Supervisor – Directory Services and Messaging

Houston, TX

Onsite  -  IT - Cloud  -  Direct Placement  -  Job ID: 24-01075

Title: Supervisor, Directory Services & Messaging
Location: Houston, TX (Onsite Daily in 77064)
Duration: Direct-Hire/Full-Time
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the US.

Top Skills Required:

  • Previous Team Leadership/Supervisory experience
  • Strong experience in Azure/O365 administration, including Azure, Azure AD, Exchange Online, etc.

*This position is 100% onsite in Houston, TX*
Qualified candidate should send their resume (Word format) to Nate Ackerman at
As the Supervisor of the Directory Services and Messaging team, you will be responsible for leading a team of skilled professionals in managing and maintaining critical infrastructure components essential for the organization's operations. This role requires a deep understanding of Active Directory, Azure, DNS, Exchange and UEM along with excellent leadership and communication skills to effectively coordinate team efforts and ensure the stability, security, and efficiency of these technologies.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership:
    • Provide strong leadership to a team of system analyst and technology leaders responsible for Active Directory, Azure, and Messaging/Collaboration systems.
    • Set clear goals and objectives for the team aligned with organizational objectives.
    • Foster a collaborative and supportive team environment, encouraging innovation and professional development.
    • Serve as point of contact for all projects related to the deployment, upgrade, or migration of Active Directory, Azure, and Messaging systems, ensuring successful implementation within defined timelines.
    • Collaborate with other IT teams and stakeholders to assess requirements, define project scope, and deliver solutions that meet business needs.
  • Infrastructure Management:
    • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of Active Directory services, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security.
    • Work with IAM, Security Engineering, Compliance, and other teams to implement best practices in Azure and AWS.
    • Manage access to Azure services, including virtual machines, networking, storage, and identity services, to support business operations effectively.
    • Administer messaging and collaboration systems such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Workspace One or similar platforms, ensuring seamless communication and collaboration across the organization.
    • Conduct regular security assessments and audits, addressing any vulnerabilities or compliance issues promptly.
  • Technical Support and Troubleshooting:
    • Provide escalated support for complex technical issues related to Active Directory, Azure, and Messaging systems, resolving issues promptly to minimize downtime and disruption.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert, assisting team members in troubleshooting and resolving technical challenges effectively.
  • Documentation and Training:
    • Maintain comprehensive documentation of system configurations, procedures, and best practices to facilitate knowledge sharing and ensure continuity of operations.
    • Provide training and mentorship to team members, empowering them to develop their skills and expertise in Active Directory, Azure, and Messaging technologies.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 7+ years of extensive experience with Active Directory, Azure, O365, PKI, DNS and GPO administration
  • Extensive experience working with Windows Server operating systems including 2012, 2016, 2019 and 2022
  • Working knowledge of SailPoint and CyberArk integration with Active Directory, Azure and AWS is desired
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft technologies, including Windows Server, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Exchange Server, O365, Microsoft Teams, and related services.
  • Proficiency in PowerShell scripting for automation and administration tasks.
  • System automation using Ansible, API and other tools is required
  • Working knowledge of identity and access management technologies and principles, including role-based access control (RBAC), single sign-on (SSO), and multi-factor authentication (MFA).
  • Solid understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices, with experience implementing security controls and compliance frameworks.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities, with a focus on delivering practical solutions to complex technical challenges.
  • Relevant certifications such as Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, or similar credentials are highly desirable.
  • Available for 24×7 On-Call support

About INSPYR Solutions:
Technology is our focus and quality is our commitment. As a national expert in delivering flexible technology and talent solutions, we strategically align industry and technical expertise with our clients' business objectives and cultural needs. Our solutions are tailored to each client and include a wide variety of professional services, project, and talent solutions. By always striving for excellence and focusing on the human aspect of our business, we work seamlessly with our talent and clients to match the right solutions to the right opportunities. Learn more about us at
INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.