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O365 Lead Architect

Job Title: O365 Lead Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 20190711c_1562925272
Contact Name: Konrad Klusek
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

O365 Lead Architect


  • A focal point & escalation point for other architects or offshore based delivery teams
  • Able to be the senior supplier technical lead through the solution lifecycle , 1. pre-sales, 2. design, 3. Implementation, 4. delivery
  • Able to lead supplier architects and engineers where integration / crossover to other technology areas occur - such as InTune, or Windows 10
  • A trusted advisor to the customer and supplier leadership teams
  • Able to lead the O365 roadmap by translating change logs into benefits and impacts directly with the customer


  • Detailed understanding of Office 365 components - Exchange online, SharePoint online, Yammer, OneDrive for business, Skype for business
  • Detailed understanding of technologies required to deliver a Hybrid solution - Active directory (inc federated domains), directory sync, ADFS, DRS, exchange on premise,
  • Detailed understanding of technologies required to secure Office 365 and hybrid environments - conditional access, MFA
  • A good understanding of emerging Office365 components - Teams, flow, planner, video, PowerBI, Delve, video, sway


  • Impact asses customer created Azure and office 365 designs against existing supplier delivered services
  • Commercial understanding, able to push back when required on client where account technology or services are at risk through customer requirements and or customer solution
  • Commercial understanding, able to draft solution element for customer quotes (statements of works)
  • Able to own existing supplier design collateral and update based on Customer provided solutions or account developed solutions
  • Technical ability to implement solutions if required (as a last resort), able to provide detailed guidance to offshore engineers through implementation
  • Willingness to quickly learn new office 365 / Azure technologies as and when required, often in own time
  • Able to identify new business opportunities through customer engagement and Evergreen processes
  • Able to build and maintain relationships with customer stakeholders such as architects and programme managers
  • Able to demand high degree of customer trust, through previous experience and technical know-how. Demonstrating "why" the customer should come to the supplier rather than taking a DIY approach
  • Willingness to work in collaboration with the customer, creating joint solutions, and demonstrating value throughout the process
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical customer and supplier leaders
  • Ability to easily travel to customer site (Staines) and supplier's Bracknell office at short notice (M3 / M4 corridor)

Previous experience

  • Having previously been the sole prime technical lead on enterprise scale Office 365 rollout where Hybrid configuration is required
  • Having been the lead technical resources through design, implementation and support phases
  • Ideally having experience of working with large Enterprise environments 25,000 users +, with multiple subsidiary organisations.

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