Consultant DOD, Services & Support in Bloomington, IL


TitleConsultant DOD
CategoryServices & Consulting
LocationBloomington, IL
DivisionServices & Support
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Location: O'Fallon, IL

OVERVIEW: Microsoft Services is proud to have the opportunity to serve our Department of Defense (DOD) Air Force (AF) customers and offer an opportunity for you to do the same. We work side by side in creating solutions that address their mission based needs. The Microsoft Services DOD AF Team plays a vital role in supporting our customers' missions and objectives through accelerating the adoption and deployment of Microsoft products and services as we work to solve their most challenging problems.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Microsoft Public Sector Services is looking for seasoned Consultant that has a unique blend of advanced technology skills and strategic business acumen. This role requires both a broad and deep technology background as a core foundation but must include industry specific knowledge and the ability to architect solutions by mapping customer business problems to end-to-end technology solutions. The candidate must also be able to engage in senior level technology and business decision maker discussions that demonstrate their experience and deep knowledge of the DOD and AF space.

Consultants in the AF Practice must apply advanced analysis skills and experience to provide detailed reliable solutions and estimates for service implementations. To be credible, he or she must have current and deep experience in the broad area of DOD challenges in general and a broad range of skills across the Microsoft platform, specifically, Exchange 2010, Office 365 and Active Directory. Strong leadership and the ability to professionally represent Microsoft in challenging environments are required. Understanding of competitive technology enables the Consultant to properly assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from, and/or integrating with customer solutions hosted on, non-Microsoft platforms. Ability to manage projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing multi-phase, multi-dimensional, and multi-resource IT infrastructure projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction. The role requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both crisis management and expectation management.

The successful candidate must demonstrate expert level knowledge required for assisting customers in architecting, planning, testing and deploying solutions including the following:
- Exceptional demonstrated consulting skills.
- Demonstrated excellence at presenting complex technical topics to both executive and technical personnel.
- Proven experience in supporting engagements which includes estimating, scoping, and contributing to the creation of effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk.
- An ability to articulate architectural differences between solution methods and the challenges and approaches to integrating solutions built on different platforms including a working knowledge of different architectural frameworks that may be used by our customers.
- Proven knowledge of Industry Standards and other industry specific regulations that govern or influence how solutions are delivered.
- Large enterprise deployment experience in complex homogeneous environments.
- Air Force domain knowledge preferred.

In addition, the successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in one or more of the following areas of expertise:
- Have Design experience with Windows Operating Systems (2008 R2 and 2012R2)
- Must have detailed knowledge of application installation troubleshooting and run-time faults
- Must be knowledgeable of Best Practices, design process and operational methods for creating, deploying, maintaining and operating Microsoft Server solutions.
- Creating Remediation Documentation and Plans.
- Hands-on experience with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 including Server 2008R2 and above preferred.
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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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