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Senior Azure Cloud Platform Consultant

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Location: Madrid Spain
Job ID: 1011766HV
Date Posted: Aug 6, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management

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The Company

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., guides our customers from what's now to what's next by solving their digital challenges. Working alongside each customer, we apply our unmatched industrial and digital capabilities to their data and applications to benefit both business and society. More than 80% of the Fortune 100 trust Hitachi Vantara to help them develop new revenue streams, unlock competitive advantages, lower costs, enhance customer experiences, and deliver social and environmental value.


We have an opportunity for a Senior Azure Cloud Platform Engineer/Consultant to join our Technology Solutions practice, as part of our Nearshore Delivery Centre in Lisbon. We work with clients across many industry sectors. You will be working as part of an Agile project delivery team, with the latest technologies, on high profile client engagements helping to deliver and maintain complex solutions.

What you'll be doing
  • Leveraging your experience in defining the CI/CD pipeline/automation of enterprise applications using Azure cloud, Docker, K8, Terraform etc.
  • Conducting requirements analysis, balancing different requirements and making technical trade off decisions at application level (e.g. component design)
  • Leading exciting end-to-end projects complexity and ensuring Service Level Agreements are successfully delivered
  • Using your expertise to provide input into re-engineering and design
  • Acting as a subject matter expert for focus areas across the technology space and establishing coding standards for the team to ensure high code quality
  • Actively seeking to know the latest tools and technologies within or outside the company, learning and helping to implement new industry standards related to products, people, and processes
  • Identifying inefficiencies in processes and helping the team to improve them to maximize performance
  • Collaborating with different stakeholders to manage project milestones, short- and long-term planning etc.
  • Managing and controlling resource cloud consumption
  • Helping to identify dependencies, risks, and bottlenecks in the projects and working proactively with the Development team to resolve them

What you bring to the role

  • Minimum of 5+ years of infrastructure / platform experience and 2+ years working in the cloud;
  • Strong and proven Microsoft Azure Platform track record
  • Experience with Landing Zones / Cloud Foundations
  • Strong scripting skills with PowerShell and JSON deployments inside Azure
  • Excellent Windows and good Linux administration skills
  • Strong networking experience with hybrid data centres, subnets, VPN / IPSec, Network Security Groups, routing tables and Network Virtual Appliance devices
  • Web Application Firewall experience with native cloud solutions and third-party appliances
  • Ability to understand and implement common security best practices
  • Experience migrating workloads from on-premise to Azure utilizing a mixture lift and shift, re-deployment and re-architecture
  • Active Directory and Azure AD experience
  • Able to write good documentation clearly in English, perform handovers and knowledge transfer sessions with internal and external resources
  • Good time management to be able to deliver projects on budget. Able to perform when deadlines are tight
  • Ability to follow and implement designs to specification but also advising where issues might occur
  • Flexibility is needed with working hours where client changes require minimal end user disruption
  • Has a strong positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Able to work independently when required but also a strong team player, prepared to ask for help and offer it when needed
  • Ability to learn and explore new technologies
  • Enjoys collaborating within engineering and beyond

Our Values

Research tells us that some applicants, especially those from underrepresented groups, can be put off from applying for roles if they need flexibility or feel they don't meet all of the set criteria. We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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