Cloud System Administration

Ref: ZR_6629_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022

Introduction

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 clients 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 systems administrator of a Cloud based product you’ll be working within a fast paced, constantly evolving team, that delivers world class secure solutions that make a real difference to our client’s customers. You’ll be playing a vital role in the ongoing management, support, and maintenance of a critical system for them and their customers, ensuring high levels of reliability and platform uptime.

Key responsibilities
  • Providing ongoing support to an existing cloud-based platform and resolving technical platform issues.
  • Carrying out regular platform management and maintenance activities such as user management, platform monitoring and patch management.
  • Automating specific management and maintenance activities, to increase efficiency and platform availability.
  • Working in close partnership with, and as an integral part of, the development team to understand and take on support of updates and new deployments.
  • Working directly with our customers to understand their ways of working and requirements, in order to better support and manage the platform.
Skills & experience
  • Utilisation of Cloud (both compute and appropriate managed services). Primarily in AWS with growth likely into Azure and GCP.
  • Managing patching and sustainment of deployed instances and gold build images for web servers, databases (document, SQL), and other services (Active Directory, load balancers, proxys).
  • Windows/Linux/AWS Managed Services.
  • Managing configuration as code for reliability and repeatability (Ansible/Chef).
  • Supporting BAU tasks and automating patterns in a complex systems environment. (eg new cloud account creation, bulk user management, environment housekeeping, monitoring and compliance).
  • Problem solving/troubleshooting technical platform issues, and continuous integration of prevention strategies/tools (SRE).
  • 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

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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