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Draper Sr. Microsoft Teams/O365 Collaboration Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact

The Microsoft Teams/O365/Collaboration Engineer is responsible for the configuration, deployment, management and operations of the Microsoft Teams, O365, Lync/Skype and SharePoint collaboration and communication enterprise environments. The successful candidate will be able to plan, deploy and support Teams chat, apps, channels, meetings, sites as well as a legacy Skype for Business and Lync server infrastructure. The ideal candidate should be experienced in implementing and managing O365 and on-prem messaging and collaboration environments, and has a thorough knowledge of server, virtualization, messaging, directory, security and mobility technologies, on-premises, cloud-based and hybrid implementations. The position requires an individual who has demonstrated technical leadership in a 500+ user environment.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the Teams, Lync/Skype for Business and SharePoint on-prem server infrastructure.

  • Recommend and plan for future growth of messaging and collaboration systems taking into consideration capacity planning, monitoring, Disaster Recovery and business continuity.

  • Life-cycle management of Active Directory, Azure AD users with Microsoft Identity Manager.

  • Maintain systems security and integrity, taking corrective actions as necessary in compliance with company and industry standards and best practices.

  • Develop and maintain compliance documentation and architectural diagrams for use in the installation, configuration, operation, maintenance, and support of the infrastructure.

  • Provide proactive and reactive maintenance and support for the Teams and SharePoint infrastructure.

  • Analyze and articulate the risks, benefits and opportunities associated with any change within the infrastructure.

  • Provide assistance as a secondary resource to other specialists within the Infrastructure team.

  • Assist in hybrid cloud planning, design and implementation.

  • Participate in on-call rotation which may include nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or equivalent experience required.

  • 5+ years of messaging/collaboration/Teams/O365/Azure cloud experience

  • Microsoft GCC-High cloud experience preferred

  • Technical understanding of Exchange, mail flow, email hygiene (AV/AS), SMTP, TLS, Outlook and troubleshooting email flow issues

  • Solid knowledge of Teams, Office 365, Azure AD and their interaction with on-prem Active Directory

  • Experience with implementing governance and life cycle management for Microsoft Teams

  • Experience with Microsoft Lync and Mobile Device Management solutions such as AirWatch or InTune

  • Proficiency with ADFS/SSO, IIS, DNS, SMTP, LDAP and network load balancers

  • Experience with SSL certificates and encrypted/signed email technologies

  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Ability to define and communicate what needs to be done and successfully drive it to completion

  • Able to recognize, troubleshoot and resolve system problems with a focus on customer service

Other Information

  • United States citizen and ability to obtain a security clearance

  • CompTIA Security+, Network+ or equivalent certification preferred

  • Current Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) foundations certification a plus

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.


ID: 2021-5292

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc