Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences 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 our clients and their customers.

With 35,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries and a collaborative culture that not only honors diversity but also reflects the communities in which we operate, Joining Avanade means working in a modern global company where you’re included, supported, valued and rewarded on merit.

Avanade Norway is looking to hire experienced Microsoft 365 engineers to join our growing Modern Workplace team. The role of the Office365 engineer will be to work closely with our clients to assist them in their migration and onboarding activities to the Microsoft Online Services.

We believe this is an excellent opportunity for candidates to bring existing strong knowledge in Office365 and develop into true SME’s with the global partner alliance Avanade has with Microsoft and Accenture.

Office 365 - Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Avanade Modern Workplace team Norway

About the role

We believe that the business and employee experience transformation start with a modern workplace.

The Avanade Modern Workplace team in Norway plan, design, implement and migrate our clients to Microsoft Modern Workplace technology. Our Microsoft 365 capability ensures that we always remain at the top of our game when it comes to the latest Microsoft Modern Workplace technology developments and services. With more and more of our clients moving to Office 365, we are looking for highly skilled Office 365 Subject Matter Expert to join us who can bring deep expertise in solutions based on Office 365.  You will be joining our Nordic/Norwegian Modern Workplace team as an Office 365 SME, where you will be responsible for delivering Avanade Modern Workplace client engagements with Office 365. You will also be involved in supporting our solution sales teams to shape and win engagements.

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You likely have a bachelor’s degree in a business or technology-related field, with at least 3 years of related experience as a Technical Consultant or Architect for Microsoft Modern Workplace Solutions such as Office 365.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Lead Office 365 Onboarding activities

·         Plan, Design, Implement and Migrate to Office 365 solutions to meet business needs and requirements

·         Lead technical discussions with senior customer executives that drive decisions and implementation.

·         Support and resolve client deployment issues

·         Maintain strong working knowledge of the Office 365 services, and all required tools and products

·         Interact daily with other engineers to provide and share technical issue resolution knowledge and deployment best practices

·         Develop foster and maintain effective working relationships with Microsoft, Accenture and Avanade teams


Key Role Skill & Capability requirements

  • At least 3 years of Technical experience working within the enterprise segment
  • At least 3 years of experience with Office 365 technologies such as; Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Office Pro Plus, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of migration best practices and troubleshooting
  • Exchange, SharePoint and O365 migration and deployment experience
  • Strong troubleshooting skills across multiple platforms and systems.
  • Consultative approach to client engagements.
  • Ability to converse in the language of business owners and executives
  • Certifications in advance of employment or completion in following 12 months
    • Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements - Exam 70-346
    • Enabling Office 365 Services - Exam 70-347

Preferred Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Enterprise Mobility + Security stack including working knowledge of some of the following technologies:
    • Microsoft System Centre, Identity Management (Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, ADFS, Microsoft Identity Manager/FIM)
    • Azure Information Protection, Cloud App Security, Intune
  • Network planning and tuning for Office 365 deployments
  • Designing and implementing Hybrid solutions (Exchange, Skype, SharePoint)
  • Working knowledge of Office 365 security and compliance (Data Loss Protection, Information protection, security incident management, eDiscovery)

Consulting & Delivery Experience

·         Experience delivering solutions for client organizations through complex solutions / projects with client interactions.

·         Strong consulting / project-based background, including assessing and managing the opportunity and risk associated with enterprise scale, complex projects.

  • Strong English and Norwegian communication skills to effectively drive recommendations and land priorities across the client’s business areas.

Questions about the position?
Contact 1:  Ana Reynolds
Job Title: TA Manager Norway&Finland
Telephone: 905 68 774   

Contact 2: Magnus Tømte 
Job Title: Head of Infrastructure Norway
Telephone: 210 340 61
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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