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Azure DevOps Consultant with good knowledge of AKS - October 2022

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For one of our clients we are looking for an Azure DevOps Consultant with good knowledge of AKS

Project description:

The services mentioned in the task description will be provided within the framework of an agile development method.
The client has set up AKS clusters in the Microsoft Azure Cloud and is using Azure DevOps as development platform. These services require improvements based on best practices in order to have a state-of-the-art setup as described in the detailed task description.

Background to the assignment:

At the client the knowledge of Azure Kubernetes Services and Azure DevOps is limited to only a few resources, which are all involved in running projects. None of the internal employees has sufficient expertise in both areas to fill the advertised role.
Therefore, the external consultant has a unique position compared to the client's internal project staff and provides significantly different services than the internal staff.


- Steer project planning sessions to implement the scope defined below, determine suitable timelines, define
tasks, and outline an external project team as necessary based on professional expertise and the information provided in advance by the client
- Monitor the progress of projects/deadlines by checking the status of work items in the Azure DevOps project and interviewing the team members in the daily meetings
- Raise issues with quality or time of delivery of external team with supplier coordination team
- Provide project progress update in regular bi-weekly team meetings and to upper management as necessary

Scope of the tasks to be steered that are executed from the external project team:
1. Improve AKS policies according to best practices (AKS = Azure Kubernetes Service)
2. Improve AKS alerting based on current industry standards
3. Set up MFA for Azure DevOps (MFA = Multi-Factor Authentication)
4. Set up container based Azure DevOps self-hosted agents
5. Introduce Github Codespaces as a service
6. Introduce Container Apps as service
7. Implement the client’s existing Microservice Strategy
8. Implement Azure Kubernetes Fleet Manager
8. Technical consultation application teams for the above topics
9. Provide internal and external documentation for 1-9
10. Provide rollout to application teams (info sessions, Intranet articles, trainings) for 1-9
11. Conduct proof of concepts for 1-9 as necessary

Must have skills:
  • Excellent knowledge of Azure Kubernetes Services
  • Excellent knowledge of Azure DevOps
  • Good understanding of Github
  • Ability to manage a team of external offshore consultants in an agile way
  • Good presentation skills
  • Fluent English language skills (verbal, writing)
  • Very good understanding of Microsoft Azure
  • Experience in software development
  • Docker knowledge

Nice to have skills:
  • Microsoft Azure certifications
  • Experience with Terraform
  • German language skills

Start: ASAP
Duration: Till end of Q3 2023
Location: remote
Capacity: 40 hours/week

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