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Microsoft 365 Technical Architect - Contract

New Signature
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23 Feb 2021

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Join a team of passionate thought leaders in a dynamic and collaborative environment! New Signature's team is growing fast and we're looking for our next Microsoft 365 Technical Architect - Contract.New Signature are a multi-award winning Microsoft Gold Partner delivering cloud capabilities to our clients in an authentic, human and innovative environment. We are a cloud first, full-service Microsoft partner committed to delivering innovative technology solutions that solve human challenges. Curious, innovative and passionate are a few words to describe the team at New Signature, we work towards providing outstanding customer experience and building strong relationships.

Our GoalGrow organically - Grow by strategic acquisition - Be a vibrant workplace - Deliver world class service

  • Designed, configured & implemented Microsoft 365/Exchange/Skype for Business/Teams solutions, including hybrid deployment options
  • Designed, configured & implemented on-premises Exchange (2010/2013/2016/2019) and Skype for Business solution
  • Understanding of network implications & requirements needed for all Microsoft 365 functions
  • Understanding of Microsoft 365 licence levels and feature/service implications associated at various levels
  • Experience of PowerShell scripting for Microsoft 365 implementation and migrations
  • Strong knowledge and experience of managing Microsoft 365 migrations at Enterprise level
  • Implemented and managed appropriate identity models for Microsoft Azure AD, ADFS, Single Sign On (SSO) and Azure AD Connect for the deployment of Microsoft 365 solutions
  • Supporting the sync and sharing of large volumes of data with OneDrive
  • Experience with Azure AD user management both for Microsoft 365 and third-party services
  • Experience of providing security recommendations or supporting the implementation of security requirements across the Microsoft 365 suite
  • Focusing on Communication, Collaboration, Identity and Security aspects of the Microsoft 365 portfolio

Technical and Personal CompetenciesCollaboration Contributes to a team discussion and decision-making Shares knowledge and experience with the members of the team to support the team's goal Ensures that others can perform related tasks or deliver related objectives

Technical Competence Provides advice and guidance in area of technical/professional specialism. Keeps level of knowledge consistently up to date to ensure advice is reflective of the latest thinking/legislation Is regarded as a "Technical Authority" and acts as a reference point to others Technical skills and knowledge in the following: Microsoft Certifications advantageous, but not a necessity: eg MCSA, MCP, MCSA - Cloud platforms, MCSA - Microsoft 365, MCSE Experience delivering Enterprise Mobility and Security products such as Azure Information Protection, Azure AD Premium, Conditional Access, Cloud App Security, Advanced Threat Protection, Microsoft Intune Experience using 3rd party migration tools, such as BitTitan MigrationWiz, Quest Migration Manager, Binary Tree CMT Experience of tenant to tenant migrations, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures along with associated technical considerations and constraints

Leadership Influences direction and implements change effectively with colleagues working locally and remotely, taking people with them Influences leadership direction across multiple functions and inspires motivation and team working

Planning and Organisation Plan to meet short, medium- and long-term needs Quantifies impact of work and change to business processes and ways of working Demonstrates basic project management to ensure a smooth implementation - Ability to plan and implement change initiatives effectively across technical and business audiences

Business and Problem Analysis Defines problems and supports recommendations through appropriate analysis Cuts through multiple sources of information to understand the real issue. Can convert analysis into action plans and pragmatic solutions. - Understands the challenges of managing information in the modern workplace and can define "Future State" information architecture models and solutions

Communication Professionally manages both internal and external communication channels Communicates appropriate level of information upwards and downwards Produces effective communication with clear and appropriate messaging for all audiences

Adaptability and Flexibility Modifies own behavioural style and approach to achieve results Takes a pragmatic approach and can make clear progress and seeking colleague input/validation when necessary Encourages others to refocus and work more effectively together when priorities change

Join us today and be part of the success story!Security Responsibility:All employees must act in accordance with New Signature's corporate security standards.

About New SignatureWho are New Signature?We are a pure Microsoft, pure public Cloud solutions provider. The 2017 Acquisition of Paradigm Systems & Dot Net Solutions by New Signature accelerated a suite of capabilities to support the world's most prestigious and recognisable brands, helping them to become digital organisations powered by the Cloud.

We have over 500 people across the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, the Philippines and Australia, with our UK office growing over 70% YoY and headcount more than tripling.

How has this been possible?

Our values of being Generous, Authentic, Innovative and most importantly, Human, has enabled a unique approach to provide outstanding customer experiences, drive transformational results for clients across all company sizes & successfully deliver pioneering solutions that challenge the status quo. We've quickly established ourselves as a recognized expert at the forefront of Microsoft's technology stack with exceptional services to empower our customers, colleagues, and community.


Our employees are driven by our values and know that they make a positive difference every time that they help a customer to solve their challenges. Our focus on delivering great customer experiences empowers our people to build rewarding relationships that contribute to our positive work environment. You can learn more about our culture here: New Signature CultureHuman

We use our hearts and minds to collaborate for success.

We harness technology to drive business, but we never let that replace our human connections. We use our hearts and minds to collaborate for success and instill confidence in our customers through relationships forged from trust.


We are giving and respectful.

With our efforts to always be generous, we elevate our service level with empathetic and considerate communications and actions. We always find a way to support our customers and colleagues by giving of our time and talent and equally respecting the time and talent of others.


We tell it as it is, with positive intent.

Being authentic helps to nurture our strong and trusted relationships. We are honest, transparent, and reliable. When you partner with New Signature, you are partnering with a group of purposeful, outcome-driven and results-oriented professionals.


We push the boundaries at the intersection of people, process and technology.

For us, there are no limit to our dreams. We continually innovate and push boundaries at the intersection of people, process, and technology to bring our customers and colleagues the best solutions first.


As a Global Cloud Transformation Consultancy business, New Signature understands diversity and inclusion in the workplace brings benefits to our customers, our business and most importantly, our people. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

New Signature prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including all aspects of the recruiting and employment life-cycle at New Signature.


New Signature requires candidates to prove eligibility to work in the UK. Offered candidates may be asked to complete a background check as permitted by applicable employment regulations. Depending on the requirements of the job, these record checks may include any or all of the following education verification, employment verification, drug screening, and criminal record check.
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