Senior Consultant - IT Service Management - with Cloud
Location:
Remote
Posted:
November 21, 2017
Reference:
1080354
Security Clearance Required - Top Secret Clearance or Above.

Are you passionate about IT Service Management and the cloud? Do you love technology but have a passion for Process and optimization? Do you want to be part of team that has a go-to-market solution around ITSM Technology automation and service delivery solutions? These are key components to Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy.

If so, you have found your dream job posting. The Microsoft IT Service Management practice is looking for a Sr. IT Service Management Consultant with expertise in Cloud Services and (desired not required) Cyber Security, a background in IT leadership, IT Service Management principles, executive presence and consulting skills. The consultant role requires ITIL/MOF knowledge, broad technical knowledge (including Microsoft and non-Microsoft products), and the ability to provide solutions by mapping customer business problems to reusable end-to-end process, and process-combined-with-technology, solutions. Demonstrated ability to engage in IT and business executive discussions related to availability, agility, business value, costs, security management, disaster recovery, and the value of process in an enterprise environment is required

The ideal candidate is one who brings both the experience and business acumen of a seasoned professional along with a growth mindset and passion to continuously learn in order to bring the best solutions to our customers.

Responsibilities - Lead customers through ITSM driven improvements through:
Deliver ITSM Services engagements including Workshops, Assessments, Service Improvement programs and other IT Operations consulting services
Delivery high quality engagements in both large scale project environments and smaller, single staffed engagement models.
Demonstrated ability to engage in IT and business executive discussions related to availability, agility, business value, costs, security management, disaster recovery, and the value of services and process in an enterprise environment is required.
Work through complex SOWs to determine the appropriate deliverables and outcomes and further define as needed.
Knowledge transfer and sharing best practices with team members that help enhance the quality and efficiency of customer service and process management.
Establish effective working relationships with the Microsoft Business Groups by working through appropriate escalation channels.
Work as one Microsoft to establish strong relationships with Microsoft Field Sales, MCS, Premier and other internal resources as appropriate. This position has frequent engagement interaction with Microsoft Corporate customers, MCS and Premier account contacts, and Customer Support staff.
Identify new opportunities and work with account teams identify, pursue and close strategic business development opportunities while continually driving add-on business within existing

Role Requirements:
The ideal candidate has a BS/BA or MS/MA/MBA in CS, EE, MIS, Business or related field, or equivalent work experience, combined with a minimum of 8+ years relevant working experience including Enterprise environments and Consulting experience
ITIL v3 Expert certification or ITIL Foundations with significant experience or ITIL v2 Service Manager Certification, and have applied knowledge of real-world environments across the service lifecycle (strategy, design, transition, operations, continual service improvement).
Awareness of technical knowledge (including Microsoft System Center, and non-Microsoft products)
Awareness of other technologies such as Microsoft Active-Directory, SharePoint, SQL and SQL Analysis Services, and a demonstrable ability to quickly learn and apply technology competencies is a plus.
Map solutions to customer business problems and process-combined-with-technology solutions.
Experience in both Service Support and Service Delivery focus areas
Demonstrated experience running an IT operation combined with consulting and project management skills.
Non-Theoretical Process to Technology Mapping (taking process design and mapping to ITSM technology, and conversely, bringing technology boundaries and design basis into process design)
Maintain and expand working knowledge of current and pre-released Microsoft systems and products, as well as their integration and methods of support delivery.
Applies advanced operations analysis skills and experience in principals of ITIL/MOF, Project Management, Six Sigma, ISO20000, BS15000, and CMM to define appropriate customer solutions.
Awareness of other technologies such as Microsoft Active-Directory, SharePoint, SQL and SQL Analysis Services, and a demonstrable ability to quickly learn and apply technology competencies is a plus.
Excellent organization, communication, project management, problem solving skills.
Proven business acumen.

Desired experience:
O365 and Azure experience
Cyber Security familiarity/ experience
Large Scale Desktop/Laptop migrations or upgrade
Datacenter management and consolidations and competitor tools such as Remedy, BMC, Service Now, Etc.
IT Operations manager or director level experience Consulting experience
We are looking for an experienced consultant located in the US East, willing to travel 80% of the time, to be a part of this exciting, growing and awesome team.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com.

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