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Azure DevOps Engineer

Arlington, Virginia

100% Remote


$80/hr - $90/hr

Azure DevOps Engineer

The Azure DevOps Engineer plays a vital role in evaluating, designing, and overseeing day-to-day operations within the Corporate IT SAS (Server and Application Services) environment. In this capacity, the individual actively engages in hands-on server administration, evaluating complex system requirements, and subsequently designing, implementing, and maintaining optimal solutions. Responsibilities extend to formulating and documenting technical standards, assessing new products, coordinating with vendors for hardware and software acquisitions, and collaborating with other IT teams to provide guidance on resolving system and application issues.

Specific duties for the Azure DevOps Engineer include directly managing the installation, configuration, upgrading, patching, maintenance, and monitoring of the SAS environment throughout the entire enterprise. Additionally, strict adherence to various security and encryption protocols aligned with U.S. national security standards is required. The key benchmarks for success include achieving 100% availability of the environment, implementing fault and performance management, and upholding corporate network, system, and application security procedures.

This role involves a 12-month contract-to-hire, the candidate will need to come onsite at the Reston, VA office once a week.

What You Will Be Doing:
  • Create, implement, and document the following processes for SAS Infrastructure:
    • performance monitoring
    • problem troubleshooting / helpdesk response
    • utilization, availability, and growth patterns (capacity planning)
    • landscape design, configuration, and standards
    • 24/7 support, escalation, and SLA models
    • IMAC (installation, move, add, change) services for systems and applications.
    • change management methodology and communication strategy.
  • Create and maintain server/application diagrams and workflows.
  • Perform/coordinate incident diagnosis, corrective action, and root cause analysis.
  • Oversee the configuration, testing, installation, modification, and servicing of all server components and applications.
  • Independently organize work requests based on departmental priorities and system criticality.
  • Manage vendor relationships required for the evaluation, installation, modification, upgrade, repair and preventative maintenance of SAS Infrastructure components.
  • Function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and consultant to other Infrastructure groups (Cloud Operations, Cyber Security, and Systems Administration).
  • Plan, lead and perform comprehensive systems analysis and design activities including development of detailed functional requirements for new server infrastructure solutions.
  • Maintain responsibility for end-user (customer) satisfaction.
Required Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / MIS / Information Technology, or equivalent experience in Information Security, Information Technology, or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 7 years Information Technology experience
  • Minimum 4 years server and applications experience in fast-paced environment
  • Hands-on experience with multiple server-computing hardware components including CPU, memory, HDDs, and NICs
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP and related networking protocols
  • Experience with desktop operating systems and server environments
  • Strong organizational skills and prior experience in a similar role as a Sr. Server Administrator, Lead or Architect
  • Advanced experience in developing, evaluating, and implementing information security architectures, technologies, standards, and practices to secure applications and IT systems.
  • Experience with the operation of firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, and 24x7 monitoring of these networks.
  • Advanced experience with enterprise and data center security policy design and deployment
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work effectively with all levels of IT and business management.
  • Skill in preparing and making written and oral presentations of complex technical nature.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Expert level experience with Azure (compute, network, cost/usage analysis, resource mgmt.)
  • Expert level Microsoft Windows administration skills (AD, DNS, Group Policy, file services, IIS, SQL)
  • Expert level scripting: PowerShell, Perl, Python, PowerCLI
  • Proficient level Citrix Workspace administration skills (Storefront, machine/delivery groups, policies)
  • Proficient level experience with VMware vCenter and ESXi
  • Professional industry certifications in area of expertise, certification such as MCSE, MCITP, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ900), Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ104), Azure Certified Solutions Architect (AZ303/304)
  • Linux experience with the following platforms: SUSE, RedHat or CentOS
  • Experience with integration of SEIM tools, backups, and monitoring tools
  • Knowledge of Best Practice and security guides (ex. NIST 800-53 rev 4)
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future.
This position doesn’t provide sponsorship.

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance - Four medical plans to choose from for you and your family
  • Dental & Orthodontia Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • 401(k) including match with pre and post-tax options
  • Paid Sick Time Leave
  • Legal and Identity Protection Plans
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
  • 529 College Saver Plan

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Veterans/Disability/Women. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Posted by: Ashton Corbett

Specialization: DevOps