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IT Consultant - Windows Azure Expert REMOTE




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We are currently looking for a Windows SME Azure Expert (m/f/d) for our energy client (immediate start!)

Start: ASAP
End date: 31.01.2022
Volume: Fulltime
Location: Remote
Language: English

Task description:
- Control the following Operations via ServiceNow: Incident Management, Change Management, Problem Management, Service Requests, Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
- Incident - Change - Problem - Service Requests - Troubleshooting - RCA
- Perform IaaS Patching for Azure Windows VMs in order to maintain stability and security compliance. Windows VMs are patched on a regular monthly cycle.
- Follow Standard setup on Azure VMs - backup, disk encryption, DNS Alias, disk management. Windows VMs are created to follow best practices in a structured and repeatable format.
- Resize VMs so that the infrastructure is right-sized for application performance and cost requirements in the light of cost savings. If the VMs size is under-utilised then the VMs size can be reduced.
- Migration of servers from on-premise (Virtual Private Cloud) to Azure. The Infrastructure team receives requirements from the architecture team and provision the VMs in Azure.
- Optimisation and automation of the existing infrastructure-related tasks with scripting and leading-edge features from Azure in order to make optimal use of Azure cost-effectively. Microsoft announces new features in Azure on a frequent basis.
- Investigate and analyse Azure features from Proof-of-Concept (PoC) to deployment in Production. This includes an analysis of the features, conducting tests in PoC, documenting the results for a review by the Lead and implementing it once approved
- Provide backup and recovery services for Azure IaaS as part of the provisioning process in Azure.
- Implement new service-related changes to existing VMs.
- Monitor Azure VMs and perform proactive analysis to mitigate risks.
- Perform Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) for new Services based on requirement in order to make optimal use of Azure cost-effectively..

Must have skills:
-Microsoft Azure experience including on-premise to Azure migrations
-Ability Restart / bounce the Azure components / clusters / VMs
-Troubleshoot the issue in terms of VM connecting, firewall, disk space issues, backup etc.
-Good understanding with the Windows Fileshare cluster setup and troubleshooting
-Knowledge about Active Directory, OU’s and DNS entries creation / modification
-Understanding the monitoring resources and log analytics provided by Azure
-Manage storage accounts. This will include securing data from unauthorised access, configuring long term back etc.
-Good understanding with recovery vault services and backup policies.
-Hands-on experience of system administration of Windows server-side infrastructure, virtual machines
-Excellent communication skills
-Good customer orientation skills and good experience of working along with customer teams
-Problem solving & interpersonal skills

Nice to have:
-Basic understanding of Azure Infra & network, ITIL (incident management), AKS Knowledge
– Deploying / Managing AKS
-VMSS Scaleset

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
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Michael Bailey Associates
12 Brook House, Chapel Place
London, United Kingdom
Phone: 00442077392022
Web Site: http://www.michaelbaileyassociates.com
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