Robert Half Technology Messaging/Office365 Architect in Houston, Texas

The Messaging and Collaboration Architect has responsibility for architecture, design, and implementation of technical and business solutions supporting Office 365, SharePoint,, Email Services, cloud hosted faxing solution and collaboration tool environments. To be successful in this position, the Messaging and Collaboration Architect will have expert-level traditional AD/Messaging skills and remain technically proficient in and support a wide variety of technologies including VMware, Active Directory, SSO integration technologies (ADFS), and Windows Server and related applications while being a subject matter expert in collaboration technologies.

  • Performs technical design authority in messaging and collaboration toolsets for enterprise solutions.

  • Assists in the management of messaging and collaboration escalations between infrastructure and application and SaaS teams.

  • Leads Messaging/SharePoint/Collaboration projects from a technical and project management perspective.

  • Performs evaluation of new & emerging technologies, such as cloud based collaboration tools and support the secure integration of those products into the environment.

  • Seeks innovative solutions to problems and makes recommendations for implementations.

  • As a part of the Office of Information Technology team, participates in business requirement gathering sessions, gathers user data requirements, understand the user requirements and assist in the reconciliation of technical and business requirements as they relate to messaging and collaboration.

  • Maintains, governs and enforces messaging and collaboration architecture-related standards.

  • Provides project reports and other documentation throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Provides quality assurance for respective projects.

  • Along with other members of Messaging and Collaboration team, assists in creating and maintaining documentation on messaging and applicable environments.

  • Completes special projects as identified by senior leadership.

  • Prepares written reports as needed.

  • Develops and maintains comprehensive documentation and meet the SLA's set with customers for the services provided.

  • Resolves conflicting priorities, prioritizes projects and allocates resources to address needs.

  • Promotes effective written and verbal communications. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems or Computer Science or 10+ years equivalent technical work experience.

  • Ten plus years of industry and system experience with working knowledge of Windows 2012/2008 (including AD, ADFS, DirSync, DNS, TCP/IP, etc.).

  • Seven years of hands on experience managing a large complex Microsoft-based messaging and collaboration environment with a demonstrable track record of managing projects impacting entire organization.

  • Minimum of three years of Cloud technology administration experience.

  • Office 365 and stand-alone SharePoint, Exchange 2013, and Active Directory administration experience in an enterprise level environment.

  • Passionate desire to 'Wow' end users providing a positive customer experience on every service encounter Experience with VB scripting and PowerShell scripting.

  • Strong communication (both verbal and written), organizational, customer service and time management skills as well as technical project management skills In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Exchange, Lync/Skype for Business, and SharePoint both on premise and in the Office 365 Cloud Skilled understanding of digital certificates, identity management, and on-premise to cloud migrations platforms Adept at presenting technical concepts to non-technical decision makers.

With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis for initiatives ranging from web development and systems integration to network security and technical support. Through our alliances with industry-leading organizations such as HDI® and the Microsoft® Partner program, we have access to client companies that other staffing firms don't. In addition to our free job search services, we provide our candidates with access to free online technical training and a competitive benefits and compensation package.

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Req ID: 04130-0008868583

Functional Role: Systems Administrator

Country: USA

State: TX

City: Houston

Postal Code: 77021

Compensation: $100,000.00 to $115,000.00 per year

Requirements: MS Office 365, MS Exchange Server, MS Lync, SharePoint