Azure Cloud Architect

<div><strong>Here at Octagon, we don&rsquo;t have account managers or recruiters: We&rsquo;re all hybrids. We may be great with technology, but we do incredibly well around humans. We share information, which allows us to be a team instead of competitors. We can focus on matching people and companies instead of fulfilling quotas. Everyone plays a role. Everyone has a voice.</strong></div>

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Octagon Talent Solutions

<div class="kvgmc6g5 cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql"> <div dir="auto"><strong>Specialized in critical infrastructure and technology staffing, recruiting and executive search across a variety of disciplines in any given industry. The roles include the latest trending technology, commercial construction, and alternative energy requirements. Opportunities are in the areas of Infrastructure, Software Development, Data &amp; Analytics, Digital Marketing, Networking &amp; Telecommunications, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Technology Sales and Internet of Things.</strong><br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql o9v6fnle"> <div dir="auto"><strong>We match the right people in technology, at the senior and executive level, to the right companies in any given industry for project-based consulting or permanent positions.</strong><br /><br /></div> </div> <div class="cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql o9v6fnle"> <div dir="auto"><strong>Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we strive every day to not only recruit and help develop top talent in our market, but also, to provide tech education opportunities and thought leadership.</strong></div> </div>

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Overview: Octagon Talent Solutions is in search of a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer in the Fort Lauderdale area! You will be at the heart of our client company&rsquo;s technical teams, working closely with both internal and external stakeholders to assess and shape the present and future of cloud infrastructure and applications. The perfect candidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of various cloud solutions, and be eager to share their expertise to enhance their cloud efficiency and security practices using Azure and Palo Alto Prisma technologies. In this dynamic role, you will have the opportunity to influence and shape their cloud strategy by designing, implementing, and maintaining a secure and scalable cloud infrastructure. This is your chance to make a significant impact while growing your career in a forward-thinking and innovative environment.<br /><br />
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Design, implement, and maintain Azure infrastructure solutions to meet business requirements.</li> <li>General knowledge of multiple cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, Oracle, etc.) is desired.</li> <li>Collaborate with the security team to ensure compliance with security best practices.</li> <li>Help develop security strategies around cloud infrastructure.</li> <li>Integrate Azure and other cloud environments into the Zero Trust framework.</li> <li>Manage Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, Azure Active Directory, and other Azure services.</li> <li>Monitor, optimize, and scale Azure and other cloud resources for performance and cost efficiency.</li> <li>Assist with cloud security assessments and vulnerability scans.</li> <li>Background in Active Directory, traditional IT infrastructure, and PowerShell scripting.</li> <li>Ability to configure, monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot firewalls and other network connectivity issues is desired.</li> <li>Expertise in managing and optimizing Azure cloud environments, FortiGate Firewalls, and Palo Alto Prisma Access solutions.</li> <li>Manage and support Palo Alto Prisma Cloud Access for secure remote access.</li> <li>Knowledge of SASE, Prisma Access or SD-WAN architectures</li> <li>Familiar with remote user access technologies, WAN Technologies, Tunneling protocols such as SSL/TLS, IPSec, GRE, DMVPN, Authentication methodologies, including 2FA, RADIUS, LDAP, AD, and IP Routing - BGP, OSPF, Static, Network Address Translation.</li> <li>Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for Azure and other cloud and network configurations.</li> <li>Generate reports on cloud infrastructure performance, security incidents, and compliance.</li> <li>Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide technical support and guidance.</li> <li>Participate in on-call rotation for 24/7 support when necessary.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience.</li> <li>Proven experience as an Azure Infrastructure Engineer with Azure certification (e.g., Azure Administrator, Azure Solutions Architect).</li> <li>Expertise in FortiGate Firewall administration and Palo Alto Prisma Access.</li> <li>Knowledge of network security principles, protocols, and best practices.</li> <li>Experience with scripting and automation tools (e.g., PowerShell, Azure Automation).</li> <li>Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.</li> <li>Strong communication and interpersonal skills.</li> <li>Cloud certifications (e.g., Azure Security Engineer, Certified Cloud Security Professional, etc.).</li> <li>Network and Security Certifications (e.g., Fortinet NSE, Palo Alto PCNSE) are a plus.</li> <li>Experience with PanOS, FortiOS, and DevOps are a plus.</li> </ul>