Microsoft Exchange Architect

Computer Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) - Harrisburg, PA3.6

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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Are you looking for an exciting career? We are looking for someone with great Microsoft Exchange experience! Check out our "preferred" section for a little more of what makes you a standout candidate! Ideally, our candidate has experience within area of expertise (Microsoft Exchange 2013-2019 and Office 365), designs, develops, implements, supports, and optimizes architecture strategy to meet business capabilities and needs. Ensures completeness of architecture by adequately addressing all the pertinent concerns of its stakeholders. Ensures integrity of architecture by connecting various views of stakeholders, reconciling conflicting concerns, and showing the trade-offs made in so doing. Considers practicality and fitness for purpose in determining architecture to develop. Leverage business and technology knowledge to enable and/or alter business processes, practices, organizations and systems. Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and best in class industry business trends and practices.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide strategic consultation to business customers in defining or designing business processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling technologies based on customer capability requirements. Facilitate development of enterprise business solutions that combine knowledge of particular business processes and issues, general technological options, and process facilitation techniques. Participate in enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development.

2. Specifies and designs large or complex systems, solutions, networks, infrastructure elements, or processes. Selects appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensures that they are applied effectively. Reviews others’ system design to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources and integration of multiple systems and technology. Establishes policy for selection of architecture components. Evaluates and undertakes impact analysis on major design options. Ensures that the system architecture balances functional, service quality and systems management requirements.

3. Uses appropriate tools, including models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of

architectures. Produces detailed component requirements, specifications and translates these into detailed solutions/designs for implementation using selected products. Provides advice on technical aspects of system development, integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and processes. Ensures that relevant technical and business strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.

4. Selects and uses tools and methods to establish, clarify, and communicate the functional and non-functional requirements of system users, their characteristics, and tasks. Identifies the technical, organizational, and physical environment in which complex products or systems will operate. Identifies, proposes, initiates, and leads significant improvement programs, taking responsibility for the quality and appropriateness of the work performed and the realization of measurable business benefits. Modifies existing process improvement approaches and/or develops new approaches to achieving improvement.

5. Ensures the resolution of a variety of architecture and business problems.

  • Communicates effectively will all levels of organization
  • Manages expectations of customers, partners and management
  • Participates in customer walkthroughs and plans; design and technical walkthroughs; and problem resolution and decision making
  • Interacts with departments across the organization as necessary, including the development and interpretation of complex requirements for peers and other staff.

6. Maintains an in-depth knowledge of specific technical aspects in area of expertise and provides advice regarding their application. The area of specific expertise may be any aspect of information or communication technology, technique, method, process, product, or application area.

7. Provides leadership in the areas of expertise and architecture to peers, developers, management and business users including technical expertise, coaching, and ad-hoc training by:

  • Preparing presentations on complex issues on the area of expertise
  • Presenting to their peers to ensure consistency to Highmark's strategic direction.

8. Other duties as assigned or requested.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience

Minimum

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology

10 – 15 years’ experience in multiple IT disciplines and 5 - 7 years’ experience in business disciplines

*Grandfathered degree requirements effective July 2014

Preferred

Candidate with Microsoft Exchange server (2013 and above)

Plus if Office 365 Exchange experience

Plus experience with Cisco email security appliances and Zixmail

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Master's degree

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $65.00 to $70.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Exchange Architecture: 10 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Possible