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Senior Azure Administrator

Date Posted: Nov 16
Type: Permanent
Wage: $100,000 - $135,000
Job Number: 8269
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Senior Azure Administrator

LOCATION: Hybrid Schedule

TYPE: Direct Hire

SALARY: $100,000 - $135,000 plus bonus

SUMMARY:
The Senior Azure Administrator will be responsible for the stability, integrity, and governance of infrastructure-related cloud resources that support the core organizational functions. In addition to deploying and managing new resources, this individual will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues and maximize the benefit of IT investments. The Senior Azure Administrator will also mentor and provide guidance to other IT staff, such as IT service desk personnel. All actions shall be executed with a cybersecurity-first mindset.

DUTIES:
- Logging configuration and management
- VDI administration, specifically Azure Virtual Desktop
- Azure SQL backup configuration and routine validation
- Support for internal and external audit requests; development of automation for recurring requests
- Resource tagging, inventory, and billing management
- Resource-specific networking & access management
- Storage account administration
- Provisioning of database resources and related replication/high availability configurations
- Primary Azure infrastructure services escalation resource for all IT teams
- Patching management for Windows Servers and VDI host VMs
- Provide impact analysis and for feature implementations and upgrades
- Perform routine internal audits of the Azure environment
- Maintaining Azure resource configuration and deployment standards
- Troubleshoot cloud resource performance and connectivity issues as required
Cybersecurity
- Implement and maintain Azure resource threat detection
- Understand the composition of our overarching security model and how components interact to provide a complete cyber protection
- Designing cloud solutions which expose minimal attack surface area
- Recommend and implement policies that best protect the company without disrupting workflow
- Proactively monitor, investigate, and respond to cybersecurity events including intrusion detection, inappropriate file access, logins from inappropriate or multiple locations
- Provide mitigation support when systems are inappropriately used by either external attackers or internal misuse
- Aid in forensic investigations as requested by the Cybersecurity Team

REQUIREMENTS:
- 10+ years of contributor experience in closely related technology roles
- 5+ years supporting a production Microsoft Azure environment at a mid-market enterprise or larger
- A minimum of (1) active L2 or higher (MCSA/Associate) Microsoft certification in a role-relevant competency
- All Microsoft certifications, including expired certifications should be reported
- Base competency with Azure CLI and PowerShell
- Experience with Azure storage accounts, networking, logging, monitoring, and automation
- Base competency with Git for script management
- Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Active Directory and Azure AD
- Base competency leveraging Managed Identities to secure resources in Azure
- Strong knowledge and technical expertise in cloud-centric enterprise architecture, specifically Azure, with proven experience integrating new cloud operations with traditional infrastructure and application support operations
- Strong understanding of information technology and IT services including cybersecurity practices and techniques to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of systems, data, and resources
- Demonstrated experience in designing and upgrading complex, technologically blended environments that mix of legacy and newer cloud-based technologies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a particular focus on technical diagramming and documentation
- Strong working knowledge of network/routing/subnetting
- Working knowledge of the Azure catalog of services
- Knowledge of containerization technologies a plus

EDUCATION:
- Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, or another related field preferred

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