Senior Consultant - Window Server Platform Technologies - CTJ

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Reston, Virginia
Job Type:Full Time

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Responsibilities

Microsoft Consulting Services is looking for a Senior Consultant that specializes in providing Server/Platforms support for a Data Center services team, has knowledge of Windows Server 2016, Failover Clustering, Hyper-V and PowerShell. The ideal candidate will deliver Enterprise Services technical solutions to customers allowing them to maximize their investment in Microsoft technology. Building upon solid IT project experience relative to their level, consultants will work with Microsoft’s partners and customers to assist in the delivery of high quality engagements around Microsoft’s solution areas, technologies and products in diverse client environments. Stabilizing developed solutions using Microsoft methodologies in complex customer environments. The design and development of integrated solutions using the latest Microsoft products and technologies.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience with designing and implementation planning for Windows Server Platform Technologies and assessing customer environments.
  • Able to design, document and lead customers design sessions around Hypervisors / Hybrid Azure solutions.
  • PowerShell scripting, Azure PowerShell, DSC, development experience
  • Experience planning and implementing an Organizational Unit (OU) structure, as well as corresponding Group Policy configuration.
  • Understanding of Windows Server, MS Cluster Server/Multi-vendor Cluster and SAN implementations, IIS
  • Understanding security requirements, risks and mitigation strategies of various industries
  • Experience w/Azure Active Directory, O365 and Synchronization of entities between On-Premise and Cloud.
  • Understanding of basic principles of Identity security.

Recommended/preferred qualifications:

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications, analytical and presentation skills.
Ability to deliver presentations and discuss complimentary products at a solutions level.
Ability to handle customer critical issues and work in difficult situations
Effective written and verbal communication skills, with both technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to evaluate end-user business requirements, translate them into technical specifications, and then develop and implement the appropriate technical solutions
3+ years of experience supporting enterprise IT environments
Technical familiarity with implementing and supporting Cloud Technologies
Experience implementing and supporting Windows Server 2012 and higher to include Windows 10
Any of the following certifications:70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
70-534/535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016
AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
AZ-103: Microsoft Azure Administrator
AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design


Education: Bachelor’s degree preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems. Will consider related field (or equivalent) experience.


The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with Polygraph. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate U.S. Government clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.

Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.

Cloud Screening: Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening. Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.

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