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Cloud Solutions Engineer - Microsoft Azure

Engineers – Salt Lake City, Utah
Department Engineers
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Cloud Solutions Engineer – Microsoft Azure – Job summary

Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT

Lightstream is a fast-growing technology company that provides full-service cloud and connectivity solutions to enterprises located throughout the world.  We provide integrated solutions for hybrid- and multi-cloud environments including; design, architecture, security, deployment, and ongoing management. Our unique engagement model integrates cloud, connectivity, and managed technology services that transform enterprises. We’re a Microsoft Gold Cloud Partner, AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, and were named Palo Alto Networks Specialized Cloud Partner of the Year 2018. With an emphasis on its core foundation of loyalty and enhanced customer care, Lightstream not only designs and engineers enterprise solutions, but also provides a single trusted advisor for complex technology infrastructure environments. As a result, Lightstream is an established and recognized leader of the core cloud and connectivity solutions provided today.

The Cloud Solutions Engineer is a post-sales resource that works directly with principal Architect to implement cloud solutions. The design of these cloud solutions will rely on a combination of deep consultative knowledge, partner teaming (internal & external) and an understanding of Lightstream’s services and capabilities in the consulting, development, deployment, migration and managed services spaces.

Your primary responsibility as a Cloud Solutions Engineer would be to implement cloud solutions as directed by the principal Architect. You will be responsible for the construction and implementation of cloud environments, ongoing customer support, and participation in customer business reviews. You will need to have a clear understanding of various IaaS/PaaS services and reference architectures. This position will require travel (up to 25%). You should be comfortable working at a client's site in collaboration with client team members, be motivated, self-driven, and focused on delivering world class solutions and services. You will be responsible for the delivery of services engagements in functional cloud areas such as:

  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Platform as a Service, both public and private(ASE)
  • Hybrid Connectivity, utilizing VPN and ExpressRoute
  • Security, both native and third party NVA
  • DevOps, Azure DevOps(VSTS), and third party
  • Backup, and Disaster Recovery

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide world class delivery and support of our customers cloud services
  • Establish yourself as a trusted resource. You will need to partner with the customer to understand their business requirements, to be able to support their cloud implementations
  • Support recommendations given to clients by Architects with respect to cloud migrations and assist in preparation of technical implementation documents
  • Assist with creation of design specifications, templates, reference architectures, and assist with other project deliverables as needed
  • Implement solutions that address customer's requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance in accordance to industry best practice
  • Collaborate with other teams on technical solutions where needed
  • Stay up to date on all technical developments related to cloud
  • Interact with Sales, Project Management, Clients to support ongoing initiatives
  • Where required, perform client assessments and workshops to support new customer implementations as well as support existing customer requests
  • Provide assistance to pre-sales consultation process where needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 3 years of implementing complex cloud solutions utilizing native automation or third party automation
  • 3 years of experience working with small-business or enterprise environments
  • Experience migrating on-premises environments to a cloud environment
  • Experience maintaining & administering a cloud environment
  • Experience with cloud storage across the board
  • Experience with complete cloud migration and hybrid cloud projects
  • TCP/IP WAN knowledge, Routing experience (BGP)
  • Network based security knowledge. In-Line security NVA experience
  • Knowledge of most common operating systems Windows, RHEL, Ubuntu.
  • Understanding of Active Directory Domain Services and Azure Active Directory is required
  • Understanding of other technology fundamentals such as RAID, Snapshots, SAN, and NAS, and reasons why/where they are used
  • Knowledge of automation tools (Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, etc..) is preferred
  • Knowledge of container orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) a preferred
  • SQL and NoSQL database administration is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a required, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Prior experience working for a system integrator or consulting organization preferred

Certifications:

  • Current Microsoft Azure certification is REQUIRED.
  • Current Microsoft MCSE – Azure is preferred
  • Current Microsoft Developer certifications are preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Must submit to background check, be drug free, and of good character
  • Valid driver’s license, with satisfactory driving record and auto insurance coverage
  • Ability to lift 50 Lbs. without causing injury or strain.
  • Ability to travel as required (Up to 25%)
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  • Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Department
    Engineers
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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