Microsoft Solutions Consultant
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
1d ago

The Solutions Consultant is an expert in advising, architecting and overseeing the implementation of best-practice solutions in SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams and related technologies.

The role is additionally responsible for the architecture and deployment of large scale, enterprise-wide SharePoint solutions.

  • Set strategy and vision for client projects.
  • Ensure proposed solution meets or exceeds client objectives within budget and time constraints.
  • Provide and create designs and direction to new and existing clients.
  • To learn, adopt and promote Microsoft technology.
  • Overall ownership of client solution throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Duties and responsibilities :

    Solution Design

  • Produce outline concept for client project (to include business strategy, objectives, and overall solution design).
  • Ownership of solution backlog with guidance for implementation.
  • Build design artefacts such as Wireframes and Process maps
  • Evaluate and undertake impact analysis on major design options and assess and manage associated risks.
  • Ensure that the solution design is influenced by licensing, infrastructural, QA, technical and other platform constraints.
  • Recommend best practice in solution development, information architecture and design influenced by user requirements.
  • Maintain awareness of the Content and Cloud team capability and offerings; in particular integrated / managed services.
  • Advise on the development of the solution, monitoring and managing consistency against the original solution design.
  • Providing sizing estimates for delivery of components.
  • Sales Support

  • Work closely with the business development team to ensure that customers are assisted and advised properly.
  • Ensure that reliable cost, effort and risk estimates are produced.
  • Provide technical content for bids and sales proposals.
  • Help with the continuous improvement of sales support activities.
  • Consulting

  • Able to lead formal workshops on implementation strategy and information architecture using appropriate techniques.
  • Work with and support project managers to ensure that budget and technical risks are managed appropriately.
  • Investigate requirements, problems and opportunities and propose effective solutions.
  • Lead the analysis of UX data related to business requirements identifying options for consideration.
  • Provide expertise and support on use of 3rd party tools.
  • Maintain knowledge of specific technical specialisations (e.g. business intelligence, workflow, social collaboration etc.
  • and provide expert advice regarding their application.

  • Working with the other solution architects to continually improve processes and create reusable collateral for project delivery.
  • Requirements

    Specific capabilities required

  • Experience of 3-4 projects working with SharePoint (particularly 2016, 2019 and SharePoint Online) along with demonstrable project experience running workshops and consulting directly with clients.
  • Solid experience working with the Microsoft product stack.
  • Experience of delivering SharePoint solutions as a developer, technical lead, and / or consultant. Able to cite several full lifecycle projects with different organisations.
  • Hand’s on experience working with Office 365 (SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate and Yammer).
  • Understanding of PowerShell
  • Experience working in a services or consulting organisation / practice.
  • Experience support future sales, proposal writing and identifying additional opportunities within current clients.
  • Desirable Certifications

  • Microsoft Certifications (For example MS-900)
  • Desirable Skills and Qualifications

  • Axure Wireframe creation
  • Benefits

  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Role cane be based remotely if candidate wishes; please discuss with our recruitment team
  • 40 hours per week (Monday Friday 9 : 00am - 6.00pm - based on UK time zone)
  • 20 days’ annual leave
  • Multiple HIIT, general fitness, yoga and meditation classes run virtually each week! (In addition to other wellness events and other social activities...)
  • Continual professional development plans
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