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State of Massachusetts Azure Cloud Specialist, MGC in 101 Federal Street, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) seeks to hire a Cloud Specialist. Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Cloud Specialist is responsible for the MGC Azure cloud environment. Installing, configuring, and supporting Linux and Microsoft servers on IaaS and Disaster Recovery and Incident Response planning in concert with the other MGC Information Technology Services teams. The incumbent must be self-motivated, process-driven, highly customer-focused, and have a strong desire to continuously improve personally and professionally. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Ensure the day-to-day operations meet internal and customer performance standards * IT support relating to technical issues involving Microsoft’s core business applications, as well as virtual environments built on Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware * Collaborate with application development, network/security, and infrastructure teams to ensure seamless integration within the production environment. This includes validation planning, coordination of validation testing, and reporting of production readiness for deployment. * Establish standards, tools, and processes to be used within the team and have the processes to guarantee adherence to those standards. * Manage cloud infrastructure from the portal, PowerShell, or using the CLI * Implementation and support for Networking, Databases, Software, and Servers in the Cloud * Develop, document, and understand internal IT processes and procedure. Skills and Qualifications: * High proficiency in written and oral communication for the conveyance of cloud solution work products * Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, O365, PowerShell, and scripting * DevOps and/or Micro-services experience with at least one technology including Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Azure Container Service, etc. * Strong Active Directory experience, including Group Policy Administration, Replication and Deployment experience * Ability to design the architectures for integrating core infrastructure technologies in support of enterprise applications Experience, Education, and Training: * Bachelor’s degree with four years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. * 3 years of active, hands-on experience in cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and 2 years’ experience actively implementing cloud solutions and using Azure services * Achieved and maintain professional IT certifications, such as Microsoft MCSA or MCSE, HPE ASE or Master ASE, VMware VCP, Fortinet NSE * Experience moving workloads from on-premise to IaaS (Azure, AWS, etc.) * Strong Networking experience, including hybrid cloud experience Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be required to pass an extensive background check that includes a full credit check, CORI, drug screen, and fingerprinting. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is responsible for the implementation of the expanded gaming law (Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011). Under the law, the Commission is tasked with establishing a regulatory framework for the solicitation, licensing, taxation, and oversight of a maximum of three casino licenses and one slots parlor license in Massachusetts. It is the policy of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law. Job: Information Systems and Technology* *Organization: Massachusetts Gaming Commission *Title: *Azure Cloud Specialist, MGC Location: Massachusetts-101 Federal Street - Boston Requisition ID: 210000SS