NES Fircroft

Azure Architect

Job Overview

Azure Architect – 12 Months Contract (28 x 28 rotation) – Iraq

All flights, accommodation, food, healthcare, visa to work in Iraq, medical will all be paid for.

My client is looking for an experienced Azure Architect (Certified) that have experience of working on large complex Azure Migration projects.

Looking for an Azure Architect that comes from an Infrastructure background

Essential: – Azure Certified, Azure Enterprise Architecture and scalability. Data Centre, Hyperconverge, virtualization, Storage, SQL, Office 365, best practices regarding systems security measure, Exchange, Windows operating system environment, servers and workstations. Minimum of 15+ years overall IT industry experience. Experience in Leading a Technical Team and very much a hands on role.  Any MCSA / MCSE / MCITP / MCE / MCA – Server centric disciplines.

The primary responsibility of the Azure Architect is to lead a team of engineers supporting IT&C systems, hardware, software and peripherals, and to ensure that these systems enable the effective and efficient delivery of business objectives.Additionally, this position is charged with undertaking various project work in coordination with the Digital Design Team and providing input and implementation assistance with strategic development plans.

  • Work closely with Digital Design, Applications, Field Communications and Digital Workplace Teams to provide excellent customer support to the business and deliver new projects.
  • Develop, deploy, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and support servers, storage, operating systems and software.
  • Provide proactive monitoring of capacity, performance and optimisation, taking remediation action as necessary.
  • Implement and maintain backups, security, and redundancy strategies
  • Ensure compliance to all disaster recovery plans
  • Identify risks to service delivery, recommend options to address risks and execute approved options.
  • Lead activities to recover from incidents and complete subsequent problem management and Root Cause Analysis.
  • Prepare roadmaps including upgrade paths and end of sale/end of support information.
  • Consider, recommend & implement procedures to improve efficiency
  • Manage contracts with vendors and software licenses
  • Maximize value from Infrastructure Services Contracts.
  • Manage team of system engineers, compliance specialists and other IT staff
  • Resolve issues escalated by technicians and engineers
  • Mentor and train other engineers
  • Provide a structured weekly report that monitors progress on Incidents, Projects, Key Activity and Management Information

Azure Architect advanced proficiency in:

  • Setup, Administration, and Management of Cloud/Hybrid Cloud technologies and solutions (Azure hosting, ASR, AFS, Azure AD, Express route, Intune, Automation etc.)
  • Configuration and Administration of Microsoft Exchange On-Premise / Online / Hybrid Environments including migration techniques and strategies
  • Operation and administration of Windows operating system environments, both servers and workstations hosted on bare-metal and virtualised infrastructure
  • SQL setup, administration and standardisation particularly in dense SQL cluster environments

Azure Architect to have excellent knowledge of:

  • Enterprise Architecture and scalability
  • Data centre operations and technologies
  • Hyperconverge products and services
  • Virtualization technologies (VMware, KVM, Hyper-V)
  • SQL setup, administration and standardisation particularly in dense SQL cluster environments
  • Office 365 in the enterprises and all its component
  • Best practices regarding system security measures

University degree in the field of Engineering / IT or related discipline or related equivalent experience

With over 90 years’ combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world’s leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.