more of the following industries – Automotive, Manufacturing, EDA, Oil and Gas, Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance, Media and Pharma required


  • Collaborative. Able to work cohesively with customers, members of the Microsoft (or similar) sales, services, and marketing organizations and Microsoft (or similar) partners required.
  • Excellent Communicator. Communication and collaboration, organizational, presentation, deep technical product demo, writing, and verbal communication skills required.
  • Executive Presence. Validated experience engaging with senior level executives required.


  • Consultative Technical Selling and Challenger mindset. Validated experience in consultative technical selling approach, including bringing innovative ideas to customers problems and being customer focused preferred.
  • Performer. Highly driven passionate person who consistently exceeds goals and expectations required.
  • Growth Mindset. Experience and passion for learning (technical and professional skills); implementing practices from others; trying, failing and learning from the experience; sharing practices and knowledge for others’ benefit required.

Consummate Professional

  • Experience. 7+ years of related experience in technical pre-sales and/or technical consulting roles preferred
  • Certification in domain-specific technologies preferred: HPC, virtualization, containers, cloud, storage
  • Certification in the following technologies preferred: Azure, AWS, Linux, Microsoft, VMware
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field preferred

Certifications in domain-specific (HPC and Linux/OSS) technologies preferred



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