Chicago Area Microsoft Lync / Skype for Business Unified Communications Engineer Job

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Chicago Area Skype for Business / Lync Engineer Job

The Microsoft Lync / Unified Communications Engineer is a full-time opportunity where candidates are responsible for the analysis, design, and implementation Microsoft Lync solutions. Typical responsibilities for this engineer will include Microsoft Lync, Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010 and server/storage virtualization deployments. A successful candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate excellent networking and technical skills, proficiency with the design, implementation and support of Microsoft solutions, and exhibit strong project management and communication skills.

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  • Implement and recommend network technologies including Lync, messaging, database, systems management, server virtualization, network storage and security
  • Evaluate and architect network, server and storage architecture plans
  • Create recurring revenue as an engagement manager by providing high quality technical solutions and exemplary customer service (including strong verbal and written communications and follow-up skills)
  • Assist sales team in identifying and closing opportunities through customer meetings and presentations.

Skills Required

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university
  • 3 – 8 years of technical experience with increasing responsibility
  • Experience implementing unified communication such as Lync and OCS required
  • Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory design, implementation and administration are required
  • Strong background in networking (Firewalls, Cisco routers/switches, network protocols, VPN…) is a plus
  • Network storage (SAN, NAS, Backup) experience a plus
  • VMware Server Virtualization experience a plus
  • The following certifications are a plus: CCNA, MCSE, MCTIP
  • Experience working in a consulting environment is a plus
  • Must have excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be open to local / Chicago area travel to client sites, if needed