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    Senior Consultant - Azure Infrastructure - CTJ

    Microsoft Corporation
    Reston, VA 20190
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    Job Description

    Microsoft Services helps our government customers realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies. We are a team of exceptional people who deliver best-in-class services with partners while earning customer confidence and trust. We are dedicated to improving the overall customer experience, serving as the customer advocates within Microsoft and driving customer-centric product improvement.

    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 Services is looking for experienced industry professionals with Azure Infrastructure as a Service solutions experience, who are interested becoming a Senior Consultant in our Services Delivery Organization. In the consultant role, you will help us design and build the next generation of Azure-based Solutions for our customers. If you're interested in joining a broader Azure team and 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 across the wider IT industry.

    As a Senior Consultant, you will architect, design, and deliver technical solutions to customers, allowing them to maximize their investment in Azure and other Microsoft technologies. As a senior, you will be leading projects with the potential of having additional consultants on the project. In support of our customers, you may 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. You may help businesses around the world accelerate the benefits they derive from Microsoft products and technologies as they undergo their Digital Transformation.

    • Should be highly credible with demonstrable ability to solve business problems and be able to explain the benefits to the customer, ranging from business value realization to mastering deep technical explanations

    • Passion for customers, learning, proven ability to be client focused, results-focused, proactive, collaborative and confident under pressure

    • Experience in team leadership, working with project management/project stakeholders

    • 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

    • Passion for mentoring, training peers and sharing knowledge

    • Great communication skills, presentation skills, written skills, customer/partner relationships and expectations management

    • Availability to travel up to 25% is an integral part of this job

    We understand and appreciate varied technical backgrounds, but prioritize the skills listed below to support our Azure Infrastructure delivery needs:

    A minimum of 4 years of Technical proficiency in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure services management preferred
    Proficiency in one or more of the following: Azure Identity, Azure PowerShell, CLI, Visual Studio, Python, Ruby, and Azure Resource Manager Templates.
    A successful candidate will possess many of the following experiences, capabilities and skills to:
    Design and implement private, public and/or hybrid cloud solutions.
    Design, implement, and secure resources including Azure Active Directory, Azure App Service Apps and Virtual Networks.
    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
    Excellent written skills including Statements of Work and other pre-sales activity

    Recommended/preferred qualifications:  

    Be able to pass following Azure Certifications in the first 12 months of employment: 
    AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
    AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration

    The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with Polygraph. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate U.S. Government 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 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.

    Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

    Posting ID: 565014411Posted: 2020-09-10