FirstMile Ventures
FirstMile Ventures

Cloud Solutions Engineer L2- Azure



Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
Pax8 is the leading cloud-based technology marketplace, simplifying the cloud journey for our partners by integrating technology, business intelligence and proactive service to deliver an unparalleled experience. Serving thousands of partners through the indirect sales channel, our mission is to be the world’s favorite place to buy cloud products. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and high-energy startup organization, allowing you to make a meaningful impact on the business. Culture is important to us, and at Pax8, it’s business, and it IS personal. We are passionate, creative and humorously offbeat. We work hard, keep it fun, and expect the best.
We Elev8 each other. We Advoc8 for our partners. We Innov8 continuously. We Celebr8 life.

No matter who you are, Pax8 is a place you can call home. We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect" candidate, so we don’t look for the right "fit" – instead, we look for the add. We encourage you to apply for a role at Pax8 even if you don’t meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment with a diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.

We are only as great as our people. And we have great people all over the world. No matter where you live and work, you’re a part of the Pax8 team. This means embracing hybrid- and remote-work whenever possible.

Position Summary:

The Cloud Solutions Engineer L2 – Azure is a critical member of our Professional Services team. They are charged with executing scoped Azure projects such as migrations, AVD deployments, Azure infrastructure architecture and deployment, and other Azure-related duties. The Engineer L2 is a team player, working with their colleagues and our operations team to ensure project excellence with on time and high-quality execution. The is a mid-level engineering role with extensive room for growth of talent and position on our team. They are also mentors and growth enablers for Cloud Solutions Engineer L1s.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Execute on professional services engagements in accordance with established timelines and expectation set forth in a scope of work.
  • Collaborate with other members of our Professional Services organization including Solution Specialists (Pre-Sales Engineers) and Operations (Project Management) to aid in project success.
  • Research, learn about, and master emerging technologies and concepts within the Azure space and acquire new certifications.
  • Mentor, train, and support lower-level engineers within our Professional Services organization.

Ideal Skills, Experience, and Competencies:

  • At least four (4) to five (5) years of experience in Azure.
  • At least two (2) years of experience as a Cloud Solutions Engineer L1 – Azure or equivalent role elsewhere in the IT Channel.
  • Prior experience serving managed service partners and their small to mid-market clients in a consultative fashion.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in lay terms.
  • Prior experience with Azure Migration and Azure Site Recovery.
  • Prior experience with migrating application and database workloads.
  • Prior experience with Azure storage and Azure network (e.g., virtual networking, NSG, VPN).
  • Knowledge of or exposure to Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Knowledge of or exposure to general server operating systems (e.g., Windows Server, Linux).
  • Working knowledge of Hypervisors (e.g., Hyper-V, VMware).
  • General Azure troubleshooting experience (e.g., networking, DNS).
  • Experience with Microsoft Cloud identity models (e.g., Azure Active Directory, Azure Active Directory Domain Services).
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.
  • Knowledge of Azure Platform Services (e.g., Azure SQL)
  • Experience with or exposure to Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Required Education & Certifications:

  • B.A./B.S. in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Azure Solution Architect Expert required.
  • Azure Security Engineer Associate preferred.


  • Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $100,000 or more depending on experience

Expected Closing Date: 07/03/24

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*Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.
At Pax8 we believe that your Total Rewards should include a benefits package that shows how much we value our greatest assets. All FTE Pax8 people enjoy the following benefits:
  • Non-Commissioned Bonus Plans or Variable Commission
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible, Open Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time Off
  • Extended Leave for Life events
  • RTD Eco Pass (For local Colorado Employees)
  • Career Development Programs
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Employee-led Resource Groups

Pax8 is an EEOC Employer.