Entry Level Infrastructure Engineer, Seattle

About the role

The Infrastructure Consulting team designs, installs and supports IT systems for Avanade clients. The scope 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 and be more competitive.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Help define and establish IT operations, processes, procedures and toolsets 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.

About you

Although part of a team, you are comfortable working on your own. You will be an individual contributor who is adept at analyzing problems, performing assigned tasks, and meeting deadlines without close supervision. Your expertise and conscientiousness will be crucial in ensuring that Avanade's IT systems are world class and operate at peak efficiency.

Your technical skills likely include:

  • Prior project or consulting work
  • Ability to interact with external stakeholders
  • Good communications and presentations skills
  • Solid written and spoken English skills.

Some experience in systems engineering and/or infrastructure work is ideal, including relevant training and education. You will likely have a Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology or a similar field. We would like to see you attain your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification in Windows Server 2012 and your Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert certification in Server Infrastructure within two years of your hire date.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.
Your technical skillset likely includes:
  • Expertise in several of these areas: infrastructure solutions (especially Microsoft); 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
  • Working knowledge of Windows PowerShell and scripting.
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 0-2 years

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Other Skills/Knowledge:
  • Experience with computer hardware, operating systems and platforms, and Desktop Platform
  • Experience with networking with versions Windows 2003 and higher
  • Understanding of Microsoft Server, Exchange, Active Directory, Microsoft Operations Manager, OCS , TCP/IP, Ethernet, Internet, Enhanced Routing (OSPF), and VPN Network Skills
Some experience in systems engineering and/or infrastructure work is ideal, including relevant training and education. You will likely have a Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, information technology or a similar field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for a degree. We would like to see you attain your Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification in Windows Server 2012 and your Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert certification in Server Infrastructure within two years of your hire date.

To qualify for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment-based work authorization

Requisition ID - 56144

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.


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