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Azure Cloud Specialist

Company: The Computer Merchant, LTD.
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Azure Cloud SpecialistJOB LOCATION: Boston, MAWAGE RANGE*: 77-80/hr (37.5 hours / week)JOB NUMBER: 22-02850JOB DESCRIPTIONPosition Summary: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) seeks to hire an Azure Cloud Specialist. Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Cloud Specialist is responsible for designing, deploying, and supporting cloud-based solutions that adhere to security best practices within the MGC Azure cloud environment. Provide support for Linux and Windows server based multi-tier applications with cloud-based and on-premises components. The incumbent must possess strong troubleshooting skills, be self-motivated, process-driven, highly customer-focused, and have a strong desire to improve personally and professionally.Responsibilities Deploy and maintain Azure resources and other cloud technologies.Implementation and support for Networking, Databases, Software, and Servers in the Cloud.Design architecture for integrating core infrastructure technologies in support of enterprise applications.Perform risk assessments of existing and new technology deployments.Recommend, implement, and monitor security auditing and alerting solutions.Monitor cloud and on-premise resources to verify integrity and availability.Troubleshoot operational issues, escalate as appropriate, and offer solutions.Collaborate with application development, network/security, and infrastructure teams to ensure seamless integration within the production environment; includes validation planning, coordination of validation testing, and reporting of production readiness for deployment.Establish standards, tools, and processes to be used by the team and create procedures to guarantee adherence and compliance to those standards.Develop, document, and understand internal IT processes and procedures.Utilize automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, or similar.Ensure timely resolution of issues, responsible for communicating with all impacted parties the status and resolution of all issues.Communicate with customers and notify them of impending changes or agreed outages.Keep current on new technologies and advancements in current technologies.Assists with special projects or other duties as assigned.Qualifications Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and 3+ years related experience and/or training3+ years of active, hands-on experience in Azure cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)Minimum of 2 years of experience actively implementing cloud solutions and using Azure servicesAchieve and maintain professional IT certifications, such as Microsoft MCSA or MCSE, HPE ASE or Master ASE, VMware VCP, Fortinet NSE Required Skills & Abilities: Strong working knowledge of security best practices for Microsoft Azure and other cloud technologies.Experience deploying Azure resources and other cloud technologies, including Office 365, PAAS, IAAS, SAAS, Power BI, etc.Experience with Azure Active Directory, Conditional Access Policies, and third-party single sign-on technologies.Experience with Azure Landing Pages, Blueprints, and RBACExperience with PowerShell scripting.DevOps and/or Micro-services experience with at least one technology, including Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Azure Container Service, etc.Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.Strong understanding of security concepts surrounding operating systems and applications.Experience with Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, Group Policies, Certificate Services, IIS, etc.Strong understanding of networking technologies, including hybrid cloud experience.High proficiency in written and oral communication for the conveyance of cloud solution work productsSelf-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-moving environmentTeam player with the ability to maintain a positive attitude and develop effective working relationships with others as a contributing memberStrong organizational, communication, customer service, and time management skillsAbility to manage expectations of internal and external customers and follow up in a timely mannerEqual Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled* While an hourly range is posted for this position, an eventual hourly rate is determined by a comprehensive salary analysis which considers multiple factors including but not limited to: job-related knowledge, skills and qualifications, education and experience as compared to others in the organization doing substantially similar work, if applicable, and market and business considerations. Benefits offered include medical, dental and vision benefits; dependent care flexible spending account; 401(k) plan; voluntary life/short term disability/whole life/term life/accident and critical illness coverage; employee assistance program; sick leave in accordance with regulation. Benefits may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions.

Keywords: The Computer Merchant, LTD., Boston , Azure Cloud Specialist, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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