Office 365 Architect

for Project Leadership Associates in Southfield, MI

365, lync, exchange, cloud, skydrive 
Southfield, MI
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Project Leadership Associates (PLA) is currently recruiting an experienced Office 365 Technical Architect to join our Communication and Collaboration Solution Group. Using your knowledge of Office 365 architecture, administration and best practice recommendations combined with a strong current knowledge of Active Directory and MS- Exchange, to assist PLA’s customers with the design, development and deployment of messaging and communication solutions. In addition, this position offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to further develop their skills with the new Microsoft Unified Communications technologies and solutions with mid-market and enterprise customers.

Responsibilities Overview

  • Proven design, planning and implementation experience with Office 365
  • Strong experience with Migration and Hybrid Migration with Office 365
  • Proven design, planning and implementation experience with Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013 and Active Directory
  • Design, planning and implementation experience with Windows Server technologies a plus
  • Experience with MS Lync Voice a plus
  • Experience with Unified Messaging (UM) or voicemail platforms a plus
  • Experience in other messaging solutions such as anti-virus/anti-spam appliances and or applications, archiving solutions, mobility solutions or real-time collaboration solutions a plus
  • Responsible for leadership and delivery of project based assignments that encompass system architecture, proof-of-concept and deployment services for Enterprise and Mid-Market customers
  • Responsible for managing smaller projects or segments of larger projects. Has moderate to heavy contact with middle and senior level executives. Requires proven project management and methodology skills
  • Support and lead solution group development initiatives through development of solution offerings, pre-sales support and marketing efforts
  • Perform system reviews of client telephony environments and prepare findings documents outlining short and long-term strategies
  • Facilitate and lead client configuration planning meetings for specific technology projects
  • Strong customer relationship skills and willingness to lead customers through successful challenging projects
  • Establish reputation as subject matter expert in assigned technology area

Business Requirements for Position:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 at all levels highly preferred
  • Five years minimum experience in MS Exchange, Active Directory and infrastructure technologies
  • Two years minimum consulting experience
  • Experience with MS Lync a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint a plus
  • Experience with Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) a plus
  • Proven written and presentation skills to various audiences
Project Leadership Associates
120 S. LaSalle
Chicago, IL