Senior Infrastructure Specialist

Location: Birmingham
Job Type: Contract
Discipline: Infrastructure and Support
Reference: IAT30377

Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Azure, O365 and Network)

Based in either Birmingham or Central London


Skills and Experience
 

  • Extensive recent experience architecting and personally building out Azure-based IaaS and PaaS solutions, including SQL, networking, security and performance/capacity management
  • Recent experience being a key team member implementing technical change/migrations to support digital transformation initiatives such as Microsoft Teams for collaboration and voice/conferencing; SharePoint/OneDrive for document management; Forms/Flow and PowerApps for data automation
  • Demonstrable background in Cisco network implementation and trouble-shooting: IP Addressing; DHCP; VLan; Trunk Ports; QoS; Filtering/Access Control
  • Recent involvement in IT security and compliance initiatives – GDPR, Office 365/Azure Rights Management, Microsoft Security Center
  • Will have taken a lead role working alongside partners and technical professionals to help implement business-critical services and apps such as CRM, Data Warehouse
  • Natural 3rd line specialist go-to trouble-shooter for both infrastructure or desktop/VIP situations on apps such as Windows 10, Office 2016/365 E3/E5 – Outlook, OneNote, SharePoint, Teams, Skype
  • Design and implement a migration of servers from a traditional VMware environment to an appropriately sized Azure environment. Ideally using IaC such as Terraform/Powershell to automate/accelerate batch/routine jobs
  • Analyse a network requirement, specify a solution and configure Cisco equipment with the correct IPs, VLANs and Trunk ports while working in tandem with WAN providers to ensure VRFs are in place with the correct policies/controls
  • Analyse and implement a complex compliance policy in Intune for AzureAD hybrid-joined machines and test Conditional Access to ensure it delivers the required outcome without impacting critical services. Methodically troubleshoot why policies are not working as expected and work through a solution
  • Implement Single Sign On for a new web services application through Azure AD
  • Implement routine maintenance jobs on SQL servers such as backup, restore and database migration and use tools to monitor basic performance statistics to recommend improvements
  • Implement archiving and compliance policies on Office 365 to suit business requirements
  • Prepare for and confidently lead a meeting with business representatives, demonstrating a technical solution to a business problem and re-architecting that solution based on feedback
  • Naturally responds and takes ownership of major incidents that may relate to his/her experience and works through tirelessly until resolved
  • Don’t know the answer to a technical question or complex problem? Find it. Fast. Test the theory and outcome and confidently recommend the next steps


Technologies

 

  • Microsoft – Azure, Exchange Online/Hybrid, Office 365 + Teams/SfB, Dynamics 365, Windows 10, SCCM, InTune, Networking, VPNs, 2FA, SharePoint Online, PowerBI, SQL Server 2017, Surface Pro.
  • Infrastructure Management and Build – TerraForm, Powershell, SCCM
  • Security and Compliance – FortiGate, Cisco, Mimecast, zScaler, Darktrace, SIEM/Splunk
  • Switching and Networking – Cisco iOS, Aerohive, Juniper/Cisco-ASA/Meraki
  • Video Conferencing – Polycom, Crestron, Microsoft Teams Appliances
  • MDM/Mobile – Apple devices, Windows devices, InTune, Apple DEP

 


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