Azure Administrator (Contract)

Infrastructure
Stellenbosch – Western Cape – South Africa

Looking for an Azure Administrator for a 6-month Fixed Term Contract Hybrid in Stellenbosch. You will be responsible for the complete Azure Administration for a tenant.
Azure Administrator certification or at least 5 years full-time experience in managing a sizeable Azure subscription or tenant. Significant experience in the various automation options available on the Azure platform. Experience in PowerShell, ARM Templating and Azure Functions. You will be an excellent self-manager with respect for a client’s SLA and related quality and turn-around times. Must be good at creating and maintaining documentation. Being a good communicator and team player
 
Type: 6-month Contract
Rate: Up to R350 per hour
Area: Stellenbosch – Hybrid
 
In this role, you’ll be responsible for:
Operations:
    • Managing the subscription and tenant from an Enterprise-level perspective
Cost Management:
    • Setup and manage alerts around cost limits
    • Supply cost estimates on demand
    • Managing internal (Portal) and external (Power Platform etc.) licensing
Administration:
    • Create and maintain administrative documentation relating to tenant configuration and architecture including functional diagrams of all resources and their inter-dependencies and interactions.
    • Monitor and assess impact of Azure Cloud updates on the tenant
Security:
    • Maintain and improve the security posture of the tenant across all services and facets.
    • Action day-to-day support requests pertaining to user creation, user access, security groups etc.
    • Maintain archiving process of Entra Audit Logs.
    • Ensure regular updating of security certificates, secrets and key vault access, including automated processes related thereto.
    • Create and maintain access reviews and policies pertaining to access reviews.
    • Action network level access requests relating to deployments and QA processes.
    • Manage administrative privileges for Power Platform (Power Apps, Power Automate, Synapse Data Flows, Power BI, Logic Apps).
    • Manage administrative permissions for features like data pipelines, data stores.
    • Review security suggestions as provided by Azure (based on best practices).
    • Suggest security improvements to the tenant.
Infrastructure:
    • Provisioning and maintaining custom VM’s (Windows Datacentre and Ubuntu instances).
    • Provide support for PowerApps- and Power BI-Entra integration.
    • Provide support for other external services utilising the Azure Entra service (Synapse et al).
    • Produce regular reports pertaining to user access, active resources and cost.
    • Maintain health and performance monitoring of infrastructure and services.
Backup and Disaster Recovery:
    • Action regular operational requests pertaining to database management (access, cloning, commissioning, disaster recovery)
    • Ensure data sources are reliably backed up or archived
 
To be successful, you’ll need:
  • Azure Administrator certification or at least 5 years full-time experience in managing a sizeable Azure subscription or tenant.  
  • Experience in all the areas listed above.
  • Significant experience in the various automation options available on the Azure platform.
  • Experience in PowerShell, ARM Templating and Azure Functions.
  • You will be an excellent self-manager with respect for a client’s SLA and related quality and turn-around times.
  • Must be good at creating and maintaining documentation.
  • Being a good communicator and team player are pivotal to this role. It requires frequent interaction with both technical and project management team members, to assist with issue investigation and accurate progress updates.
We expect you to show initiative like proposing improvements to the cloud landscape and related processes and more.