Microsoft Cloud Systems Engineer

  • Dulles, VA
  • Posted 56 days ago | Updated 22 days ago


Depends on Experience
Full Time


Computer Science
Detail oriented
SQL Server
Systems Engineer
Windows Server
Windows operating systems
shell scripts

Job Details

Join a member-driven leader in a fast-paced, challenging and collaborative environment with the shared mission of supporting America s network of rural electric cooperatives. Since its formation in 1969, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, or CFC, located in Dulles, Virginia, has provided capital and industry-leading financial products to more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-controlled utility systems across the United States. Our exceptional team delivers the CFC Difference that encompasses our values of service, integrity and excellence in all our interactions. CFC has a need for a Microsoft Cloud Systems Engineer to join the Business Technology Services team. This is a hybrid position requiring onsite work at our headquarters office in Sterling, VA, as well as optional remote workdays. The Microsoft Cloud Systems Engineer is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure in cloud environments. This individual also participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. As a Microsoft Cloud Systems Engineer, you will:
Design, recommend, plan and implement enhancements to the systems infrastructure.
Responsible for the installation, configuration and maintenance, including recognizing and troubleshooting problems of Windows operating systems.
Recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.
Establish and document standards and procedures for management review.
Daily administration tasks in SharePoint such as adding users, controlling access to document libraries, and setting permissions.
Manage ad secure servers and systems to ensure sound and secure computing practices are in place.
Evaluate and analyze system performance and metrics to recommend service improvements. To be successful, you will need:
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related technical degree, or equivalent work experience required.
7 years of experience as a Windows Server Administrator in cloud environments.
Ability to perform troubleshooting and analysis with little supervision.
Knowledge of server, network architecture and troubleshooting.
Knowledge of cloud-based architectures (Azure, AWS).
Support applications and infrastructure on IaaS and PaaS platforms.
Knowledge of Microsoft Servers, Active Directory (Azure AD), and VMware.
Knowledge of information security principles and virtualization technologies.
Ability to create and troubleshoot shell scripts in Powershell or Python.
Ability to automate changes to address security vulnerabilities.
Provide security management of cloud applications.
Knowledge of how software, hardware and network integrate in cloud with in-house systems.
Knowledge of O365, SharePoint, IIS, SQL Server skills.
Knowledge of SharePoint Online and the ability to support it.
Ability to create system context diagrams and documentation.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Evaluate cost/benefits of using cloud vs on premise systems.
Implement cloud services integrating them with in-house applications.
Detail oriented with ability to collect and analyze information and present results.
Ability to work independently and ability to escalate to management when necessary.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of cloud technologies.
Ability to establish new and document existing processes and procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes hybrid work options; annual incentive opportunities; an employer-paid pension plan; 401(k); medical, dental and vision insurance; a generous leave policy; onsite gym; and more all in a friendly, professional work environment. For additional information, please visit our website at CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.