Position Description

Sr Microsoft Architect
Employment Type Full Time
Logicalis Office West Chester OH
Alternate Logicalis Office(s) Bloomfield Hills MI, Cleveland OH, Downers Grove IL, Indianapolis IN
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Summary 
 
Creates client intimacy via consultative sales and solution-focused approach while developing collaborative relationships with both Logicalis’ Sales and Solutions & Services organizations.  Understands client’s foundational core business; defines technology solutions and services to solve identified client initiatives and requirements. Responsible for working with key customers on solutioning around Microsoft Modern Workplace suite and positioning Logicalis extensible IT portfolio to meet business requirements.  Develops demonstrations and proof of concepts to support sales process and designs and leads technical solution implementation.  
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 
Develops multi-discipline technology-focused strategies and solution roadmaps to execute solutions for clients to help solve business needs and/or requirements.
 
Supports complex, consultative sales process including solution definition, proposal development, oral presentations and contract/pricing review for rapidly evolving services offerings.
 
Assists in guiding organizations through business, information, process, and technology changes necessary to execute their strategies.
 
Engages as advisor to client and earns their respect; performs in technology leadership role due to breadth of knowledge in cloud and as-a-service offerings.
 
Provides expertise on aligning current trends in technology market place, Logicalis services for market, and services of our partners as they relate to client initiatives and requirements.
 
Collaborates with sales teams in building account strategy plans used to drive specific initiatives; provides thought leadership and design guidance to cross-discipline teams.
 
Provides direction to various departments in client’s organization on how to utilize IT to achieve and exceed business goals.
 
Leads pre-sales and delivery teams to accomplish client’s goals and objectives; acts as technical point of contact.
 
Develops and leads technology initiatives and requirements through workshops and/or assessments. 
 
Develops and refines repeatable methodologies that are client deliverables driven.
 
Aligns and incorporates client’s needs with IT; involves fusing together functional needs of business with IT systems.
 
Recommends future technologies that will improve client’s business through IT efficiency.
 
Meets with various client levels: IT administration, IT Directors, CIO and other corporate stakeholders tangential to IT; works with IT experts in client’s organization.
 
Creates awareness of uncovered opportunities outside of Account Executive’s specialty. 
 
Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of Logicalis through performing behaviors consistent with the organization's values.
 
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations as well as policies and procedures of Logicalis to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.
 
Supports and conducts self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities     
               
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
 
Qualifications 
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Education/Experience//Technical Requirements/Certifications
 
   Education:
 
Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
 
   Experience / Technical Requirements
 
10 years in the IT marketplace with:
 
o Pre-sales experience with consulting experience leading complex solutions and projects.
 
o Microsoft Infrastructure solutions.
 
o Integration and delivery experience with multi-discipline experience in complex project deliverables. 
 
o Technical Enterprise-scale experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture design and deep knowledge in Modern Workplace, Office Collaboration products and services knowledge. Strong hands-on technical experience with Office 365 and across Office collaboration products and services, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Teams, OneDrive for Business, O365 Groups, Skype for Business IM/Presence/Meetings, PowerApps, Flow, and/or Visio.
o Microsoft Azure Services, direction and evolution as related to enterprise desktop, mobile and infrastructure services. Key areas include Azure Active Directory and modern authentication architectures, OMS, Microsoft Office 365, Enterprise Mobility and Security, and Teams.
 
Senior level experience with Windows OS (Windows 7 and Windows 10), Active Directory, Identity and Access, Group Policy configurations, and OS image engineering and deployment.
 
Industry leading experience with cloud, hybrid infrastructures and adjacent technologies, architecture designs, migrations, and industry standards.
 
Self-starter with proven reputation learning and embracing new and disruptive technologies. Experience driving innovation and value to customer; building partnerships and delivering new capabilities in support of compelling business cases. 
 
Experience implementing technical solutions to fulfill business objectives, including but not limited to workshops, proof of concept reviews, configuration/development, and implementation. 
 
Demonstrated experience building and managing IT solutions and integrating Cloud technologies. 
 
Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application-types, and systems engineering.
 
Knowledge of IT governance and operations.
 
Knowledge of financial modeling as it pertains to IT investment, budget cycles, and OpEx/CapEx consumption of IT
 
   May consider an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
   Certifications
 
Certifications across various industries and platforms.
 
Microsoft MCSE with exams covering a combination of O365, EM+S, and Azure.
 
Certifications in domain-specific technologies.
 
 
Other Skills and Abilities  
 
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where organizational skills are essential.
 
Possess excellent collaboration skills with wide variety of internal team members; thought leadership on emerging trends and products and innovations for customers using Microsoft tools and products.
 
Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people will understand; ability to provide understanding of how proposed solution will solve client’s business needs, requirements and problems.
 
Project and program management planning and organizational skills.
 
Ability to lead technical process with clients as well as within Logicalis.
 
Ability to work and lead cross departmental resources to accomplish client’s objective.
 
Ability to have business level conversation with IT technical customers and C-level executives alike and assist them in deploying solutions to meet business requirements. 
 
Fluency in formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas.
 
Outstanding oral, written, and technical/business communication skills.
 
Strong technical and customer interaction skills. 
 
Ability to multi-task and accommodate requests from multiple clients and from Logicalis pre-sales, delivery and sales teams.
 
 
Physical Demands
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is constantly required to sit, talk, see, hear, and use hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand; move about, climb steps or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
 
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. 
 
Logicalis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to employ people who are qualified by reason of education, training, experience, and demonstrated performance.   We value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, height, weight, disability, veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable federal or state laws.
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