M365 Technical Expert

Job Type: Architecture
Contract Type: Freelance or Employee
Job Location: Brussels
Sector: Transport
Languages: FR & NL & EN
Duration (min): 1 year

Introduction assignment

As M365 Technical Expert you will be responsible for the end-to-end technical product lifecycle (from the strategical change until the operational run) of M365. All products front and back end will mainly be part of your scope. Together with the M365 Product manager, the Digital Workplace team and business you will contribute to setting up, following up and maintaining the M365 Governance.

You will be accountable for design, development, implementation and management of Microsoft M365 / O365 services. These include, but are not limited to, Azure AD, Exchange Online, MS Intune, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, Azure Rights Management, DLP, Cloud App Security, Azure Information Protection, Power Platform, etc.

Provide Microsoft 365 consultancy by maintaining a thorough understanding of existing and emerging M365 and related core technologies and drive strategic office collaboration, modernization, and productivity roadmap initiatives. This to make and keep client future proof.

The Client is looking for a consultant with a long-term commitment.

Key responsibilities

  • People Management:
    • Collaborate with IT staff, subject matter experts, business partners, clients and senior managers to understand business processes/functions/capabilities; assess the types of architecture/technical service needed; plan and design solutions and service delivery.
    • Increase overall engagement on M365 within the client.
  • Project Management:
    • Collaborate with project team in creating business case assessment, project justification, ROI analysis, architectural and technical design review and/or RFP development and evaluation.
    • Provide leadership to project personnel and other technical experts for complex architectural/integration projects. May act as Project Manager in their absence.
    • Support the PM in development and maintenance of Project Plans and Schedules, Test Plans, and Acceptance Criteria for implementation of services and capabilities of Office 365. This planning includes the roadmap and sequencing plan for M365 security suite of products as well as productivity tools.
  • Technical Product Management:
    • Understand IT / business priorities and success measures to design implementation solutions (Microsoft 365 and Azure) and scope projects that solve most difficult business problems.
    • Ensure the alignment of solutions with organizational strategies, needs and provides technical oversight to the implementation of the solution.
    • Provide expert guidance, assistance and communication on architectural/technical designs, definitions and guidelines to stakeholders ranging from operational or project teams to senior level management.
    • Design, develop, implement, and provide oversight of technical solutions and provide direction, trouble shooting and optimization recommendations within areas of expertise; initiatives generally require operating across technical domains (i.e., business, solution, information, etc.).
    • Conduct technical evaluation and comparison of alternative solutions; determines suitability within enterprise roadmaps and business plans; ensures the alignment of solutions with organizational strategies and needs and engages in risk assessment and mitigation.
    • Must be involved in the development, delivery, maintenance, communication and governance of architectural/technical principles and standards.
    • Recommend improvements to existing data, application, and infrastructure architectures in areas of expertise.
    • Provide solution and technical architecture guidance and oversight to business, project delivery, and system support teams.

Qualifications / Skills

The Client is looking for an experienced M365 Technical Expert that combines following background & competences:

  • Expert level understanding and implementation experience of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security solutions including (Microsoft Cloud App Security, Azure Information Protection, Intune, Advanced Threat Analytics and Defender) for large enterprises.
  • Expert level understanding and implementation experience of Office 365 productivity applications including (Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Power Platform,…) for large enterprises.
  • Significant hands-on experience in administering large O365 (Office, Exchange, SharePoint, MS Teams, Azure AD, Intune, Exchange hybrid environments, etc.).
  • Strong Knowledge of M365 support technologies including but not limited to, Active Directory, DirSync, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Azure Active Directory, Conditional Access Policies, etc.
  • Extensive experience in PowerShell and Scripting to support administration and automation of Active Directory and M365 Technologies (MSOL, Exchange Online, SharePoint and OneDrive)
  • Experience developing multi-year application roadmaps or plans.
  • Experience with analysing the factors required to rationalize or consolidate application systems.
  • Knowledge of project management and SDLC methodology. Must have a solid Application Architecture / Technical experience.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of hands-on experience in the Information Technology industry, specifically related to cloud migration, SAAS, PAAS, IAAS, and system integration.
  • Successful background working with stakeholders to develop technical solution that aligns strategy, processes, and IT assets with business goals.
  • Must have in-depth hands-on experience establishing best practices and guidelines for innovating, selecting, developing, and implementing information systems within enterprise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, such as meeting facilitation, presentation documentation, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Languages
    • Dutch, French and English is a must.

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