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Red River Pipeline - Azure Cloud Engineer in Lansing, Michigan

The Azure Cloud Engineer will join a team of capable Cloud deployment engineers who focus directly on delivering IaaS solutions for Red River Professional Services (RRPS) customers. The RRPS Cloud team focuses on the design, implementation, and migration of robust, reliable, and secure cloud platform solutions. Cloud technologies play an increasingly integral part in the business outcomes of our customers, and it is our goal to support those outcomes. As a Senior member of this cloud team, you will be expected to lead cloud architecture and implementation efforts, interface with vendors, develop tools and organize open source and commercial components, and development / execute on testing, to solve problems for running current and proposed processes on cloud infrastructure(s). While the focus of this position is to support Microsoft Azure environments, comfort and experience with a diverse set of cloud architectures like AWS and GPC will result in an extremely successful engineer in this role.

Primary Position Tasks:

  • Architect, design, develop and implement Cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure encompassing multiple specializations, platforms, and technologies

  • Specialize in providing a high degree of Cloud consultation for customers across Enterprise, SLED, and Federal markets

  • Working as the Senior Azure resource on an existing Cloud Professional Services team. This individual should be comfortable supporting a larger number of projects in a supporting or technical escalation role.

  • Collaborating closely with Cloud Practice Architects to deliver new Cloud service offerings and working with the team to develop implementation methodologies.

  • Create blueprints for future Cloud topologies (services and interfaces) that minimize costs while maximizing performance, reliability, and manageability

  • Create, maintain, and communicate the overall roadmap and solution architecture specification for various Cloud initiatives

  • Interpret and provide solutions on complex technologies/architectures

  • Design, implement and test robust failover procedures

  • Create automated approaches and scripts for system administration tasks where possible and appropriate

  • Develop, support, and document automated build and configuration management processes

  • Guide and participate in the implementation and coding of the new solutions you conceive and design

  • Train and mentor Administrators and Engineers in the new standards and processes

Minimum * *Education/Certification/Experience * Requirements:*

  • 5-7 years of relevant professional experience in a large, diverse, server environment

  • 5+ years experience in the Microsoft Azure Ecosystem

  • 3+ years of prior government and/or commercial consulting experience

  • Advanced knowledge of the primary Microsoft IaaS services

  • Experience implementing Microsoft IaaS services in a variety of distributed computing environments

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewalling.

  • Technical proficiency including systems experience, strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and issue management in a multi-platform environment

  • Experience identifying gaps in existing client skill base and developing documentation to include skill requirements and required certifications for roles/positions, inventory of required competencies, and an inventory of required technical skills by role

  • Knowledge of Architecture governance best practices and experience applying them to solve client problems

  • Experience defining the specific metrics which communicate the benefits of an architecture program to the business; tracking to what extent those benefits are being delivered on an ongoing basis; and identifying metric stakeholders and owners

  • Deployment and operational expertise of Windows OSs

Preferred * *Education/Certification/Experience:

  • Possess Sr. Level Windows Systems experience

  • Strong knowledge of SAN and backup technologies

  • Experienced with networking and network/system security

  • Subject matter expert in server hardware and operating systems

  • In depth knowledge of VMWare, Microsoft, HP, IBM, Cisco, VCE, Dell Systems and other major vendors of infrastructure technology

  • In depth knowledge of public cloud providers like AWS, Azure or other major vendors of public cloud

  • Deployment and operational expertise of MacOS, Linux, and other Operating Systems.

  • Understanding of Automation and Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI-CD)

  • Planning and designing complex system configurations and standards for Virtualization and Storage platforms from scratch

  • Influence and drive cloud related capabilities, solutions and opportunities in coordination with external partners, operations and application teams.

  • Design and implement secure cloud application environments with centralize identity management.

  • Deep understanding of load balancing and scalability techniques

  • Hands-on scripting experiencewith Powershell

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Creative person with the ability to design innovative solutions

  • Goal oriented with high standards for quality and performance

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments

  • Knowledge of project management methodology

  • Ability and discipline to work and succeed in a fast pace and organizationally complex environment, to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology, and to lead and manage small projects

  • Demonstrated record in leading and instilling service disciplines and teamwork

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (Visio, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Strong self-awareness and self-motivation

Essential Elements  :

Remote Position: This position requires the ability to continuously communicate with co-workers throughout the day utilizing Red River approved and/or provided communication tools and equipment.

Red River offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an exceptional work environment. You can review our benefit offerings here (https://redriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Benefits-At-A-Glance-2022.pdf) . If you are ready to join a growing company, please submit your resume and cover letter (optional).

EOE M/F/DISABLED/Vet

Red River is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, family medical history or genetic information, disability, past or present military service, or any other characteristics protected under the laws applicable in the locations where Red River operates. Red River will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Red River does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings or otherwise. Placement fees will not be paid to any recruiter unless Red River has an active agreement in place with the recruiter and such a request has been made by the Red River Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Red River Talent Acquisition Team via our Applicant Tracking System. Any unsolicited resumes or other data submitted to Red River in violation of this policy may be used by Red River without obligation to pay any fees of any kind to the recruiter.

Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, with more than 20 years experience in security, networking, analytics, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions. Our operations, support, sales and technical teams all work together to create a positive impact on citizens, soldiers, consumers and employees. That’s what it means to Rock the Red. Are you ready?

  • We work with purpose, looking to disrupt the status quo in meaningful ways.

  • We act with integrity, showing respect for all and demonstrating our commitment to ethics

  • We value collaboration and work as a team to accomplish goals

  • We elevate creativity, and support curiosity to re-imagine the use of technology

  • We have a strong work ethic, and seek continuous improvement in all we do

  • We embrace philanthropy, working together to drive positive change and lasting impact within communities around us