Our direct client in Northern NJ seeks an experienced Microsoft Application Engineer with Azure experience, to join the team on a long-term contract basis (12-36 months). Immediate interview and hire!Job Title: Senior Application EngineerDuties: The application Engineer is involved in most technical facets of the project lifecycle. They arethe primary on understanding the technical specifications and working within the various globally dispersed teams to build and configure environments according to the designed specifications. The application Engineer works closely with all the stakeholders to configure and deploy custom business applications from POC and inception through to Production. They are assigned to one or more active project teams.Skills:Prior experience with application engineering requiredAbility to own multiple application engineering duties and provide post-implementation server and client supportAttend and/or lead application team meetings representing Engineering with technical and non-technical staff and document deployment requirementsLiaison to Senior Management, good presentation skillsWork with offshore Engineering team to complete deployments, sometimes hands-on other times oversight responsibilitiesAdministrative experience with Windows Server OS 2008/2012 required, 2016 Intermediate knowledge of MS IIS web platform.Understanding of http/s, SSL, Microsoft IIS 6.0/7.x/8.5 administration and configuration, networking protocols, Azure load balancing and storage.Significant experience as lead Engineer with Microsoft Azure IaaS (ARM Templates) & PaaS ServicesProficiency in PowerShell scripting Functional understanding of Windows/System Patch Deployment, WSUS/SCCM and Microsoft System Center components: SCCM, SCOM, SCVMM Microsoft Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, CSV Build, Administration, Best Practices, MaintenanceGeneral understanding of networking/LAN/WAN/DMZ concepts, firewall knowledge MS SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014/2016 administrative experience and relational database conceptsCreation of simple SQL queries, running pre?defined scripts, configuration, security, and interpreting logs and traces.Working knowledge of LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory Administration and Maintenance, Group Policy Design and implementation VDS (virtual directory service) TLS 2.0+ Server certificates, public and private keys Encryption technologies, Bit locker/SSH, etc.Focus on system security/hardeningStrong analytical and technical troubleshooting skills Knowledge of troubleshooting tools and techniques related to networks and systems i.e. remote access tools, Windows Support tools, connectivity tests, etc.Understanding of performance monitoring and capacity analysis Proficient written and verbal English skillsOther capabilities:General understanding of various IT security concepts as they relate to an enterprise environment.Flexibility in scheduling with a willingness to work extra or non-standard hours as neededAbility to work well within a multi-disciplinary team structure, but also independentlyMCP/MCSE certification (optional, but preferred)Knowledge of DevOps, its lifecycle tools and how they integrate into the DevOps process VSTS CI/CD Windows Containers System auditing toolsCertifications & Licenses Desired:MCPMCSEMCSE certificationSkills/hands-on experience:Required Skills:ACTIVE DIRECTORYARMCLIENT SUPPORTDEPLOYMENTDEVOPSAdditional Skills:DIRECTORY SERVICEENGINEERIAASIISIIS 6LDAPLEAD ENGINEERLIAISONLOAD BALANCINGMAINTENANCEMCPMCSEMICROSOFT IIS 6.0NETWORKINGOFFSHOREPAASPRESENTATION SKILLSREMOTE ACCESSSCRIPTINGSSLAUDITAUDITINGDATABASEDATABASESDEV OPSENCRYPTIONEXCELLENT WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLSHYPER-VINTERNET INFORMATION SERVICESLAN/WANMS SQL SERVERAssociated topics: business, business advisory, business analysis, business analyst, business systems, information technology consultant, market, marketing, sales, support analyst Associated topics: business, business advisory, business analyst, business systems analyst, client, consultant, crm, sales, sap, senior consultant
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