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Azure Architect in Bethesda, MD at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Azure Architect with our industry-leading client in Bethesda.

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Azure Architect:

  • Create automation to support multiple aspect of company's workflow, such as continuous integration and Azure infrastructure.
  • Utilize automation tools such as Chef, Jenkins, Git, Electric Flow (Electric Cloud), or similar tools.
  • Assist with upgrading, installing, and configuring monitoring solutions for Azure for Windows and Linux servers.
  • Manage firewalls, VPNs, and remote access to servers, based on different user roles and access requirements.
  • Work in a DevOps capacity with a desire to automate all repetitive processes within the Azure environment.
  • Maintain end-to-end security ensuring best practices are always implemented.
  • Provision and maintain all servers using configuration management tools, including Chef.
  • Develop solutions using cloud services. Research into, and implementation of, new Azure tools to improve efficiency, performance, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Working knowledge of supporting IT infrastructure technologies and standards including software & hardware life cycle, system configuration policies, security, hardening, High Availability, Disaster Recovery etc.

Requirements of the Azure Architect:

  • BS degree in an applicable area (Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, etc.)
  • Azure Certified
  • 4+ years hands-on experience supporting Azure cloud environments, developing and administering an IT operations environment, and administering servers on Windows or Linux platforms.
  • 4+ years' experience implementing, migrating, managing, and operating systems/applications in an enterprise cloud computing environment as well as deploying and supporting workloads in Azure.
  • 4+ years' experience working within a DevOps environment, utilizing Azure DevOps tools, developing Azure solutions, and implementing/improving Azure infrastructure processes.
  • Experience with cloud orchestration and automation tools.
  • Experience with automation tools within an Azure environment in production and lower environments.
  • Strong practical Linux and Windows based systems administration skills and scripting experience in Azure.
  • Experience with the planning, configuration, optimization and deployment of Microsoft Azure solutions (IaaS, PaaS, VMs, AD, Automation, Monitor, Backup/recovery etc.).

Keywords: Azure, Azure Architect, DevOps, automation, Linux, Unix, Jenkins, VPN, Chef, Cloud

Job ID: 320227

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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