Job Description :
VDart is a IT staffing firm based out of Atlanta, GA specializing in Digital & Emerging technologies. Founded in 2007, VDart has over 1700+ employees and contractors spread across 3 continents. We specialize in providing the Fortune 1000 companies, niche hard to find skills in technologies including Social, Mobile, Big Data Analytics, Cloud, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. With delivery centers in UK, Mexico, Canada and India, we provide talent solutions to global customers covering EMEA, APAC & Americas. We provide deep technology and domain expertise in BFSI, Energy & Utility, Technology, CPG & Retail industry verticals. VDart is an award winning organization recognized on Inc 500 Hall of Fame; Atlanta Business Chronicle's Fastest Growing Companies; NMSDC's National Supplier of the Year; Ernst & Young's Regional Entrepreneur of the Year and more. Position: Sr. Platform Operation Engineer Location: Dallas, TX Contract PURPOSE OF THE POSITION The Sr. Platform Operations Engineer will assist with the development and implementation of the cloud architecture in various cloud, hybrid, and on-premise systems. This position will directly contribute to the overall implementation of enterprise cloud architecture while working closely with staff to enhance and develop new designs and strategies across all types of cloud-based applications. The Sr. Platform Operations Engineer will collaborate with both Information Technology and Business Units to ensure open lines of communication and clear understanding of objectives within each project. The successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills, required for collaborating with both internal business units and resources and external partners and integrators. RESPONSIBILITIES: Design cloud solutions that ensure most sustainable, flexible, secure and cost appropriate solutions & technology platforms Direct project teams toward solutions that align with agreed guiding principles, strategy, architecture, and standards Consult with project teams to develop a solution design which is compliant with the architecture and standards of the Company. Ensure appropriate sizing of solutions, technology fit, and DR are assessed and accounted for. Engage additional teams (Security, Network, etc as appropriate and lead through resolution of architectural issues. Ensure successful execution of IT strategies, architecture guidelines and standards and lead project teams through the technology selection and architecture/security governance processes Utilize agile practices to ensure consistent and transparent execution. Maintain current understanding of Azure Cloud offering with abilities to implement relevant features. Develop / Monitor dashboards to detect problems related to application, infrastructure and potential security incidents on daily basis Look for opportunities to optimize and enable consistent automated deployments. Keep abreast of emerging technology/industry trends in cloud Define new patterns, and standards as required. Provide mentoring and knowledge transfer to others. EDUCATION QUALIFICATION: Required Minimum: BS/BA degree in IT or related field preferred; equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION: 4 - 6 years of experience with Architecting and/or Engineering in cloud environments. 3 5 years of experience with Azure Cloud platform. 5 years of experience with Infrastructure architecture and engineering 3- 5 years of experience with CI/CD automating 5+ years in an Operations Support Role REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS OR ABILITIES: Hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure is required. Specifically, Azure Security Center, Azure monitoring, Azure Key Vault, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Dedicated HSM, Blob Storage, Azure Backup, Azure Functions, Virtual Machines, Service Fabric and Container Instances. Hands-on experience with Python, Bash, and/or PowerShell with a focus on orchestration and automation of underlying services, systems, provisioning, and security hardening. Understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems at a detailed level including processes, memory allocation, and networking with an understanding of how applications function and impact other OS components and cloud services. Expert-level debug/troubleshooting skills. Experience developing and/or maintaining production-grade cloud solutions in virtualized environments such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry Experience with creating and deploying AWS and ARM templates Able to pick up and learn new AWS/Azure technologies and create internal training docs Experience with Database technologies (SQL, Cluster technology and creation, Always-On, migration, log shipping) Required understanding of Elastic Search Experience architecting solutions within Azure. Working knowledge of common and industry standard cloud-native/cloud-friendly authentication mechanisms (OAuth, OpenID, etc Experience with automation systems: e.g. Ansible, Jenkins, Chef, GIT Experience with monitoring solutions: e.g. Splunk, Solarwinds, Nagios Experience with Jira, Confluence, Atlassian Experience with APM tools: e.g. Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic, Stackify, Raygun Experience with Cloud Security Experience with C#, Python, NodeJS, JSON, Java, etc. Experience working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and server virtualization technologies. Experience with enterprise applications (architecture, development, support, and troubleshooting Experience with enterprise architecture and working as part of a cross-functional team to implement solutions. Experience in handling production support incidents and connect between Developer/Operations team to perform deep dive analysis work on RCA/implement code fix. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated Technical writing experience If your skills match these requirements please send your resume to for immediate consideration. Please be assured that your resume will be reviewed and you will be contacted if there is an interest in your background and experience. Candidates should e-mail resume to address above. Be sure to reference the job number and title in the subject line. Referral Program: Ask our recruiting team about how you can be a part of our referral program. If you refer a candidate with this background and if the candidate accepts the role our team pays a generous referral. We are keen on networking and establishing a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership with you. We are Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 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