Job Description :

Job Title : Azure Architect

Location: Dallas, TX

Duration: Fulltime / Contract

Job Description:

  1. Responsibilities:

    • Reviews on the architecture and design deliverables and support as an SME.
    • Leverage cloud native or 3rd party tools to automate cloud service provisioning, monitoring and reporting.
    • Create and Manage Azure DevOps build and release.
    • Help to drive architectural improvements and standardization for the Cloud environments.
    • Identify and recommend best practices for Cloud governance.
    • Identify alternatives when needed, pros and cons, and make recommendations.
    • Identify, analyze and resolve complex public and hybrid cloud-based issues.
    • Define cloud strategy/road map in the client environment.
    • Take accountability to ensure adherence with Security and Compliance policies and procedures within service delivery scope.

Key Skills

    • Azure IaaS (VM, Storage, Networking, Security)
    • Automation (PowerShell, Terraform, Ansible)
    • DevOps (Azure DevOps)

  1. Qualifications:
    • Experience and proven success in Azure design, implementation, support and management within a large-scale organization.
    • Deep knowledge and hands on experience in the Azure IaaS services (Virtual network, NSGs, ExpressRoute, Application Gateway, Load balancers, API Gateways, Recovery services vaults, VMs, Storage accounts, Azure Site recovery etc.)
    • Experience in Azure High Availability (Availability sets, Availability zones, Proximity Placement Groups) and DR solutions.
    • Experience in Azure cost management using ACM, Cloudyn and other 3rd party tools and recommending cost optimization steps.
    • Experience in infrastructure automation; PowerShell and Azure APIs, ARM template, Terraform.
    • Experience with DevOps Orchestration/Configuration/Continuous Integration Management technologies.
    • Good experience in creating Azure DevOps CI/CD pipelines for setting up the IaaS foundation.
    • Good experience in creating Ansible playbooks for configuration management and Terraform modules for Infra as a code in Azure.

  1. Additional Skills and Experience required
    • Experience in SLES/RedHat Linux will be an additional advantage.
    • Exposure to SAP components will be an added advantage.
    • Experience in Network, Security, IT Process and Procedures will be an added advantage
    • Experience in Storage Technologies and Backup Technologies will be an added advantage
    • Experience in AWS cloud will be added advantage.
    • Familiarity with monitoring tools like Nimsoft, Nagios, AppDynamics etc.

  1. Soft Skills
    • Candidate should process excellent communication skills (Verbal and Written)
    • Excellent documentation skill
    • Good working knowledge of MS OFFICE (including MS PowerPoint and Visio)
    • Should have great customer handling skills
    • Able to handle unforeseen situations
    • Excellent team player capabilities
Can drive client's value and its methodology


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