Company: Independent Financial
Posted on: November 12, 2021
Primary responsibility is to act as a senior cloud engineer,
architect, and administrator. Oversee the implementation,
administration, management, and maintenance of all Microsoft Azure
infrastructure and platform services. Install, setup, monitor, and
analyze critical components of the organization’s cloud
environment. Ensure that all organization systems and applications
are running at optimal performance. Perform a variety of
maintenance, analysis, installation, and training tasks to ensure
performance meets company requirements. Act as escalation point for
lower tiers of support. Share knowledge amongst all members of
technology services team.
Understand business goals and drivers and translate those into
an appropriate technical cloud solution.
Work with lines of business to identify and analyze options to
streamline and or automate workflows as possible.
Analyze and identify opportunities to improve technology
infrastructure and make recommendations for improving the overall
performance and resiliency.
Be the solution ambassador for Microsoft Azure cloud solution,
architecture, related technologies, and their
Create innovative solutions leveraging cloud platforms to solve
client business challenges.
Gather requirements, assess client capabilities, and analyze
findings to provide appropriate cloud recommendations and adoption
Demonstrate expertise via client workshops and learning
Create conceptual, logical, and physical design for cloud-based
solutions for infrastructure and platforms.
Research, analyze, recommend, and select technical approaches
for solving difficult and challenging development and integration
Design plans, coordinate and oversee testing and implementation
of solutions, installation of upgrades and new software.
Learn and adopt new tools and techniques to increase
performance, automation, and scalability.
Perform analysis, research, and take corrective action as needed
to resolve 3rd tier incidents, requests, problems, and escalations
from lower tiers of support.
When monitoring alerts are identified, analyze cause, determine
actions required to address the cause and execute those
Update and monitor assigned list of problems, incidents, changes
within ticketing system.
Keep team updated on problems observed or encountered, with
specific interest to as they relate to customer service, due dates,
security, and system availability.
Work closely with Lead Engineer or Manager to monitor and adjust
priorities and workflow.
Maintain confidentiality regarding the information being
processed, stored or accessed by the network.
Check, modify, backups using Azure Site Recovery where necessary
to resolve issues to ensure proper protection.
Writing and maintaining custom scripts to increase system
Maintain security, back-up, and redundancy strategies, and make
recommendations for improvement or increased system
Monitor all Azure network PaaS and IaaS resources.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Minimum of 8 years Information Technology work experience
required; more years preferred. 5+ years Azure related.
Production level experience migrating and deploying Azure
Project experience architecting, implementing, and optimizing
core infrastructure, networking and cloud-based services for
business teams or consumers.
Experience configuring and tuning cloud hosted solutions and
Experience with performance analysis, troubleshooting and
Experience with identity and access management, encryption and
key management principles, and secure cloud design patterns.
Experience with networking principles and technologies (DNS,
Load Balancers, Reverse Proxies)
Experience with agile, automation, CI/CD pipelines, and DevOps
Automation and orchestration experience with Visual Studio
(VSTS), CloudFormation, Resource Manager, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or
Container configuration and implementation experience with
Docker, Vagrant and Kubernetes.
Solid technical knowledge of, and experience technically
supporting vendor-supplied line-of-business applications in a
networked production environment required.
Technical Services: Prior Banking industry experience is a plus,
especially as it pertains to line-of-business application usage
and/or customer service.
Licenses and Certifications
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities
Deep product knowledge and understanding of Azure product
features including SaaS and IaaS offerings, Big Data and Advanced
Analytics, Serverless Computing, Disaster Recovery and multi-region
functionality, Internet of Things (IoT), Monitoring, and Azure
Resource Manager (ARM)
Solid technical knowledge and experience implementing and
supporting Microsoft Azure platform services (PaaS) including Azure
Private DNS, Public DNS, Key Vault, Azure Active Directory (AAD) +
Sync, Storage Accounts (blob & file), Private Link Service, Log
Analytics Workspace, Azure Monitor, Site Recovery Services, App
Services, App Service Environment (ASE), Automation Accounts,
Solid technical knowledge and experience technically supporting
Microsoft Azure infrastructure services such as Virtual Network,
Virtual Machine, SQL Virtual Machine, Network Security Groups,
Load-Balancers, Network Virtual Appliances (NVA), VPN Gateway,
ExpressRoute (ER) Gateway, etc.
Ability to work with little direction and produce results and a
willingness to be a team player and contribute to the overall
success of the department and company.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills. High
attention to detail.
Belief in providing exceptional customer service and possessing
the skills required to do so.
Organized, high flexibility, comfortable in a high-pressure
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the
organization and understand the needs of customers that may be
unable to express their requirements in purely technical
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