Azure Development Consultant

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date Posted: 05-16-2018
NorthShore Resources has a Contract opportunity for an Azure Development Consultant in Minneapolis, MN!

Our client has an overall cloud strategy to move from on-premise infrastructure and development environments to Hybrid and Cloud based infrastructure.  However there is an education, training, and experience gap in some of the development teams.  They would like to bring in a consultant with experience assisting teams in developing web applications in a Azure hybrid environment.  This person would split their time between training development teams on the fundamentals of the Azure development platform and immediately applying this training by assisting them in the development of several “prototype” applications.
 
Scope of Services
1) Mentor Development teams on topics such as, but not limited to:
  • Compare services available in the Azure platform.  Overview of IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS offerings available in Azure.
  • Overview of the Azure Portal and resources.
  • Be able to inform and educate developers about Microsoft Graph.  Explain its function as the single endpoint for all Office 365 and SharePoint Online services, including:  Azure AD, Office 365, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Outlook.com, OneDrive for Business, OneNote, Excel Services Online, etc.
  • Understand how to Create Azure Websites from the gallery.
  • Understand how to deploy and monitor Azure Websites.
  • Describe the relationship between Cloud Services and Virtual Machines.
  • Understand how to Deploy existing Cloud Service packages.

2)  Mentor Agile Development teams in creating high value “prototype” Azure applications as proof-of-concept examples for rapid future development (50%)

Skills Required
 Good working understanding of on-premise Microsoft Infrastructure technologies
  • Good general understanding of Azure Services and Azure portal.
  • Good general understanding of Office 365 and Sharepoint Online. 
  • Good understanding of Windows Server Fundamentals, preferably Server 2012.
  • Good understanding of virtualization technologies such as virtual machines, virtual networking, and virtual storage.
  • Good understanding of Active Directory fundamentals
  • Good understanding of Microsoft SQL Server fundamentals, SQL queries, and database schemas.
  • Good understanding of networking and DNS fundamentals
  • Good understanding of working in a hybrid on premise/Azure cloud environment.
Why work for NorthShore Resources?
NorthShore Resources is a Minneapolis-based IT consulting firm, whose focus is to provide superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer great local jobs to local people, allowing us to build solid, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants.
 
While working as a consultant for NorthShore Resources, you’ll receive benefits such as medical, dental, and 401(k) with company matching. You’ll also receive one of the best benefits an employer can offer – support! Our staff is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that you’re placed on a path to success.
 
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