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  • Location: Brighouse, West Yorkshire
  • Rate: Up to 0.00
  • Start Date: 04/09/2019
  • Duration: 6 months

Role: Azure Cloud Architect/Technical Cloud Engineer

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Duration: 6 months

Rate: £neg.

IR35 Status: Inside

Start: ASAP



Role Overview:

An Azure Cloud Architect/Cloud Technical Engineer is required to provide hands-on technical support for assessing, architecting and supporting the IAAS platform in an MS Azure tenant along with other hosted infrastructure platforms. The primary focus of the role is to operate as an Azure Cloud Engineer by taking ownership of all Cloud specific support activities and providing 3rd line support to the infrastructure, development and management teams.



Knowledge, skills and experience include:



IaaS: Virtual Machines (VMs), Virtual Networks (vNets)

Azure Storage technologies (Azure SQL, Data Warehouse, Blob, etc)

Azure Networking specifically in configuring a Site-to-site connection: Virtual Networks, Virtual Network Gateways, Local Network Gateways and Connections

Azure Security Center

Azure Services: Virtual Machines, SQL Servers, SQL Databases

Azure Alerts and Monitoring configuration

Runbooks (Azure Automation)

API integration

Azure Resource Templates.



Good technical knowledge of Exchange 2010/2013/2016 with demonstrable experience in O365 and associated Mimecast technology

Experience working with the MS DevOps tooling suite

Strong technical knowledge of Windows Active Directory, MS SQL HA Options and Clustering.

Good technical knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V and/or VMware.

Identity and Authentication: SSO/Federation, AD/Azure AD etc.

Familiarity with automation/programming tools and Scripting (PowerShell, Python, Node.js, C#, Java OpenSource, Ruby, Bash, Go VBScript, Azure cli etc.).

Experience designing, deploying, and managing backup and disaster recovery technologies.

Experience designing and deploying containerized environments with exposure to Docker, Kubernetes or other container technologies

Infrastructure as Code: VMware, CloudFormation, ARM templates, Deployment Manager, or Terraform.

Working knowledge of at least one configuration management tool, such as Ansible, Chef, and/or Puppet, Docker and other automation tools.

Ability to write technical documentation

Strong knowledge of IT compliance, information security, and risk management.

Strong knowledge of multiple security concepts and methods such as vulnerability assessments, data classification, privacy assessments, incident response, security policy creation, enterprise security strategies, architectures and governance.

Excellent troubleshooting skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.

Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.



Duties include:



Develop and produce MS Azure based architectural documentation, including providing best practice design recommendations for migration of applications from on-premise to the Azure Cloud.

Designing a highly available and scalable cloud infrastructure tuned to project and business requirements. Designs should focus on secure configuration, utilising single sign on and multi-factor authentication with adherence to the NCSC and ISO27001 standards

Install, configure, automate, and monitor various cloud services, Infrastructure as a Service and Platform (IaaS, PaaS).

Perform cloud assessments using a variety of tools to evaluate cost vs performance.

Set up & troubleshoot Azure builds, including but not limited to ARM, ASR, SQL, Containers & Azure AD.

Develop and execute validation procedures to ensure migration and design objectives have been satisfied

Provide down-stream operational knowledge transfer to internal and external teams.



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