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Office 365 Azure Microsoft Cloud Systems Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Software Engineering
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Azure Cloud Systems Engineer who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


  • Analyze each client's specific request and determine the underlying problem and recommend a proper solution.
  • Monitor new developments and emerging Cloud technology trends and identify new products with potential benefits to clients with in-depth research of each product.
  • Communicating with both developers and non-technical stakeholders of the organization's cloud footprint.
  • Designing and implementing different components that are offered by M365.
  • Maintaining cloud components to maximize their uptime and performance and minimize their cost.
  • In-depth experience baselining & configuring, Teams, Conditional Access controls, and MFA.
  • Support applications and functions in M365 / Azure Cloud.
  • Identify opportunities for current offerings within the organizations that could benefit from migrating to the cloud.
  • Experience with Hybrid/Multi-cloud environments.
  • Administration of Identity platforms such as Azure Active directory/Entra AD and CyberArk.
  • Ensure everything that is built is in line with infrastructure as a code principle.
  • Ensure all components have adequate monitoring and logging to prevent outages.
  • Ensure all components have adequate measures in place for business continuity.
  • Ensure there is a well-written set of documentation for the cloud services that are being used.
  • Participate in the design, implementation and administration of Cloud-based platform solutions working alongside architects and other teams to ensure current and future business requirements are considered.
  • Partner with Information Security/Cybersecurity to ensure infrastructure solutions comply with Cloud security standards.
  • Troubleshoot and optimize Intune, MAM, Autopilot and other advanced solutions related to client experience.
  • Serve as an escalation point for the Axiom Space Network Operations Center (NOC) and support engineers for questions and complex issue resolution.
  • Deliver security requirements and related compliance levels for each solution deployed in the cloud.
  • Develops knowledge and expertise to serve as a department SME, including learning new tasks to gain deeper knowledge and insight.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in M365 / Azure Cloud or a combined equivalent of education and experience.
  • Azure Certifications.
  • Experience implementing services based on M365 / Azure Well-Architected Principles.
  • Hands-on experience with M365 / Azure cloud architecture.
  • Experience supporting O365, Exchange online, Teams and Azure.
  • Advanced PowerShell scripting experience.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on multiple projects.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast environment and produce timely results.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines.
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • The ability to problem-solve complex problems residing in the cloud.
  • Instituting IAC technologies such as Azure native or Terraform.
  • Programming skills such as PowerShell, Python, and Bash.
  • Incorporating automation into workflows using platforms like Ansible to improve efficiency.
  • High level of knowledge of the service offerings on Azure.
  • Delivery of full DevOps lifecycles for production solutions.
  • Ability to optimize environments for cost savings.
  • Delivering high availability and business continuity in the cloud.
  • Ability to learn the latest Azure technologies and apply them.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Result-oriented personality with a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost-saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment.

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.