Senior Azure Cloud Engineer

Last updated 24 days ago
Location:Remote - AU/NZ only
Job Type:Full Time

Would you like to join one of the fastest-growing teams within Microsoft Azure Engineering? Are you customer-obsessed constantly looking to enhance customer experience? Are you passionate about cloud computing and love the challenge of solving the most complex technical problems?

Come join us and surround yourself with people who are passionate about cloud computing and believe that extraordinary support is critical to customer success and are fundamentally changing how we deliver support to our top Azure customers.

We are Azure Cloud Engineering (ACE) – a global Azure Engineering Support organization (part of Azure Customer experience group) that is customer-obsessed, and support engaged, with an engineering mindset​. Our mission is to turn Azure customers into fans with a world-class engineering-led support experience.

Responsibilities

As an Azure Cloud Engineer (ACE), you are the primary support and engineering contact accountable for the customer’s Azure support experience driving resolution of complex critical problems and supporting key customer projects on Azure. You will also act as the voice of the customer within Azure to escalate problems and to drive priority of platform/support improvement needs for customers.

In this role, you will work together with field teams (Customer Success Account Managers, Cloud Solution Architects, Support Escalation Engineers) and Azure engineering teams to:

  • Proactive Customer Engagement – Understand and support their key solutions, workloads, and priorities on Azure including regular engagement on trend analysis, proactive monitoring, and event planning.
  • Strategic Project Execution – Own project-level Azure issues and actively drive them towards resolution whilst ensuring support and engineering readiness for key milestones.
  • Critical Problem Resolution – Lead Azure Support to drive fast mitigation of issues impacting critical workloads and provide timely communication in a 24x7x365 global support environment.
  • Case Ownership – Directly own a subset of customer support cases from end to end. Deliver a great customer support experience. Continuously grow Azure technical skills.
  • RCA Ownership – Own and drive the timely delivery of quality root cause analysis (RCA) to understand and prevent future occurrence of reported issues.
  • Engineering Engagement – Relentlessly champion and advocate driving product feedback, feature requests to address customer pain points and improve Azure resiliency.

Note: This position also requires working with Government Customers.

Qualifications

  • Experience: 8+ years of demonstrated IT experience supporting and troubleshooting enterprise level, mission-critical applications resolving highly complex issues/situations and driving technical resolution across cross-functional organizations. At least 5+ yrs. of cloud experience.
  • Excellent Communication: Must have the ability to empathize with customers and convey confidence. Able to explain highly technical issues to varied audiences. Able to prioritize and advocate customer’s needs to the proper channels. Take ownership and work to a resolution.
  • Education: Desired Degree in Computer Science/Technology, Engineering or Equivalent Experience. Certification in Microsoft and/or other Cloud Technologies.
  • Customer Obsessed: Passion for customers and focus on delivering the right customer experience.
  • Learner Mindset: Openness and ability to learn new skills and technologies in a fast-paced environment.
  • Technical Skills: Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies with demonstrated hands-on experience in one or more of the following domains:
    • Core IaaS:Compute, Storage, Networking, High Availability
    • Data Platform and Bigdata:SQL Server, Azure SQL DB, HDInsight/Hadoop, Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory / Data Bricks, Cosmos DB
    • Azure PaaS Services: Redis Cache, Service Bus, Event Hub, Cloud Service, IoT suite, Mobile Apps, etc.
    • Containers and container orchestration platforms: Docker, Kubernetes
    • Identity and Authentication: SSO/Federation, AD/Azure AD, ADFS, etc.
    • Experience in one or more automation languages (PowerShell, Python, C#, Open Source)

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.
  • Citizenship Verification: Candidate must be a citizen of Australia. This position requires verification of Australian Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
  • Security Clearance: Candidate must hold or be able to obtain “NV2” security clearance as defined by the Australian Government Department of Defense here.

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