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Azure Infrastructure Engineer

Job ID 1135696BR Date posted 01/18/2017 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0275 - IT International & Business De

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The Azure Infrastructure Engineer is primarily responsible for providing consultation and expert technical advice on IT infrastructure planning, and engineering for assigned systems. This individual also translates business requirements and functional specifications into technical requirements that support integrated and sustainable designs for complex or high impact infrastructure systems.

The Azure Infrastructure Engineer is also responsible for working with Enterprise Architecture teams to develop the technical direction for the development and modification of infrastructure solutions within various computing environments and for supporting systems integration testing (SIT), component integration testing (CIT), and user acceptance testing (UAT) for large, complex system initiatives.

The Azure Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for serving as a technical expert for project teams throughout the implementation and maintenance of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems and for mentoring and advising others in all system development lifecycle phases. The Azure Infrastructure Engineer provides insight and recommendations to inform the ongoing strategy for health and care of assigned domain(s) and/or platform(s).


Essential Responsibilities:

Provides input into the development of the IT strategic technology direction by providing domain knowledge on solutions and technology; providing expertise by sharing understanding of current capability gaps and architectural gaps
This position is responsible for knowing system, operating system, storage, network, server roles, and security practices in this space. Some of the unique challenges this position will face include building systems in a high volume environment operating 24/7, 365 days a year. Documenting system configurations and identifying best practices.

The unique skills required for effective performance in this job include: Proactive identification of potential issues, diagnosis and creative problem solving issues, capacity and performance monitoring/management, preventative maintenance, system process flow validation, developing and maintaining technical documentation and procedures, and working with various technology disciplines in troubleshooting activities, mentor junior level engineers. Expert experience in Windows Server 2012 R2+, PowerShell scripting for automation, Linux, Azure, Hyper-V, Networking, Storage and other Cloud based technologies.

Serves as a technical expert for project teams throughout the implementation and maintenance of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems by defining and overseeing the documentation of detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services; preparing distribution packages to enable successful roll-out of new or existing systems; overseeing hardware deployment and the installation of software systems/interfaces/applications, patch and life cycle management, backups, and disaster protection; leveraging partnerships with IT teams and key business partners to troubleshoot systems as appropriate; providing systems incident support for complex or high impact issues as needed; providing insight and guidance during post-implementation support to make system enhancements as needed; providing expertise, information, and updates on new or upgraded services to stakeholders as appropriate

Core Responsibilities:


Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members

Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals;

Qualifications

Required Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and 8+ years of experience in an IT support environment with technical experience in distributed technologies and systems development. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
• 5+ years of infrastructure engineering experience working across multiple domains, platforms, or specialty areas
• 3+ years of experience in a leadership role with or without direct reports
• 4+ years of experience supporting Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in an enterprise environment.
• 4+ years of experience with building Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in an enterprise environment.
• 5+ years of experience writing PowerShell scripts in an enterprise environment
• 5+ years of experience supporting with Windows Server in an enterprise environment
• 5+ years of experience with building Windows Server in an enterprise environment

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field
• 4+ years of experience working with Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) in an enterprise environment.
• 2+ years of experience working with Visual Studio in an enterprise environment.
• 5+ years of experience working with networking (firewalls, VLANs, routers, switches) in an enterprise environment
• 3+ years of experience in leading a team with or without direct reports
• Foundational ITIL experience
• 5+ years’ experience in the configuration and administration of remote access and out-of-band network software.
• 6+ years’ experience working with Windows systems administration.
• MS Professional or Engineer certification(s).
• 2+ years’ experience with Identity and Access Management Solutions for Microsoft products
• 2+ years’ experience with Dynamics AX infrastructure
• 2+ years’ experience working in a DevOps environment
• 3+ years of experience leading technical or project teams with or without direct reports
• 4+ years of IT experience in the retail industry



About Lowe’s

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online at Lowes.com and Lowes.ca. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,855 home improvement and hardware stores and 270,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

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Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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