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Sr Solution Architect MS Cloud

Company: Connection
Location: Concord
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

What We DoWe calm the confusion of IT by guiding the connection between people and technology. If a customer is looking for a better way to manage their warehouse inventory, equip their workforce, or secure their data, we make it happen. All it takes is finding the right combination of tech hardware, software, cloud solutions, and support services. That's what we do. We're the IT Department's IT Department. -Who We AreOur team is made stronger by a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. It's what makes Connection unique-what drives us to innovate and create technology solutions that stand apart from the crowd. We'd love for you to be a part of that fabric, to share your ideas and experiences with a team that thrives on fresh thinking, creativity, and helping others. -Why You Should Join UsYou'll find supportive teammates and a rewarding career at Connection-plus great benefits. We take pride in supporting employees with a total rewards package that provides financial, emotional, and physical resources for you and your family. - Our compensation, 401k plans, medical insurance, and other benefits are progressive and competitive. - We value the importance of our employees' emotional wellbeing. To support employees, we provide free therapy visits, mental health coaching and tools, and meditation resources. -You'll also enjoy a generous paid time off package that includes not only vacation and sick time, but also Wellness and Volunteer Time Off days. - -Working under minimal supervision of the Sr Director, Microsoft Services, or the Microsoft Services Practice Manager, relying on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals, the Senior Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect (Sr SA) works as a lead technical pre-sales resource on professional services for Connection's clients around the Microsoft Cloud offerings. The Sr SA provides advanced to master technical design, scope and SOW deliverables for deployment & migration services to Microsoft customers. The customer-facing Architect delivers Microsoft Cloud deployment planning services, technical writing, develops solutions and consults on the most complex Microsoft Cloud deployments. The Architect's primary responsibilities include client interaction, defining and analyzing business and technical needs, solution development, and assisting Sales in closing the SOW deal in a consultative approach. The Senior Solution Architect also works on billable Engineering work with advanced to expert skill level with varying practical experience, completes complex projects with broader scope, works independently, mentors peers and has moderate interaction with peers on work assignments; typically is asked to function as Lead Engineer on specified complex projects. The Senior Solution Architect acquires new business, expands Microsoft Cloud Services business in current customer accounts, creates and delivers business / technical presentations to C-Level executives and Technical resources highlighting our value proposition as part of a full solution proposal. The Sr SA role requires an acute understanding of both the technology and business objectives of the account to enable the delivery of solutions that will in turn contribute to the success of existing accounts and the acceleration of new customer volume. The Sr SA speaks from experience and offers insight on successes and failures relative to the customer's industry and/or objectives, and provides solutions based on the Connection Microsoft Cloud Services solution portfolio.

Primary Job Duties - - - Executes billable pre-sales technical consulting on Microsoft and Customer funded engagements such as Deployment and Planning Services engagements and other Microsoft Partner Investment Programs as needed. - - - Discerns technical and business requirements through customer calls, in-person meetings and discovery questionnaires - - - Delivers in-person and remote technical Microsoft funded workshops as needed - - - Hands-on design of Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection, Skype for Business, Active Directory 2008/2012, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013 deployments, Azure Active Directory, and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Azure AD, MFA, Azure IaaS and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). - - - Designs complex hybrid migrations to Exchange Online from environments that contain multiple Active Directory Forest environments and multiple Exchange organizations - - - Designs advanced functions of Microsoft Cloud including security, governance and compliance (e.g., DLP, IRM, MDM, E-Discovery, In-Place Hold, Retention Tags, and Encryption) - - - Designs migrations to Exchange Online from source environments other than Exchange, such as Lotus Notes or Google Apps for Work - - - Designs Azure AD and Intune for mobile and desktop management - - - Assists sales team in identifying and closing SOW opportunities through customer meetings and presentations - - - Develops and delivers presentations, workshop deliverables, Statements of Work (SOWs), and Effort Estimations to customers. - - - Creates technical design solutions for technical presentations and workshop deliverables - - - Creates and providing all deliverables for Microsoft programmatic funded activities that are required to satisfied Proof of Execution - - - Writes all sections of customer-facing Microsoft Cloud Services SOWs - - - Creates SOW Effort Estimations/Pricing Information Guides - - - Enhances technical expertise on a regular basis with a minimum of 84 hours of professional development per annum by attending and participating in solutioning/practice/product training. - - - Earns and maintains the minimum relevant Microsoft Cloud Services certifications as assigned by Microsoft Cloud Services leadership - - - Remains current on Microsoft Cloud technology and competitive solutions in support of customer engagements - - - Serves as a leader and mentor to other practice team members and participates in the development and improvement as needed of professional services and solutions offerings. - - - Leads and directs the work of others from within the Practice and across other groups or functional teams within PC Connection, Inc. or the client. - - - Provides guidance to junior team members. - - - Suggests enhancements to improve quality of processes and/or procedures. - - - Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. - - - Performs all other duties or special projects as assigned. -Required competencies: - - - Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with ability to create complex spreadsheets using formulas, including v-lookup, and creating pivot tables. - - - Expert level in MS Visio Diagraming software - - - Proficient level in utilizing SharePoint technology - - - Proficient level in development of Product Bill of Materials and basic system designs - - - Expert level of post-sales installation, configuration, troubleshooting with guidance from senior technical staff - - - Expert level knowledge. Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments. (Software/Applications, Server, Storage, Networks, Security, Mobility, Messaging, Enterprise Voice) - - - Advanced technical knowledge with experience in selling, consulting, remediation, migration and/or deployment in one or more areas such as: - - - Office 365 - - - Exchange - - - Azure RMS - - - Skype for Business - - - SCCM - - - SharePoint - - - Microsoft Intune - - - Active Directory - - - Azure Active Directory - - - Active Directory Federation Services Servers - - - Virtual Private Networking - - - Express Route - - - BLOB Storage - - - Windows Server - - - Linux Server - - - Private Cloud - - - Public Cloud - - - Firewalls - - - Load Balancers (Software / Hardware) BCDR Solutions - - - Hybrid IT - - - SQL Server - - - Multi-factor Authentication - - - DNS - - - Hyper-V - - - VMware - - - PowerShell - - - IaaS - - - Enterprise Voice - - - Attention to detail in composing, keying, and proofing professional business materials - - - Strong understanding of and working knowledge of the value-added technology industry - - - Negotiation skills with ability to meet customer and company needs - - - Excellent presentation skills with ability to communicate with all levels including the C-suite - - - Proven track record in writing technical statements of work - - - Articulate with ability to express oneself clearly and professionally in written and oral communication - - - Adaptable with ability to switch tasks based on shifting priorities - - - Excellent written communication skills with ability to compose professional business communications via email, letter, and proposals. - - - Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present professional demonstrations - - - Creative with ability to develop original solutions to problems - - - Decisive with ability to make a prompt determination and substantiate decision if challenged. - - - Interpersonal skills with ability to work well with all levels of the organization - - - Organized state of mind with ability to document activities, anticipate problems, plan schedules and monitor performance per priorities and deadlines - - - Quick study with ability to master a situation or learn new things with minimum direction or training - - - Supportive mentor with ability to guide and develop team members

Keywords: Connection, Concord , Sr Solution Architect MS Cloud, Other , Concord, New Hampshire

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