Azure Ops Engineer

Azure Ops Engineer

03 Nov 2023
Virginia, Reston, 20191 Reston USA

Azure Ops Engineer

As an

Azure Cloud Engineer, you will use cutting-edge cloud and data technologies to streamline services to our clients. Ensure that large-scale Azure environments are stable and that issues are quickly identified and resolved. Build comprehensive infrastructure alerts and monitoring tools and dashboards to gauge the health of system components. Implement innovation to improve efficiency of Azure infrastructure related activities. Serve as point of escalation for challenging and complex issue resolution. Join our team of Data and Cloud professionals and accomplish what others only dream of.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Employ excellent client-facing and consulting skills to create innovative business solutions based on your network and systems experience
  • Participate in the design and implementation of secure operational solutions and services across the client's business and IT support areas
  • Implementation and operations of operational capabilities and tooling (Azure native first) required for ongoing operations in the areas of:
  • Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Security Controls
  • Backups/Retore
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Develop solutions integrating Microsoft Azure commercial clouds (public and government community) with services hosted on-premises and in other clouds
  • Develop and maintain software solutions/scripts to support automation of cloud configuration and administration
  • Implement AIS cloud infrastructure solution offerings based on public cloud, private cloud, hybrid client environments, and multi-cloud environments
  • Support security audits, accreditation, and certification processes, and obtaining authority to operate (ATO) for cloud-based system architectures
  • Provide recommendations for AIS' quality standards for tools, techniques, and methodologies, advising on their application, and ensuring compliance
  • Build and maintain comprehensive alerting and monitoring tools to maintain awareness of, and expedite troubleshooting of infrastructure related issues in Azure environments
  • Provide advisement to junior team members and customers on best practices for the implementation of Cloud components, tools, dashboards, and automation
  • Serve as point of escalation for challenging and complex issue resolution
  • Defining and ensuring team members follow a rigorous server patching process

Location and Travel Details

This is a remote position with occasional travel (if needed). This position requires 24x7 on-call support one week per month.

Profile of Success

  • 1-3 years of experience in systems engineering and platform operations to support developers and business objectives
  • Experience with production readiness and operation capabilities using tools like Azure Monitor, Azure Sentinel, Azure Automation, Azure Backup, Azure Security Center, etc.
    • Apply these capabilities to IaaS and PaaS services such and VMs, Azure Service Environment ASE, Azure Kubernetes Service AKS, Spring Cloud, Azure Virtual Desktop, etc.
  • Be well versed in general infrastructure technology and understand public and private cloud concepts such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Experience with automation to Infrastructure (IaC - Infrastructure as Code such as ARM and Terraform)
  • Experience with the Cloud, Windows/SQL Server, PowerShell scripting, and virtualization
  • Experience developing, configuring, and managing cloud-based systems supporting enterprise web-based applications
  • Ability to manage Azure subscriptions and resources, implement and manage storage, deploy and manage virtual machines, PaaS services, configure and manage virtual networks, and manage identities

Desirable Skills

  • Obtain or utilize certifications as part of continuous professional growth, especially Microsoft infrastructure and Azure related certifications
  • Security+ or equivalent certification
  • Experience implementing secure and scalable hybrid cloud architectures
  • Experience with DevOps workflows using tools like GitLab, Jenkins, and others
  • PowerShell scripting for task automation; Infrastructure as Code
  • Microsoft certifications, especially Azure and Security focused

About AIS

AIS, Dedicated to Our People

AIS employees can spend their entire career at AIS doing challenging, rewarding work and reach their desired level of achievement and responsibility. We offer the opportunity to move up, without the obligation to move out of a position where one excels. We are committed to our employee's success; however, they define it.

It's our dedication to our employees that inspired our leadership to invest in our future and become partially employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).

Our employees are our greatest strength, and we do all that we can to serve them. We invest in technology as early adopters, allowing us to create transformative and innovative solutions for our customers while exposing our team to cutting edge technology.

We hire outstanding individuals who are committed to curiosity, passionate about emerging technology, and who are excited to find innovative solutions for the biggest tech challenges facing international brands and government agencies today.

We Invest in Individuals Committed to Innovation

AIS is seeking professionals of a certain character and level of excellence. People that we can learn from and that we can help grow to achieve their personal career goals.

We are looking for:
  • Smart people with a passion for technology
  • Strong technical capabilities with a consultancy mindset
  • Close involvement with local technical communities
  • A willingness to think outside of the box to provide innovative solutions to clients
  • Ability to solve challenging technical business problems
  • Self-directed professionals

Our Core Values
  • Client Success
  • Continued Learning and Technical Excellence
  • Strong Client Relationships
  • Citizenship and Community

EEO Statement

Applied Information Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications merit, and business need.

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