Azure Principal Cloud Engineer

California, Orange County

Posted: 03/22/2019 Industry: IT Job Number: 12636

Excellent Opportunity with Leading Data Center Technology Consulting and Services Provider!

Azure Principal Cloud Engineer

Job Location: Southern California (Irvine, LA or San Diego)

FOCUS: The Azure Sr. Cloud Engineer will be responsible for the successful implementation of Azure architectures and environments. The Azure Sr. Cloud Engineer will act as an expert and trusted advisor who provides guidance for transforming legacy implementations to the cloud. This role will work closely with clients, partners and other business units to ensure consulting engagements are successful.

What You ll Do:
Responsible for design, development, and hands-on implementation of Microsoft Azure cloud solutions
Serve as a Microsoft Azure technical resource in team s efforts to determine the needs of our client s businesses that will simplify and automate the applications as well as make them more efficient
Participate in planning, implementation, and growth of our customer' s Azure foundational footprint
Work closely with other architects and engineers to recommend and design infrastructure, database, or data storage solutions that effectively reflect our client s business needs, security, and service level requirements
Work with application and infrastructure teams to conduct proof of concepts (POCs) and implement Production-ready designs in Microsoft Azure
Align solutions with standards and best practices working with cross-functional engineering and consulting teams
Perform risk analysis & create mitigation strategies for continuous evaluation and validation or system design and architecture
Ability to produce as-built documentation and materials
Ability to design, build, and execute automation frameworks for deployment of MS Azure Cloud Environments (based on ARM templates, Terraform, Powershell, others)
Support pre-sales activities when needed
Collaborate and communicate with Sales and Account Management team to ensure smooth and successful delivery and assist with the identification of additional Advanced Services and Sales opportunities within the customer s environment
Establish strong and lasting relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers in client organizations
Contribute to the development of internal best practices as well as new innovative consulting services offerings that we can take to market
Build a community and following around our company solutions and brand awareness
Qualifications & Interests:
Bachelor s degree from an accredited university required.
2 years of experience with implementation and support of infrastructure services on MS Azure, including exposure to some of the advanced services and features such as Azure Policy, Azure Monitor, and Azure Log Analytics
5 years of experience with current operating system administration (Examples: Windows, Linux, Ubuntu and CentOS)
5 years of experience with APIs, performing commands through CLI to perform implementations and third-party integrations
3-5 years of experience with cloud network connectivity and ExpressRoute, and ability to troubleshoot cloud connectivity issues
Previous experience working for a consulting or services organization strongly preferred
Azure Cloud Platform Certifications are required for Principal level
Azure Cloud Platform Experience
Strong scripting skills in languages such as Python, Ruby, or Bash
Automation experience with Infrastructure-as-Code tools (ARM Templates, Terraform, others)
Experience with DevOps and Container concepts and implementation
Knowledge of IAM integration with Azure environments
Experience aiding with operationalizing Azure cloud environments using Azure native and third-party tools for monitoring and management
Ability to mix deep technical expertise with simple, everyday language to deliver a story that is memorable, educational and useful
Highly organized, detail-oriented, excellent time management skills and able to effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, high-volume, and evolving work environment
Ability to approach customer and sales requests with a proactive and consultative manner; listen and understand user requests and needs and effectively deliver
Comfortable managing multiple and changing priorities, and meeting deadlines in an entrepreneurial environment
Motivated self-starter who loves to troubleshoot and solve challenging problems and feels comfortable working directly with customers
Executive level image and communications
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