Azure Systems Engineer


Depends on Experience
Full Time
No Travel Required


Microsoft 365
Azure Active Directory

Job Details

Knoxville, TN | Systems Engineer | Full-time

We are actively recruiting a Systems Engineer for our client in Knoxville, TN. This is a remote direct hire opportunity. The ideal candidate will have in-depth experience with Microsoft Azure/Server/Hyper-V, Office 365 and VMware.

Due to client request, candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Must haves:

  • Exhibit a broad base of knowledge and skills in server infrastructure, and operating systems to include Windows, Linux, Hyper-V, VMware, and Microsoft Azure including but not limited to IaaS, SaaS, PaaS and serverless services.
  • Manage and monitor M365 environment including mail flow and collaboration products such as email, SharePoint, Dynamics, Teams, and licensing.
  • Maintain the active directory environment including Azure Active Directory, DHCP, GPO, DNS, and certificate management.
  • Monitor services for growth and usage trends. Perform long-term capacity planning in conjunction with other team members that would determine both hardware and software purchases.
  • Assist in planning, design and implementation of Azure environment services.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all servers, applications, services, and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verify completion of scheduled jobs such as backups and sFTP processes.
  • Recommend, install, test, and manage existing and new servers and software including such systems as messaging, file servers, and database, among others in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance related to daily and assigned use; Assist customers and desktop support staff in identifying source of, and correcting errors.
  • Diagnose system hardware, software, and operator problems; recommend or perform remedial action.
  • Perform, oversee, monitor, and ensure data security including regular backups, recovery, verification of security rights and other steps necessary to ensure data integrity.
  • Collaborate with Security team and other IT staff as necessary to implement, update and test ongoing security improvements including regular and timely operating system patches, security patches and other application updates as necessary to all server infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with other staff to create, test, and keep up to date disaster recovery procedures for all services deemed necessary.
  • Assist the IT Manager in project definition, requirements documentation, and technical writing to support information systems business growth.
  • Monitor and enforce license agreements using appropriate tools relative to hardware and software resources.
  • Monitor and create regular management reports that track usage, performance, capacity, growth trends, etc., as it relates to the company hardware/software.
  • Collaborate with Network staff to, install, configure, and generally ensure the tight integration of web services, network links, hardware, and peripheral components into the company LAN and Azure environment.
  • Keep current with new technologies being deployed at the company.
  • Participate in off-hour support rotation.
  • Train selected staff for coverage during absentee periods. (i.e., vacation, seminars)
  • Deal regularly with outside computer vendors; perform a variety of liaison functions between company users and outside consultants/vendors.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled