Skype Architect

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  • Contract 60 days
  • £750 - £850 (GBP) / day
  • Remote Only
  • ASAP

Our client has an opportunity available for a Skype Architect to support their client located in London, UK. This position will be focused on design and documentation of a Collaboration solution for a global financial client as part of a large transformation program.  

Description

Our client has an opportunity available for a Skype Architect to support their client located in London, UK. This position will be focused on design and documentation of a Collaboration solution for a global financial client as part of a large transformation program.  

Position

  • A UC Solutions Architect with a deep technical understanding of Microsoft’s on-premises Skype for Business solution, including secure Edge and Hybrid (MS Teams) design
  • The ability to lead and guide both internal and external stakeholders in technical discussions
  • An individual with a penchant for defending security best practices and being able to portray this to a varied audience
  • Working from project specification, designing and architecting the solution at a high level, overcoming challenges and negotiating with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to explain and suggest best practices around user permissions, GPO assignment and Skype For Business permission settings in a Hybrid environment

 

Responsibilities:

  • Extensive experience of designing UC and Collaboration Solutions including management and provisioning platforms
  • Experience of designing and demonstrating Microsoft Unified Communications and Collaboration products and services
  • Comfortable working in multi-discipline, complex programs of work
  • Ensure that all design work aligns to the customers Compliance and legal requirements.

Requirements:

You will highly experience in design and architecture within the Microsoft Unified Communication and Collaboration space and have expertise in two or more of the following areas;

  • Prior experience in delivering change in a Global Financial organization is a must
  • A clear understanding of all Active Directory scenarios, including Azure hosted
  • Knowledge of firewall configuration and settings for secure environments, especially for Financial institutions; expected to have Palo Alto, Cisco or equivalent experience
  • Hardware Security Module appliance experience, specifically for Secure external Certificate supply to MS Servers
  • Experience of Private Cloud Skype for Business Hybrid configuration, including DNS, DMZ and Certificate generation
  • Solutions Architecture (Design and Planning)
  • Understanding of design implications for integration of Office 365 as part of the solution
  • Own and deliver both a High Level and Low Level design for a hybrid UC & Collaboration Solution
  • Microsoft Teams / Skype for Business deployment (Cloud deployments)
  • Knowledge of Session Border Controllers, Gateways, voice/video routing and cloud connectivity options

 

Knowledge of other Cisco Product would be a distinct advantage i.e, Cisco R&S, Sec, WLAN, etc.

  • Exceptional client facing meeting and presentation skills
  • Understanding of complimentary UC applications: Voice Recording, Call logging, Wallboards, and compliance capture etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Help produce technical documentation to articulate the business and technical benefit
  • Produce design documentation – HLD, LLD, Operating guides etc.
  • Develop detailed 'scopes of work' to documents
  • Deliver UC technology & service solutions in bid responses, working with the account team

 

Please note:

  • This role is inside of IR35.
  • All candidates will need to go through a background check.
  • Must be and EU Citizen and eligible to live and work in the UK.
  • Skills

    Environments
    Cloud Services
    Unified Communications
    Voice / Telephony
    General Software
    Microsoft Office 365
    IT Infrastructure Expertise
    Firewalls
    Solution Architecture
    IT Infrastructure Products
    Cisco Collaboration Products
    Cisco Unified Communications
    Microsoft
    Microsoft Skype for Business 2015
    IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
    DNS
    Routing
    IT Network Expertise
    Session Border Controllers (SBC)
    Workflow & Collaboration Tools
    Microsoft Teams

    Industry Experience

    Finance & Insurance
    Consultancy and Professional Services