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Principal Systems Architect

Portland, Oregon
Job Type
4 Aug 2022
What We Need

The Principal Systems Architect at WE Communications will be the technology lead on the Systems Engineering team that is responsible for the design, implementation, and support of our global enterprise. The current environment is a hybrid of Azure/Office 365 and on-prem services that support a highly mobile work force across 21 global offices. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the implementation of leading-edge Office 365 and Azure technologies spanning the M365 E5 suite of services.

What you'll be doing

Job responsibilities will require an advanced understanding of the following technologies. 10+ years of experience is recommended.
  • Azure AD, Azure AD Connect, Conditional Access, 0365 Administration, Intune, Azure MFA, Sentinel
  • Active Directory (on premises and Azure AD) & Group Policy Management
  • Azure IaaS
  • Enterprise endpoint protection (Microsoft Defender or similar)
  • Exchange Online (or other email system)
  • Windows Server 2012 or newer
  • Virtual Machine Management with Hyper-V (or VMware)
  • Windows 10 or greater
  • Windows Autopilot
  • Scripting in PowerShell
  • Microsoft System Center Operations and Configuration Manager
  • Zero Trust principles
  • Familiarity with macOS preferred
  • JAMF mac administration preferred

In addition to direct management of these technologies, the Principal System Architect will be responsible for and participate in the following:
  • Coordination and execution of Systems Engineering projects.
  • Maintain network and system documentation.
  • Solve complex technical issues, both independently as well as with collaboration with colleagues and vendors.
  • Build roadmaps, recommend new technologies, develop processes.
  • Research industry trends and future-state technologies and incorporate that knowledge to future-proof our infrastructure.
  • Recommend IT policies and standards associated with IT operations.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans
  • Vendor relationship and engagement management, and initiate capital purchases.
  • Server warranty contracts, Microsoft EA annual true-ups, and other service contracts.
  • Participation in the Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan. SE technical lead of the Cybersecurity Incident Response Team.
  • Mentorship of junior members of the team by providing training, documentation, and technical on-the-job coaching.
What you've been able to accomplish

About Us

WE Communications:

WE is one of the largest communications and integrated marketing agencies in the world. Were independent, were all about our people both our clients and our employees and we believe in the power of communications to move audiences to positive action.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping translate complex innovations into powerful, persuasive stories. Our sector expertise across key verticals including technology, healthcare, consumer, and brand purpose translates into insights and strategies that are informed, current and credible.

We work with companies that are embracing the ever-evolving digital world to reinvent themselves, to deliver new value to their customers or reach them in new ways and ultimately improve peoples lives.

Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.

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  • Job Reference: 677706751-2
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Recruiter: WE Communications
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent