Entry Level Infrastructure Engineer
Area of expertise:
The Infrastructure Consulting team designs, installs and supports IT systems for Avanade clients. The sphere and expertise of this team’s work spans security, availability, operating system, business applications, computing, storage, database, networking and operations, typically in Microsoft or multi-vendor environments.
As an Infrastructure Consulting Analyst, you will help design, implement and support such systems and technologies. You will play a vital role in delivering top-quality IT systems that solve our clients’ business problems to help them better service their clients.
Day-to-day, you will:
Help define and establish IT operations, processes, procedures and tool sets to manage and maintain client solutions
Develop, modify and improve client infrastructure solutions
Support infrastructure deployment efforts
Support systems integration testing, component integration testing and user acceptance testing
Support change management efforts as directed by senior team members and change specialists.
You are a solid technologist with strong business skills. You are as comfortable working with a technical team as with client business users, and you know how to build liaison the two. With your excellent communications skills, you are adept at mapping business needs to technology solutions and helping non-technical audiences understand the benefits of these solutions.
You have a passion for learning teamed with good business sense and time management and can manage your clients’ expectations effectively. You have earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology or equivalent in a relevant field and have one to two years of academic experience in systems engineering and/or infrastructure work.
Your qualifications could include:
Expertise in several of these areas: infrastructure solutions; hardware/software installation, virtualization and configuration; web server support; cloud technologies; networking; data center operations; platform migration; enterprise directories; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft Internet Information Server; Windows Server; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft SharePoint
Knowledge in operations management, systems security, testing, databases and mobility considerations
Knowledge of Windows PowerShell and scripting
Experience with computer hardware, operating systems and platforms, and Desktop Platform
Experience with networking with versions Windows 2003 and higher
Understanding of Active Directory, Microsoft Operations Manager, OCS, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Internet, Enhanced Routing (OSPF), and VPN Network Skills
Prior project or consulting work
Ability to communicate effectively with external partners
Good communications and presentations skills
Proven written and spoken English skills.
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