Microsoft Principal Consultant

1 week ago
Posting Location
Sacramento, CA
Req #
Information Technology


Microsoft Principle Consultant


Microsoft infrastructure professional with a passion for, and in-depth experience in, designing, building, deploying and supporting large, world-class, enterprise-level Microsoft cloud solutions


Experience Requirements

  • Five to eight years of experience in system administration of mission-critical 24/7 redundant Microsoft systems
  • Over two years of experience as Architect Team Lead
  • Three to five years of experience in the following:
    • Microsoft core service migration assessment, design and implementation
    • Consultancy, vendor, or large enterprise
    • Enterprise scale Office 365 planning, design and migration (Exchange Online, Office Productivity, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, etc.)
    • Cloud readiness, planning and implementation of Azure solutions (Active Directory, PaaS, IaaS, Mobile Device Management, etc.) and Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM)
    • Clustered Microsoft Exchange architecture, design/migration and troubleshooting
    • High-availability architecture design (clusters, SAN, failover systems, disaster recovery sites, data replication)
    • Knowledge of Microsoft security (patch management)
  • Significant experience within a large scale Windows Enterprise
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Active Directory including, setting domain policies, Group Policy, site definition, replication, trusts, ADFS and other aspects
  • Strong DNS Services, DHCP Services, WINS, ISA, IIS Server, Cluster Server
  • Experience with scripting with PowerShell, JavaScript and programming languages programming languages: .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, etc. a plus
  • Experience with server virtualization: Hyper-V, VMware, Citrix a plus
  • Familiarity with net backup solutions (e.g. NetBackup, Backup Exec, SAN Technology) a plus

Necessary Skills

  • Superior customer facing and technical skills
  • Experience working directly with vendors
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to assess client’s environment prior to migration
  • Ability to develop project plans
  • Ability to document migration plan
  • Ability to develop deployment and test plans
  • Capability to assume the role of team leader within a process and project-oriented organization
  • Methodical approach to problem solving and resolution
  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities
  • Ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus to move forward
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to develop procedural documentation
  • Ability to develop and conduct effective presentations
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate products and solutions
  • Ability to write customer proposals



  • CCNA and/or VCP is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree, technical degree, or equivalent experience
  • Additional certifications in operating systems, databases and programming languages a plus


  • Legally able to work in the US
  • Possess means of transportation
  • Able to travel throughout North America at least 50%



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