Blackstone Technology Group

Azure Cloud Engineer

Location: Arlington, VA   # of Openings: 1
Job Code: 1143    


Blackstone Federal has an exciting opportunity for a Azure Cloud Engineer to join our teams supporting enterprise level Federal Government programs meet objectives to transform from on premises to cloud based solutions. The Cloud Engineer will work closely with stakeholders and other members of the technical team to gather technical requirements, design, implement, and optimize solutions. 

The Cloud Engineer will work across an integrated project team comprised of multiple technical disciplines and be responsible for development, maintenance and implementation of enterprise-level systems in Microsoft Azure to support highly-available, scalable, and secure applications.


·       Ability to quickly identify enterprise and customer specific issues in Azure Services or Azure Platform; and being able to conduct in-depth diagnostics on Azure platform and services 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.

·       Identify, promote, and integrate new tools and automation to solve customer problems. 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

·       Work with leadership on process improvement and strategic initiatives.



  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in systems engineering or computer programming, and analysis of complex information systems, application, or operating system software
  • Desired B.S./B.A. Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Equivalent Experience.
  • 2 years of hands-on experience migrating customers to the cloud and designing DevOps operational processes, deployment checklists, etc
  • 2 or more years of experience building cloud architecture with Azure, using Azure Resource Manager, Azure IaaS, PaaS offerings and services in Azure
  • Understanding of firewalls, NAT and packet filtering
  • Working knowledge of IP networking, VPNs, DNS, and load balancing
  •     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 experiences with Azure PaaS services (Redis Cache, Service Bus, Event Hub, Cloud Service, IoT suite, Mobile Apps, etc.)

·       Website troubleshooting & coding experience: IIS, Azure Web Apps, PHP, Apache, Tomcat, WordPress, etc.

·       Bigdata: HDInsight/Hadoop, Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics

·       Identity and Authentication: SSO/Federation, AD/Azure AD etc.

·       Experience in one or more automation languages (PowerShell, Python, C#, OpenSource)

•     Cloud Modernization concepts: Application Modernization, Docker, etc


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in Microsoft and/or competing Cloud Technologies
  • Security Clearance: Must successfully complete a stringent Background Investigation and obtain the required Government Security Clearance (Active DHS clearance is a plus - U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for the clearance)


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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