Our Client, a leader in the manufacturing industry, has an immediate need for an Azure Administrator/Engineer. The position is located in Pittsburgh, PA. This is a 12 month contract position. Ideal candidates must have prior experience in an enterprise environment.
Evaluate, develop/procure, implement, and/or support innovative and creative cloud solutions. This is to be accomplished by utilizing technically sound methods of investigation, analysis, architecture, design, planning/scheduling and with a high degree of functional and technical knowledge
Support cloud transformation process in the company
Manage relationship with multiple cloud providers
Architect, engineer, deploy, and operationally manage cloud solutions
Deploy new solutions that will require infrastructure being hosted at cloud data centers
Continue to support deployment and upgrades of corporate cloud solutions in place (example: O365) whilst maintaining operational services
Conduct technical studies and evaluations of business area requirements and recommends to IT management appropriate cloud technology option
Perform product planning for cloud-based offerings including creating product concept and strategy documents, creating requirements specifications, identifying product positioning, and enabling the sales processes (licensing, pricing, packaging, benefits, etc.).
Assess optimization required of network hardware, software, and communication links of the cloud infrastructure
Support modernization of core enterprise applications and strategy to continue to deploy Software as a Service
Support system integration and authentication
Support transition of current solutions to new consumption models
Support advanced analytics adoption to grow in the Cloud
Support Customer Relationship Management strategy to continue to shift to the Cloud
Manage the life cycle of current cloud technologies based on business value/case
Leads the discovery, planning, and implementation of global process improvements
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in IT system and systems management
Minimum of 3 years’ experience cloud architecture management and orchestration integration
Minimum 3 years’ experience in Active Directory, TCP/IP, Subnetting, DNS, DHCP, NAT and routing
Enterprise Architecture and Technology certifications: Open CA, CITA, EACOE, EMC, Cisco, Vmware, TOGAF, ITIL, PMI, Microsoft, etc.
Private cloud architecture for resiliency inclusive of SDN/NFV, SDDC (Software Defined Storage and provisioning) custom workflows, automation, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
Strong knowledge of and experience with infrastructure, application and support processes.
Network engineering experience; knowledge of Layer 2 network protocols; strong knowledge of Layer 3 IP routing;
Scripting abilities in one or more language -- Perl, Shell, Python, …
Cloud infrastructure (e.g. Converged or BYO for storage, compute, network)
Certifications Preferred but not required:
MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
CCNA or CCNP
Prior experience setting up Azure subscriptions, knows how to connect Azure and Office 365 via Express Routes, knows how to do authentication via ADFS into Office 365 and Azure.
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