Microsoft Azure Cloud Engineer

  • New York, NY
  • Contract

Company Description

Open Systems Technologies is a national provider of smart staffing solutions, providing contract staffing, permanent placements and executive searches in the following skill areas:

- Technology

- Finance, Accounting, and Operations

- Government Services

- Legal

- Global Services

Established in New York in 1990, Open Systems Technologies is one of the largest, privately held, staffing companies in the world. We have experienced organic growth over the past 25 years and currently employ over 1,500 consultants in 16 domestic and international markets. Through our brands of Open Systems, OST Financial, OST Legal, OST Government Services, and OST Global we strive for continued expansion and excellence in the staffing industry. With the Global Services division, starting Jan-2012, Open Systems has expanded into the ITO & BPO Projects/Solutions business.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Create a strategy for establishing a secure and well-managed enterprise environment in Azure
  • Configure and manage MLP’s Virtual Network in Azure, establish our core services in the VNET, enable Azure to serve as a part of MLP’s network
  • Develop scripts to automate the deployment of resource stacks and associated configurations
  • Utilize native Azure services to meet the firm’s technology and resiliency requirements
  • Drive Identity and access and configuration management, and monitoring strategy for Azure
  • Lead design process for network connectivity to Azure
  • Extend MLP standard systems management processes into the cloud including change, incident, and problem management
  • Establish and implement monitoring and management infrastructure for both availability and performance management
  • Establish internal pricing and instance selection model for Azure virtual machines
  • Integrate Azure management tooling with MLP including automation of spin-up and spin-down and billing approvals
  • Design and implement data protection options, including HA and BCP protection in Azure

Skills Required:

  • 10+ years of experience as a full time IT professional
  • 3+ years of experience designing and supporting Azure environments, including IaaS and PaaS
  • Microsoft Azure Certification (MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or equivalent)
  • Hands on experience using the Azure administration portal
  • Bachelor's degree (in Computer Science, Math or Engineering)
  • Demonstrable experience deploying enterprise workloads to Azure
  • Knowledge of at least one other cloud hosting solution in addition to Azure (e.g. Google, AWS, Helion Cloud, SoftLayer).
  • Proficiency with PowerShell, Python, or other scripting languages
  • Hands-on experience with one or more configuration management systems such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet
  • Experience designing and supporting enterprise core services as well as cloud deployments of these services
  • Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Enterprise software products and services
  • Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery planning experience, a plus

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.