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Description

Job ID: 47379
IT Solutions Engineer
Our client is looking for a business savvy, detail-oriented IT Solutions Engineer who has demonstrated experience planning, developing, and implementing large-scale projects while ensuring adherence to IT best practices. This person should have “full stack” enterprise IT competency with the ability to map technology solutions to business needs in both the data center and cloud environments. 

IT Solutions Engineer Responsibilities 
What it takes: You are adept at ensuring alignment with business drivers as well as troubleshooting Mission Critical Systems issues. You approach challenges with a solution-oriented mindset and a track record of success. 
Partner with internal customers to translate business objectives into system requirements and define an enterprise-wide technology approach within Office 365 and Azure ecosystem. 
Perform complete, end-to-end technology assessments and provide recommendations to maximize technology return on investment.
Work closely with internal teams to continuously provide feedback for improvement.
Ensure alignment with compliance frameworks, security architecture standards and patterns.
Educate, train and provide guidance for best practices to internal IT Team for long term support. 
Identify and recommend mitigations to existing and future business risk associated with current and proposed changes to technology architecture.
Collaborate with other team members to develop budgets and timelines for solutions.
Function as the Application Owner in accordance with industry best practices in the data center and cloud for:
Active Directory identity and access management.
Exchange email administration.
Enterprise Collaboration Tools Program.
System and Application Software performance management.
Process Automation Initiatives.
Patch Management Program.
Enterprise Backup Program.
Maintenance and Operation Program.
Cloud IT Operations Program.
Performance requires physical attendance as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

IT Solutions Engineer Qualifications
10+ years of enterprise IT experience.
Experience working with compliance framework for security (HIPAA, PCI, NIST or ITAR).
Ability to administer and support an Azure Active Directory Hybrid environment.
Experience with Exchange Online in a Hybrid environment.
Experiencing configuring Azure Virtual Networks.
Ability to recommend, construct and administer Azure Storage models for specific use cases.
Ability to leverage Azure Native services in place of traditional hosted virtual machines when appropriate.
Experience with Office 365 Products and Windows Application Delivery.
Ability to implement and administer Advanced Threat Protection, Advanced Information Protection and, Data Loss Prevention tools in Azure and Office 365.
Ability to make recommendations on services that should remain on premise or in Azure from a performance and cost perspective.
Experience migrating virtual machines between on-premise environment and Azure Hypervisor Platform.
Experiencing leveraging Azure Site Recovery services for a Business Continuity Strategy. 
Strong understanding of Layer 3 routing and Layer 2 switching components.
Familiarity with Administration of Veeam Backup and Availability suite tools.
Competence in On-Premise Virtualization platforms and data storage management.
Constantly reevaluate infrastructure configurations to continuously approve upon the environment.
Ability to build positive relationships across multiple stakeholders, senior leadership team and department heads.
Clear and agile thinking and analysis that leads to win-win innovative solutions while delivering on-time and on budget.
Executive-level written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Make recommendations towards new and next technologies to provide enablement and a competitive edge for staff.
Maintain detailed documentation for all systems.
Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.
Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Maintain a “voice of the customer” based approach to assigned tasks.
Must be capable of fostering a learning environment and training internal staff to support new SaaS and IaaS services.
Keep the leadership team informed and up to date on ongoing operational issues, blockers, and constraints.
Drive tasks to completion with expected quality and quantity of work product.
Demonstrates a profound sense of ethics, integrity, and confidentiality-adhering to a core set of values in good times and in bad consistent with the company’s vision and values.
Supports end users as needed.
Ability to provide end user training as needed.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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