• Solutions Architect

    Job Location(s) US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Plano
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
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    Technology Experts - Architect
  • Overview



    At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


    We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


    About Our Microsoft Cloud Solutions Practice


    Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Solutions Architect in our Microsoft Cloud Solutions practice located in Houston or Dallas. 


    Job Overview:

    As a Solution Architect in our Microsoft Cloud Solutions Practice, you will participate in all aspects of Microsoft infrastructure and cloud-based solutions including project estimation, technical design, implementation, documentation, and deployment of Microsoft solutions for our clients. You will design cloud-based solutions and lead Perficient and customer teams to deploy those solutions.


    A Solutions Architect in our Microsoft Cloud Solutions practice is expected to be an expert in Microsoft cloud technologies primarily focusing on Microsoft 365.  The Solutions Architect will have expert architecture, deployment, presentation, team management, and thought leadership skills. In addition, you will provide architectural solutions for multiple projects and you will assist in defining scope and creating workload estimations.  


    You will collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry to create and implement innovative high quality solutions, participate in Sales and various pursuits focused on our clients' business needs. You will also contribute in a variety of roles in thought leadership, mentorship, systems analysis, architecture, design, configuration,  and documentation.





    • Lead customer team meetings to gather and discuss business and technical requirements for Microsoft 365 deployments and migration projects.
    • Lead internal and customer-facing team meetings to discuss ongoing project status, risks, and deliverables.
    • Work independently or lead a team to design and deploy Microsoft 365 infrastructure solutions for enterprise customers.
    • Provide thought leadership and execution of new innovations for customers and internal Perficient initiatives.
    • Provide world class solutions and customer support to all Perficient customers.
    • Explain Microsoft 365 capabilities and technical concepts clearly and confidently to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Provide expert guidance and leadership for Microsoft 365 workloads and stay current with functionality changes and enhancements throughout Microsoft’s cloud solution workloads.
    • Design and implement integration between on-premises environments and Microsoft cloud-based environments consisting of multiple messaging and directory systems.
    • Independently manage individual work schedule with minimal oversight and proactively communicate status, progress, and risks to management and project leadership.
    • Provide leadership and mentoring to other Microsoft Cloud consultants.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Math, Engineering, or comparable major.
    • Minimum 7 years consulting experience.
    • Minimum 5 years of deployment and migration experience with the following technologies:  
      • Active Directory
      • Microsoft Exchange
      • Directory Synchronization and Azure Active Directory Connect
      • End user identity and authentication design and management
      • Active Directory Federation Services
      • Exchange Hybrid design, deployment, and support
      • Office 365 portal support
      • PowerShell scripting
      • Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite
    • Minimum 5 years consulting experience with the following types of projects:
      • Microsoft Active Directory deployments, migrations, and administration.
      • Microsoft Exchange deployments, migrations, and administration.
      • Migrating to or managing Office 365 environments.
    • Minimum 2 years experience performing presales tasks including estimation creation and Statement of Work creation.
    • Exceptional verbal, writing, and presentation skills.
    • Proven ability to communicate with technical and non-technical teammates and customers via multiple mediums including email, instant messaging, documentation, verbal conversations, and video conferences.
    • Proven excellence in creating, editing, and presenting technical documents.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and proven ability to create innovative solutions
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft infrastructure technologies and Microsoft 365 technologies.
    • Ability to be onsite in Dallas or Houston, TX full time and travel to various customer locations daily.
    • Have a solid understanding of delivery methodology and lead teams in the implementation of the solution according to the design/architecture
    • Experience in project and solution estimation and team structure definition.
    • Fluent and current on architecture trends with an eye on market/technical conditions and future direction.
    • Experience in defining new architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an architectural stand point.
    • Demonstrated success in performing work and managing complex and/or large consulting projects.
    • Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents.
    • Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical individuals, and other ancillary project members.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
    • Desire to mentor younger team members and develop their skills.
    • Experience working on multiple concurrent projects.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Be independent and self-driven.
    • Must be open to travel.

    Preferred skills and education:

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Leadership and team management experience with ability to provide strategic planning and oversight
    • Experience leading customer workshop sessions to educate customers on the latest technology trends and best practices
    • Track record of leadership roles delivering solutions within defined timeframes
    • Experience working with a geographically distributed team

    Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


    More About Perficient


    Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


    Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.



    Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



    Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 




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