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Microsoft Corporation Consultant - CTJ in Redmond, Washington

The security of our nation and preservation of our nation’s interests are critical to the safety and prosperity of the United States. The Microsoft Services team continues to provide a vital role in supporting the successful and accelerated achievement of our customers’ objectives through Microsoft products.

Microsoft Services is looking for experienced industry professionals with Azure IaaS and Enterprise Open Source solutions who are interested in working as Consultants, to help us design and build the next generation of Azure-based Solutions for our customers. If you're an enthusiastic advocate of cutting-edge technology with a background in designing or developing cloud solutions, this would be a great opportunity for you! You may have the chance to apply your skills to Microsoft's key customers and develop your career within our organization and the wider IT industry.

Responsibilities

As a Consultant, you will work in delivering technical solutions to customers allowing them to maximize their investment in Azure as well as Open Source and other Microsoft technologies. Along with your own technical skills, you will have access to the Microsoft Product Group and a global network of subject matter experts. You can work and grow in a continuous learning environment that is Microsoft, a global leader in a "Mobile First, Cloud First" world, where you can help businesses around the world accelerate the benefits they derive from Microsoft products and technologies as they undergo their Digital Transformation.

• You should be highly credible with demonstrable ability to solve business problems and able to explain the benefits to the customer ranging from Business value to mastering deep technical explanations as needed

• Possess a passion for customers, learning, having proven ability to be client focused, results-focused, proactive, collaborative and confident under pressure

• Experience in Team Leadership, working with project management/project stakeholders and pre-sales activities.

• Strong time, project, and priority management skills

• Demonstrable experience of working face to face at varying levels within organizations

• Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

• Possess a passion for mentoring, training peers and sharing knowledge

• Great Communication skills, Presentation skills, Written skills, Customer/Partner relationships and expectations management

Qualifications

Microsoft is looking for Consultants who possess Azure IaaS and/or Open-Source Software experience.

Successful candidates would typically have more than one of these qualifications:

•At least 3-5 years related IT experience on any platform (not necessarily Microsoft), having architected, designed, implemented, tested and deployed complex solutions on-premises, in the cloud, or spanning both.

•Experience migrating legacy customer solutions to the cloud.

•knowledge of cloud-native architecture concepts, understanding of high availability, scalability, resilience, performance, and security requirements in the cloud.

•Application modernization, leveraging Cloud platforms and micro-services.

•Proven hands-on project experience, preferable in large-scale customer environments with:

·Infrastructure as Code - CI/CD and Provisioning tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Jenkins, Chef, Terraform, PowerShell, Bash, ARM Templates, and Azure CLI.

·Container orchestration engines such as Azure Service Fabric, Kubernetes, Docker swarm, Mesos, Amazon ECS.

·Agile/SCRUM methodologies and CI/CD processes.

·Familiarity with Open-Source servers (such as Apache, NGINX, RabbitMQ, Redis, Elasticsearch, Jetty

·Data storage planning and deployment experience with products like SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, CosmosDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc

•Experience in writing software in one or more languages such as .Net, Java, Python, Node.js, R or similar.

•Knowledge of how to factor security, privacy, and compliance into a solution.

•Certifications in Linux/OSS, Azure, AWS or Google Cloud Platform will be a plus.

The Azure IaaS and Open-Source consultant roles have additional, specific requirements:

Azure IaaS Consultant

A minimum of 3-5 years of Technical proficiency in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure planning.

Proficiency in one or more of the following: Azure PowerShell, CLI, Visual Studio, Python, Ruby, and Azure Resource Manager Templates.

A successful candidate will possess many of the following skills and capabilities to:

·Experience designing and implementing private, public and/or hybrid cloud solutions.

·Experience designing, implementing, and securing resources including Azure Active Directory, Azure App Service Apps and Virtual Netwxperiorks.

·Experience designing networking and security solutions.

·Experience creating and managing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines.

·Experience designing and implementing simple to complex storage strategies.

·Experience designing a solution for management, automation, monitoring, and business continuity.

·Experience collaborating in independently or across diverse solution delivery teams.

·Experience designing, implementing, and managing physical and virtual datacenters.

·An understanding of core networking, storage, compute and security concepts.

·Experience harvesting or re-using intellectual documentation on customer projects.

·Deep understanding of Windows Server 2012 - 2016, Hyper-V, MS Cluster Server/Multi-vendor Cluster, Active Directory & Azure Active Directory, Internet Explorer, IIS, SQL

·Experience giving presentations to technical and executive audiences, explaining cloud infrastructure solution concepts and benefits

Recommended/preferred qualifications:

Possess one or more of the following Azure Certifications:

·AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment

·AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration

·AZ-102: Microsoft Azure Administration Transition Exam

·AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator

Travel:

Travel is an integral part of this position. You should be willing to travel as is demanded by the needs of our customers and our business. This position may require travel to customer sites up to 75 % of the time. Overnight travel may also be required.

Location:

The location is flexible within the United States, but preferred location is in the Washington, DC area.

Clearance Requirement:

The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Security Clearance and be able to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance at the level sought by our customers when required for the role. 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

Microsoft Services, with over 21,500 employees worldwide, is dedicated to delivering on Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We are the voice of support services, the trusted advisor of consulting services, and the source of the world's best enterprise strategies. Simply put, Services helps customers and partners get the most out of their technology investments, serving customers in 191 countries and 46 languages. For more information, visitwww.microsoft.com/Services.

Microsoft values different life experiences and viewpoints. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to take risks and approach challenges unconventionally. We will invest in your health and financial future and encourage you to pursue your interests and passions away from the office. Our products and technologies help you balance life away from the office and enable you to manage your schedule efficiently.

Join us and be one who empowers billions! That's incredible reach. When you combine that with your own inspiration, plus the freedom and support to make your ideas happen, you can make a huge impact on how people work and live all over the world.

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 theAccommodation request form.

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 at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest .

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