Ricardo Defense has an opening for an experienced Azure Administrator in our Troy, MI office to add to our IT Team. Only candidates local to Troy, MI will be considered. The position will allow for some work from home.
Under the direction of the Information Technology Operations Manager, the Azure Administrator is responsible for designing, deploying, and supporting cloud-based solutions that adhere to security best practices within the GCC-High Azure cloud environment. Support Linux, Windows, and iOS server-based multi-tier applications with cloud-based and on-premises components. The Azure Administrator candidate must demonstrate depth of knowledge of Azure services, including networking, identity, and security. The ideal Azure Administrator candidate will also demonstrate experience with Azure administration, Azure development, and DevOps processes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Deploy and maintain Azure and other cloud technologies.
Implement and support network infrastructure, servers, firewalls, databases, and virtual environments both in the cloud and on-premise.
Design and integrate core infrastructure for enterprise applications.
Collaborate with cybersecurity for risk assessments and implementation of security solutions to include Vulnerability Management, Patch Management, XDR and SIEM.
Lead configuration and maintenance efforts for the Azure GCC-High cloud environment in compliance with NIST 800-171 and CMMC 2.0 security controls.
Monitor and troubleshoot cloud/on-premise resources, with a focus on security and operational integrity.
Work with development, cybersecurity, and IT teams to integrate solutions in production environments.
Develop and enforce IT standards and processes.
Document IT processes and ensure timely issue resolution and communication with stakeholders.
Stay updated on emerging technologies and contribute to special projects.
A Bachelor degree in Computer Science or relevant field with 3+ years of experience, or High School diploma/GED with 5+ years of relevant experience.
Must be able to obtain a US Government Secret Clearance.
Sponsorship not provided for this position.
A Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience in Azure cloud services.
Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert is preferred but not required.
Experience in designing and deploying cloud and hybrid solutions that run on Azure, to include Compute, Network, Storage, Monitoring, and Security.
Advanced experience and knowledge of IT operations, including networking, virtualization, identity, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, data platforms, and governance.
Experience leading cloud migration efforts for Federal customers.
Proficiency in network diagramming and understanding of IT industry standards and change management.
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
Experience optimizing resource utilization and costs through effective management and scaling.
Experience with AWS cloud computing platform.
Experience architecting end-to-end AI solutions on the Azure platform.
Additional relevant certifications, such as VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE).
Ricardo Defense Inc, is the business entity within Ricardo plc that works on classified safety and defense contracts for the US DoD, and it therefore operates as a separate entity governed by a Special Security Agreement (SSA). Ricardo Defense Inc provides solutions to meet the challenges faced by defense customers in the integration of complex and diverse systems specializing in taking innovative technologies from science to real-world deployment. For more information, visit .
Ricardo Defense Inc. is the proud recipient of the 2022 and 2023 Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award.
Ricardo Defense Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Ricardo Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.