Associate Cloud Engineer

Recruiter
DevOpsGroup
Location
Cardiff, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1237048134
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Associate Cloud Engineer

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

The start of your DevOpsGroup Journey...
We're an award-winning consultancy with an awesome team who are working together to help clients on their digital transformation and cloud journey. We are a company at the beginning of exciting growth with heaps of opportunity for professional development.

If collaboration inspires you and you're driven to make a real difference to both people and organisations, we're always on the lookout for brilliant new team members - Can you add your very own chapter to the DevOpsGroup story?

As a team, we are crafting the future legacy of DevOpsGroup and we are looking for more super talented individuals to add their mark. As the team continues to grow, we are looking to meet an Associate Engineer to discuss how your future could look with us at DevOpsGroup.

What You'll do...

You will become part of a close-knit Cardiff based team, working to support multiple cloud infrastructure setups. You'll be supporting and improving client's infrastructure, deployments and processes, while managing systems based in various cloud providers.

You will support IaaS Systems utilising Windows and Linux Servers of various flavours and supporting PaaS systems within Azure and AWS. Your professional and personal development means a lot to us, so you'll learn (a lot!) and we will support you to obtain certificates in various systems and software. More importantly, you'll be having fun while doing all the above, in a safe and inclusive environment!

Who you'll be working with...

Here at DevOpsGroup we run our managed service team, otherwise knows as the Operate team. We are slightly different to other managed services in that we assign clients to a dedicated squad. Each squad works closely with a small set of clients as opposed to the helpdesk model used throughout the industry. This approach allows the squad to work much more collaboratively with our clients and really get to know not only their technology stack but their business as well. A typical operate squad is made up of a client success manager who leads the squad, multiple engineers with advanced backgrounds in Azure and AWS cloud setups along with a dedicated DBA.

The squad you will come into has a fantastic mix of deeply experienced cloud experts as well as those earlier in their careers, all driven by the newest technologies. This comes together to offer our clients a fantastic mix of skills and capabilities. The squad in question is relaxed, funny and client focused, utilising constant communications with their assigned clients using Slack or Teams (client choice) to keep on top of everything that is required day to day.

On a regular basis the team get together for Friday team lunches as well as bi-monthly company funded team events. These can range from simple things like crazy golf and a meal to the a more tense competitive affair like go karting or an escape room.

Here's how your first month will look...
  • We will ease you into your time at DOG with a fully planned two-week onboarding process to learn our ways of working and tooling.
  • You will meet your team, as well as a mixture of peers with varying experience in our Cardiff HQ
  • A team lunch will be provided on your first day for everyone in the Cardiff HQ to come together
  • We will introduce you to all the clients looked after within the squad, walking you through their cloud setups and tooling
  • You will work day to day with your line manager and fortnightly 1-2-1's will be booked, you will experience your first 1-2-1 by the end of your first month
  • We pride ourselves on our openness within DOG and you will be given the opportunities to provide feedback on your onboarding and your first month at DOG. You will also receive feedback from your team and line manager during this time
  • You'll be working closely with your team and getting to know our clients further
  • You will be offered Agile Foundation BCS training as well as our exclusive UK first Devops Foundation BCS training
  • You will have familiarised yourself with our day to day tooling e.g. JIRA and Confluence, as well as getting stuck into Azure and AWS estates of varying complexity
  • Client work will have been performed and there are always opportunities to research and trial new technologies as we regularly look to aid our clients to adopt cutting edge tech
  • The squad will have had a carefully chosen team building evening
  • You will have attended a quarterly DOG Conference!

By month three...
  • You'll be working closely with your team and getting to know our clients further
  • You will be offered Agile Foundation BCS training as well as our exclusive UK first Devops Foundation BCS training
  • You will have familiarised yourself with our day to day tooling e.g. JIRA and Confluence, as well as getting stuck into Azure and AWS estates of varying complexity
  • Client work will have been performed and there are always opportunities to research and trial new technologies as we regularly look to aid our clients to adopt cutting edge tech
  • The squad will have had a carefully chosen team building evening
  • You will have attended a quarterly DOG Conference!

A full year with DevOpsGroup...

- You'll now be working closely with clients on a daily basis
- You will have worked on all of the customers systems that the team supports at least once and be regularly attending weekly client calls throughout
- You will have become a Technical Owner, owning a client's tech stack, and supporting other team members with knowledge sharing, as well as understanding your client's priorities
- Rebooted many servers!
- Accidentally broken something, but that's ok, providing there's learning to take from it
- You will now be looking for opportunities to progress
- You will have saved our clients' money on their cloud estate bills

- Picking up and working on tickets with little or no assistance will be a breeze to you now

Requirements

We're looking for people who...

- Are able to commute to Cardiff most days of the week
- Enjoy working in a team, and communicating with clients on a regular basis
- Are hardworking, focused and up for a challenge
- Enjoy working in a fast paced team
- Like problem solving
- Want to learn (There will be a lot of it!)
- Relish responsibility
- Can have fun!

The experience you'll need...

- Experience working in AWS
- Experience managing Windows Systems

The experience that would be Amazing?....

- Experience working in multiple cloud vendors
- Experience managing Linux systems
- Experience with MS SQL and other database offerings
- Worked in an On-Call team
- Experience with TFS, TeamCity and Octopus Deploy

Benefits

Competitive base salary

£1,800 training allowance per annum

Choice of Mac or Windows laptop when you join

25 days holiday plus bank holidays and birthday off

8% pension - 5% you and 3% us

Flexible remote working options

Annual pay reviews

10% profit share bonus paid out annually

Health Insurance via Vitality plus a load of other perks:

https://www.vitality.co.uk/

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