Azure Optimization Subject Matter Expert - September 2021
For one of our clients we are looking for a an Azure Optimization Subject Matter Expert
Project description: Hosting and Cloud Technologies (HaCT) optimization team defines the standards and evaluation framework to help monitor Azure resource utilization and optimize cost & other existing processes followed within HaCT. This project aims at optimizing all cloud azure hosting capabilities with primary focus around cost optimization and resource utilization.
Design and implement cost optimization strategy for Azure resources (IaaS & PaaS). Define a long term cost optimization roadmap and agree with the stakeholders, this should be carried out with Cloud best practices.
Define guidelines for improving the sustainability of the hosting environment and implement them.
Define and implement cost & resource utilization KPIs (Power Bi real time dashboards) and agree with the client.
Review the recommendations provided by Microsoft azure advisor tool (cost, OE, performance) and implement them with the support of respective teams within HaCT.
Liaise with all other HaCT teams and drive the operation excellence (process standardization and optimization).
Define the azure resource reservation strategy and agree with the client.
Continuously track technology trends that help optimize the Azure landscape (provided by the client) and provide feedback to the architecture team.
Identify topics to advertise and promote with articles, blogs, videos in cloudworks hub (A central platform to share information about how we use cloud within the client).
Must have skills:
Strong understanding of Azure cloud costing & Azure advisor
Deep functional and technical knowledge of ITIL processes & Operational excellence
Critical thinking and analysis of existing processes to provide feedback and guidance on continuous service improvement
Basic understanding of Azure IaaS – Azure VMs & Azure PaaS services like ASE, Azure Web Apps, Azure functions, SQL PaaS, Azure Storage, APIM, azure cognitive services etc.