Senior Azure Cloud Engineer Consultant

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Software company located in Atlanta (Midtown) is hiring a Senior Cloud Engineer. Job is open ended Contract.


The Sr. Cloud Engineer is the senior technical resource on a team responsible for improving our cloud solution as well as supporting our client's applications and performance. We provide 2 4/7 support and on-call responsibility is required on a rotational basis. We are in the process of moving to Azure.

As the Senior Cloud Administrator on the team, you will manage production, staging and development environments for availability and performance in a data center environment. You will respond to internal and external issues and will be the final escalation point for all cloud issues. You will assist with planning, provisioning, tuning, monitoring and configuring systems as well as testing them to ensure they will meet desired outcomes. You will work closely with vendors, co-lo facilities, etc. to resolve issues.

We have an awesome collaborative culture and offer rich benefits to our team:

  • Benefits package including medical, dental, vision, FSA/HSA accounts, LTD, STD and more
  • 100% paid HDHP medical option for the employee
  • Matching 401k and stock options
  • Leadership that truly enjoys developing their people and a culture of promoting from within
  • Beautiful office space in a vibrant midtown location with a free gym
  • Paid parking or public transportation reimbursement
  • Family atmosphere with company and team events


  • Define and maintain infrastructure product and component standards for the software stacks that deliver a flexible, scalable, secure, reliable, resilient, and cost effective set of cloud services
  • Meet all SLA's, KPI's and demand management forecasting and measures for delivering Cloud services
  • Manage production, staging and development environments in the data center
  • Provide migrations and installations of cloud based applications and services
  • Be the final escalation point for all cloud issues including working with vendors as needed
  • Troubleshooting applications throughout the various layers of OSI (network and above)
  • Assist with planning, provisioning, tuning, monitoring and configuring systems
  • Test system for performance and availability
  • Ability to work with multiple departments in an effort to resolve root issues.
  • Provide all necessary documentation and be detail oriented
  • Manage incoming trouble tickets based on severity

Required experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in IT, CS or other technical or math field
  • 2+ years of system administration experience with cloud technologies in a data center
  • 2+ years of web application support
  • Windows Sever administration experience including security and share permissions, Group Policy
  • Proficiency with Powershell
  • Experience with Microsoft RDS on a Server 2012 R2 platform
  • Experience with Citrix XenApp line of products
  • Experience with patching and updating OS
  • Experience and desire to be on-call 24x7 and support production environments
  • Basic knowledge of network layer (load balancers, Firewalls, VPN)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of security best practices
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Ability to prioritize current tasks and projects based on the impact to the customer's application
  • Self-directed and takes initiative with very little supervision
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Preferred experience

  • Cisco CCNA
  • VMware VCP-DCV 6
  • Microsoft MCITP
  • SQL Server 2012+ experience
  • Cloud based web application load testing experience
  • Technical interface development experience
  • Experience with Nginx