Blackstone Technology Group

Azure Cloud Engineer

Location: Arlington, VA   # of Openings: 1
Job Code: 1140    


Blackstone Federal bridges the gap between Silicon Valley and the DC Beltway to create a company unlike any other. We specialize in providing engineering, transformation, and design capabilities for Federal clients. We pride ourselves on maintaining a positive, encouraging, and fun workplace while delivering innovative solutions that drive change. We offer expertise and hands-on support for cloud migration, cyber security, policy & governance, program management, and agile transformation initiatives. 


Currently Seeking

We are currently seeking an energetic, passionate, and innovative Senior Azure Cloud Engineer to join our team. This role will design, build, and implement enterprise cloud solutions.


The ideal candidate will have…

  • 7+ years’ experience in systems engineering or computer programming, and analysis of complex information systems, application, or operating system software
  • A B.S./B.A. Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience
  • A certification in Microsoft and/or competing Cloud Technologies
  • 2 years’ hands-on experience migrating customers to the cloud and designing DevOps operational processes, deployment checklists, etc.
  • 2 or more years’ experience building cloud architecture with Azure, using Azure Resource Manager, Azure IaaS, PaaS offerings and services in Azure
  • An understanding of firewalls, NAT, and packet filtering
  • A working knowledge of IP networking, VPNs, DNS, and load balancing
  • A demonstrated understanding of cloud computing technologies across Windows and Linux, with hands-on experience on one or more of the following domains:
    • Azure Core Platform: Compute, Storage, Networking
    • Data Platform: SQL, Azure DB
  • Application development & debugging experience (C/C++/C#, Python, Node.JS, etc.)
  • Azure Application Development or support experience with Azure PaaS services (Redis Cache, Service Bus, Event Hub, Cloud Service, IoT suite, Mobile Apps, etc.)
  • Experience coding and troubleshooting websites hosted on platforms such as IIS, Azure Web Apps, PHP, Apache, Tomcat, WordPress, etc.
  • Experience with Big data via HDInsight/Hadoop, Machine Learning, and/or Azure Stream Analytics
  • Familiarity with Identity and Authentication processes (SSO/Federation, AD/Azure AD etc.)
  • Experience in one or more automation languages (PowerShell, Python, C#, OpenSource)
  • Familiarity with Cloud Modernization concepts such as Application Modernization, Docker, etc.


About the Job

  • Identify enterprise and customer specific issues in Azure Services or Azure Platform, conduct in-depth diagnostics, and develop innovative solutions to resolve issues
  • Work within an Azure engineering team to design, build, deliver and maintain solutions and new capabilities for our customers
  • Develop tools and scripts to automate troubleshooting, monitoring, and diagnostics activities
  • Contribute to application assessments and migration readiness planning efforts to support cloud migrations
  • Coach/mentor new hires and support training development to improve team capacity and performance
  • Act as a technical escalation point within the team
  • Work with leadership on process improvement and strategic initiatives


Note: All candidates must successfully complete a stringent Background Investigation and obtain the required Government Security (Active DHS clearance is a plus – U.S. Citizenship is a requirement).


About Us

Blackstone Federal is Blackstone Technology Group’s consulting practice, a privately-held global software technology and business consulting firm. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Francisco CA, Blackstone has offices in Washington DC, Denver CO, Houston TX, and Colorado Springs CO.

Blackstone Federal’s customers know exactly what to expect from the moment we engage— excellence. Our mission experience, brain trust, and expertise meet our customers wherever they are to produce sustainable results. We don’t hide behind layers of management and bureaucratic approval chains like some of the “big-box” Beltway consulting firms. Blackstone Federal is a united flexible team. Our practitioners are continuously striving for industry-leading professionalism and a’ roll-up-your sleeves’ reputation.


What We Offer

  • Health Insurance (multiple carrier and plan options with 100% paid employee premiums)
  • Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401K plan (retirement planning and empowerment)
  • Vacation (paid time off, paid sick leave, and paid holidays)
  • On-site gym
  • Pet Insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Casual atmosphere with stocked kitchen
  • Exuberant employee culture with regular activities and events
  • Company-wide focus on diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Professional development and training
  • Professional headshots


Blackstone Federal is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply. We are committed to being an inclusive place to work, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities we serve.


About Blackstone Technology Group

Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global software technology and business consulting firm. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Francisco CA, Blackstone has offices in Washington DC, Denver CO, Houston TX, and Colorado Springs CO.

Blackstone Federal, Blackstone Talent and Trellis Energy help our clients address industry challenges, achieve cost containment, and transform their business models within their respective commercial and public service marketplaces. Blackstone has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results, with a noteworthy client list that includes many Fortune 1000 businesses and US Federal Government and California State Agencies.

Blackstone Technology Group is an EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Blackstone Technology Group participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration, and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with the information for each new employee’s I-9 to confirm work authorization. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Blackstone Technology Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. If you would like to work for an innovative, forward thinking company that possesses a multi-talented, diverse, and thriving professional community,  we would love to hear from you!

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