Job Description :
(1) Cloud Operations Engineer. Profiles and rates should be submitted by end of day Friday, June 15th.
(2) This position will be located in Webster, NY and will be for a term of 6 months.
(3) Please see qualifications below.
(4) Rate: $65/hr c2c

Xerox is looking for Cloud Operations Engineer to join our XIM Cloud Operations team focusing on supporting Cloud Computing Infrastructure and its processes. Cloud Operations Engineer would be responsible for the configuration, administration, customization, documentation, and automation of the Virtual Data Center (VDC) Infrastructure & its processes which is deployed on top of Azure IAAS.

Job Responsibilities:
Support and maintain Virtual Data Center including operations, incidents, service requests and execution of changes
Support and maintain Microsoft Azure IAAS/PAAS environment including computing, networking, storage, load-balancer, backup, NSG, database, Azure monitor, network watcher etc.
Support and maintain Cloud Management Platform tool (Scalr) and build automation scripts & frameworks to improve operational processes, procedures
Assist Cloud Competency and Cloud Operations team with the build out of cloud capabilities of the VDC; assist with migration of workload to the VDC
Support the Virtual Data Center (VDC) as per Xerox ITSM (service management) process (i.e change management, incident management, request management etc)
Ability to configure ARM resources through Azure Web Portal and Command Line Interface through PowerShell
Ability to deploy cloud instances through Cloud Management Platform tool and customize automation & orchestration engine whenever required.
Ability to write shell scripts, PowerShell scripts.
Work closely with Xerox Information Security group on compliance and audit requirement related to VDC.
Troubleshoot performance and stability issues using a wide variety of tools and be an escalation point for all production issues during shift or as required.
Implement alerts and monitoring for better availability and performance for VDC resources
Ability to configure and manage Azure virtual machine, storage, backup, load balancer, virtual network, VPN gateway etc
Work on creating or updating technical run book and process documentation
Create, change or delete user accounts, storage accounts, cloud instances and environments
Support other day-day task related to supporting Virtual Data Center (VDC) and work towards achieving operational excellence
Ability to support Linux servers – Redhat, CentOS

Skill & Competency Requirements:
10+ years of experience in cloud infrastructure management and virtualization
BS or Engineering in Computer science or electronics or related IT focused
Solid background and hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure IAAS & PAAS (compute, networking, storage, load-balancer, backup, NSG etc, Cloud Management Platform technologies and Configuration Management (Ansible, Chef, Puppet etc)
Experience supporting an environment running Microsoft Azure and Cloud Management Platform technologies.
Extensive experience supporting Windows and Linux operating systems running as Virtual Machines and/or cloud instances.
Solid understanding of networking, DNS, VLANs, Firewall, network segmentation, Storage, backup, Load Balancer, patch management, OSI model.
Strong analytical and conceptual problem solving skills with the ability to transform data into useful information.
Configure, administer, and operate highly scalable, available, and elastic solutions that implement industry best practices using Microsoft Azure
Scripting experience –bash, PowerShell, Ruby, Azure CLI, Python
Experience on Cloud Management Platform tools, preferable Scalr.
Must have extensive hands-on experience on Azure, Linux servers and scripting
Ability to hit the ground running and provide value immediately
Microsoft Azure certified is a plus
Qualities:
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Team player.
Self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing priorities and requirements.