Senior Azure Architect

in Cary, NC

Job #:270980

Practice Area: IT

Date Posted: 01/09/2019

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Job Title:  Senior Azure Architect 
Location:  Cary, NC
Industry:  Developer Resources
Terms:  Permanent / Direct Hire
Compensation:  Market Rate
Requirements:  10+ years of relevant work Experience implementing and supporting Microsoft Azure infrastructure and topologies (Operations Management Suite, Application Insights, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Security Center, Azure Networking, Azure Storage, Azure Automation)

Seeking an experienced Azure Architect who will create, maintain, and optimize our Production SaaS environment on Azure. In this role you will participate in technical envisioning, technical design, and delivery for the Azure infrastructure. 

The successful candidate will bring with them a natural curiosity for understanding how things work, a passion for high quality and usable software, motivation to learn and grow, technical aptitude across the entire stack, and the ability to work with Engineering, Product Management, and customers to deliver a rock-solid architectural foundation. 

Senior Azure Architect Job Responsibilities:

  • Design the Azure Infrastructure stack to support running the product at scale, including technical documentation and deployment automation.
  • Manage the scalability, performance, and availability of the platform on Azure
  • Develop tools and automation to minimize delivery time and increase developer productivity
  • Participate in the design and development of new and evolving services, architecture, and performance standards
  • Participate in and strongly influence capacity planning and service performance analysis and tuning
  • Influence in development of best practices for deployment, monitoring and alerting
  • Respond to and resolve emergent issues. Be on-call periodically as part of shared team.
  • You are considered a “security employee” and have a particularly noteworthy security aspect to your role and are required to undergo additional training annually.
  • Administer and ensure logical security in carrying out all job duties
  • Support in Security Incident response and monitoring, as needed

Senior Azure Architect Job Requirements:

  • 10+ years of relevant work Experience implementing and supporting Microsoft Azure infrastructure and topologies (Operations Management Suite, Application Insights, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Security Center, Azure Networking, Azure Storage, Azure Automation)
  • Experience administering/supporting Windows and Linux systems running in Azure
  • Experience with scripting technologies (PowerShell, Bash, Azure Resource Manager Templates, Desired State Configuration, JSON)
  • In-depth experience in Linux administration/operating system internals (filesystems, syscalls, cgroups, etc)
  • Networking experience (routing, SDNs, network topologies)
  • Experience in one or more of the following:  Java, MySQL
  • Experience with any of the following applications: Apache, HAProxy, NGinX, Graphite, Redis, Elastic Beanstalk, Elastic Search
  • Ability to break down large bodies of work into manageable tasks
  • Required Datacenter Fundamentals: Compute, Network, Storage, Security, Governance, Troubleshooting, Backup Strategies, Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • High-level shell fluency in one or more scripting languages (Python, Perl, or similar)
  • Experience managing and deploying full stack, distributed services
  • Experience with container technologies (Docker, Vagrant,  etc.)
  • Experience with system automation tools (Gradle, Chef, Puppet, Salt Stack, etc.)
  • Experience with monitoring, alerting, and pipeline analysis tools (NewRelic, Status Cake, LogEntries, PagerDuty, etc.)
  • B.S. In Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Benefits?  Yes, provided by the client
  • Remote Workers?  Not eligible
  • Visa Sponsorship?  Not offered
  • Corp-to-Corp?  Not eligible

How to Apply: 

For immediate attention please apply online and send a text message to Blake Williams at 919-287-3974 with your full name, job title, and location. 

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