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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
1) Job Title: Services Leader – MCC
Job Number: 783909
Location: Lagos
Profession: Services
Role type: People Manager
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Description
  • The Services Lead is responsible for the overall Subsidiary Enterprise Services business results which include delivering the Enterprise Service Strategy to make the market, champion consumption of our technologies, and position Microsoft to deliver support throughout the lifecycle.
  • The SL will be reporting directly to the Sub GM and be a member of the Leadership team
Services Strategy Planning & Execution:
  • Develop, orchestrate & execute comprehensive multi-year Services strategy for sunsidiary
  • Grow relationship management for strategic customers (sales and delivery) with One Enterprise approach to achieve Microsoft strategic priorities
  • Sales strategy and revenue generation in a solution selling environment, including Unified Support transformation
  • Digital thought leadership and in- depth knowledge of industry trends that drives strategy and execution
  • Professional Services depth, demonstrating significant experience with large deals, risk management, commercial agreements, and portfolio balancing/management
Operational & Business Excellence:
  • Drive execution excellence and improved Customer and Partner Experience through disciplined management to our operating mechanisms, ensuring fundamental goals are met or exceeded. Balance between short-term execution and longer-term success.
  • Provide inputs into sunsidiary and Enterprise Services business reviews and annual business plan
  • Accountable to achieve New Work Sold, Revenue and Sold Margin targets. Establish and monitor local COGS and Opex budgets for operating and capital expenditure.
  • Provide leadership and direction to improve Sales alignment, One Microsoft account planning orchestration with efficiency and successful execution
  • Provide strategic input into the setting of the region’s priorities and goals with VP/COO and subsidiary LT
People Leadership & Management:
  • Leads orgs & people at scale, demonstrating global mindset
  • Models and cultivates MSFT growth mindset culture and leadership principles: create clarity, generate energy, deliver success
  • Leads effectively through transformations by building org and people capability for the future
  • Brings together the power of one MSFT to deliver an integrated one MS approach to customers
  • Significant (10+ years) consultative Industry solution selling experience​ with exposure in digital transformation
  • Business development skills​
  • Market development skills​
  • Industry specialized sales or consulting position within an IT Consulting or Services company​
  • Solution sales or consulting position in a competing or partner company​
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required
  • MBA desirable
  • Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
2) Job Title: Software Engineer
Job number: 780526
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Engineering
Role type: Individual Contributor
Employment type: Full-Time
Africa Development Center is hiring!
  • In Cognition, people – not devices – are at the center of everything we do. Our tech moves beyond screens and pixels, building a new reality aimed at bringing us closer together. The world’s first untethered, head-mounted holographic computer, the HoloLens was an example of this.  
  • We are launching a Cognition Africa engineering team to build Mixed Reality Cloud Services that bring those technologies to a wider range of devices. Do you want to join us on this journey? We are offering opportunities for passionate Software Engineers to help us build the team and suite of cloud services which bring these capabilities to the cloud. Are you looking for your next technical and career growth challenge? Does this sound like your dream job? We’d love to hear from you.  
We are developing many new cloud services using AI and machine perception to enable rich, cross-platform Mixed Reality experiences. We’re a growing team of hardworking engineers putting technology on a human path across all devices. As a member of our team:
  • You will deliver high-quality code components that will power the services, servers, distributed systems, networking and back-end architecture for our products
  • You will play multiple, often divergent roles to ensure the success of our newly built engineering team
  • You will work with industry-leading scientists and engineers to bring the latest AI, Machine Learning and Computer vision capabilities to the cloud
  • 3+ years’ experience in Software Engineering
  • Experience building, releasing, and supporting applications or services in a modern programming language using a common application or services stack
  • Experience shipping cloud services, networked applications or distributed systems
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience working with distributed engineering teams
  • Proven track record working with concurrent programming concepts like asynchronous operations, distributed consensus and parallelismpreferred but not required
  • Experience with Kubernetes & Golang preferred but not required.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits / perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work:
  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away.
3) Job Title: Business Program Manager

Job Number: 796095
Location: Lagos
Travel: 0-25 %
Profession: Business Programs & Operations
Role type: Individual Contributor
Employment type: Full-Time

Job Description
  • The role of the Sr. Business Manager is to provide support for the Mixed Reality team’s Product Engineering efforts on the African continent
  • This support will cover operations, process implementation, internal and external communications, employee engagement, and other strategic programs in the region
  • This is a highly collaborative and visible role, requiring close alignment with engineering teams, HR, Finance, Legal, and various other stakeholders both regionally and in Redmond
  • The Business Manager helps enable effective site leadership and strong performing teams and acts as the connective tissue between initiatives driven from the ADC and our team
  • A core part of this job function will be to develop and drive the Mixed Reality team’s local ecosystem engagement in collaboration with other stakeholders
  • This role will also be responsible for broader efforts to build strategic relationships with regional universities, competitors, partners, customers, and influencers in the areas of technology that we work in.
  • Team Effectiveness: Deepen team relationships, Inclusion, and Leadership Principles capabilities. Provide guidance, onboarding, and teaming to deliver on the team’s operating mechanism and accountabilities.
  • Business Planning & Execution – drive Rhythm-Of-the Business planning and execution, including the delivery of impactful v-team meetings that advance the strategic agenda of the engineering team.  This also includes working closely with regional and global stakeholders to drive Business and Operational reviews, and with the HR Team to drive the regional people planning.
  • Communications – Support communications needs, to engage the direct organization and key stakeholders. Create and execute a robust external strategy that includes PR, Social, and incorporates both regional and corporate communications motions.
  • Stakeholder management – work with engineering teams in Redmond and regional partners to drive a strong stakeholder engagement plan globally – both for Microsoft and for the local developer community.
  • Strategic Initiatives – drive specific initiatives in the organization across a strategic and operational level and collaborate with other teams in the development, execution and tracking of key strategic projects and improvement plans
  • Operations – Co-manage the day-to-day operations of the team’s business such as budget control, planning and communications. Deliver ad hoc business management support that enables team’s effectiveness.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to implement globally, at scale.
  • Experience working with senior leaders, demonstrating strong executive maturity, business acumen, communication and presentation skills.
  • A customer-obsessed mindset.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed while operating in an environment of ambiguity and fast pace while driving high quality results.
  • Proven ability to leverage your network to bring outside thinking
  • Proven consulting skills including a track record of partnering effectively with HR teams, business leaders, managers, employees, etc.
  • Proven track record of using data to measure the effectiveness of initiatives, identify insights, and make recommendations for updates / improvement.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate to influence across boundaries.
  • Experience building engineering communities and organizing events to foster ecosystem participation.
4) Job Title: Services Sales Manager
Job number: 793990
Locations: Casablanca -Morocco, Beirut – Lebanon, Amman – Jordan, Nairobi – Kenya, Lagos – Nigeria
Travel: 25-50 %
Profession: Sales
Role type: People Manager
Employment type Full-Time
Job Description
  • The focus of the Services Sales Manager role is to lead Industry & Specialist Sales teams to accelerate customer digital transformation and drive Microsoft cloud usage, implementing the area sales strategy to enable realization of Microsoft Services goals to Make the Market, Champion Consumption & Support the Lifecycle.
Key Accountabilities include:
  • Planning and executing as One Microsoft: implement area Services Sales and Go To Market (GTM) Strategy, in partnership with Services and Enterprise Operating Unit (EOU) leadership, ensuring frictionless orchestration and a One Microsoft experience for customers.
  • Leading a healthy, predictable Sales business: achieve or exceed quota targets, ensuring deal excellence, sales hygiene and 12 month rolling pipeline coverage, and coaching sellers to improve sales excellence where needed.
  • Driving customer outcomes and consumption: drive intentional selling, aligned to Microsoft Services Sales and GTM Solutions and Industry Priorities, to enable customer outcomes and accelerate Microsoft cloud usage.
  • Developing and maintaining a high-performing team: build a team which is diverse and inclusive, developing seller proficiency in the core capabilities and skills required for their role, and role modelling Microsoft Leadership Principle and Practices.
Qualifications / Requirements
  • Proven sales expertise, with a track record of consistently meeting/exceeding sales targets
  • Solution selling and ability to coach a team through solution selling
  • Demonstrable sales excellence discipline
  • People management ability and experience to drive results
  • Industry and/or Public sector knowledge (if applicable)
  • Experienced in complex sales methods & processes
  • Sales and business background, with 6+ years of technology-related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with exposure to Information Technology (or equivalent)
  • Sales management expertise & experienced sales coach
  • Experienced sales coach and people developer.
Capabilities Profile
  • Sales Leader – Ability to: lead sellers to implement sales strategy, influencing stakeholders and decision makers within Customers, Partners and internally.
  • Sales Excellence Driver – Ability to: drive sales discipline and accountability, and coach sellers to drive sales excellence behavior improvements for deal excellence, sales hygiene and pipeline coverage.
  • Growth Agent – Ability to: anticipate market changes and opportunities, connecting market and technology trends to drive new, industry relevant customer solutions. Ability to drive Growth & Influence, developing executive relationships and partnerships with Customers and Partners, building trust and creating new connections through Social Selling.
  • People Leader – Ability to: activate Inclusion, attracting and hiring diverse talent. Ability to manage teams, including handling feedback, rewards and performance, developing and inspiring people and continuously coaching to develop manager and seller proficiency.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work:
  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online 
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Note: 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.

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