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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Company Description

10th Magnitude is a technology services firm helping businesses achieve transformation through cloud technologies. We are market leaders in leveraging the power Microsoft Azure to accelerate innovation speed, operational agility and customer responsiveness for clients around the globe. As one of the top Microsoft Azure partners in the US we specialize in Azure Migration, Cloud-Scale Custom Application Development, Internet of Things, Analytics and DevOps achieved through Azure-Enabled Infrastructure Automation. A member of the Microsoft Azure Partner Advisory Council and a Gold Cloud Platform Microsoft partner, 10th Magnitude is headquartered in Chicago and rapidly expanding across the central US.

Job Description

Learn how to use Microsoft Azure to migrate, build, and run enterprise applications in the cloud. 10th Magnitude is one of the top Azure consultancies in the country, and our clients are looking for our expertise to help them migrate their applications to hybrid and public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). If you have serious experience with the server and network infrastructures required to run high-performing corporate applications then we want to give you the ability to help grow and lead one of our fastest growing practice areas. Azure experience is great but not required, we’ll train you in the fundamentals, but a passion for helping clients succeed in the cloud is required. The candidate must also be comfortable cultivating our Microsoft Partner and Born in the Cloud relationships to make sure we continue to master the latest Azure technical developments, and keep our skills cutting edge–constant curiosity and improvement is a must.


As a Cloud Infrastructure Architect, you will take ownership for portions of the delivery of our Azure application migration engagements, from 5 day quickstarts to full-blown enterprise portfolio migrations. Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Migration Management and Execution. You will be responsible for working directly with our clients to plan and implement their entire application portfolio migration to Azure. This includes assessing their ability to move, deploying the appropriate infrastructure, performance testing, and documenting operational changes.
  • Account Education. You will lead our clients to explore how they can take advantage of the complete Azure platform including IaaS, PaaS, and other technologies such as Azure Mobile Services and Azure Media Services. You will need to architect their roadmap and help them embrace the vision. Familiarity with application development is a big plus.
  • QuickStart Engagement. You will lead hands on workshops with our clients who are just beginning the journey into the cloud. You’ll help them understand the basics of the platform, do initial planning on how to migrate their applications and deploy initial hybrid workloads (configuring VPNs, setting up operating portals, deploying IaaS VMs, and leveraging PaaS). The final step is moving and testing an actual production workload.
  • Performance Testing. Prior to certifying an application to run on Azure, you must administer a full battery of testing to ensure appropriate performance.
  • Vision and Architecture. You must be able to impart to our clients how advanced cloud architectures using both IaaS and PaaS will enhance their agility and ability to rapidly deliver solutions to their organization.
  • Facilitate technical discussions and white boarding for project migration and technical solutions.
  • Produce and manage client-facing documentation.
  • Conduct implementation pilots and help customers envision complete solution.


Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years infrastructure consulting or implementation experience. Application development experience a big plus.
  • Experience with Powershell and other automation environments and scripting technologies.
  • Systems Center experience a big plus, as is any DevOps (Chef) experience.
  • Experience moving workloads from on premise to IaaS (AWS, Rackspace, Azure, etc.) a big plus.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server configuration and fundamentals a requirement.
  • Networking fundamentals, including VPN configuration a requirement.
  • Understanding of Windows Server required, Linux understanding a big plus.
  • Ability to design the architectures for integrating core infrastructure technologies in support of enterprise applications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of application infrastructure architecture fundamentals.
  • Demonstrated experience in broad architectural skills, customer facilitation and solution selling.
  • 3+ years working directly with businesses/customers to understand business needs, and applying technology solutions to those requirements.
  • Experience with virtualization, storage and networking architecture.
  • Experience moving workloads from physical to virtual environments.
  • Strong Active Directory skills, including Group Policy Administration, Replication and Deployment experience.
  • Traits

Regardless of skills and experience, we look for people with the following personal traits:

  • Passion. You exude round the clock enthusiasm for your field of expertise.
  • Versatility. You’re really deep in a few areas, but capable across a much wider range.
  • Communicator. You can confidently converse with clients in their own language.
  • Problem Solver. You can figure out a solution to any problem that comes your way.
  • Pragmatism. You can separate what must be done now and what can be improved later.
  • Team Player. You help others, ask for input and share ideas all in the name of teamwork. 

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus commensurate with experience. We have a complete benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and short-term disability. We also provide a 401(k) retirement plan.

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