Senior Cloud Engineer - Durban

  • Location:KZN
Senior Cloud Engineer - Durban
Our client is looking for an authentic, driven, professional, with excellent written and verbal communication skills who must meet the criteria below:
The ideal candidate must have experience supporting networks with more than 100 users, data centers, cloud infrastructure, a good understanding of network security and a passion to stay current with new technology solutions.
Essential competencies
    • More than 10 years of experience in a technical role with the last 3-4 years focused on Microsoft cloud solutions, having deployed projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support.
    • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with clients.
    • Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solutions/projects.
    • Ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologies.
    • Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects.
    • Experience with deploying and training users on Microsoft Teams, InTune and SharePoint
    • Technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, virtualisation, architecture designs, database migrations, and technology management.
    • Microsoft certifications, including MCSA-O365 and MS900/MD101/MS101/MS500
    • Microsoft Azure certifications in AZ103/AZ300/AZ500
Advantageous skills
    • Technical experience and knowledge, in two or more data platform cloud solutions - such as AWS or Google Cloud
    • Advanced analytics including Azure Data Bricks and visualization tools such as PowerBI
    • The technical aptitude and experience to learn new technologies and understand relevant cloud trend
    • Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needs
    • Prior work experience in an architectural position, within a technology and solutions driven environment.
    • Linux operating systems
    • Advanced networking skills with Firewalls (Mikrotik, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet)
    • Valid driver's license
Key responsibilities
    • Understanding customers' overall data centre, IT and business processes, to design implementation and roll-out cloud focused solutions.
    • Application of technical knowledge to architect solutions that meet business and IT needs, creating a data platform and ensuring long term technical viability of Microsoft 365 deployments
    • Ensuring solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment
    • Develop deep relationships with the customer's IT team and provide guidance to enable them to be cloud advocates
    • To share insights and best practices, as well as connecting with the engineering team to identify and resolve network security matters
    • Assess the customers' knowledge of the Microsoft 365 platform and overall cloud readiness, to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensuring its delivery through partners.
    • Collaborate with other engineers in developing complex end-to-end enterprise solutions on Microsoft 365.
    • Maintain technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, collaborate and share with the technical community while educating customers on the Microsoft 365 platform.
    • Be a Microsoft 365 evangelist with customers, partners and external communities
Personal attributes
    • A team player, not afraid to show initiative with strong problem solving and decision-making skills
    • A customer-focused attitude, with strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Self-motivated with a constant use of one's own initiative
    • The ability to multi-task and prioritise workload in real-time
    • Passionate about keeping abreast of changes in your chosen area of technology
    • The culture of imparting knowledge to co-workers, regardless of years of experience, and to constantly acquire and adopt knowledge from others
    • Career-focused with the motivation to forge one's own path to success within a high-performing team
    • The drive to be the best in the industry in every task one undertakes
Please apply below to submit your CV.