Solution Architect - Windows, Active Directory, Exchange

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Start date:
1st of June
7 months
Centum Recruitment Limited
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Solution Architect - Windows, Active Directory, Exchange

Key Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of infrastructure architecture and technology
  • Experience with managing large outsourcing vendors and steering their deliveries
  • Thorough knowledge of infrastructure components in a global environment (eg WAN, LAN, Servers, Clients, E-mail and collaboration solutions, application packaging and distribution, basic security components, mobility solutions, ) with a strong focus on Microsoft workplace solutions
  • Ability to translate business needs into architecture and design
  • Ability to estimate and assess the financial impact of architecture alternatives
  • Project management experience and skills
  • Competency within ITIL process such as Change-, Release- and Capacity Management
  • Good communication skills and experienced in interaction with business stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, defining targets and prioritizing tasks in a demanding environment
  • Structured (and yet able to manage a lot of simultaneous tasks),  customer service minded, proactive and highly committed and highly driving
  • Comfortable in working in a multi-cultural, multi-language environment

Job description for the Solution Architect:

As an experienced Solution Architect, you will be part of the Architecture department and will report to the Architecture Line Manager & Lead Technology Architect. You must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. Other European languages are a plus.

The Architecture and Standards department is focusing on future solutions and use of innovative technology to enable growth. The department is responsible for architecture and design of IT services and solutions, with an overall objective to translate my client's business needs into technology and solution design, to drive innovation across the IT organization, and to proactively advocate the utilization of technological solutions to improve Client's business.

Responsibilities for the Solution Architect:

My client is looking for an experienced solution architect with a strong background in Microsoft technology ( Windows, Active Directory, Exchange) to act as lead architect on a global infrastructure (workplace services) deployment project (Polaris).

There is a need to create standard solutions and processes to handle deviating requests from end-users and sites, as well as handle specific gaps not addressed earlier, and come up with solutions to problems best solved by changes in the infrastructure.

  • For the remainder of the project (until the end of 2013), the architect will:
  • Handle requests coming from the Polaris team where principal decisions are needed
  • Handle Requests coming from the Polaris team/project where no solution can be found
  • Handle requests coming from Polaris team where multiparty decisions are needed
  • Be a sounding board and help with peer review for the other technology architects
  • Steer the external vendors that are managing and implementing the new services
  • Negotiate changes to the solution with said vendors