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Sr. Cloud Engineer

Dallas, TX 75254

Category: Infrastructure & Operations Job Number: 41230 Location Requirements: Hybrid

Job Description

Senior Cloud Engineer
- contract to hire
- hybrid onsite in Addison TX

Our Dallas based client is looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer designs, develops, deploys, and supports Information Technology (IT) equipment, services, processes, and software within cloud infrastructure environments such as Microsoft Azure.  This is an IT Enterprise production support position, and as such, off-hours critical systems/emergency support will be expected to support business continuity requirements.

Job Responsibilities
  • Manage the design, deployment, configuration, monitoring and maintenance of high availability enterprise solutions that implement industry standards using MS Azure and M365.
  • Performs proactive system administration, monitoring, technical efficiency tuning, up-time, alert notifications, and automation tasks.
  • Provisions Infrastructure as code using Azure CLI PowerShell ARM templates.
  • Manage Azure DevOps repos and branch policies.
  • Builds and configures new development tools to improve automation and code deployment, with a focus on Azure operations and application deployment/configuration.
  • Owns the diagnosis and issue resolution process, including the determination and provision of workaround solutions or escalation where necessary.
  • Configures, administers, and manages M365 services (Exchange online, Teams, SharePoint, etc.) per Microsoft best practices.
  • Troubleshoots infrastructure/software application solutions as required to insure Enterprise systems stability.
  • Defines and implements the configuration of Azure IAAS and PAAS services for high availability data redundancy, data loss prevention, site recovery and resilience per Microsoft best practices.
  • Defines and implements Cloud security architecture to ensure data security at rest and in transit, application security, key management, identity management, authentication, and authorization with OIDC and OAuth2 infrastructure security utilizing Azure VNets, NSGs, UDR, etc.
  • Administers Windows Active Directory, Windows servers, Linux server, group policy, etc.
  • Helps develop, implement, and monitor management information systems’ policies and controls within the cloud tenant environments to ensure data accuracy, security, and legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Installs new equipment, specifies and manages software upgrades and patches to email services, manage Active Directory, DNS, FTP, and web servers and related facilities including login servers, mail relays, directory and list servers, web servers and proxy servers within cloud and on-premises data centers as required.
  • Helps to manage third-party and contracted resources, under the guidance of the Director of Infrastructure & Operations, to ensure services provided are done on budget, and on (or ahead of) schedule requirements.
  • Proactively identifies and raises technical risks.
  • Produces/updates documentation on system processes to meet compliancy/auditing regulations.
  • Effectively communicates with all levels of the organization.
  • Complies with all IT and Information Security policies and procedures; helps respond to audit requests as required.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree (BA) in Computer Science or related field from four-year college or university; or at least ten (10) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a cloud computing environment.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant enterprise-level cloud management experience
  • Senior level Windows Server administration and management experience required. Linux Administration experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with Azure CLI PowerShell and ARM templates.
  • Knowledge of the use of PowerShell for cloud management and administration.
  • Good technical networking skills, Layer 3 and above, including subnetting, addressing and VPN.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral, and detail oriented.
  • Background in designing and analysis of Cloud Security models.
  • Knowledge of Azure Networking, Azure Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute Site-to-Site VPN configuration, NSG configuration, and App Services Environments.
  • Experience with Azure DevOps configuration and management.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, production environment, both in teams and in isolation with a minimum of supervision in 24x7x365 type team structures.
  • Basic knowledge of programming languages is a plus (For example: PowerShell, Kusto, Python, .NET, C#).
  • Knowledge of, and experience with the following Cloud concepts required:
    • Azure PAAS Services
    • Security and Provisioning within Azure
    • API Management Policies
    • Event Hubs
    • Azure SQL
    • Identity Management
    • Azure AD
    • Azure B2C Configuration
    • Cloud Security
    • Azure Key Vault
    • HSTS SSL TLS Ingress Control
    • Certificate Management
    • Azure Security Center Threat Detection.
  • Senior-level knowledge of Active Directory and Federation between on-premises data centers and cloud computing environments required.
  • Senior-level knowledge of Microsoft computing environments within an enterprise-level landscape (both server & workstation) required.
  • An understanding of networking concepts as related to Cloud tenant connectivity (VNet gateways, networking ACLs, security and network isolation) required.
    • One or more of the following certifications is preferred:
      • AZ 104 Azure Administrator Associate
      • AZ 140 Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty
      • AZ 303 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
      • AZ 304 Microsoft Azure Architect Design
      • M365 Security Administrator Associate
      • M365 Enterprise Administrator Expert

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