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Office 365 (O365) Lead Architect (Azure/Exchange/Sharepoint)

Job Title: Office 365 (O365) Lead Architect (Azure/Exchange/Sharepoint)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 5-mnth rolling
REF: FJS-C-O365_AD_1561573949
Contact Name: Alice Davis
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Office 365 (O365) Lead Architect (Azure/Exchange/Sharepoint) is urgently required by our Global IT Services Client for a rolling 5-month contract to be based in Bracknell or Staines.


  • 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, 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

We are looking for a candidate with the below previous experience:

  • 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
  • previously been the sole prime technical lead on enterprise scale Office 365 rollout where Hybrid configuration is required

This is an urgent requirement; please apply as soon as possible if you would like to be considered.

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