Cloud Systems Engineer (AZURE)

Response Network Limited
11 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Client is a leading European business communication services provider currently looking for a Cloud Services Engineer. You’ll enjoy a wide variety of company benefits including monthly social events, 27 days holiday, your birthday off work, private medical, dental cover, great progression opportunities and a lot more!

To design and implement highly available and scalable data and compute solutions, whilst also ensuring sufficient monitoring, alerting and Disaster Recovery solutions are implemented and maintained to the business standard.

The role holder will be responsible for:

? Design and develop tooling, products and solutions for the engineering team at the direction of the Product Owners, working closely with the associated development team
? Liaise with Developers, Product Owners and other Operations teams to deliver engineering roadmaps showing key items such as upgrades, technical refreshes and new versions
? Review and ensure conformance of tooling test plans to meet expected quality standards
? Work as part of a technical team in a collaborative and innovative way, developing products and services
? Collaborate with operations teams and development to develop tooling design to support new product development
? Develop knowledge of cloud provider roadmaps and maintain proficiency in industry technologies and trends
? Advise on engineering standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques
? Evaluate Cloud solutions in relation to existing Operational Standards and Requirements, especially in relation to performance, auto-scaling and availability
? Work with the Security team to identify and protect against threats to the Cloud solutions
? Contribute to reviews and audits of projects from an engineering perspective
? Contribute to the assessment and validation of engineering risk
? Engage in knowledge transfer across engineering
? Engage in continuous improvement to improve performance
? Conduct personal professional development to keep up to date on new technologies
? Rationalise ‘buy’ or ‘build’ decisions
? Be a contributing member of the Cloud Guild
? Providing on call support including out-of-hours incident support on a rota basis to help deliver a high quality of service around the clock
? Be accountable for personal development and training

The job holder will be an exceptional candidate, with experience in a similar role. In particular they are required to have:

? A good understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Azure Cloud offerings
? Strong working experience of Cloud Architecture for distributed software applications
? Ability to script in PowerShell to an advanced level, especially in automating Azure deployments
? Ability to script Azure Resource Manager Templates, including composing and refactoring
? Ability to identify the Return of Investment value of choosing between Platform, Software and Infrastructure as a Service solutions from Cloud providers
? Monitoring (Application Insights,OMS, Log Analytics, ELK or similar)
? Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate
? Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances
? Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision
? Can read and write C# to a competent level

? Experience and knowledge of Amazon Web Services
? A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker.
? A good understanding or working knowledge of the following tools: VSTS, ARM, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, ELK, Grafana
? A good understanding or working knowledge of DNS, Load Balancer configuration, Active Directory and Cloud based network infrastructure
? Experience of maintaining SQL and noSQL storage technologies
? Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban
? A good understanding and working knowledge of Public Cloud on Prem integrations
? Experience of defining Service Level Objectives/Operational Requirements for a Cloud based solution
? Understanding and experience of implementing a monitoring and alerting system for a micro-service architecture
? Demonstrable knowledge of evaluating and identifying the suitability of serverless architecture for software solutions
? Applied understanding of cloud security best practice
? Experience of working with Linux and Microsoft Server Operating Systems
? Passion around reliability

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