Principal Azure Engineer

Location Lakeland
Job type: Permanent
Published: 16 days ago

  • Provide oversight and experience with your strong understanding of Cloud services, DevSecOps toolsets and platforms including compute, storage, networking, Security, Kubernetes, service mesh, CI/CD as well as monitoring and logging technologies.

  • Define and drive automation framework for Cloud infrastructure provisioning and configuration management, self-service, Infrastructure-as-Code services, Auto Scale initiatives, and DevOps deployment and drive cloud strategy to move towards IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS cloud models.

  • Define standards and best practices by conducting POCs for new cloud technologies leveraged by the development organization and engineering teams.

  • Develop a baseline for deliverables to include; Network access, Restriction of internet-facing resources within the cloud platform, provision, and configure computer resources within the Azure environment.

  • Define and develop establish architectural standards that promote DevOps practices such as infrastructure as a code and continuous automated integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) and optimizing solution architectures to manage costs and identify cost control mechanisms.

  • Provide expertise and serve as Subject Matter Expert regarding Cloud for both infrastructure and applications in Microsoft Azure.

  • Work with application teams with their digital transformation goals and provide cloud deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management expertise.

  • Work with applications team to draft and institutionalize cloud security standards, reference architecture’s, patterns, and guidelines for Cloud-native development and migrations.

  • Work with the IT Security Team, Solution Architects, and Cloud Operations Team with any security-related issues that arise and maintain a log of operational activities performed.

  • Develop, maintain, and drive a continuous enhancement culture for a robust knowledge management system for the Cloud Operations team and its partners.

  • Establish a continuous improvement plan for Cloud Operations, including technology reviews, root cause analysis, action reports analysis, and cloud portfolio review to ensure adequate infrastructure to provide a suitable operating environment(s) for critical applications.

  • Develop all aspects of the cloud migration initiative, including its impact on infrastructure, networks, and security.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related analytical field, or equivalent experience.

  • MUST have AZ 301 and AZ 300 Azure Cloud Certifications.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in configuring and using PaaS offerings (like WebApp, Azure Database services, Azure Kubernetes, Azure DataLake, etc.)

  • Hands-on experience with using, configuring, implementing, and troubleshooting network infrastructure connecting to Azure Public Cloud Provider, including a deep understanding of and experience with Cloud Infrastructure (VNETs, subnets, Network Security Groups, route tables, ACLs); authentication policies, DNS, cloud storage and domain management.

  • Strong demonstrated experience in Azure Security Center, Azure Key Vault, Log Analytics, and Azure Databricks.

  • Experience in setting up enterprise-level account structures and security models in Azure.

  • Proven and demonstrated knowledge of depth knowledge of cloud-based delivery models.

  • Experience developing cybersecurity solutions across a diverse and heterogeneous IT environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing security controls, including access control, privileged access management, data security, network security, data loss prevention, cloud security, vulnerability management, configuration management, privacy, and audits

  • Build automation handling large numbers of diverse systems with configuration management and automation systems like Azure DevOps (VSTS,) Docker and Terraform

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience with communicating with other teams via calls, chats, and email

  • Hands-on experience writing effective terraform scripts

  • Hands-on experience with Azure Resource Templates based on best practices

  • Hands-on experience with Azure policies

  • Hands-on experience migrating Apps to the cloud

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with 1 or more version control systems (Git, Perforce, SVN, TFS/VSTS/Azure DevOps).

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience configuring direct connections to the cloud from on-premise, gateways, virtual networks, and security segmentation technologies in a production environment.

  • Production experience with a hybrid cloud configuration.

  • Experience with Containers and Container orchestration solutions: Kubernetes, AKS and Docker Swarm

  • Experience developing software that is deployed to the cloud.

  • Experience writing scripts in PowerShell.

  • Experience with SQL Server.

  • Experience with Azure Cosmos DB and/or MongoDB.

  • Experience working Azure.

  • Passed one or more Azure certification exams.

  • Experience with VSTS/Azure DevOps deployments.

  • Experience with big data clustering technologies (Hadoop, Spark, HDInsight, EMR, etc.).