Active Directory and Exchange Architect

Opportunity Description: Gordian Dynamics is seeking an Active Directory and Exchange Architect to be a part of their Innovation & Architecture team with focus on delivering enterprise-class solutions to the healthcare IT industry.  A qualified candidate will have expert level knowledge of Active Directory architecture and deployment in on-premises and hybrid scenarios, and deep experience with Office 365 integration and migrations.  A strong consultative background is strongly preferred with the ability to interpret business ideas into solutions for current and prospective clients.  You will work closely with clients to understand their needs to design, build, and implement these solutions.

As an Active Directory and Exchange architect, you must possess a positive attitude and be a resourceful problem-solver.  You will be a support escalation point for engineers, and participate in presales activities including creating Statements of Work. Training, documentation, and mentoring other team members are all aspects of this dynamic and fast paced opportunity.  Polished and professional presentation, verbal and written communication required.  Excellent interpersonal, relationship building skills, and ability to work well individually and within a team framework.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience designing, implementing and supporting Microsoft Active Directory
  • Minimum of 7 years of hands on experience with server based, converged platforms, and operating system technologies (IBM / HP / Dell / Cisco UCS, Open Compute), including architecture and design
  • Minimum of 3 years of Storage based technologies SAN, NAS, iSCSI, FC
  • Minimum of 3 years of Network technologies and connectivity
  • Minimum of 3 years previous consulting experience
  • Minimum of 2 years with Office 365 migrations
  • Deep experience with Active Directory, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), SAML, web Single Sign-on (SSO), OAuth and related authentication technologies
  • Experience with Exchange Online, Office 365, Directory Synchronization and SSO for Office 365
  • B.S. in Computer Science, related fields or commensurate work experience
  • Project experience implementing core infrastructure, networking and cloud based services for business teams or consumers
  • Transport Layer Security / SSL principles and management
  • Proficient with establishing hardware requirements and storage needs
  • Strong analytical problem solving ability
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery principles, patterns and usage
  • Understanding of cloud ecosystem and leading edge cloud emerging technologies

Preferred Skills:

  •  Knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure as a service, public and private cloud solutions
  • Strong understanding, hands on experience in at least one hypervisor technology
  • Experience with architecture and design, including orchestration and automation
  • Knowledge and experience with converged infrastructure
  • ITIL concepts, in particular for Service Desk, Incident, RCA, and Problem Management
  • Asset Management (Experience with tools/process)
  • Designing and implementing server solutions
  • Designing scalable server architectures for critical business systems that may leverage external cloud solutions
  • Experience in project management and detailed technical planning
  • Infrastructure capacity planning and management
  • Implementing disaster recovery processes and procedures
  • Maintaining problem tracking and resolution at a detailed level for service requests
  • Performance tuning of servers and operating systems
  • Practical experience implementing AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Strong proficiency with PowerShell
  • Skype For Business and unified communications
  • System Center 2012 R2 experience (OpsMgr/SCOM, ConfigMgr/SCCM, VMM, Orchestrator)

Preferred Certifications:

  • MCTS: Cloud/Azure
  • MCSA: Server 2012
  • MCSE: Private Cloud
  • AWS: Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

 

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