• Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Date Posted: 1st Jul, 2020
  • Reference: 070120PG

Senior Azure Infrastructure Engineer- Remote Opportunity- $130,000- Permanent

This role is for an individual with a passion for helping teams implement infrastructure-as-a-service environments on Azure and migrate existing on-premises environments to the Azure cloud. The qualified candidate will have a background designing and implementing networks on-premises and in Azure. This individual will also have experience with operations and expertise in migrating servers to Azure. As an engineer, the candidate will be able to provide real-world, hands-on guidance in implementing cloud infrastructure patterns and practices. In addition, the candidate will understand how to create, monitor, and administer Azure solutions which include connectivity from on-premises networks to the cloud.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Present audience-appropriate explanations of infrastructure and networking practices to technical staff within an organization (technical management, operations, and technical teams)

  • Create secure hybrid deployments of virtual machines, networks, and appliances in Azure

  • Assist customers to plan and migrate existing systems to Azure

  • Create repeatable processes using infrastructure-as-code-practices, especially via use of ARM templates

  • Work hands-on to create proofs-of-concept to demonstrate ideas and concepts that may be foreign to customers or prospects

  • Travel may be required (25%). Travel is suspended throughout the current pandemic

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience with Azure

  • Experience configuring Windows and scripting solutions with PowerShell

  • Experience configuring Linux and scripting solutions with Bash

  • Understanding of virtual machines and virtualization technology (Azure and VMWare ESXi/vSphere)

  • Advanced experience with networking and routing, including peering and configuring VPN solutions

  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-code technology (Terraform, Chef, Ansible, Azure ARM templates, Packer, or similar)

  • Certifications with Cisco or other firewall/VPN/networking vendors is a plus

  • Experience with any of the following technologies is a plus:

    • ARM templates

    • Setting up and configuring ExpressRoute

    • Azure Site Recovery or Azure Migrate

    • Docker or Kubernetes

    • Cloud-init

    • PowerShell DSC

    • Azure Active Directory (AAD)

    • Active Directory (AD)

Minimum Experience Required

  • 4+ years of experience designing and deploying IaaS and networking solutions on Azure

  • 3+ years of experience designing and deploying IaaS and networking solutions on-premises

  • Hands-on experience setting up and configuring Linux and Windows virtual machines in both Azure and in VMWare server environments

  • Hands-on experience planning and implementing network designs

  • PowerShell and Bash scripting experience

  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code

If you feel you are a good fit for this role, email a resume and cover letter to p.geib@nigelfrank.com

Nigel Frank is a leader in Niche IT Recruitment with a focus on Microsoft Cloud technologies. We deal with Microsoft Partners & End Users throughout North America. We have open positions and relationships with some of the top partners and end users throughout the US and offer some excellent opportunities in the Azure space.

I understand the need for discretion and would welcome the opportunity to speak to any Azure candidates considering a new career or job either now or in the future. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance.

Please see www.nigelfrank.com for more information.

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