Bill Mitchell, Azure Architect and Developer in Dallas, TX, United States
Bill Mitchell

Azure Architect and Developer in Dallas, TX, United States

Member since June 18, 2021
Bill is a cloud architect who delivers Office 365 and Azure migrations and solutions, which are his primary focus. Since 2014, he has moved countless applications to the cloud and delivered many greenfield builds. He brings exceptional value to organizations that are new to Azure, mature in cloud computing, and everything in between. Bill is also keen on cloud security and security framework compliance, including governmental requirements.
Bill is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Dallas, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Azure, Windows, Microsoft, Office 365, Windows Server, Azure PaaS, Azure VDI, Azure Blobs, Azure IaaS

The most amazing...

...work is to design, deliver, and navigate organizations through the most critical changes they've made in decades: leaving their data centers and entering Azure.

Employment

  • Microsoft Cloud Architect

    2018 - PRESENT
    Midwest Technology Firm
    • Built highly secure solutions and ensured that organizations met compliance standards.
    • Improved efficiencies around Microsoft cloud operations.
    • Designed Azure and Office 365 environments for organizations that were going from dark to cloud.
    • Interpreted business needs into Azure logic and vice versa.
    • Stayed up to date on Microsoft best practices and technologies with improved, new, or deprecated features.
    Technologies: Azure, Cloud Infrastructure, Office 365
  • Lead Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Centene Corporation
    • Led discovery of cloud integration for a fortune 500 organization that was purchasing another organization of 17,000+ employees.
    • Carried out objectives handed to me directly from the CTO.
    • Engaged across multiple IT departments as the cloud SME.
    • Led an integration team that consisted of the acquired organization's leadership and the purchasing organization's subject leaders.
    Technologies: Office 365, Azure
  • Cloud Architect

    2019 - 2019
    Nestle
    • Led data center exits across global business units.
    • Evaluated the current Azure infrastructure, prioritized criticality, and led remediation.
    • Reported directly to the leader of global cloud technologies.
    Technologies: Azure
  • Senior Consultant

    2018 - 2019
    Bluechip Consulting Group
    • Led a team of consultants through various projects.
    • Contributed to technical delivery methods and intellectual property.
    • Worked closely with Microsoft to address the unique needs of fortune 1000 clients through its consulting program.
    Technologies: Azure
  • Infrastructure Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    Turnkey Technologies
    • Developed and led a cloud operations team that operated for multiple clients.
    • Delivered technical discovery workshops for Microsoft products newly released into production (Azure and Office 365).
    • Managed a multitenant colocation consisting of over 50 clients.
    Technologies: Azure, Office 365
  • Systems Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    Cerner
    • Led large electronic health record (EHR) system migrations for large health systems.
    • Managed and built healthcare data exchange interfaces.
    • Led technical delivery to enable organizations to attest to compliance and regulations.
    Technologies: HL7, Office 365, Azure
  • Associate Technical Consultant

    2014 - 2016
    Perficient
    • Delivered Microsoft enterprise solutions to large organizations.
    • Led Office 365 adoption for commercial real estate organizations with over 50,000 employees.
    • Served as the technical lead for large application migrations to Azure.
    Technologies: Azure, Office 365

Experience

  • Power BI Migration to Azure

    A large, well-known organization that sells phone products had a robust Power BI environment that included 40+ servers. When the new iPhone is released every year, they begin to utilize many computing resources, but only for two months. Unfortunately, in a traditional data center, the reserve computing resources were costly and required frequent maintenance.

    After intensive investigation, I designed an Azure environment that simplified the company's architecture, condensed the server count, and was highly scalable. The result was an application that was resilient and incorporated automatic scaling. The organization was able to save costs and drastically reduce the number of human hours required to maintain the application environment.

  • Azure Cost Reduction

    An SMB manufacturing client asked me to help them reduce their Azure spend. After understanding their environment and business needs, I was able to reduce their overall spend by 32% per month. I accomplished this by using some native Azure features and some custom-created features. The implementation included Azure Reserved Instances, autoscaling, tagging, stopping non-production virtual machines during off-hours, and creating custom roles to allow product users to perform cost-reducing actions while having only explicit actions.

  • Office 365 GCC High Compliance Design and Build

    An organization that had recently been divested needed to stand up an Office 365 GCC High tenant in a hurry, and it had to be compliant. After the migration, I was the sole design architect and engineer who implemented security and compliance standards across all Microsoft 365 services.

Skills

  • Tools

    Azure Network Security Groups, MS Exchange, Azure Information Protection (AIP), Azure App Service, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Teams
  • Platforms

    Azure, Azure IaaS, Windows, Microsoft, Windows Server, Azure PaaS, Azure Functions
  • Storage

    Azure Blobs, Azure Active Directory, Azure SQL
  • Other

    Cloud Infrastructure, Office 365, Azure VDI, Single Sign-on (SSO), Endpoint Security, SAML-auth, Azure Security Center, Enterprise and Mobility Suite, Azure Storage, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Software-defined WAN (SDWAN), Healthcare IT, HL7
  • Frameworks

    Windows PowerShell
  • Languages

    JavaScript
  • Paradigms

    Azure DevOps

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems
    2011 - 2015
    Ball State University - Muncie, IN, USA

Certifications

  • Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303)
    MARCH 2021 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician
    OCTOBER 2016 - PRESENT
    CompTIA

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