Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Azure at Pax8

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We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate - Nor do we look for the right "fit" with us, we look for the Add! We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don’t meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment where there are a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.
 
Pax8 also encourages all applicants authorized to work in the US to apply regardless of location.
The Cloud Solutions Engineer L2 (CSE L2) deploys, consults, engineers, and/or designs custom IT solutions using technology available under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program or other Pax8 products and services. They apply specialized product or technical knowledge to serve customers requiring consulting or various Microsoft Azure services:  primarily infrastructure consolidation, migrations, transformation, and optimization of dedicated, multi-cloud, and Modern Workplace Environments. The CSE L2 utilizes both a strategic and consultative approach, as well as working hands-on, when dealing with technical customers or partners. They work closely with senior leadership of client organizations as well as key technical personnel. 
Essential Responsibilities (includes, but is not limited to):
    • Serving as a subject matter expert and Cloud engineer for one or more products or technologies within Microsoft Azure (e.g., Azure Migrate, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Compute, Network, Storage, AVD, etc.)
    • Dealing with infrastructure consolidations, migrations, transformations, and optimizations of dedicated, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments
    • Migrating or deploying infrastructure using the Azure Portal or Code (Azure Resource Manager, CLI or PowerShell)
    • Implementing and managing Azure connectivity and networking (e.g., Express Route, DNS, IP allocation and traffic routing, NSG’s and Azure Firewall, etc.)
    • Integrating, configuring, deploying, and managing centrally provided common cloud services which may include: IAM, networking, monitoring, operating systems, VMs, App Services, DBaaS, Containers, etc.
    • Administrating Windows Servers, automating deployments, and scripting (Bash/PowerShell/Python)
    • Configuring backup automation, monitoring, and alerting systems.
    • Participating in work sessions with clients and deliver advisory and/or training sessions on different technical topics or aspects of the project implementation.
    • Documenting projects including design, asset inventory, diagrams, and sometimes PowerPoint/Keynote presentations are required.
    • Regularly communicating with the Solutions Operations Manager to ensure alignment on timelines and potential problems/risk that could require resolution or mitigation.
Ideal Skills, Experience, and Competencies:
    • Extensive experience in managed services, consulting, technical support, or a technical sales role is preferred
    • Solid working knowledge of cloud system engineering principles and considerations
    • Solid working experience with Microsoft Azure: Computing and Networking, Storage, Database Services, Administration and Security, Deployment and Management, Application Services
    • Good working knowledge of Application, Operating System, networking topologies and engineering (e.g. Windows Server, RDS, DNS, Active Directory, firewalls, load balancers, and gateway devices)
    • Solid working knowledge of cloud strategy, operations, capacity, utilization, disaster recovery, migration, and consolidation best practices
    • Solid working knowledge of other Microsoft services and features with Microsoft SQL Server, Azure, Exchange, SharePoint, O365, and M365 is preferred
    • Solid working knowledge of infrastructure (e.g., virtualization technologies, operating systems, platform migration, data management, networking, facilities, and operational facilities)
    • Experience with common “as-a-Service” offerings from various service providers across various solution stacks (e.g., infrastructure, platform, software, etc.) is preferred
    • High-level knowledge of VMWare, Hyper-V, AWS, Google Cloud, IaaS architecture, Networking, Open Source Technology, Cyber Security, and DevOps
    • Ability and willingness to learn new concepts & technology in order to adapt to constantly changing SaaS platforms
    • Willingness and desire to continuously keep knowledge up to date by earning relevant certifications to specialty domain
    • Experience working with regulated environments (e.g., PCI, HIPAA, etc.)
    • Strong people, verbal, and writing skills
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Office
Required Education & Certifications:
    • B.A./B.S. degree in IT or a related technical field, equivalent work experience, or relevant technology pre- or post- sales background
    • At least one (1) top-tier technical certification in a highly desired technology domain
    • You must have experience working for an IT MSP
    • One (1) or more of the following certifications is preferred:
    • Azure certifications:  AZ-103/104, AZ-203, AZ-500, AZ-400, AZ-300, AZ-301
    • Microsoft certifications: MCSE, MCTS or similar
    • Other certifications:  IaaS, Exchange, SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft 3
Compensation:
    • Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $82,000 or more depending on experience
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*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.
At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • RTD Eco Pass (For local Colorado Employees)
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups
Pax8 is the leading value-added cloud-based SaaS distributor, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving over 13,000 partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world’s favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and  high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it’s business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best. 
 
Pax8 not only wins numerous awards in our field but we have time and again been voted among the best places to work in Denver. We are committed to our goal of being the #1 employer of choice!
 
We Elev8 each other. We Advoc8 for our partners. We Innov8 continuously. We Celebr8 life. 
 
 
 
Pax8 is an EEOC Employer.
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Location

Located in the heart of the DTC right next to the Landmark Town Center, we have great access to restaurants, entertainment, and RTD commuting options

What are Pax8 Perks + Benefits

Pax8 Benefits Overview

From health and wellness, to lifestyle clubs, to snacks and beer + kombucha + cold brew on tap, Pax8 has you covered! We provide several different options within our health insurance plans to ensure our employees can create a plan as unique as their health needs. We also provide pet insurance for our other, non-human family members! We help our commuters avoid the traffic on I-25 to the Denver Tech Center by providing RTD eco-passes at no cost and help all employees get out and enjoy their life outside of work with generous and flexible PTO policies. Not to mention our all team potlucks and happy hours, volunteering opportunities, and a rock climbing wall in office!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Pax8 employees participate in volunteer opportunities around the Denver area and are also allotted time off to volunteer on their own time as well.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
From the fun committee to the wellness committee, at Pax8 we have many committees for employees to get involved in
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Unconscious and Interview Bias training required for leaders and available to individual contributors.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Employee created diversity employee resource groups. Resource group for Pax8 WingWomen created as well.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Competency based interviewing that focuses on adding to our culture with diversity of experience and thought
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Pax 8 employees are able to contribute annually to their FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pax8's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Pax8's pet insurance policy covers up to 90% of out of pocket expenses.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have in office yoga every Tuesday and the wellness committee plans other team workouts throughout the year
Mental Health Benefits
From open time off to take "mental health days" to Pax8 employee led yoga and meditation, we encourage all employees to prioritize taking care of their mental health and wellness
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Take advantage of stock options after a year of tenure!
Performance Bonus
Employees are eligible for bonuses and incentives when they have individually met or when their teams meet business goals set by Pax8
Match charitable contributions
Pax8 often holds fundraisers for causes and organizations our employees are passionate about and will match a generous amount of what employees are able to raise
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Employees are able to work from home or in our office in DTC (depending on covid-19 restrictions)
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Pax8 hosts annual Family Picnic's and one hell of a Holiday Party!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We have a flexible, unlimited vacation policy. We don't accrue PTO days here, we don't count them against you.
Paid Volunteer Time
Pax8 employees are granted time off to volunteer in their community on an individual or team activity basis
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
We have a flexible, unlimited vacation as well as sick day policy. We don't accrue PTO days here, we don't count them against you.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Enjoy some suds from local breweries delivered weekly!
Casual Dress
Pax8 has a casual office dress code (think jeans and a tshirt)
Commuter Benefits
Pax8 provides every employee with an RTD eco-pass to use both the light rail and bus system
Company Outings
Pax8 sponsors an employee happy hour at least every quarter
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
We provide "Pax Snacks" throughout our office
Some Meals Provided
Breakfast and lunch are periodically provided for meetings or "lunch and learns" between teams
Happy Hours
Pax8 sponsors a company wide happy hour at least once a quarter or more!
Parking
We have free on site parking around the building
Recreational Clubs
Pax8 has a few basketball, softball, fantasy football, and more leagues around the office that are always looking for new teammates!
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Pax8 offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
We host a variety of lunch and learns throughout the year across departments and skill sets
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes a 1-to-1 program as well as other on-the-job mentorship and leadership development.
Time allotted for learning
At Pax8 training doesn't just end after your first week or month. We provide both facilitated, in-house training courses and self-paced online courses
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

What makes our perks extra special is that they are continuously evolving. Pax8 believes in listening and adapting our benefits to best fit our teammates and their lifestyles. We have added so many exciting new perks in the last year alone, with even more to come!

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