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Azure Platform Engineer

Location: Hicksville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

As part of National Grid s continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation. About us National Grid is hiring an Azure Platform Engineer! Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating, and our expertise and track record put us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry. To be successful, we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business. Location: Hicksville NY. Hybrid and flexible working is ingrained into our culture, this permanent role offers a mix of office and home working. About the role We are currently seeking an Azure Platform Engineer to assist in the transformation our current Azure landscape to a DevOps Centric Cloud. Engineering and some architectural / operational expertise around Azure, IAAS and PAAS, is required.
A good understanding of the various Azure offerings that are available in the market today is mandatory. That understanding will enable the build out of Azure services and the identification, selection and migration of existing workloads to the appropriate Cloud Solution. The offerings must be linked to the Service Catalogue for ease of selection and automated deployment.Key accountabilities include:

  • Plan, build and deliver the Azure cloud vision by providing technical expertise and guidance in cloud technologies.
  • Provide proven infrastructure deployments through continuous configuration automation (ARM templates).
  • Provide operational support for Cloud environment, inclusive of network, storage, compute, Operating Systems (Windows, Red Hat), and application services
  • Work with business units to enable migrations from on premise deployments to a public cloud environment.
  • Develop an agile deployment process to improve time to market for infrastructure request.
  • Work with a team of Architects and Engineers to develop approaches for Azure cloud services.
  • Able to corral and coordinate significant volumes of information and provide insights into both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Provide outputs that can contribute to management of the live services.
  • Develops own ideas, or the ideas of others, making all the necessary observations and tests and carrying them through to a full practical demonstration, wherever viable and feasible.
  • Develops models and plans for the implementation of the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities to improve business performance. About you Ideally, you will have/be:
    • 1+ years IT Infrastructure management experience including Azure cloud infrastructure management
    • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
    • Methods and techniques for structured reviews, including reviews of technical diagrams, themes, capabilities, epics and stories during sprints and program increment sessions within a Scaled Agile framework desirable
    • Experience with enterprise and solution architecture desirable
    • Utility business knowledge of the full IT lifecycle desirable
    • Good written and verbal communications skills
    • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills at project stakeholder level
    • Ability to convey conceptual architecture or detailed architecture depending on audience
    • Ability to work as part of a team What you get A competitive salary between $100,000 - $120,000 depending on experience As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and 401K retirement savings plan, comprehensive health plans, 3 weeks paid vacation plus 10 fixed holidays and 2 personal days and an option to buy extra holidays. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits that support your work life balance! More Information We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.
      Grade: Band E2
      Global IT /Permanent
      For further information please contact Please be advised that due to the nature of this position, incumbents are subject to federal Drug & Alcohol safety regulations governing US Department of Transportation ("DOT") covered positions, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). As such, the Company s testing programs and policies regarding the use of federally prohibited drugs or alcohol, for recreational or medical purposes, will remain in effect for these safety-sensitive, DOT covered positions.This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Hicksville , Azure Platform Engineer, Engineering , Hicksville, New York

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