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Office 365 Lead Architect

Job Title: Office 365 Lead Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
Salary: Daily Rate
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 5 months +
REF: FJS/LS/O365/Brack_1562761079
Contact Name: Leanne Summers
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Office 365 (O365) Lead Architect - Contract - Bracknell and Staines.

A global IT services company is searching for an Office 365 (O365) Lead Architect to join their team on a contract basis. The role will be split between Bracknell and Staines.


  • The Office 365 (O365) Lead Architect will be a focal point and 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, able to provide detailed guidance to offshore engineers through implementation.
  • Willingness to quickly learn new office 365 / Azure technologies as and when required.
  • 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 leader.

Skills and Experience Required:

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

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