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Microsoft Azure Consultant/ Azure Analyst

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 by Avanade

Newcastle, Staffordshire United Kingdom
Information Technology
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Microsoft Azure Consultant/ Azure Analyst

Avanade is looking to hire an IT professional with Windows Server and preferably Microsoft Azure experience for our Infrastructure Consulting team. The role is permanent and based in Newcastle, Cobalt Business Park.
You will also require to be on call, (2 weeks on call, 4 weeks off).

About the role - Azure Analyst/ Azure Consultant/ Infrastructure Analyst

Working on some of the largest and leading-edge projects, the purpose of the Azure professional is to play an active role in our customers cloud transformation and deployment projects. This will involve delivering throughout the complete project lifecycle including design, build, deployment, transition to service, support and operational improvement initiatives.

Key Responsibilities will be:

• Providing 2nd & 3rd level infrastructure support including incident, change, problem investigation and reporting activities
• Mobilisation & commissioning of new infrastructure including design review & implementation
• Development & maintenance of documentation including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
• Analysis, design, testing & implementation of monitoring, alerting, & automation capabilities to support a continuous improvement approach aligned to Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

You will Need:

• At least 2 years' experience of building, configuring and supporting the latest versions Windows Server (Mandatory)
• Solid networking knowledge, enough to design infrastructure solutions in the cloud
• Experience of building, configuring, and supporting infrastructure and resources in Microsoft Azure
(Highly desirable)
• Systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving with good attention to detail
• Ability to manage small projects
• Ability to manage and prioritise tasks and time efficiently, and demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
• A high degree of flexibility including shift and out of hours working
• Ability to work well autonomously and within a team
• Good interpersonal and team working skills
• Sound communication skills both written and verbal.
• Good customer facing/customer service skills

Other Desirable Technical Experience

• Windows Server & Azure certifications
• Azure ARM Templates and/or Terraform
• SQL Server
• Active Directory & IAM
• Programming Languages including Power Shell and/or Python
• Microsoft Developer Tools
• Microsoft Hyper-V
• Linux
• ServiceNow and/or other ITSM Tools

This is an excellent role for a confident, individual looking to work within a medium yet agile environment within a highly autonomous role
About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at

What we offer:

This is an exciting and rewarding role to be in. You will have an exposure to work on different top Microsoft stack technologies but also a great opportunity to develop yourself.
• We are encouraging our employees to cross-train and develop their skills around different Microsoft technologies
• We are looking for people with a real passion, dynamic approach and enthusiasm for technology!
• You'll have ample opportunities for career growth and personal development, including continuing professional technology training and management training

Reference: 632255001