Microsoft Corporation Senior Consultant - Azure in Chicago, Illinois

Microsoft Services help our customers realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies. We are a team of extraordinary people who deliver elite services with partners while earning customer confidence and trust. We are dedicated to improving the overall customer experience, serving as the customer advocates within Microsoft and driving customer-centric product improvement.​


​​​​Microsoft Consulting Services is looking for a Senior Consultant that specializes in Azure Infrastructure and Management. The ideal candidate will deliver Enterprise Services technical solutions to customers allowing them to maximize their investment in Microsoft technology. Building upon solid IT project experience relative to their level, consultants will work with Microsoft’s partners and customers to assist in the delivery of high quality engagements around Microsoft’s solution areas, technologies and products in diverse client environments. Stabilizing developed solutions using Microsoft methodologies in complex customer environments. The design and development of integrated solutions using the latest Microsoft products and technologies.​


  • A minimum of four years of Technical proficiency in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure planning. Experience designing, deployments, backups, migration, disaster recovery, and other related Azure services.

  • Experience automating infrastructure deployments using security best practices.

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: Azure PowerShell, CLI, Visual Studio, Python, Ruby, and Azure Resource Manager Templates.

  • A successful candidate will possess many of the following skills and capabilities to:

o Experience designing and implementing private, public and/or hybrid cloud solutions

o Experience designing, implementing, and securing resources including Azure Active Directory, Azure App Service Apps, Virtual Networks, and ARM Templates

o Experience designing networking and security solutions

o Experience creating and managing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines

o Experience designing and implementing simple to complex storage strategies

o Experience designing a solution for management, automation, monitoring, and business continuity

o Experience collaborating in independently or across diverse solution delivery teams

o Experience designing, implementing, and managing physical and virtual datacenters

o An understanding of core networking, storage, compute and security concepts

o Experience harvesting or re-using intellectual documentation on customer projects

Recommended/preferred qualifications:

  • Be able to pass one of the following Azure Certifications in the first 12 months of employment:

o Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-532

o Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-533

o Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-534

  • Deep understanding of Windows Server 2012 - 2016, Hyper-V, MS Cluster Server/Multi-vendor Cluster, Active Directory & Azure Active Directory, Internet Explorer, IIS, SQL

  • Experience giving presentations to technical and executive audiences, explaining cloud infrastructure solution concepts and benefits


Bachelor’s degree preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems. Will consider related field (or equivalent) experience.


Travel may be required for this position.​

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