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Senior Azure Cloud DevOps Engineer

PSI team has been helping our government client with their IT modernization and Cloud migration initiatives. In February 2017, PSI strategic planning support bring the agency initial focus on stabilization of existing legacy Infrastructure and set in motion an agency Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) migration planning and now we been progressing along rapidly.

Here are some of the key tasks that you be part of but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop various automation scripts that enable management of the Azure environment in an automated manner
  • Conduct application readiness assessment including application mapping to understand application dependencies
  • Migrate current HQ data center environment to Azure using tools like Azure Site Recovery (ASR)
  • Configure and implement Data Protection Manager
  • Configure and implement Remote Desktop Services
  • Develop appropriate processes such as change management for the Cloud
  • Assist with development and implementation of common operations model for network, systems and security operations
  • Assist with implementation of monitoring and management tools (Operations Management Suite)
  • Assist with implementation of Service Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Azure implementations, help build design blueprints, to include concepts of different environments, DMZ, security, high availability, encryption, geographic scale and resilience
  • Support application and Cloud teams migrate applications into the Cloud
  • Support cloud teams in the design and decision-making process to ensure adherence to best practice
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies
  • Evangelize the concepts of Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Mature the Cloud platform ensuring that it is monitored, secure and easy to change
  • Mentor/train the Cloud team members in DevOps and Azure related matters

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3+ years related Microsoft Azure IaaS technology experience
  • Knowledge of these public cloud service providers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure
  • Experienced in automating software build, deployment and server configuration management using tools such as Jason, Puppet, Jenkins & Git
  • Knowledge & Experience of modern agile development methodologies
  • Exposure to DevOps practices and automation of software testing, delivery and infrastructure changes
  • Strong passion for technology, a willingness to learn new skills and the ability to evangelize the uses of cloud services
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, ability to translate technical direction into functional solutions
  • Ability to work effectively and managing multiple priorities while collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Proven ability to investigate complex issues spanning multiple technologies and drive to completion
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Deep demonstrable experience of having worked on an Azure platform with working applications with production usage in an Enterprise – bring real world battle scars from large-scale deployments; Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS services
  • Strong general technical skills across the infrastructure spectrum (networks, AD, databases)
  • Demonstrable experience of working in an Agile environment
  • Ability to influence and gain consensus across a diverse range of teams
  • High levels of understanding and experience of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Agile and other DevOps related methodologies
  • Experienced in writing clean code in other Object Orientated languages: Java, C#, Ruby…
  • Experience in developing IaaS development toolkits

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:: Washington, DC

Required education: Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Microsoft Azure IaaS: 5 years
  • DevOps, CI-CD, Infrastructure-as-Code: 5 years
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation: 3 years
  • Infrastructure as Code experiance with Microsoft Azurr: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • Microsoft Azure Certification

To apply please email your resume and salary requirements to: