A Microsoft Gold Partner and a leading service integrator/provider and educator of on-premises, cloud, hybrid identity, and device management solutions based on the Microsoft solution stack. We understand that users expect apps, services, and information to be available everywhere from almost any device and that our customers are charged with providing this, all while managing security, cost, and compliance. The foundation of making this all possible is in enabling customers to execute an effective identity, access, and device management strategy – whether it is consolidating/hardening their on-premises environment, consuming cloud-based services, or establishing a hybrid infrastructure enabling the proper balance – this we understand and this we are passionate about. Our deep experience in this space has helped Microsoft evolve their products and have resulted in us being recognizing as Microsoft’s Partner of the Year in 6 different years.
We believe IT is confronting an “Identity Inversion” which reverses traditional identity approaches, shifts focus from central IT to cloud-first, accommodates high volumes of identities in a cost-effective and security-conscious way, with services selectively consuming identity information from the authoritative cloud store, and where standards-based accessibility and extensibility make the cloud a good central platform. We are looking for outstanding account managers, architects, consultants, and engagement managers who are passionate about helping clients creatively navigate their ever-changing identity, access, and device management challenges.
Location/Market The ideal candidate will be located in Bellevue (WA), Los Angeles, San Jose, and Seattle metro areas. Secondary consideration may be given to candidates located in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and San Francisco metro areas. Tertiary consideration may be given to candidates residing anywhere else in the US, within a tolerable commute to a major airport.
Responsibilities A consultant is primarily responsible for successful execution of an integration engagement, working directly with clients individually, or as part of a larger team. In addition to delivering successful engagements, the consultant identifies standardization and improvement opportunities, supports peers as they encounter delivery obstacles, and meets maintenance and support SLAs – all while effectively communicating status, issues, and risks. Additionally, this individual provides support to sales during qualification and scoping of engagements, delivers instructor-lead training, contributes to product/service engineering efforts, and identifies other opportunities to add value during client engagements.
The consultant has deep technical competencies, with an enterprise perspective, in a number of Microsoft technologies. This person understands what the product can do out of the box, is able to perform installations and complex custom configurations – and demonstrate product functionality, aligned to customer need. The ideal candidate also has a deep, demonstrated track record in troubleshooting complex product issues and executing test plans related to integration of these technologies.
The consultant understands the value proposition of the products and services in this space and makes recommendations – while nurturing an ongoing customer relationship by helping them realize the value of their investment.
The consultant must make timely use of technical reference resources to extend their knowledge as required. Unlike in some environments, the consultant does not have luxury of focusing exclusively on a set of tools or technologies – a willingness to step outside of their comfort-zone to learn new technologies and approaches is essential.
Skills & Experience Required The Consultant will have technical skills with a strong Microsoft bias, along with advanced certifications (at least one of: MCSE, MCITP, CISSP). Experience with appropriate technologies is essential – not all consultants will cover all technologies of course, but competent skills in Active Directory, FIM Sync, and Azure Active Directory are critical.
The Consultant must be highly customer oriented, have great communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, influence), follow established process, deal well with ambiguity, be a fast learner, and has a high level of personal ambition and initiative to help them stand out in a peer group of the best in the
The Consultant must have at least 5 years of experience engineering/supporting related technologies in a large enterprise environment, or as a consultant integrating these technologies into similar environments.