Microsoft Server & Azure Engineer

Job Role: Microsoft Server and Azure Engineer

Contract: 6 months+

Rate: £550 - £600 per day inside ir35

Location: Remote

Security clearance at SC level is required for this role

I am recruiting a Microsoft server and Azure Engineer for a client of mine who are an IT systems integrator operating within the UK defence sector

Job description:

The preferred candidate will demonstrate effective application of Infrastructure & Cloud expertise and knowledge across a variety of technologies such as Microsoft Azure Cloud Platforms, Microsoft Windows Server Environments, Virtualized Environments, Microsoft Stack Technologies, Networking Technologies and Data Storage Technologies. The role will provide technical exposure across both project activities and Business as Usual (BAU) support activities, as well as responding to customer requirements with technical proposals. The duties of the role will also include providing remote and on-site support. There may also be a requirement to provide out of hours on call support within a shared service.


  • Have well established knowledge of Azure cloud platform, including automated deployment of Infrastructure, using Terraform or ARM templates.
  • Have excellent knowledge of Virtualized Environments such as VMware and Hyper-V.
  • Have excellent working knowledge of Office 365, including. SharePoint Online, Teams, Power Platform, Cloud App security.
  • Have excellent knowledge of Windows Server Environments, from Server 2003 - 2019, including OS build, AD, DNS, DHCP and GP from design to implementation and support.
  • Have general knowledge of Networking Technologies including load balancing and firewalls.
  • Have general knowledge of Microsoft Stack technologies such as MS SQL, Sophos Cloud, Intune, MS Exchange & CLI tooling such as PowerShell.
  • Have good understanding of certificate authority, PKI and Thales HSM.
  • Have good general knowledge of SAN Storage Technologies, NetApp.
  • Have excellent analysis and problem solving skills, taking ownership of complex incidents ensuring these are resolved to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Have experience of producing and updating technical documentation to a high standard.
  • Be experienced working within ITIL framework particularly around change control.

If you are interested in this role, please feel free to reply to this e-mail or call me on 01737 821029 or 07766 512829

Many thanks,