United Kingdom



Area of expertise:

Infrastructure / Unified Communications

Job Description

Unified Communications Consultant

Avanade UK is looking to hire an experienced and dynamic Unified Communications Consultant to join our growing Infrastructure Consulting team.

This role is permanent and full time. Travel is an integral part of this position; you must be willing and able to travel within the UK as much as is required by the needs of our customers and our business. Although not frequent, this could also involve international assignments.

About the role

As a member of Infrastructure Consulting, you will be part of our client facing team and play an active role in delivering infrastructure and cloud solutions to our customers.

About you:

You will naturally have a strong foundation in core Microsoft infrastructure technologies

You will be able to demonstrate prior experience and subject matter expertise in large scale desktop transformation and deployment projects (2000+ seats) where organizations have deployed Microsoft based UC solutions

You will come from a customer facing background with project delivery experience

The key areas and technologies will show strong experience in are:      

Working knowledge of designing and implementing one or more Microsoft Unified Communications Family products:

  • Skype for Business Online
  • Office 365 and Teams
  • Lync Server 2010 / 2013
  • Skype For Business 2015
  • Enterprise Voice implementation experience, as either the primary Telephony platform or integration with existing PBX infrastructure
  • Development of Unified Communication strategy to address the business requirements and associated delivery roadmaps encompassing all key dependencies
  • VoIP and Telephony infrastructure design and/or implementation experience
  • Edge Services implementation for external or mobile client access and Federation
  • Other desirable UC related technologies:
  • Unified Messaging e.g. Exchange Server
  • Collaboration Services e.g. SharePoint
  • SIP telephony
  • Cisco Call Manager
  • Network configuration

Expertise in any of the following areas is also highly desirable :

  • Microsoft Certified IP-PBX gateways, for example AudioCodes, Dialogic, Sonus
  • Microsoft Certified End Points, for example Plantronics, Polycom
  • Integration with Telephony PBX systems, for example Avaya, Cisco, Mitel
  • Integration with Video Conferencing platforms, for example Cisco, LifeSize, Polycom
  • Integration with periphery software solutions including Skype, CRM and Contact Center systems
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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