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Robert Half Systems Architect in Fort Worth, Texas

Description The Microsoft Systems Architect will ensure that all Azure and Microsoft 365 services are managed according to best practices and are leveraged in a cost-effective manner. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an architect-level technical understanding of the Microsoft Azure/M365 stack and a history of success translating business needs into sustainable solutions.

Responsibilities include:

• Microsoft Exchange and Proofpoint On-Demand administration

• Identity and Access management with Azure Active Directory P2, ADFS, and SAML trusts

• Support full ITIL Service Value Chain lifecycle activities for services hosted in the Azure cloud environment

• Cost management through cloud service consumption monitoring and rationalization, strategic licensing, and Enterprise Agreement negotiation

• Coordination of all M365 roadmap releases, ensuring that proper planning, tracking, and communication is in place for upcoming changes

• Provide insight and guidance on role and responsibility coverage for critical services

• Create and maintain cloud security strategies, policies, procedures, and documentation

• Monitor and review system telemetry to support continuous improvement and security initiatives

• Proactively provide guidance on cloud service offerings, best practices, engineering methodologies, and design patterns to other Information Services staff

• Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service

• Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts

• Perform other duties as required

Required Experience:

• Ten plus (10+) years of progressive IT experience, with at least four (4+) years of senior-level Azure and M365 administration in an enterprise environment

• Microsoft Exchange administration including experience with mail authentication methods (SPF, DKIM, DMARC), spam filtering, and retention management

• Experience in PowerShell, Azure CLI, Ansible or similar configuration management and automation tools

• Extensive, real-world experience designing and implementing enterprise solutions based on Microsoft cloud technologies

• Identity and access management experience with Azure AD (MFA, Conditional Access, b2b), ADFS, and SAML trusts Requirements - You'll be a good fit for this position if you have solid scripting skills

  • This position will be the best fit for a candidate with proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting various operating systems

  • Candidates experience with virtualization and containerization will be the best fit for this position

  • This position will be the best fit for a candidate with solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks

    • Microsoft Office 365 experience

    • Azure Active Directory experience

    • Solid understanding of Microsoft Exchange

  • You'll be a good fit for this position if you have experience with automation software

  • You'll be a good fit for this position if you have solid networking knowledge

  • You might be a good fit for this position if you have experience with monitoring systems

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