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Cloud Automation Specialist - March 2021

remote, remote
For one of our clients we are looking for a Cloud Automation Specialist

Project description:
CloudWorks automation framework provides general design guidelines and describes different automation options, pros and cons of each option, and an overview of the popular automation tools. Following these guidelines, around 35 self-service items have been introduced in CloudServices portal (a .net application – developed inhouse) to enable end users to provision, configure & manage cloud resources on their own. This project focuses on enhancing CloudWorks automation framework & expand self-service offerings in order to help operations teams eliminate repetitive tasks and focus on high-value projects.
Planned project start/enddate: March 2021 until December 2021.

  • Create proposals for automation framework enhancements and present them to the client. Discuss them (via teams) and implement the automation framework accordingly based on best practices from comparable projects of the consultant. Document the results for a final sign-off by the client.
  • Requirements will be shared during the course of the project by relevant stakeholders within CloudWorks. Review, analyze the requirements and design the solution accordingly. Document the final requirements and the corresponding solution design for final sign-off by the client.
  • Develop, test and implement new self-services items in order to reduce effort and increase speed of cloud resource deployments and configurations. Document the technical details of each self-service item for final sign-off by the cleint
  • Review the existing self-service items (around 35), propose changes as required, discuss them (via teams), implement and document them for final sign-off by the client. The review and enhancement of the existing self-service items will be based on best practices from comparable projects of the consultant.
  • Self-service items made available in cloud service portal to provision, configure and manage cloud resources need to be migrated to ServiceNow as request catalog items. The consultant will provide the relevant informations to migrate them to ServiceNow.
  • For every self-service item, create build tasks and release pipeline in Azure DevOps as required. Document the implementation details for final sign-off.
  • Self-service items are captured in Azure DevOps as features & epics. Implement the reporting to show the status of self-service items based on status of epics, features, product backlog in Azure DevOps.
Required skills:
  • Experience in Azure automation – Azure PowerShell, REST API, DSC, CSE & CLI
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft .NET technologies (.NET core, MVC)
  • Hands on experience on Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and configuration management tools such as Terraform / Ansible
  • Working knowledge on Azure IaaS & Azure PaaS Solutions like ASE, Azure Web Apps, Azure functions, SQL PaaS, Azure Storage, APIM, azure cognitive services etc
  • Experience in creating reports & dashboards in PowerBi from various data sources (DB, REST APIs, SP etc)
  • Familiar with Azure DevOps & ServiceNow
  • Working knowledge on MS Flows & PowerApps
  • Nice to have: Basic understanding of ITIL process & basic networking concepts

Start: 29.03.2021
Duration: 6 months+
Location: remote

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