We are a small tech company currently seeking a reliable Microsoft Azure administrator to monitor & support two private cloud networks on an ongoing basis. Additionally, we have pending tasks that we want to complete, so we would like you to be available to begin work ASAP.
Your proposal *MUST* include provisions for the following:
* Leveraging available resources (such as our MSDN subscription benefits, for example) to allow for some degree of 24/7/365 monitoring and has the ability to alert system stakeholders for current, imminent or potential issues.
* Periodic verification that scheduled backups are running as expected, and reach full completion on a daily basis.
* Security: Make sure all patches, safeguards and protections are in place to keep the environment secure, and to address any known vulnerabilities.
* Communicate directly with the owner of our organization and provide reports that are easily understandable to a non-technical person.
Also, there are a number of additional requirements for prospective applicants:
--> You MUST be available to support ad-hoc requests and investigate network failures or other problems within a mutually agreed-upon timeframe during our regular business hours: Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM, eastern US daylight time (GMT-4).
--> For each task or request, we will describe each task that we ask you to complete, and will set a deadline for completion that is mutually agreed upon. Consequently, we ask that CONSISTENTLY complete your work within the timeframe promised.
--> Your proposal should clearly state your fee to provide this service. We expect proposals will specify an hourly fee for the time you work on our tasks, but if your proposal includes any fixed/recurring costs, please specify the amount and explain the reason(s) for it.
--> Finally, you MUST have a strong working knowledge of the Azure platform, its components, Powershell scripting, rapid deployments of virtual machines, cost structures/pricing models, and architecting multiple connected environments.
You must be fluent in English and have excellent communication skills (written and oral). References are encouraged, but not required.