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Senior Microsoft Consultant
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Job Description

SMARTSOURCE is looking for a Senior Microsoft Consultant for a customer located in the Cincinnati, OH area.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: $90k – 120k, with a 20% bonus plan

Location: Atlanta, Georgia 30301

Travel: Travel is required and is estimated at 40 - 50% of the time in support of sales and engineering

Title: Senior Consultant, Microsoft Practice

General Function: This technical consultant will be responsible for the understanding of our customer’s Microsoft Infrastructure platforms as well as the complementary Microsoft products. We have multiple roles available based on specific advanced skills in Microsoft Cloud Technologies (Office 365, Hosted Exchange/SharePoint, MS Azure, MS Lync, etc.) as well as other complementary products. Large scale migration experience is required as well.

As a Senior Consultant you will leverage your extensive Microsoft experience within your specific area of expertise to provide both pre-sales and post sales activities. Our Senior Consultant’s will provide subject matter expertise (SME) to their clients as it relates to their Microsoft Infrastructure platforms and Cloud solutions. In a pre-sales role you will determine the best solution to meet the clients need and perform and develop the project scope, design and deployment approach which will translate business requirements into managed and professional service proposals. As a SME, you will also lead and, in some cases, execute various projects that center on the effective configuration and documentation of solutions including assessments, health checks, proof of concepts, enhancements, deployments and large scale migrations. This individual will work in conjunction with Sales and Business Development team members as well as other members of our Professional Services team. The solutions consultant role leverages the appropriate offerings and expertise to best address the customer needs with a cost effective solution and will help in development of future offerings and capabilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.• Align with Sales to represent the Microsoft Practice• Gathers and assesses customer needs, both business and technical• Works with clients to obtain technical priorities, challenges, and initiatives that can be translated into Microsoft Infrastructure opportunities• Represent yourself as technical expert with customers; shares knowledge in area of expertise and links to related technology areas• Maintains excellent communications with customer executive management and business executives• Delivers customer workshops as appropriate for further understanding of issues and buy-in to proposed solution• Develops professional services assessments and provides subject matter expertise for executing the assessments• Builds customer loyalty through continuous innovation, becoming a trusted advisor• Develops and fosters relationships with strategic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and key partners• Responsible for the coordination, delivery, and quality of presales technology solution deliverables which including configurations, architectural diagrams, and proposals• Establishes the validity of a solution and its components; creates proof of concept where required• Identifies the growth path and scalability options of a solution and includes these in design activities• Assists in statement of work review and development• Actively supports the account team with solution advice, proposals, presentations, and other customer communications• Analyzes and provides support to deals in the pipeline where needed• Facilitates smooth transition from sales to implementation by orienting the appropriate teams to the solution design

Maintain a high level of client satisfaction at all times by completing jobs on schedule and by displaying a positive and helpful attitude

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required: • Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering or computer science• Ideal candidate requires a minimum of 8-10 years of technical experience with 3-5 years in a senior-level role.

One or more advanced professional certifications related to chosen discipline (MCSE, MCSM etc.) are highly preferred.

Experience in large scale migration initiates such as O365 / Exchange Migrations, management platform migrations and server migrations are preferred.• Advanced level expertise relating to one or more (preferred) of the following:

- Microsoft Cloud Solutions (O365, Hosted Exchange/SharePoint, MS Azure, Lync, etc.)

- Active Directory

- Windows Server (versions up to 2012)

- Exchange (versions up to 2013)

- System Center (SCCM) (versions up to 2012)

- SCCM tools such as Configuration Manager and OSD, Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune

- Microsoft Hyper-V

Excellent written and communication skills• Project Management skills a plus – Lead teams, engineers.• Understand and be able to create Statements of Works• Excellent team player• Travel is required and is estimated at 40 - 50% of the time in support of sales and engineering

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology, Consultant
Education None
Experience At least 5 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Negligible
Job ID 11552-1
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Senior Microsoft Consultant

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