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Posted in Sql and Xml | Reporting Services | SharePoint | BizTalk | General | ASP.Net/Web Services | Avanade at Thursday, May 5, 2005 7:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time

I've been working for Avanade for about two months now, and I really like it. I've gotten a few emails from people who are interviewing with the company and want to know what it is like. It is a great company to work for, especially if you like working with Microsoft technology. In fact, Gartner just released a publication that listed Avanade as one of the “cool” vendors (along with three other companies). The big issue with working for Avanade is that you will travel. How much depends on what region you work for. The region that I work for, the west region, has a lot of work in each area so the traveling I do is all close by (at least so far).

The west region is also looking to hire developers (especially in SoCal). So if you live in the Western US, like to work with MS technologies, and don't mind some travel, this is a great opportunity. The company is mainly looking for .NET developers with skills in other MS products like SQL Server, BizTalk, SharePoint, Reporting Services, etc.

If you're interested, send your resume to me and I'll pass it along to the right person.

Some of the benefits of working for Avanade include things like $1000 every six months to spend on gadgets and a trip to one major conference per year. They want all developers to get MCSD certified and will pay for your training materials and exams (pass or fail). You are also allocated three weeks per year for training and this is allocated in the same way that vacations are allocated. Plus you get to work with a bunch of great people and have a lot of fun.

Here is a basic job description:

Short Description : Join Avanade and you will be part of a premier consulting organization focused on the Microsoft
enterprise suite. You will help build reliable, scalable solutions.

Description : Avanade is the only global technology integrator dedicated to the Microsoft enterprise platform. Avanade helps customers use Microsoft technology to cut costs and improve business results through standardization, consolidation, and integration of IT infrastructure and applications.

As a Developer, your focus will be developing and testing mission critical enterprise solutions. You will build management, technical and planning skills by participating in internal development projects. You will improve your abilities to think creatively and design solutions.


  • Participate in business requirements gathering and rules definition.
  • Participate in design of desktop and web-based application architecture.
  • Develop components/modules/scripts implementing business process rules.
  • Perform code walk-through of software components.
  • Document software components sufficient for on-going support and enhancement.
  • Effectively communicate status of tasks and projects

Minimum Requirements:

You will be degree qualified with excellent communication skills and will have hands-on experience working on component based applications in a distributed environment. Qualified candidates should possess:

  • 1+ year technology consulting
  • 2 to 4+ years as a programmer
  • 1+ years experience with C#
  • Deep MS platform Skills
  • .NET Framework
  • Full lifecycle experience developing large scale, scaleable applications
  • Willing to travel

Preferred Requirements:

  • MCSD Certification


Sunday, May 8, 2005 8:20:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Hi !! I'm starting in Avanade next Wednesday, I after reading your post, I become more happier than ever. I'm also looking to the Enterprise Library, and I found a previous post of yours, and I almost complete my webcast sessions this weekend. I put a link to your blog in mi blog (Spanish language) to thanks you for the links of the EntLib webcasts.
<br>Thanks again !!
<br>Bye from Spain.
<br>El Bruno
<br>PS: Sory 4 my poor English. If you want to I delete mi blog's reference to your blog, just tell me at bcapuano@gmail.com
Sunday, May 15, 2005 4:11:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Congrats Bruno! I think you will enjoy working at Avanade. Hope to see you in the communities!
Sunday, February 26, 2006 10:19:27 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Dear Bryant,

I will have an phone Interview with East Coast Avanade, I truely like your post, and I really like what I heard and seen about the company, can you please tell me more what I should be prepared?? I am a MCSD certified programmer, and I am excited for the interview tomorrow.


email: link2andy@hotmail.com

Monday, July 10, 2006 10:37:19 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Enterprise Library tools were taken straight from Avanade's Engineering dept. At Avanade it was referred to as ACA.NET and because of its proven success and integration with Visual Studio (cost/time) Microsoft "took" it from Avanade and packaged it up with a little UI modification. Avanade still uses ACA.NET as a selling point, but MS sorta took some beef from avanade's sales team when this went public.

-Ava employee

Mitch Hill
Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:30:19 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Bryant - do you still work at Avanade? I'm starting with them in the next couple of weeks and am nervous about working from home.
Sanjay Mehrotra
Saturday, May 5, 2007 11:16:40 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I'm in third round interview for a position at Avanade :) After reading your post, I'm much more excited. But the travel thing got me to think a lot. So are you gone for most of the week (hotel/customer's site) and are you back in your town only on weekends?
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 9:55:27 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Thank you for your post, it makes me feel a lot better hearing stories like that , especially that I’m about to start with Avanade in next 2 weeks. I’m very excited about my future career with Avanade, especially knowing how Microsoft centric they are.
It looks like a great company with great career growth opportunity.

All the best,
Mariusz Krolczynski
Mariusz Krolczynski
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