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Azure Cloud Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 21-00350
  • Date: January 25, 2021
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Job Description - Azure Cloud Engineer

We are working with a global technology company who supports the financial services industry. They are currently looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer to join a growing office in Chicago. This person will be one of the first Cloud Engineers to support the US market while working with peers across IT Operations, Development and DevOps. The Cloud Engineer should have a solid foundation as a Microsoft Engineer and at least a couple of years working with Azure. 



Your Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure 
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain operating systems, application software and infrastructure management tools. 
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability 
  • Provide (act as) 2nd and 3rd level escalation for internal IT/CloudOps teams 
  • Play an integral role in design, test, and implement customs tools/applications that are relevant to the company needs 
  • Monitor and troubleshoot application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers &/or DevOps to fix 
  • Define and maintain infrastructure security, backup, and redundancy strategies. 
  • Write and Maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks to include working with DevOps team 
  • Participate in the design of information and operational IT support systems 
  • Architect and implement improvements for Corporate and Cloud networks 
  • Implement, administer, and troubleshoot network infrastructure devices, including firewall, switches, controllers, & cloud (i.e. AWS, Azure) based platforms 
  • Participate in the design of information and operational IT support systems 
  • Implementing Network Improvement for the Corporate and Cloud 
  • Design and implement Infrastructure as a Code & CICD pipelines 
  • Collaborate with development teams to define proper monitoring metrics 
  • Design transformation from server-based monitoring approach to proactive application-based monitoring approach 

What We Need 

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline or 7+ years of directly relevant work experience 
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft based infrastructure (Domain, ADFS, IIS etc.) 
  • Strong Experience with Azure (IaaS, PaaS) is a must
       
    • Any experience with AWS products (EC2, IAM, S3, Route 53, VPCs, CloudWatch, Inspector, Lambda, etc.) is desired
  • Proficiency in monitoring systems like SCOM, Log Analytics, Application Insights 
  • Experience creating automated processes using well-known frameworks such as PowerShell, Chef, Terraform, etc.  
  • Experience safely automating deployments of cloud infrastructure and services. 
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Windows and Linux based environments. 
  • Experience with infrastructure and application management considerations for production systems and networks, including BC/DR, data security, encryption, resource monitoring, patch management, high availability, load balancing, and authentication (Kerberos, NTLM, SAML) 
  • Solid understanding, troubleshooting, and installation of Enterprise Windows Servers and performance tuning of application web stacks (i.e. IIS, etc.) 
  • Networking Knowledge (TCP/IP, WAN, LAN, DNS, Firewall) is desired 
  • Microsoft SQL knowledge and administration are pertinent and desired 
  • MicroServices using Service Fabric 
  • Experience automating software build, test, and deployment pipelines following agile methodologies. 
  • Experience with PKI, Platforms Dynamics CRM, NAV, Microsoft SharePoint a plus 

 




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