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Cloud Migration Specialist

at Cogeco Peer 1

Posted: 5/30/2019
Job Reference #: oEicafw2
Categories: Other/General

Job Description



The Cloud Migration specialists provide hands-on technical support for assessing, architecting, and migrating diverse web/database platforms from client hosted environments to Azure, AWS, and other hosted infrastructure platforms. They work closely with customers and internal teams to analyze and balance re-platforming, reengineering, and 'as is' migration approaches through Professional Service consultation and project delivery.


  • Provide best practice design recommendations for migrating applications from an on-premise location to the MS Azure or AWS Cloud.
  • Perform cloud assessments using a variety of tools to evaluate cost vs performance.
  • Assist in design of highly available, secure, and scalable cloud infrastructure tuned to project and business requirements.
  • Create and manage Statement of Work (SOW) documents for professional service engagements.
  • Deployment of highly available, secure, and scalable cloud infrastructure based on project and design requirements.
  • Set up & troubleshoot Azure builds, including but not limited to ARM, ASR, SQL, Containers & Azure AD.
  • Participate in pre-sales engagements as needed
  • Assist with developing and executing validation procedures to ensure migration and design objectives have been satisfied
  • Develop and produce documentation of the implemented solution.
  • Provide down-stream operational knowledge transfer to internal and external teams.
  • Emphasize monitoring and issue mitigation in service of SLA achievement.
  • Migrating remotely hosted environments to MS Azure, AWS, and/or VMware private cloud environments

Position Requirements


  • 4+ years building, configuring, and managing solutions in multi-tenant enterprise environments.
  • Azure and/or AWS Architect certification required
  • Familiarity with automation tools and scripting
  • Ability to write technical documentation
  • Strong knowledge of networking
  • Strong technical knowledge of Windows Active Directory, MS SQL HA Options and Clustering.
  • Good technical knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V, Vmware, and other hypervisors.
  • Good technical knowledge of Exchange 2010/2013/2016.
  • Ability to write scripts in some administrative language (bash, vbscript, powershell, Azure cli,etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and orientation.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Experience designing, deploying, and managing backup and disaster recovery technologies.


  • Foundational understanding of CI/CD methodologies
  • VCP and/or RHCE a plus
  • Experience working with DevOps and in CI/CD tooling
  • Exposure to Docker, Kubernetes or other container technologies
  • Experience designing and deploying containerized environments
  • Good technical knowledge of MSSQL and/or mySQL database administration.
  • Experience in O365 migration scenarios. From exchange and other mail systems. Internet mail technology experience (IE host and MX records, spam filters, mail bagging services, etc.)