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Skype For Business – Technical Architect
Ref No.: 17-04686
Location: Woodland Hills, California
Start Date / End Date: 06/05/2017 to 12/31/2017
 Woodland Hills CA
6 months


The Client is embarking on a major initiative to replace our Avaya/Lync solution with Skype For Business (S4B) across our global user base and are seeking to recruit a contract Skype For Business Technical Architect to join our Global IT Architecture team.
 
The successful candidate will become the S4B Technical Design Authority / Subject Matter Expert and collaborate with our implementation partners and client teams to deliver to a successful project outcome.
 
The candidate must have proven experience acting as the Technical Architect / Design Authority on multiple projects migrating from legacy systems to S4B in Global organizations with 5000+ users and 50+ offices spread globally.
 
The gravitas to influence decisions plus develop, promote and enforce standards in a highly federated complex global business is paramount.
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Additional Job Details:   Strategic •           A member of the IT Infrastructure Architecture group which has a remit to ensure that has a robust, flexible, scalable and efficient IT architecture that supports its business strategy & direction •                Becomes the UMG Technical Design Authority / Subject Matter Expert for the duration of the S4B implementation •             Defines, maintains and oversees UMG's overall IT Architecture strategy for the specified domain(s) •    Defines, develops, documents and maintains architectural blueprints, best practices, deployment frameworks and standards •                Promotes the use of the defined IT standards within UMG business units to both technical and non-technical customers. Project & Operations Engagement •               Works with peers to solve complex technical challenges and ensure all agreed IT architectures are truly "fit-for-purpose” •   Engages with project teams to develop and agree architecture solutions for individual project deployments •   Documents recommended architecture options along with fully costed analysis for approval by senior management •   Provides architectural governance during implementations, to ensure compliance with defined IT architectural standards. •     Provides IT Domain thought leadership and guidance to other members of the IT teams • Contributes to the creation of RFI/RFP's and performs product and vendor assessment & selection
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Market Job Title               Skype For Business – Technical Architect
 
Experience
•             Acting as the Technical Architect / Design Authority on multiple projects migrating from legacy systems (Ayava/Lync) to S4B in Global Organizations having 5000+ users and 50+ offices across the world.
•             Experience in a multi-vendor outsourced environment - articulating key requirements to multiple vendors & solution providers
•             Defining the optimum approach to cutover large groups of users from legacy to S4B to minimise business impacts
•             Designing & defining options to give appropriate levels of S4B resilience (e.g. using S4B pools)
•             Hybrid S4B architectures (mixture of Cloud PBX and on-premise S4B server)
•             Experience of AudioCodes and/or PolyCom devices (SBA's / Client's / Conference Room Equipment / End User Devices)
•             Design & definition of conference room technology options as related to S4B solutions
•             H.323 to Legacy Interop & Bridging solutions and approaches
•             Integration of S4B with complex security solutions into the core network topology and at the network perimeter
•             Experience of S4B user provisioning solutions and real-world operational deployment
•             Experience of Call Auditing integration with S4B (e.g. MindCTI)
•             Experience with WAN optimization & traffic management appliances such as Riverbed and Ipanema is a bonus
•             Providing high quality, S4B knowledge transfer into the clients IT Operations team(s)
•             Implementation of Microsoft PSTN services is a bonus
 
Education
 
•             Educated to degree level in an IT related discipline (or significant proven industry experience)
•             Relevant Industry or technology vendor certifications such as may be advantageous
 
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Candidate, Joe
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djcand@gmail.com
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# years of each skill required on the job:
  • Experience in projects replacing our Avaya/Lync solution with Skype For Business (S4B)
  • Technical Architecture of Skype for Business
  • # projects working with Global Organizations having 5000+ users and 50+ offices across the world.
  • Experience in a multi-vendor outsourced environment
  • Hybrid S4B architectures (mixture of Cloud PBX and on-premise S4B server)
  • Experience of AudioCodes and/or PolyCom devices (SBA's / Client's / Conference Room Equipment / End User Devices)
  • H.323 to Legacy Interop & Bridging solutions and approaches
 
Any relevant certifications?
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