Azure Infrastructure Consultant TS/SCI CTJ
Location: Reston, Virginia
Job Type: Full time
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Follows capacity process outlined by Global Capacity Management (GCM) team. Maintains tools with up-to-date skills and availability.
Participates in and/or may lead meetings with customers/partners to understand their business needs and/or scenario they are trying to solve. Uses business, technology, and industry strategies to define customer/partner requirements and constraints.
Engages others appropriately to understand and define customer requirements.
Supports project planning and the development of project documents by defining the risks and dependencies.
Communicates the business value of planned solutions to customers/ partners with direction/guidance. Implements mitigations on technical and business risks. Manages their schedule and communicates to project leads. Delivers against Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Implements technical solutions by completing assigned project tasks with defined quality standards and following Microsoft Services processes. Oversees aspects of implementation.
Proactively identifies issues and risks and engages with customers/partners or internal stakeholders (e.g., Project Managers) as appropriate to address and resolve issues.
Proactively manages relationships with customers/partners/stakeholders to identify and contribute to the drivers of satisfaction and dissatisfaction, determine the root cause, and establish recovery actions to improve the experience.
Intellectual Property Management
Acts as an ambassador in consumption of intellectual property (IP) and leverages IP in projects.
Proactively assists in the creation of intellectual property content and seeks areas that are available for more IP.
Communicates areas that need refreshing or gaps in intellectual property.
- Provides feedback for continuous improvement.
Learns new technologies or services based on business demands and industry trends. Obtains relevant accreditations and certification(s) as advised by the domain leadership team.
Shares experiences, best practices, and product news within the team.
Participates in relevant technical communities at Microsoft.
Embody our culture and values
Required/Minimum QualificationsAzure Infrastructure experience
- Experience with Identity & Security and cyber security and governance
- Experience with providing private/hybrid/public cloud configurations, migrations, patterns, and practices.
- Experience with cloud networking consulting
- Experience with implementation and transition of applications and data sets to cloud services
- 3+ years working with large Enterprise Defense customers and field communities in consulting or similar roles, and 1+ year(s) within Azure or competitive cloud.
- Problem solving - Ability to solve customer’s data problems through various cloud technologies (required) Relationship Building.
- Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior decision-makers.
- Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, Commanders, IT Management)
Additional or Preferred Qualifications:
Terraform, Azure Kubernetes Services, Github and Azure Dev Ops (ADO)
Any of the following certifications:
70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
70-534/535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016
AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamental
Candidates living in regular commuting distance to Reston must be willing and able to do overnight travel at level of 50%
When not traveling, will work 50% remote and 50% on site.
Candidate not living in regular commuting distance to Reston must be willing and able to do 75% overnight travel.
The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening.
Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.
The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.
Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.
Candidates selected for this position must comply with Federal Executive Order 14042 mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors receive the COVID-19 vaccine by being fully vaccinated before their date of hire, or work with Microsoft to receive an approved religious or medical accommodation
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
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