Azure Principal Engineer / Architect

  • United Kingdom
  • North West
  • Contract
  • £600 - £650 per day + Outside IR35, Fully Remote

***Outside IR35*** // ***Fully Remote (UK Only)***

As a Microsoft Azure Principal Engineer, your role encompasses designing, building, and managing Azure systems while ensuring security, scalability, and reliability. Here are some key responsibilities:

1. Designing Cloud Solutions: You create architectural designs for cloud and hybrid solutions that run on Azure. These solutions cover various aspects, including compute, network, storage, monitoring, and security. You align your designs with the Azure Well-Architected Framework and the Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure.

2. Advising Stakeholders: You collaborate with stakeholders, translating their business requirements into practical designs. Your goal is to ensure that the proposed solutions meet both business needs and technical standards.

3. Implementing Solutions: You work closely with other roles, such as developers, administrators, security engineers, and data engineers. Together, you implement the designed solutions on the Azure platform.

4. Advanced IT Operations Knowledge: As a candidate for this role, you should have a deep understanding of IT operations. This includes expertise in networking, virtualization, identity management, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platforms, and governance.

5. Specific Azure Skills: You need proficiency in various Azure services, including: Azure Virtual Networks Azure Virtual WAN Azure App Service Environments Azure App Services, Logic Apps, Function Apps, and App Service Plans Azure CAF (Landing Zone Designs) Azure Data products (Azure SQL Database, Cosmos DB, Data Factory) Azure Security features (RBAC, Azure AD, PIM)

6. CI/CD Automation: Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) play a crucial role. You automate software delivery processes using tools like Azure DevOps and GitHub Actions. Scripting deployment tasks and managing build processes are part of your skill set.

7. Infrastructure as Code (IaC): You define and manage infrastructure using code. Familiarity with tools like Terraform, ARM templates, or Bicep helps provision declarative infrastructure.

8. Monitoring and Performance Tuning: Expertise in monitoring cloud resources and applications is essential. Tools like Azure Monitor, Application Insights, and Log Analytics aid in optimizing performance and troubleshooting bottlenecks.

9. Security and Compliance: Understanding cloud security principles and best practices is critical. You secure Azure resources using features like Azure Security Center, Network Security Groups, and Azure Key Vault

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