Country:

Switzerland

Cities:

Zurich

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

Do you build bridges between business and technology? So do we.

You’re a collaborative communicator who knows how to match business needs to Office 365 technology solutions, helps non-technical audiences understand complex information, and supports your team members in their career development.


About you

You’re an experienced O365 technology architect with lots of business skills. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as with your clients, and you know how to build bridges between the two. You’re experienced in running complex projects and using your experience and judgment to make sure everything runs smoothly.


About the job

As an Manager for Office 365 Architecture and Project Management, you’ll lead the design and build of complex infrastructure solutions. You’ll support your clients to transform their information technology and adapt O365 solutions as their needs change to create value. You’ll oversee people and manage projects of moderate to large size and complexity; partnering with your customers to ensure the smooth and successful design and implementation of Avanade solutions. You’ll also be involved with proposals and some marketing/PR initiatives, as needed.


On the job, you will:

  • Lead all project phases – plan, analyze, design, build and test
  • Facilitate partnerships between cross-functional technology and design teams to integrate technology, operations and solution requirements into solution strategies
  • Oversee the development of infrastructure solutions within designated computing environments
  • Set information technology operations, processes, procedures and toolsets to manage and maintain the requirements specified
  • Manage change plans to ensure projects are delivered and deployed successfully, guiding your team to use global resources effectively
  • Support your analyst and consultant team members by evaluating their performance, providing feedback, coaching and providing career guidance
  • Using your management skills to support and develop operations and business
  • Travel as needed.


Your skills

You are an experienced Office 365 architect with a talent for business. You have excellent communications skills and you know how to map business needs to technology solutions and help non-technical audiences understand the benefits of these solutions. You probably have around seven years of relevant systems engineering and/or infrastructure experience. You’re likely to have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, Information Technology, or similar.


Your experience ideally includes:

  • Office 365, cloud technologies, networking, data center operations, platform migration, and enterprise directories, as well as operation management, systems security, testing, databases, and mobility considerations 
  • Leading of infrastructure projects
  • Working with clients globally, consulting on complex projects, and with offshore teams
  • Ability to communicate complex information verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical stakeholders in German and English
  • Financial metrics, including profit and loss accounting and how decisions have an impact on costs and profits



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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.