United States


Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, Jersey City, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh

Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

About the role 

Our Infrastructure Consulting team manages the systems that keep us and our clients ahead of the pack.  As an Active Directory / O365 Architect, you will plan, design, implement Active Directory & O365 solutions for our clients.  You will be a technical subject matter expert on both cloud and on-premise IT systems.  You will apply functional knowledge and technical expertise in the Microsoft cloud offerings and promote innovative solutions to our customers. You will develop relationships with key customer stakeholders to help them achieve their business goals.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Design and deploy enterprise-scale, complex cloud messaging infrastructure solutions
  • Gather and assess business requirements, develop and present solutions, produce design and migrating strategy documents, and provide guidance and knowledge transfer to client
  • Align customer requirements for AD implementation readiness
  • Travel to client location as needed

About you

You are a strong technologist with solid business skills. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as you are with client business users, and you know how to build bridges between the two. With your excellent communications skills, you are adept at mapping business needs to technology solutions and helping non-technical audiences understand the benefits of these solutions.

Your skill-set likely includes:

  • Understanding of Microsoft collaboration stack including Office 365, Azure AD Connect, Exchange & SharePoint Online
  • Demonstrable knowledge of migrating best practices and troubleshooting
  • Exchange Server and O365 migration and deployment experience
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Working in team-oriented, collaborative environments   

You likely have a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology, or a similar field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree. Within two years of hire or credential availability, you will obtain a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification in Server Infrastructure.


  • Hands on experience in complex messaging migration environments, including hybrid O365 configuration  
  • Experience conducting and supporting O365 migration, authentication and identity management  
  • Experience managing and remediating Active Directory, and migrating on-prem AD to Azure Active Directory
  • PowerShell scripting skills
  • Experience with EM+S, Federation Services and Identity Management is a plus
  • Ability to travel to client location as needed  

Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.


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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