Microsoft UC Sr Consultant/Architect – at&t Consulting – USA

AT&T Consulting Lync

AT&T Consulting Solutions

Microsoft Unified Communications Architect
General Qualifications
A seasoned and strategic thought leader in large scale multi-vendor Unified Communications (UC) solutions.  Require full life cycle architecture, design and deployment expertise.
Role Overview

  • Engage in key engagements and lead teams in the delivery of AT&T Consulting UC  service portfolio
  • Ability to manage and exceed client expectations for delivery including facilitated meetings, whiteboard sessions, presentations, deliverables and weekly communications with client and engagement managers on status and health of the projects.  Strong business acumen and strategic customer interaction, including workshops and Strategy and Roadmap deliverables is key.
  • Deliver and lead strategy, readiness and other assessments, architecture and complex multi-vendor integration services.
  • Support Unified Communications Practice initiatives as a collaborative team.  Foster the development of standardized templates and Knowledge Management artifacts to improve field self-sufficiency.

Education and Certifications

  • Hands-on experience in UC for large, complex, and multi-vendor environments
  • 15+ years industry experience and 5 years experience in Microsoft Technologies Consulting (Active Directory, Exchange & Lync)
  • Strategic IT Consulting experience
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
  • Industry certifications applicable to UC
  • Must have a strong Microsoft UC Voice Specialization
  • Microsoft Certified Master and/or Microsoft Certified Architect (desired)

Business and Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Lync 2010/2013 architecture, design and deployment expertise
  • Participated in past Microsoft programs and training including Voice Partner Program, TAP, Lync Ignites, and other Microsoft Programs
  • Lync 2010/2013 Architecture, Design and Integration experience
    • Multi-vendor integration with:
      • TDM to IP based voice solutions, including Cisco, Avaya, Siemens
      • Conferencing solutions such as Cisco, LifeSize, Polycom, and SMART Technologies
    • Voice and messaging integration with Microsoft Lync premise, Lync Online and Hosted/Managed Services
    • Unified Messaging experience with Avaya, Cisco and Microsoft solutions
    • Deployment experience with media gateway including ACME Packet, AudioCodes and Sonus
    • SIP Trunking
    • Customer use case scenarios
    • Data center network re-engineering
    • Internet access engineering
    • WAN acceleration and content distribution
    • QoS, Multicast, IP traffic engineering (desired)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills with experience in VP and CxO level interaction and facilitation of diverse groups and stakeholders.
  • Distinguished interpersonal skills and responsiveness supporting customers
  • Ability and wiliness to assist sales and field management in expanding and development of new business opportunities

Desktop Architect – South Florida

 

 

This is your opportunity to join an innovative company with a culture that promotes compassion, trust, and accountability.

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY

In this position, you will be responsible for the installation, administration, and usage of Windows desktops and Vmware virtual desktops/Citrix environments. You will also maintain the integrity and security of the enterprise’s servers, systems, and data center.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in IT projects through the design and development stages, preparing a technical design that reflects business requirements and is consistent with IT Strategy and overall IT Architecture.
  • Evaluate new technologies and develop project proposals for new IT services, including pilots and production applications and services.
  • Research new technologies and present recommendations on major hardware and software purchases that reflect business requirements and are consistent with IT Strategy and overall IT architecture for the enterprise.
  • Provide best practices to follow for local and remote systems including user administration, automation, patch management, backup and restore, capacity/log monitoring, clustering, replication, and migration.
  • Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion.
  • Mentor and lead less senior system engineers.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science; Master’s degree, certification, or additional professional training preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in a Windows based server environment, working with Vmware, Citrix
  • Previous experience as a Systems Architect or Systems Engineer in an environment providing strategy and direction for the systems, monitoring and logging of systems, managing Vmware Virtual desktops, and Desktop images
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and written to senior leadership
  • MSCE (Microsoft Systems Certified Engineer) certification
  • Ability to provide on call and after hours support as needed

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Project Director – Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Project Role: Project Director

Reports to: Country manager and Prime Customer Interface (Network General Managers, Network VP)

General Qualifications

• Fifteen plus years experience in senior telecom network engineering positions which are the result of a

progressive technical advancement with medium to large fixed & mobile operators with primary focus on mobile

network expertise dealing with leading network suppliers, and international network consulting experience.

• Seven plus years experience managing medium/large fixed/mobile networks and engineering, design and

planning teams.

• Deep understanding of the Network build Processes and procedures

• Proven track record of managing multidisciplinary senior network engineering teams responsible for the planning,

design and Integration of multiple vendors within a single, large network environment covering all current and

upcoming fixed (CS and NGN) and mobile (2G, 3G and 4G) network technologies

• Very good understanding of operators needs, to support the fixed and mobile network evolution including all the

IT and Services related aspects.

Primary responsibilities

This is a “hands-on technical network guru role”. The candidate will be expected to provide technical network

leadership and guidance to the General Managers of this large operator’s diversified network. The candidate

must be a trouble-shooter/problem solver among key network engineering departments and serve as the prime

technical advisor to the Network General Managers and the Network VP. He must ensure timely and concise

technical support of key network deliverables performed by the internal network staff (both operator staff as well

as consultants) and third-party network service providers, including NSN, Ericsson, Huawei, etc.

The Technical Director will have multiple direct reports (director-levels) and a similar number of customer staff directors

to whom he will be required to coordinate closely and provide expert hands-on assistance. Responsibilities and scope

include:

1. Long/medium Term Network & Services Planning, based on the operator’s Strategic Plan and the Marketing

Plan

2. Technology Scouting and Roadmap

3. Vendors’ qualification and Management

4. Field Trials and Test Lab Certifications

5. Supervision of RFI/RFP/RFQ preparation and evaluation

6. Tactical network planning to support rapid network element expansion.

7. Traffic analysis for both the Access (fixed and mobile) and Core Network Layers based on the subscriber

forecasts provided.

8. Technical and overall support for the New Technologies deployment phases, including Specialist Support to

O&M.

9. Network Dimensioning, Subscriber Traffic Modeling, Network Architecture.

10. Introduction of New Technologies and Features, including NG-FTTH, dual layer 4G, small cells and IBS, IP/

MPLS, IMS, national roaming, FNP, MNP.

11. Support and Advice on the migration to new technology and architecture, for both the long term as well as the

implementation/integration aspects.

12. Ensure that there is effective interaction and communication among Planning, Design, Implementation and

O&M

***** Saudi Arabia is TAX FREE – Housing, benefits and more are included *****

at&t Consulting Lead Architect- DC/Cloud – Anywhere USA

AT&T Consulting Solutions

Lead Architect, Cloud and Data Center Transformation

 

General Qualifications

AT&T Consulting is seeking a seasoned and strategic thought leader with extensive experience in large scale Data Center transformation efforts.  Resource must have hands on experience in the large Enterprise space with specific focus on delivering DC and Cloud solutions.

 

Role Overview

The primary responsibility for this role is the delivery of cloud and DC transformation Consulting services.  The Consultant will support engagements as defined by the DC and Cloud Transformation portfolio of Consulting services.  Additional responsibilities can include sales support, internal product team liaison as well as assistance in defining and formulating service offerings, developing delivery methodology as well as creating practice tools, templates and deliverables.    

Cloud and DC Responsibilities

  • Cloud Solution Planning/Migration
    • Understanding of cloud offerings and positioning (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DRaaS)
    • Understand alignment of customer requirements to cloud offerings
    • Ability to design target state cloud solutions (technical architecture and cost structure)
  • DR Solution Planning/Migration
    • Develop backup and recovery strategies for mission critical applications aligned with customers current business continuity or disaster recovery plans (BCP/DRP)
      • Backup/replication strategy
      • Compute solutions
      • Storage solutions
  • DC Facility Planning
    • Develop 1-5 year plans DC consolidation effort and DC facility strategies including number, location and geographical placements of DC’s.  Ability to analyze risks associated with DC facility planning including financial analysis
    • Develop solutions around facility aspects of a DC including heating, power generation, cooling, telemetry and security
  • Business Continuity Planning (desired, not required)
    • Ability to work with multiple Enterprise organizations to collect appropriate data necessary to build a written Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
    • Analysis of IT, facility, resource, communication and processes required to restore services in the event of a disaster.
    • Ability to develop a written BCP that outlines and governs an organizations response to a disaster

Expertise/Skills Required

  • Ability to execute application discovery/profiling and developing migration wave schedules
  • Expertise in designing and deploying compute and storage platforms for private, public and hybrid DC/Cloud solutions
  • Expertise in P2V and V2V virtualization (VMWare and Solaris Platforms)
  • Expertise with backup/ replication and DR technologies
  • Expertise in industry leading Compute/Storage platforms, virtualization and DR technologies. 

Experience Requirements

  • 10+ years prior hands-on experience as senior technical lead / SME for Cloud and Data Center transformation / consolidation serving large and complex enterprises, including physical, logical, and applications related scope
  • 15+ years relevant industry experience in consulting, senior technical leadership including previous experience in network, storage, virtualization, application architecture, and next generation Data Center architectures.  Strong knowledge of related IT, facility, MEP and cost modeling activities supporting the data center
  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
  • Industry participation in Green Grid and associated organizations a plus.

Consulting, Sales, Business and Interpersonal Skills

  • Outstanding written and presentation skills to senior IT leadership.  Experience with Board-level interaction and facilitation of diverse groups and stakeholders. 
  • Ability to travel up to 75%
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and responsiveness accelerating sales in an “overlay” capacity role, and building delivery best practices for field adoption
  • Ability to effectively support a variety of DC and Cloud services from a SME perspective

at&t Senior Cloud and Data Center Transformation Consultant – Based out of any major US City

Overview:

 

  • Seasoned Cloud Architect level resource with extensive Consultative experience positioning Professional Services to help Fortune 500 customers migrate business applications to IBM and AT&T Cloud architectures.  Works in close partnership with core account teams and overlay sellers to discern customer needs and develop custom consulting scope inclusive of application discovery, workload characterization, high level solution alternative development, and migration planning.

Technical Skills:

 

  • Strong HANDS ON technical background in Cloud and Data Center Transformation design and deployment as well as storage architecture and deployment with significant experience in two or more of the following disciplines:
  • IBM Technologies                       i,p,x and zSeries servers, XIV storage, WebSphere and DB2 software structure
  • Advanced Infrastructure             (LAN/WAN, routing/switching)
  • Data Center                                (optimization, consolidation, engineering, migrations)
  • Security                                       (strategy, roadmap, risk, governance, architecture, policy)
  • IT Service Management             (strategy, roadmap, architecture, implementation)
  • Contact Center                            (strategy, roadmap, application, optimization)
  • Unified Communications             (roadmap, readiness, life-cycle, IPT, integration, Microsoft UC)
  • IT Transformation                        (framework, roadmap, strategy)
  • Has direct knowledge of synchronous and asynchronous data replication utilizing technologies such as Concurrent SRDF, XRC and MetroMirror
  • Understands how orchestration and federation platforms integrate with “as-a-service” offerings.
  • Has direct knowledge of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery approaches.

Responsibilities:

  • Initial focus on technical pre-sales and service methodology/delivery approach development which will evolve into a 100% billable field role within year 1, delivering life cycle AT&T Consulting services
  • Partners with sales and delivery teams, develops and strengthens relationships with regional IBM teams
  • Focuses on developing relationships with Customer CIO’s, CxO, and Lines of Business Owners (HR, Marketing, Finance)
  • Owns the “Art of What is Possible” strategy from an IBM-AT&T Cloud Services perspective
    • Delivers executive presentations on Cloud and Data Center Transformation strategies for multiple service technologies
    • Owns strategy sessions with clients that identifies, shapes  & develops potential solutions
    • Provides strategic & technical direction to solve customer’s business problems.
    • Writes Statements of Work
  • Has direct relationship with IBM and IBM’s key partners/vendors, which includes a leadership role in various technology areas to facilitate the development of full, robust customized solutions.
  • Shapes Customer Technical Vision and Strategy with respect to Cloud and Data Center Transformation services
  • Writes white papers, technical strategy documents and develops repeatable industry solutions.
  • Provides market sensing input to the AT&T Product and Marketing teams
  • Subject Matter Expert for Customers as well as AT&T Sales, Service Delivery and Technical organizations
  • Key contributor to the Technical Knowledge Share Community Portal
  • Develops TCO/ROI models for IBM and AT&T’s custom/complex Cloud and Hosting and Applications Services teams
  • Develops technical selling strategies for advanced Cloud and Data Center technologies

Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to travel on average 75%
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related degree in Science, Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications, IT disciplines or Business Administration.
  • Certification as an Enterprise Architect preferred.  Minimum 10 years working experience in design, implementation and management of global enterprise network systems for a service integrator, global management consulting, technology services, or outsourcing company.  Proven history of building Trusted Advisor relationships with strategic clientele
  • Attention to detail required ensuring effective planning, implementation and execution
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, “boardroom” presence
  • Experienced in leadership, conflict management, and possesses the business acumen needed to discern key business drivers, and financial knowledge to development return on investment models.
  • Has written write papers, technical strategy documents and developed repeatable industry solutions.

Big Data Scientist – AT&T – anywhere USA

“Big Data” Scientist

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Overview:
 A seasoned Data Scientist with extensive customer facing experience, capable of applying analytics across large
and complex data sets in order to derive meaningful insights into consumer behaviors, and deliver those insights
in a consultative manner to help businesses grow revenues and improve their customer experience.
Responsibilities:
 Presales support and post sales delivery on billable customer engagements, designing and implementing
processes and layouts for complex, large-scale data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes.
Designs and builds large and complex data while thinking strategically about uses of data and how data use
interacts with data design. Designs and implements statistical data quality procedures for new data sources.
 Takes direction from the Practice Leaders of AT&T Consulting, helping to monetize Big Data experiences and
capabilities into the AT&T Consulting portfolio. Shares market understanding and competitive insights in order to
refine the Consulting offers.
 Interacts with AT&T Labs and IT staff in order to better align Consulting offers with the core AT&T offers, stay
abreast of product roadmaps and development priorities, and better articulate AT&T experiences in order to
establish customer credibility in pre-sales interactions.
 Performs data studies and data discovery for new data sources or new uses for existing data sources.
Implements software required for accessing and handling data appropriately. Implements and hands off data
checking and updating procedures to customer teams.
 Performs statistical analysis with existing data sets in R programming language, but also with other statistical
packages such as SAS, SPSS or Weka.
 Develops ways to visualize reports and findings in meaningful and creative ways which serve both the business
and technical audience.
 Researches and implements software and hardware related to mobile technology, and network based APIs such
as location based services. Partners with 3rd party firms where needed to develop solutions that meet customer
needs.
General Qualifications:
 Willing and able to travel
 Education: Bachelors of Science in Information Systems Technology, Computer Science or Engineering preferred.
 Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
 Previous experience in Consulting preferred.
 Possesses the business acumen needed to discern key business drivers across a variety of industries, including
retail.
 Experienced in leadership, conflict management
 Has written white papers, technical strategy documents and developed repeatable industry solutions.
Technical Qualifications:
 Experience with data mining techniques and practices (filtering, classification) and analytics functions (over,
median, rank)
 Capable of presenting outcomes of Analytic Models and Iterations in a format easily understood by business
 Applies rigorous experimentation and iterative analytics to create simple but practical Data Products
 Understands the principles of experimental testing and design, including population selection and sampling
 Deep insights into statistical data model development and self-learning models
 Able to write, test and execute R programming language code.
 Experience with statistical modeling and simulation tools like R, SAS and SPSS
 Familiar with machine learning frameworks like Mahout and data mining algorithms like Bayesian and Clustering
 Experience working with very large data sets, grouping together data and visualizing results
 Familiarity with extracting data from Hadoop using frameworks like Hive and from MPP platforms
 Prefer experience with some Java / python / simple map-reduce jobs development.
 Adept at mathematical reasoning
 Applies scientific experimentation to business problems

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