Azure Cloud Operations Engineer

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Apex Systems
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Job Description

Azure Cloud Operations Engineer (Mid-Level)

What You'll Get to Do:

Apex Systems has an exciting opportunity for an Azure Cloud Operations Engineer to support one of our federal clients in the DC Metro area.

Note: This position may require onsite support in Oxon Hill, MD as needed by the customer.

Please send your resume to if you are interested.

About the role:
  • Have a strong technical background and excellent communication skills to interface with the government client, users, administrators, managers, and peer engineers. You are responsible for maintaining and managing production application Microsoft Azure systems including operations & maintenance
  • Engineer, install, maintain, configure, and optimize Microsoft Server and Linux operating systems and hosted applications
  • Perform analysis for collaboration of network / system needs and participate in planning, designing, upgrading and deployment of enterprise datacenter hardware and software using a project-based timeline
  • Apply appropriate security measures to properly safeguard government systems by implementing industry standard best practices and DHS mandated mitigations
  • Support the distribution of security patches throughout the enterprise using Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and other enterprise level tools
  • Participate in on-call rotation to handle and resolve high severity technical escalations
  • Design, build, test and deploy highly scalable and resilient cloud-based applications on private and public clouds
  • Designing and implementing appropriate environments for those applications, engineer suitable release management procedures and provide production support
  • Influencing other teams and broader Engineering groups in adopting Cloud technologies, processes, and best practices
  • Redesigning legacy applications for Cloud implementation
  • Automating the provisioning of environments with Chef, Puppet, Ansible
  • Troubleshooting problems, involving the appropriate resources and driving resolution of issues with a focus on minimizing impact to our clients
  • Participating in the Agile DevOps design, development, testing, and release of new capabilities and features
  • Collaborating with product owners (researchers and software developers) to identify and design topologies for custom business and scientific applications in AWS as part of our container PaaS, or as a custom solution.
  • Providing guidance for adhering to best practices for optimal and secure use of cloud technologies.
  • Assisting development teams in migrating their products from on-prem infrastructure to AWS
  • Working with other Cloud Solutions Engineers to develop prototypes and enhance or expand fundamental capabilities offered in the PaaS and containerized or serverless workloads.
  • Participating in a daily stand-up meeting to report your accomplishments, plans for the day, and any roadblocks you encountered.
  • Driving improvements to processes and design enhancements to automation to continuously improve the production environment
  • Prepare, participate, present in Change Management process, Technical Review Board, and Change Control Board
  • Document all work and updates in Service Now, JIRA, Confluence
  • Document standard operating procedures (SOP), work instructions, guides, network diagrams, knowledge base articles

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Ability to obtain a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry on Duty (EOD)
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent + 10 years of applicable experience
  • 3+ years of Microsoft Azure cloud support experience in a production environment including security, automation, Azure subscriptions and resources, implement and manage storage, deploy and manage virtual machines, configure and manage virtual networks, and manage identities
  • Experience with the planning, configuration, optimization, and deployment of Microsoft Azure solutions (VMs, AD, Automation, Monitor, Backup/recovery etc.).
  • At least one Microsoft Azure cloud certification
  • 3+ years supporting Microsoft/Linux server and applications in a production environment including scripting
  • Experience with Deployment Management tools such as Chef, Ansible or Puppet
  • Experience collaborating across multiple functional/technical teams to deliver a project
  • Provide on-call support for emergencies
  • Demonstrated growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying gained knowledge to address business problems
  • Ability to communicate with client on a business level and translate their needs into a technical solution
  • Experience working with Agile Development practices.
  • 2+ years of experience in technology delivery in a DevOps environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in interpersonal and written formats
  • Knowledge of IT strategy and management desirable.

Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent + 10 years

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

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Position Id : BHJOB2374_1204189
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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