Cloud Architect, Microsoft 365

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Employment Type: Perm Job Category: Cloud Job Number: 24424

Job Description

Cloud Architect
Salary Range: $138k to $201k 

Job Summary: 

The Cloud Architect for Microsoft 365 will be responsible for the design, planning, assessment and strategies around the firm’s migrations and operation within the Microsoft cloud. This role requires expert level understanding and experience in the migration and configuration of Microsoft enterprise cloud solutions including related technologies such as Active Directory, Exchange, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Teams, Entra ID and Entra Connect. The position also requires a deep understanding of the governance needs and security options around these services.
In this capacity, the Cloud Architect, Microsoft 365 will:
  • Serve as the go-to technical expert in the Microsoft 365 space;
  • Design, configure and maintain the firms Microsoft 365 environment;
  • Translate requirements into architectural design and present to C level management;
  • Plan and execute end-to-end implementations of Microsoft 365 workloads;
  • Provide guidance to the firm’s IT management of existing and emerging Microsoft 365 and related core technologies;
  • Create high and low level detailed documentation on existing and future cloud solutions;
  • Review and identify Microsoft 365 platform governance needs and security configurations options;
  • Provide expertise and be a key resource with major service migrations into the Microsoft 365 services;
  • Work directly with Infosec teams to validate designs account for all aspects of information security best practices and firm requirements;
  • Regularly analyze 365 and cloud environments to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement;
  • At an expert level, create, review and distribute technical documentation for cloud solutions and projects including, processes, procedures, troubleshooting, training and change management;
  • Mentor/Coach other IT teams members; and
  • Provide solution ownership and subject matter expertise through the firms SDLC process.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • The ability to lead internal IT groups and present on new technologies;
  • The ability to identify, scope, and present detailed technical solutions to C Suite personnel;
  • Ability to implement Microsoft cloud technologies and understand interdependencies in large on-premise enterprise environments;
  • Ability to proactively collaborate across internal, and third party vendor teams;
  • Ability to provide strategic vision to large technical teams on complex projects;
  • Provide leadership across cloud services to the firm and it’s IT department;
  • Proactively provide process improvement, security configuration and standardization across the firm’s cloud solutions;
  • In-depth technical problem-solving capability; and
  • Effectively articulate escalations and communicate progress to stakeholders.

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) required in Computer Science, Information Systems, Technology, System Analysis, Engineering or a related study;
  • 10+ years of progressive global enterprise level experience with IT solutions and engineering;
  • Microsoft Certifications: Advanced Microsoft M365 certifications;
  • Office 365 subject matter expertise for Microsoft Entra ID, Exchange Online, Defender for Office 365, Teams and Teams voice services and other O365 workloads;
  • Microsoft Security components: Defender for Identity, Defender for Cloud Apps, Microsoft Entra ID Premium;
  • Experience in Microsoft cloud security controls, Data Loss Prevention, Purview, and understanding of Litigation Hold, Retention, and eDiscovery;
  • Exchange: Must have real-world, hands-on experience delivering messaging and collaboration solutions utilizing Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 within large, complex environments;
  • Active Directory: Must have real-world experience helping to manage and maintain on-premises Active Directory, GPO's, and on-premises Active Directory migrations to M365;
  • Azure: Experience with Azure is a plus;
  • Intune: Experience with Microsoft Intune a plus; and
  • Experience with email protection and security leveraging Proofpoint is a plus.

The salary wage range that we expect to pay for this position is a minimum of $138,800 and a maximum of $201,300 annually.  The actual pay wage may vary based on experience or other relevant factors.

Eligible employees can participate in the Firm’s comprehensive benefits program, which include the following:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, Long Term Care, and Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account
  • Healthcare Concierge and Advocacy
  • Voluntary 401k Plan and Profit Sharing
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year and a generous PTO program
  • Family Support including Pediatric Mental Health and Parental Support, Paid Parental Leave, Fertility Benefits, and Breast Milk Shipping
  • Back-up Child Care, Elder Care, and Tutoring
  • Wellness Programs (Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health, and Well-Being Events)
  • Retirement Plan Consulting
  • Anniversary Bonus Program
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Transportation Allowance and Commuter Benefits
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Auto/Home/Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!


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