Cloud Infrastructure Specialist

Ref: ZR_6624_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022


You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our client’s mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. They provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued.

As a Cloud Infrastructure Specialist, you’ll be working within a fast paced, constantly evolving team, that delivers world class secure solutions that make a real difference to our customers. You’ll be playing a leading role in the design and delivery of our client’s cloud-based solutions, setting their technical direction, working directly with their customers and be deeply hands on in their implementation. As a customer focused team, you’ll be working directly with customer throughout the delivery process.  You’ll also be developing more junior members of the team, using your own cloud and professional experience to support their ongoing professional development.

Key responsibilities
  • Providing the technical direction for the development and delivery of world class secure cloud-based solutions.
  • Working directly with our customers to understand their requirements, and work collaboratively to define solutions.
  • Be hands on in the build and development of cloud-based solutions.
  • Translating architectural designs into infrastructure-as-code defined solutions.
  • Working with support teams to enable management and monitoring of cloud-based systems, and their own going support.
  • Providing some ongoing support to deployed cloud-based solutions.
  • Ensuring compliance of cloud systems with security policies and regulatory requirements
  • Either line manage or act as a mentor to more junior cloud architects and developers with responsibility for assigning tasks and their own going professional development.
Skills & experience
  • Utilisation of Cloud (both compute and appropriate managed services). Primarily in AWS with growth likely into Azure and GCP.
  • Managing infrastructure as code (Terraform).
  • Cloud architectures and the ability to appropriately apply the relevant techniques e.g. AWS Well Architected Framework, Event-driven workflows.
  • Use of scripting languages (Python, Powershell,etc) to define processes and serverless functions.
  • Micro-service and container based deployment strategies, and a zero trust authorization model.
  • Application of software engineering principles to complex systems at scale.
  • Maintaining and operating capabilities through-life.
  • Continuous improvement through Agile processes.
  • A desire to continually update, enhance and validate cloud skills (both practical and certification).
  • Certification in AWS is desirable, but practical AWS experience is more important.
  • Experience in internal and external stakeholder management and engagement
  • Experience in either line managing a team or mentoring and developing more junior team members, being responsible for their on going professional development.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

If you do not hold an active DV clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying

Additional benefits
  • Subsidized Broadband
  • Discounted TV & mobile packages
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)
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