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Principal Consultant - Data and AI


Strategizing and delivering data-oriented solutions as 'Principal Consultant' for our growing Data & AI practice in Adelaide

You’ll be passionate about data and the critical role it plays in making today’s organisations highly successful. Turning data into insights that results in actions and decisions is what drives you and what you love to deliver for your customers. 
Considered one of the ‘best of the best’ in your field, you’ll have cut your teeth building solutions on Microsoft’s cloud data platform and now engaging at a strategic advisory level. Your passion will be in business consulting and advisory services, delivering strategies and roadmaps, then flowing through to architecting modern cloud platforms that meet the customers’ requirements and outcomes. 
You’ll have exceptional stakeholder relationship management skills coupled with technical leadership and solution ownership. Ideally TOGAF certified or similar architecture skills. You would have previously led projects and teams, developed and mentored others, and developed a commercial understanding of running a consulting practice.  
The Role: 
To succeed at Empired you will have a deep understanding and experience of enterprise data architecture patterns and processes including: 
  • A proven track record in delivering data-oriented solutions utilising big data, data warehousing, operational insight, data management or business intelligence. 
  • Engaged with customers at a strategic level to develop data strategies and architectures 
  • Knowledge of the process side of data platforms, including data governance and master data management 
  • Knowledge in how to build a data culture and data operating model within organisations 
  • Knowledge of modern cloud data platforms and how to architect solutions from end-to-end using PaaS and serverless components to improve performance and reduce cost 
  • Experience developing roadmaps and transition architectures to attain future-states 
  • Experiencing working on business cases and investment maps for communication to Execs and Boards 
  • Experience constructing estimates and statements of work 
  • Experience presenting and demonstrating to customers to showcase platform features and build trust in Empired’s capability 
  • Strong capabilities in workshop facilitation and requirements gathering 
  • Clear written and verbal communications; able to communicate with a wide range of people and to gather requirements and produce written designs and architecture documents.
  • Suitable knowledge of the Microsoft cloud data platform including Power BI, Azure Data Factory, Data Lake, SQL, SQL Data Warehouse, Databricks, Cosmos DB and Azure Synapse. 
  • Suitable background or hands-on knowledge of the Microsoft AI & ML, Azure integration stack & Azure IoT stack  
  • Suitable background or hands-on knowledge of the Microsoft DevOps stack including CI/CD toolsets and processes 
We will consider candidates with a proven track-record in leading the delivery of Microsoft modern data platforms who are looking to step into a strategic advisory role.
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