Cloud Infrastructure Consultant

The Cloud Infrastructure Consultant delivers technical solutions and support to customers allowing them to maximise their investment in cloud technology. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and success implementing cloud-based solutions, migrating workloads to the cloud, and experience with connecting and managing hybrid cloud environments. Building upon solid IT project experience relative to their level, consultants will work with customers in:

  • The delivery of high-quality engagements around Microsoft’s solution areas, technologies and products in diverse client environments.

  • The design and development of integrated solutions using the latest Microsoft products and technologies.

  • Understanding the relevant application development, infrastructure and operations implications of the developed solution.

Technical Skills

  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends.

  • Deep technical experience in infrastructure design including private and public cloud, networking, virtualisation, identity, security and storage.

  • Understanding of how to build resilient multi-site architectures.

  • Experience with Windows, Linux and OSS technologies.

  • Experience with configuration management and automation technologies such as PowerShell DSC, Chef, ARM Templates and Puppet.

  • Experience with deploying and managing the infrastructure for databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, Maria, Cassandra.

  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails.

Non-Technical Skills

  • Understanding of Project Management and Agile methodologies.

  • Building customer/partner relationships.

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through.

  • Prior work experience in a consulting/engineering position within a software and/or services company.

  • Problem-solving mentality, leveraging internal and/or external resources.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.

Certifications

  • MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

  • MCSA Cloud Platform Solutions Associate

  • MCSA Linux on Azure Solutions Associate

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect

Project Experience Types/Qualities

  • 3-5+ years senior (Tier 3) level support with cloud infrastructure as part of responsibilities.

  • 2+ years of experience in “migrating” on premise workloads to the cloud.

  • 5+ years of success in deployment projects (where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution/projects.

  • Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams.

Technologies

Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Azure Active Directory, Operations Management Suite, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Azure App Services, Azure Storage, Azure Import/Export, Azure SQL Database, Azure Web Jobs, Azure ExpressRoute, MySQL, SQL Server, SQL Server IaaS, SharePoint on Azure, AWS EC2, S3, DirectConnect, Hyper-V, VMWare, System Center, Citrix, StorSimple, SAN, firewalls, web app proxies, PowerShell, Bash, JSON, ARM Templates, BGP, Site-to-Site VPN, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Windows Server, Linux, OSS Technologies, Azure SQL Database, MySQL, Azure SQL DW, Azure DB for MySQL, Azure Cosmos DB, SQL Server, SQL Server on Azure IaaS, SharePoint on Azure, AWS EC2, S3, AWS DirectConnect

Location: Reading

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