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Azure Engineer

Job Reference: 16945AS

Salary: £520 - £550 Per Day Inside IR35

Salary per: Day

Job Duration: 6 Months

Vacancy Posted: 30-01-2020

Contract Type: Contract

Location: Canary Wharf, England, Greater London

Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Engineer

The Azure Hybrid Cloud engineer will work within the Azure Cloud Services team who are responsible for building highly resilient, scalable, reusable and performant Azure infrastructure in an automated and efficient manner.

Reporting to the Azure Engineering Lead and working across the Azure Cloud Services team, Microsoft and Cyber Security to ensure that we are delivering functional patterns that are secure-by-design and compliant with mandatory policies and security standards.

Key Accountabilities

Responsibilities will include:

* Build and manage the Azure foundation platform to enable application deployments
* Engineer solutions on Azure foundation platform using Infrastructure-as-Code methods (e.g. Terraform)
* Execute the functional pattern lifecycle process (design, document, develop and maintain) code library
* Integrate, configure, deploy and manage centrally provided common cloud services (e.g. IAM, networking, monitoring, Operating systems, Containers.)
* Manage Azure connectivity and networking e.g. Express Route, DNS, IP allocation and traffic routing, NSG’s and Azure Firewall
* Consume centrally agreed base Hardened OS (Linux and Windows)
* Ensure compliance with centrally defined Security
* Ensure compliancy with Operational risk standards (E.g. Network, Firewall, OS, Logging, Monitoring, Availability, Resiliency)
* Build and support continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and continuous testing activities
* Engineering activities to implement patches provided centrally
* Support non-functional testing
* Update support and operational documentation as required
* Fault find and support Applications teams
* Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community
* Develop and promote the reuse of patterns
* Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities
* Provide Management reporting to ensure data driven discussions for continuous improvement
* Gather requirements and provide continuous feedback loops between Cyber security and the wider Azure Cloud Services team

Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate for this role will have the below experience and qualifications:

* Experience of building a range of Services in Azure
* Expert understanding of DevOps principles and Infrastructure-as-Code concepts and techniques
* Proficient understanding and implementation of CI/CD pipeline on multiple technology stacks
* Security and Compliance, e.g. IAM and cloud compliance/auditing/monitoring tools
* Customer/stakeholder focus. Ability to build strong relationships with Application teams, cross functional IT and global/local IT teams
* Good leadership and teamwork skills – Works collaboratively in an agile environment with DevOps application ‘pods’ to provide Azure specific capability/skills required to deliver the service
* Operational effectiveness – delivers solutions that align to approved design patterns and security standards
* Risk management effectiveness
* Excellent skills in at least one of following: ARM, Powershell and Terraform
* Experience in dealing with multiple support groups that contribute to a service
* A track record of constantly looking for ways to do things better and an excellent understanding of the mechanism necessary to successfully implement change
* Set and achieved challenging short, medium and long term goals which exceeded the standards in their field
* Excellent written and spoken communication skills; an ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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