Cloud Infrastructure Engineer / Azure

Employer: RAKE Digital Company
Job Location: Salem, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 1/9/2020
Closing Date: 3/31/2020
RAKE Digital Company
Our cloud engineers and experts collaborate to provide customized digital services to design, implement, and maintain Azure cloud infrastructures, particularly for professional service organizations and government agencies. We are a proud Microsoft Gold Partner in the Cloud Platform competency, which means that we have proven performance deploying customer solutions on Azure, experience managing our customer's mission-critical environments, and a strong team of trained and certified technical consultants.
Job Description

Remote Opportunities Available!  The Azure Cloud Infrastructure Engineer delivers technical solutions and support to customers allowing them to maximize their investment in cloud technology. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success implementing cloud-based solutions, migrating workloads to the cloud, and experience with connecting and managing hybrid cloud environments.

Building upon solid IT project experience relative to their level, engineers will work with customers in:

  • The delivery of high quality engagements around Microsoft's solution areas, technologies and products in diverse client environments.
  • The design and development of integrated solutions using the latest Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Understanding the relevant application development, infrastructure and operations implications of the developed solution.

Technical Skills

  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends.
  • Deep technical experience in infrastructure design including private and public cloud, networking, virtualization, identity, security and storage.
  • Understanding of how to build resilient multi-site architectures.
  • Experience with Windows, Linux and OSS technologies.
  • Experience with configuration management and automation technologies such as PowerShell, DSC, Chef, ARM Templates, and Puppet.
  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails.

Non-Technical Skills

  • Services project management.
  • Building customer/partner relationships.
  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow-through.
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences.
  • Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position within a software and/or services company.
  • Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

Project Experience Types/Qualities

  • 3-5+ years senior (Tier 3) level support with cloud infrastructure as part of responsibilities.
  • 5+ years of architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring availability, reliability, etc.).
  • 2+ years of experience in “migrating” on-premise workloads to the cloud.
  • 5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects.
  • 2+ years of experience in developing and managing production Kubernetes environments.
  • 2+ years of advanced experience with IoC tools such as Terraform, Helm, Ansible, etc.
  • 5 + years of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Advanced PowerShell skills.
  • Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams.
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