O365 Solution Architect

Location: Toronto

The Microsoft Office 365 Solution Architect will utilize expert level experience and knowledge of Office 365 architecture, administration and best practice recommendations combined with a strong current and deep experience with Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Active Directory, and Forefront Identity Manager, to assist with the design, development and deployment of messaging and communication solutions.



  • Designs, plans and performs Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 migrations
  • Proven design, planning and implementation experience with Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013 and Active Directory
  • Design, planning and implementation experience with Windows Server technologies
  • Experience in other messaging solutions such as anti-virus/anti-spam appliances and or applications, archiving solutions, mobility solutions or real-time collaboration solutions a plus
  • Responsible for leadership and delivery of project based assignments that encompass system architecture, proof-of-concept and deployment services
  • Facilitate and lead configuration planning meetings and articulate pros & cons of design/architecture decision across a wide spectrum of factors – e.g. latency, storage, startup/shutdown
  • Strong  relationship building skills and willingness to lead customers through successful challenging projects which includes estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk



  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, software design, management information systems, engineering or a related field, desired
  • 10 years minimum of progressive experience in technical solutions development using Microsoft platforms with extensive experience in design, architecture, and deployment of messaging solutions
  • 3 years minimum experience solutions consulting spanning full-lifecycle technical leadership from requirements gathering through to implementation, transition, and operations
  • Experience with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Office 365 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 is a plus
  • Comfortable working both independently and in small team environments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to document efforts and processes consistently and to industry standards
  • 5 years minimum technical experience in Microsoft Office 365; Microsoft Core Infrastructure (Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 R2, Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy, ADFS); Microsoft Messaging (Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013);Microsoft Virtualization (Hyper-V and/or App-V); Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop Deployment (Windows 7, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows Deployment Services); Microsoft System Center (SCCM, SCOM, SCSM, SCVVM); Microsoft SharePoint 2003/2007/2010/2013; Microsoft Lync / OCS; SQL Server