Azure Specialist (SC Cleared)

Ref No. EMP435411
Salary £500 - £525/annum
Location Reading, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 Months )
Job Status Applicants Required


A leading Defence contractor is requiring a Security Cleared Azure/Cloud Specialist to join their offices in Reading on an initial 6 month contract.


Azure / Cloud

The Job

A leading Defence contractor is requiring a Security Cleared Azure/Cloud Specialist to join their offices in Reading on an initial 6 month contract.

The Organisation is currently modernising its Business Working Environment allowing us to adopt a Cloud Services strategy. The initial phase of this programme introduced Microsoft Office 365, Workday and Azure IaaS but is now progressing to include a growing number of SaaS products as legacy Line of Business applications are re-platformed, migrated or retired. The current planning assumption is for a hybrid-cloud architecture with a mix of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS plus on-premise hosting for any service that cannot be migrated to the cloud.

This specific role will be responsible for configuration and system integration during the delivery phase of projects followed by transition into live service by our managed service providers.

Key responsibilities -

  • Implement Azure design pattern solutions to meet business requirements
  • Create documentation around the setup and implementation of those design patterns
  • Lead the implementation of Azure solutions for new patterns or products
  • Participate in non-functional testing, particularly around business resiliency
  • Engage with Microsoft around solving business and technical problems in the Azure ecosystem
  • Provide technical oversight, review and quality control of Azure artefacts throughout the programme

Experience -

  • Hands-on experience of designing and implementing compute, networking, storage and database services in Cloud Environments
  • Understanding of elasticity and scalability concepts
  • Understanding of network technologies as they relate to Azure Cloud services
  • A good understanding of all security features and tools that Microsoft provides and how they relate to traditional services
  • Hands-on experience with Azure deployment and management services
  • Experience of integrating SaaS applications into corporate systems including Single Sign-On and identity management

Skills -

  • Broad project lifecycle experience - especially in enterprise environments
  • Expert knowledge of Azure Cloud platform features and capabilities
  • Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, VPNs, reverse proxies, routing, switching etc.)
  • Azure Networking (VNETs, Express Route, VPN Gateway, Traffic Manager, NSGs)
  • Security (firewall configuration, IPS/IDS etc.)
  • Understanding of common application approaches and technologies (e.g. SOA, message queuing)
  • Understanding of common database technologies (e.g. backup/restoration, replication/mirroring)
  • Understanding of common internet technologies (e.g. e-mail, web servers, web services)
  • Experience designing for disaster recovery
  • Experienced producing multi-tiered, loadbalanced, redundant infrastructure architectures

Clearance requirements
This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite.

Role paying up to £525 per day LTD/Umbrella maximum depending on experience.

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