M365 Services Platform Manager


On Site
Full Time


Mergers and acquisitions
Root cause analysis
Policies and procedures
Professional development
Private equity
Asset management
Intellectual property
Customer relationship management
Sharepoint Online
Development management
Use cases
Enterprise software
Information governance
Content management
Information Technology
Change management
Continuous improvement
Issue tracking
Status reports
Computer science
Cloud computing
Regulatory Compliance
Web portals
Windows PowerShell

Job Details

About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.

As one of the world's leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don't just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking an experienced M365 Services Platform Manager for SharePoint Online, MS Teams, Planner and Streams. This candidate must have strong experience in managing the MS Teams Platform. This position is responsible for leading one or more M365 products in the continued development, management and support of M365 products including MS Teams, SharePoint Online, Planner and Streams but not limited to.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
  • The right candidate is expected to provide leadership in establishing robust M365 service administration protocols, and they will work with their colleagues in identifying, documenting, and supporting our business use cases for our evolving, core device-top services
  • Administers the Firm's M365 collaboration tools, including SharePoint Online, MS Teams, OneNote, OneDrive, Streams, Planner, Viva Engage, etc
  • Provisions sites and accounts, and oversees management of the provisioning process, using any tools provided to facilitate the process
  • Continually develops the processes and policies for provisioning
  • Forms a community with the firm's Global Assistant Director of M365 Platform, the Cloud Architect, the Enterprise Application Architect (and with others as needed) to provide collective oversight of the M365 ecosystem
  • Promotes optimal useability of M365 services
  • Monitors Microsoft's roadmap for upgrades to M365 services and establishes the mechanisms by which we share relevant changes with our people
  • Works with the office of the Director of Information Governance in ensuring content management policies for M365 are in compliance and updated as business needs evolve
  • Works closely with the Security team, prioritizing safety of the firm's systems and content
  • Identifies potential points of integration between M365 services on the core device-top and works with technical colleagues to deliver key integrations
  • Promotes use of the data available via the Microsoft admin portal to identify areas of untapped benefit, and to foster our continuing path towards a data-driven organization
  • Provides level three support for functional requests relating to M365 collaboration services
  • Continually evaluates opportunities to improve our people's experience of technology, preferably in a scalable way
  • A coach and mentor to other team members, providing training if required
  • Fosters trust and builds relationships with the other Information Technology teams
  • Develop and/or lead change management efforts across all phases of projects and initiatives to drive the Firm's culture of continuous improvement
  • Attends regular vendor meetings for areas of expertise, stays informed of latest technology roadmaps, security notifications, and bug/hot fixes
  • Ensures vendors provide proper levels of support, maintain SLA's, and provide root cause analysis for escalated issues
  • Ensures all team, departmental and firm policies and procedures are adhered to, including technical change management and service continuity
  • Where appropriate, attends user groups independently or with senior managers and makes recommendations of how improvements can be made
  • Attends and contributes to team meetings
  • Completes all administrative tasks, i.e., (time tracking, project and task updates, trouble ticket notes, status reports, responding to email, etc.) accurately and on time
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 5+ years of M365 product experience
  • Prior experience in M365, specifically MS Teams and SharePoint Online administration, and guiding their use within an organization
  • In depth knowledge of SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams is required
  • Holistic knowledge of the M365 Suite is required
  • Knowledge of Intapp Workspaces is helpful
  • PowerShell Scripting
  • Excellent collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proven change management skills
  • Someone who has learned to lead, and desires to do so, even when there may be no formal lines of reporting; effectively communicates and influence others outside the direct chain of reporting

Certificates, Licensures, Registrations

  • M365 certification, such as MS Teams Specialist, SPO Admin and or Development

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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