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Azure Infrastructure Architect

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Location
Mc Kinney, Texas, United States
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This is a Full-Time/Permanent role in McKinney. Hybrid Remote

Summary
: The Azure Infrastructure Architect will 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand business goals and drivers and translate those into an appropriate technical cloud solution.
  • Be the solution ambassador for Microsoft Azure cloud solution, architecture, related technologies and their interdependencies.
  • 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 strategy.
  • Demonstrate expertise via client workshops and learning whiteboard sessions.
  • 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 problems.
  • 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.
  • Work with lines of business to identify and analyze options to streamline and or automate workflows as possible.
  • Design plans, coordinate and oversee testing and implementation of solutions, installation of upgrades and new software.
  • Check, modify, backups using Azure Site Recovery where necessary to resolve issues to ensure proper protection.
  • Monitor all Azure network PaaS and IaaS resources. When monitoring alerts are identified, analyze cause, determine actions required to address the cause and execute those actions.
  • Analyze and identify opportunities to improve technology infrastructure and make recommendations for improving the overall performance and resiliency.
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed by the network.
  • Update and monitor assigned list of problems, incidents, changes within ticketing system.
  • Writing and maintaining custom scripts to increase system efficiency.
  • Maintain security, back-up and redundancy strategies, and make recommendations for improvement or increased system functionality.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8+ years related work experience required
  • Production level experience migrating and deploying Azure cloud-based solutions.
  • Proficiency architecting, implementing and supporting Microsoft Azure infrastructure and topologies.
  • Project experience architecting, implementing, and optimizing core infrastructure, networking and cloudbased services for business teams or consumers.
  • 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)
  • Experience configuring and tuning cloud hosted solutions and platforms.
  • Experience with performance analysis, troubleshooting and remediation techniques.
  • 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 principles.
  • Automation and orchestration experience with Visual Studio (VSTS), CloudFormation, Resource Manager, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Terraform.
  • Container configuration and implementation experience with Docker, Vagrant and Kubernetes.
  • 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, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Certifications in Microsoft Azure highly desired.

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