64-bit computing is ready to take off; are you ready? By 2007, 64-bit will be the dominant server technology, driven by workload demands such as databases, Line of Business Apps, Terminal Services, Active Directory, and High Performance Clusters. On the client, Digital Media, Gaming and Workstation applications’ appetite for high performance and increased memory will drive demand. IHV support for devices is a pre-requisite to building momentum for new opportunities. Additionally, the move to x64 is a chance to build it right from the beginning; including providing prescriptive guidance to the IHV community based on Microsoft’s investments across the entire device software lifecycle. You have the opportunity to lead the industry! This is a high growth, high visibility position requiring senior level skills and experience.
As IHV Evangelist – 64 bit, you’ll be directly accountable for:
This position requires a unique combination of the following – Solid understanding of the device software lifecycle (from designing to maintaining), core Program Management skills, and strong Partner and Customer Relationship Management / Business Development skills.
You have in-depth knowledge of the hardware industry and demonstrated skills in securing “design ins” with industry partners. You hold your own on issues raised by partners while minimizing interrupts and impacts to product teams. You appreciate both the big picture of what partners are trying to implement and the detailed picture of how product group technologies fit in. You have a proven track record of creating and managing partnerships and the ability to work through adversity and ambiguity. You possess strong project and partner management skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong business acumen. You also demonstrate strategic thinking, decision-making, conflict resolution, problem solving and negotiating skills with finesse. You have a proven ability to successfully drive for results despite ambiguity.
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 7 years experience working in a related high-tech environment. Technical in-depth understanding of device software and delivering go to market product in at least one core device category (graphics, networking, and storage) with high performance/high availability computing is required. A Masters Degree in Business Administration with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related discipline is required, or in lieu thereof, equivalent industry experience.
Interested? Send your resume to me at Heather.Hamilton@microsoft.com
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