Job Details

  • Title: Azure Cloud Administrator
  • Code: RCI-1E8A
  • Location: Jersey City New Jersey (NJ) 07302
  • Posted Date: 11/07/2019
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Enterprise Architecture Group Solution Architect, the successful candidate is an experienced Azure cloud administrator with solid technical skill sets, to help the agency in the provision, configuration, administration and maintenance of existing and new cloud workloads on Azure Cloud. This individual is responsible to ensure the assigned tasks related to Azure Cloud are addressed and resolved in a timely manner.

  • Support current and future Azure Cloud infrastructure and application workloads:
    • Provide support to the application teams. Work closely with technical teams to detect network faults and performance issues and proactively implement monitoring services and alerts to prevent future occurrences.
    • Ability to develop Architecture Specification deliverables that map business requirements to solution/technologies
    • Provision, configure and maintain Azure JaaS/PaaS/SaaS resources using Azure Portal, ARM templates/PowerShell/CLI scripts. Automate provision and configuration of azure resources.
    • Address/provide solutions and remediation to issues identified during the troubleshooting.
    • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible vulnerabilities and intrusions. Perform regular backup operations, ensuring all required Virtual Machines, file systems, and system data are successfully backed up.
    • Providing systems administrative support for Windows and Linux Systems including server and workstation upgrades, server monitoring/administration, user account setup and security administration. Use Log Analytics OMS/SCCM tools as needed.
    • Perform daily system monitoring, patching, Security Updates, routine cleanups verifying the integrity and availability of all cloud VMs, and key processes using OMS/ SCCM/manually
    • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
    • Report updates on work progress/impediments/concerns to the manager/supervisor, participate in the team meetings and coordinate with the stakeholders as needed.
    • Able to work independently as well as a team player.
    • Create, change, and delete user accounts, distribution lists, security groups, etc. per request.
    • Develop documentation including Architecture design, operation guide and Azure Cloud migration guide.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience, or four years’ experience in Azure cloud administration
  • Must have 4 years of hands-on experience with Azure Commercial Cloud Platform on IaaS, PaaS & SaaS in provision, configuration monitoring, and troubleshooting and remediation areas.
  • Azure Government experience is preferred.
  • Have 8 years of Operational and administrator level experience on Windows and/or Linux Operating System in the virtualized environment.
  • Overall 10+ years of IT experience.
  • Hands-on experience with the creation, configuration, and operation of Azure IaaS/PaaS/SaaS cloud resources including but not limited to mention below:
    • Compute Windows/Linux VM creation via portal/script, using VHD, Market Place Images, etc.
    • Networking: Virtual Network/Subnet, Load Balancer, Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, VPN Gateway, Network Watcher, Network Security Group, User Defined Route, etc.
    • Data Storage: Storage, Azure File-Sync, backup, Site Recovery, Managed/Non-managed Disks, SQL Server on VM, Azure SQL, Azure Data Factory, etc.
    • Security: Security Center, Key Vaults, Resource Locks
    • Monitoring / Management Resources: Operation Management Suite / Log Analytics, Advisor, Azure Monitor Application Insight, DevTest, Alerts, etc.
    • Web and integration Resources: App Services, Application Insight, API Management, notification hub, service bus, Logic Apps, Azure Function, etc.
    • PowerShell, Azure CLI, and Azure Template to provide support in creating, configuring and operating the Azure cloud IaaS/PaaS resources using PowerShell and Azure Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Azure Administrator Associate (Exam AZ-103) Certification is preferred.
  • Exposure to DevOps: Azure DevOps, CI/CD pipeline.
  • System Administration: Windows/Linux Systems Administration
  • Knowledge of Microsoft system and application technologies and Active Directory.
  • Troubleshooting issues, document findings and apply remediation.
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented and carry a positive approach.
  • Good understanding of cloud, hybrid, on-premises, web technologies, concepts
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills incorporated with common wisdom.
  • Strong organizational & customer service skills
  • Excellent English oral, written and listening communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to support initiatives occasionally during off-hours

Additional Skills:

  • An excellent problem-solver, able to quickly grasp complex systems and identify opportunities for improvements and resolution of critical issues.
  • Collaborate with internal and external users to determine requirements and negotiate with stakeholders to resolve conflicting system needs.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work effectively with others supporting Azure and on-premises resources/infrastructure.