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Lead Microsoft Architect (Unified Communications/Skype)

Job Title: Lead Microsoft Architect (Unified Communications/Skype)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 Months
REF: FJS-PP-CB-B-C-LMA_1562761804
Contact Name: Cassandre Butcher
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Lead Microsoft Architect (Unified Communications, Skype for Business, UCaaS, Microsoft Teams, Lync, Enterprise Voice) is urgently required by our Global IT Services Company for an initial 6 months rolling contract, to be based in Birmingham, West Midlands.

Responsibilities & Skills:

  • The successful applicant will have strong experience at Architecture level of the following technologies: Skype for Business, Exchange server, Enterprise voice, Microsoft teams, including advanced configurations for direct routing , Complex Skype voice solutions, Office 365, IP PBX, Session Border Control (SBC), Audiocodes and Ribbon (Sonus), MCSE Productivity, Lync, VoIP, PBX
  • Pre-sales and post-sales optimisation solution assurance. Owning all related technical pre-sales activities including assessing customer's current environment through various capacity planning & monitoring activities, solution sizing activities, producing complex solution designs in line with Microsoft and Audiocodes (Or other SBC) best practises, producing solution configurations / Bill of materials, scoping professional services engagements, producing presales documentations such as solution proposals & Statements of Works etc.
  • Must have client facing lead architecture experience, with proven skills in designing and implementing Microsoft traditional and cloud infrastructure platforms to either large-scale private or public sector organisations.
  • Designing complex global Skype Voice solutions is critical
  • Experience in Unified Communications technologies (UC / UCaaS)
  • Experience of migrating from previous versions or third-party systems
  • Solid experience in architecting & consulting experience in the context of a services organisation, such as large system integrators
  • The successful applicant will have an in-depth understanding of all levels of a Skype for Business Enterprise Voice deployments, in order to successfully articulate solutions at all levels

This is an urgent requirement; please apply as soon as possible if you would like to be considered. If you would like further details, please contact me on; in/cassandrebutcheruk.

The Company

A leading global IT services organisation with 10,000 employees and annual revenue of nearly £2 billion in the UK alone. Projects delivered for private, Government, International and Defence customers are some of the largest and most technically innovative solutions found in the world. Their business is rapidly expanding to meet current and future commitments due to numerous exciting programmes currently being developed. These solutions will use the latest technology to resolve some of the most complex requirements for a challenging group of customers.

Project People and our clients are fully committed to developing an inclusive workforce. Applications are always fully considered, irrespective of race, gender, faith, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or part-time status.

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.