Exchange Systems Architect


On Site
$118,000 - $165,000 annually
Full Time


Root cause analysis
Agile management
Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Office
Email security
Performance improvement
Service level
Storage management
Operating systems
Project management
System integration
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Outlook
Windows PowerShell
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft Excel

Job Details

Kforce's client, a global leader in their industry is looking to add an Exchange Systems Architect to their team. This is a full-time direct hire position based onsite in Downtown Phoenix, AZ.

In this role, you will be responsible for designing, deploying, managing, and optimizing the organization's electronic communications infrastructure and user connectivity to email services. The primary focus is on Microsoft Exchange (Online), which integrates with other Microsoft 365/Azure solutions such as Outlook clients (desktop, mobile, and web), Email Security Systems, Microsoft Teams, and Mobile messaging support. The role also involves influencing the adoption and enhancement of other Microsoft 365 technologies across the organization.

Key Tasks:
* Architect and design electronic communications solutions in accordance with the chosen strategies
* Exchange Systems Architect will provide technical guidance and oversight to research, troubleshoot, and resolve problems involving electronic communications and perform root cause analysis
* Define and enforce Policies & Standards for Electronic Mail usage and support
* Evaluate and optimize application performance and identify performance improvement options and monitoring opportunities
* Collaborate and coordinate with other areas, both within the Technology Organization and within the business
* Strategize and innovate solutions to client problems within service level time frames
* Research and recommend implementation and communication of new features and capabilities within the Microsoft 365 suite
* As an Exchange Systems Architect, you will plan and execute projects, communicate progress, problems, and best practices to management, leads, and team
* Define and oversee the daily administration of electronic communications services/software including Exchange, M365 (Exchange Online), Proofpoint, Outlook, mail routing, etc.
* Responsible for global cost and storage management for the platform

* Bachelor's degree and eight (8) years of experience in a technology related field, including five (5) years of experience with relevant technologies or associate degree and ten (10) years of experience in a technology related field, including five (5) years of experience with relevant technologies
* Experience designing and implementing Microsoft Exchange On-premises and Exchange Online solutions
* Experience with email/messaging security
* Expert knowledge of Microsoft Exchange (online) and its integration with other Microsoft 365/Azure solutions required
* Competent knowledge in the use of PowerShell for configuration/administration and scripting operational tasks required
* Knowledge working with MS Windows operating systems and mail client applications (e.g., Outlook) on servers, workstations, laptops, or tablets
* Ability to influence and collaborate with other Microsoft 365 architects and engineers required

Preferred Qualifications:
* Project management with five (5) years of experience leading technology project teams
* Experience with Microsoft Online (O365/M365) environment including SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Forms, Whiteboard, Delve, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
* Experience working in Agile project management methodology and Agile teams
* Previous experience administering third party Email Security products (e.g., Proofpoint) highly desired and experience with mail routing and email security
* Experience in enabling Email for applications such as SAP, SuccessFactors, S4Hana, ServiceNow, and all other applications
* Experience on Third Party application integration and add-ins to Outlook
* Knowledge of a wide array of Microsoft 365 and Azure configurations highly desired

The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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