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Principal Microsoft Data & AI Solution Architect - PwC

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time
In this pivotal role, you will be instrumental in conceptualizing and delivering Data & AI solutions, harnessing the power of Microsoft technologies to meet the intricate needs of our varied client base.

Job Description & Summary

Principal Microsoft Data & AI Solution Architect at PwC Netherlands  

Company Overview: PwC is a global network of firms delivering world-class advisory, assurance and tax services. In the Netherlands, we are a leading professional services firm, committed to delivering solutions that drive innovation and transformative results for our clients. Our team is dedicated to helping organizations navigate complex challenges, maximize efficiency, and achieve sustainable growth.  

This year marks a significant milestone with the inception of our PwC Microsoft Business Services practice, embodying our commitment to creating a lasting impact through Microsoft technologies. The landscape of competitive advantage has undergone a radical transformation. With our strategy-first approach that promises expedited outcomes, we transcend the conventional “lift and shift” approach, aligning our clients’ business objectives seamlessly with Microsoft’s cutting-edge cloud products. Our prowess spans across Microsoft Azure, Data & AI, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365, ensuring our clients extract maximum value from Microsoft solutions.   

Leveraging a business-centric approach and formidable Azure capabilities, PwC is at the forefront of transforming companies and addressing their most complex challenges. With more than 4,500 nominations from over 120 countries, our global impact and industry-wide recognition are undeniable.  

Tomorrow keeps coming, PwC can help you speed ahead to meet it. 

Job Overview: We are on the lookout for an outstanding individual to augment our team as a Principal Data & AI Solution Architect within our PwC Microsoft Business Services practice. You are not just a tech whiz with an intricate understanding of the intricacies of technology, but also a visionary who sees the immense potential of Artificial Intelligence in transforming businesses. 

In this pivotal role, you will be instrumental in conceptualizing and delivering Data & AI solutions, harnessing the power of Microsoft technologies to meet the intricate needs of our varied client base. Your role is central to building and shaping our Data & AI team, driving innovation, forging relationships with strategic accounts, and attracting the industry’s brightest minds. 

You will devise advanced solutions for complex business and technological issues, ensuring a deep understanding of client needs. Engaging with senior management at PwC and client sites, you will shape strategic directions, nurture client relationships, and drive advanced AI transformation efforts. Your responsibilities also include making critical decisions, setting objectives for key projects, leading diverse, distributed teams (globally and locally), overseeing sales, and identifying market opportunities for GenAI, both as a standalone and as part of integrated services. 


  • Architect and implement data driven strategies, aiding clients in recognizing and harnessing the value of AI, ensuring synergy with their business objectives. 

  • Steer complex data & AI transformation initiatives, ensuring seamless integration of Microsoft technologies into client business workflows, aligning with client goals and industry best practices. 

  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders and senior management to comprehend their challenges and devise AI-driven solutions. 

  • Cultivate and sustain strong client relationships, establishing yourself, and PwC as a trusted advisor and showcasing the transformative potential of AI solutions. 

  • Foster partnerships with Microsoft and other tech entities to stay abreast of evolving AI trends and technologies. 

  • Thought leadership, sharing your knowledge and expertise, contributing to the enhancement of our AI capabilities and methodologies. 

  • Mentor and develop junior team members, instilling a culture of innovation, excellence, and continuous learning. 

  • Support business development, spot AI opportunities with clients and help drive sales pursuits. 

  • Uphold the highest standards of quality and compliance in all solution delivery endeavors. 


  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in Data & AI, with a pronounced focus on Microsoft technologies. 

  • A proven track record in implementing Data & AI solutions that drive tangible business results. 

  • Expertise in Azure Databricks, ADF, Fabric, programming (e.g., .NET, Python, R), data modeling, and database design. 

  • In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft Data & AI technology stack and a commitment to staying current with industry developments. 

  • Robust project management skills and experience leading distributed teams and complex projects. 

  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management abilities. 

  • A strong network within Microsoft, the AI community, and tech circles. 

  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. 

  • Proficiency in Dutch and English. 

What puts you ahead: 

  • Comprehensive understanding of the broader Microsoft cloud ecosystem and its integrations. 

  • Strong commercial acumen with proven experience in selling Cloud-based data solutions, AI solutions, and supporting large deals. 

  • Expertise in data engineering and architecture. 

  • Experience in cloud modernization. 

  • Previous experience in Big4 or other major consulting firms. 

What’s in it for You: 

  • A challenging and fulfilling role within a global professional services powerhouse. 

  • The chance to collaborate with a diverse and brilliant team, delivering innovative solutions to prominent clients. 

  • A culture of support and collaboration, with abundant opportunities for career progression. 

  • A competitive compensation package, inclusive of a variety of benefits. 

  • A flexible and inclusive work environment, prioritizing work-life balance. 

  • Access to PwC’s global network for continuous learning and development. 

We believe in the power of an inclusive culture and we want everyone to feel free to be themselves. We offer access to a PwC global network, where you can exchange knowledge, ideas and questions with experienced professionals regarding Cyber Security and other disciplines. We also offer you: 

  • an appropriate salary and extensive employment conditions, including a well-being budget. This is a personal annual budget of € 1.000 to spend on your health, for example on mindfulness, sport, lifestyle coaching, and wellness; 

  • a fully equipped, ergonomic home office with a second monitor; 

  • a monthly internet allowance; 

  • a lease car/car allowance, laptop and iPhone;  

  • 32 holiday days per year;  

  • hybrid working at the client, at home and at the office; 

  • the possibility, within standard working hours, of focusing on Corporate Responsibility, various networks, diversity, innovation and/or recruitment; 

  • Very exciting activities, including drinks get-togethers, a Christmas party, and a skiing weekend. 

Join Us: Join our human-led, tech-powered team. 

Be a part of The New Equation. 

Help create sustainable change with Microsoft.  

Getting started at PwC: 

Are you enthusiastic? Send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re applying and why you’re the right person for this position. Click on the red button and apply immediately! 

After we’ve received your application:  

  • You’ll immediately receive a confirmation in your inbox; 

  • We’ll contact you within two weeks for a short introductory meeting; 

  • If everyone is enthusiastic, then we’ll schedule an online assessment. 

Depending on your score, you will receive an invitation for an initial interview. Click here for more information about the application process. 



Information and application:


Please send your application for Principal Microsoft Data & AI Solution Architect at PwC in Amsterdam including your CV and a cover letter via our website.

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03 november 2023
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