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Microsoft Engineer

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Role Description

Ward Solutions have an opportunity for a highly motivated Microsoft Solutions developer to join their Information Protection Services team.

This role will be focused on design, development and delivery of solutions primarily with Microsoft technologies to Ward’s customer base.

As a Gold Microsoft Partner, Ward Solutions Information Protection Services team work closely with Microsoft technologies, for web and API development, database services, systems integration and deployments using technologies including .NET, SQL Server, Windows, SharePoint, Azure and Office 365, with focus on security best practice standards in all services.

This is an opportunity to enhance existing skills and develop new ones in a fast paced environment with constant exposure to new technologies and challenges.

The right individual must have analytical and problem-solving skills with a logical and structured approach towards troubleshooting and ensuring the right solutions are put in place, and will be comfortable with multi-tasking and working on tight deadlines.

Key Responsibilities will include

  • Work as part of the Microsoft services team, alongside support engineers, developers, infrastruture and cloud engineers, project managers and consultants.
  • Assist with the design, architecture, implementation and deployment of client solutions with a focus on Microsoft technologies
  • Participate in requirements gathering, scoping and analysis engagements
  • Implementation of assigned tasks (projects, change requests)
  • Troubleshooting, identify issues and/or risks, issue resolution
  • Provide escalated support of Managed Service customers
  • Documentation: solution proposals, functional requirements, technical specifications, architectures, use cases and support run books
  • Participate in Proof of Concepts, R&D to drive new and enhanced customer service offerings


Experience / Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a Microsoft engineering role
  • Qualifications: Third-level I.T qualification or equivalent experience
  • Microsoft Certifications highly desirable g.  .NET, SQL, Azure, Windows
  • Good knowledge of IT Security principles


Technical Skills

  • MS .NET Framework (C# preferable): MVC, ASP.NET, Entity Framework
  • MS SQL Server (2012 or newer) with good good T-SQL skills
  • Visual Studio (2015 of newer)
  • Source control (SVN, Team Services)
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Windows Server
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Any experience with the following would be highly advantageous
    • SharePoint (onPremise or SharePoint Online) – development and/or administration
    • Office 365 Administration
    • Active Directory
    • Reporting & Business Intelligence (SQL Reporting Services, SSIS, SSAS, Excel Services, Power BI)
    • Azure (SQL, App Services, PAAS)
    • Client side Frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, ReactJS)


Personal Skills

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Flexibile and able to manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Able to work as part of a project team or on individual projects