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Azure Technical Specialist

Posted 5 January by Arc IT Recruitment Ended

Azure Technical Specialist

Bedford, Bedfordshire,

£55 - 65k plus benefits plus bonus


Azure Technical Specialist is required for the Bedford office of buoyant financial services organisation. Within this role you will be responsible for the on-going management and enhancement of the organisations Microsoft Azure platform.

You will work closely with Enterprise Architecture on defining Azure roadmaps to evolve the Azure Platform, along with identifying opportunities to reduce cost through automation. As the Azure SME, you will provide technical support and leadership to Infrastructure & Operational resources, along with an outsourced business partner. You will also be expected to ensure the Azure platform is highly available and compliant with security standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day to day management of the Azure Platform
  • Responsible for all Azure change / run activities
  • Provide technical leadership & direction to the business units
  • Provide technical support to the Infrastructure & Operational teams
  • Main escalation point for outsourced business partner
  • Migrating services & data from on premises to Azure
  • Produce MI reports and present to management and key stakeholders
  • Triage all new work requests including estimating the type of change and effort, where necessary implement the work request
  • Ensure all incidents in relation to Azure are managed effectively and kept up to date
  • Keep abreast with key Azure changes and outages
  • Work closely with the Security team to ensure compliance of the Azure Platform
  • Liaising with key vendors, such as Microsoft

Key Requirements:

  • A good understanding of Azure billing, Azure licensing (BYOL) and Azure cost optimisation
  • Express Route & Layer 3 networking including dynamic routing protocols
  • Advanced knowledge of Azure AD and on prem Active Directory, including ADSIEDIT
  • Azure PowerShell
  • Azure runbooks and automation
  • Load balancers & firewalls
  • Azure resource manager & knowledge of ARM templates
  • Power BI dashboards ? Advanced knowledge of disaster recovery, including site level failover
  • Solid experience with Backup, restore & retention
  • Azure IaaS and PaaS services; configuring and supporting
  • Windows Server 2008+

For a full consultation on this varied and involving role please send your CV ASAP.

Reference: 34154423

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