Cloud Architect, Microsoft 365

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Our client is a leading international law firm that provides legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., they have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever our clients’ needs take us. They are hiring a MSFT Cloud Architect in their downtown Los Angeles office.

The Cloud Architect for Microsoft 365 will be responsible for the design, planning, assessment, and strategies around the firm’s migrations and operations within the Microsoft cloud. This position requires expert-level understanding and experience in the migration and configuration of Microsoft enterprise cloud solutions including related technologies such as Active Directory, Exchange, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Teams, Entra ID, and Entra Connect. The position also requires a deep understanding of the governance needs and security options around these services.

What you get to DO

  • Serve as the go-to technical expert to design, configure, and maintain their on-premise enterprise MSFT 365 environment
  • Translate and document requirements into architectural design and present to C-level management
  • Plan and execute end-to-end implementations of Microsoft 365 workloads
  • Provide guidance to the firm’s IT management of existing and emerging Microsoft 365 and related core technologies
  • Review and identify Microsoft 365 platform governance needs and security configuration options
  • Provide expertise and be a key resource with major service migrations into the Microsoft 365 services
  • Work directly with Infosec teams to validate designs account for all aspects of information security best practices and firm requirements
  • Regularly analyze 365 and cloud environments to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement
  • At an expert level, create, review, and distribute technical documentation for cloud solutions and projects including, processes, procedures, troubleshooting, training, and change management
  • Ability to provide strategic vision and leadership to large technical teams on complex projects
  • Proactively provide process improvement, security configuration, and standardization across the firm’s cloud solutions

What YOU need to do the JOB

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) required in Computer Science, Information Systems, Technology, System Analysis, Engineering or a related study
  • 10+ years of progressive global enterprise-level experience with IT solutions and engineering
  • Advanced Microsoft M365 certifications
  • Office 365 subject matter expertise for Microsoft Entra ID, Exchange Online, Defender for Office 365, Teams and Teams voice services, and other O365 workloads
  • Microsoft Security components: Defender for Identity, Defender for Cloud Apps, Microsoft Entra ID Premium
  • Experience in Microsoft cloud security controls, Data Loss Prevention, Purview, and understanding of Litigation Hold, Retention, and eDiscovery
  • Must have real-world, hands-on experience delivering messaging and collaboration solutions utilizing Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 within large, complex environments
  • Must have real-world experience helping to manage and maintain on-premises Active Directory, GPO's, and on-premises Active Directory migrations to M365
  • Experience with Azure is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Intune a plus
  • Experience with email protection and security leveraging Proofpoint is a plus.

What's in it for YOU

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Long Term Care, and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account
  • Healthcare Concierge and Advocacy
  • Voluntary 401k Plan and Profit Sharing
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year and a generous PTO program
  • Family Support including Pediatric Mental Health and Parental Support, Paid Parental Leave, Fertility Benefits, and Breast Milk Shipping
  • Back-up Child Care, Elder Care, and Tutoring
  • Wellness Programs (Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health, and Well-Being Events)
  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Anniversary Bonus Program
  • Transportation Allowance and Commuter Benefits
  • International Travel/Auto/Home/Legal/Pet Insurance
  • Hybrid work model, 3 days in office.