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Azure Engineer

Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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About us
National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We're an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we're working hard to create value for people today - and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don't generate or sell energy - we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won't just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK - you'll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

About the role
National Grid IT team is currently seeking an innovative, technically talented Solution Engineer - Azure who can influence the architecture community and design solutions for major initiatives within our Azure PaaS team.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for defining and driving the technical direction of the National Grid Enterprise Azure platform and providing technical expertise in designing and implementing cloud solutions across the IT organization. The candidate will be a strong Azure IaaS and PaaS experience with a broad software engineering background. They will have extensive hands-on experience implementing and applying Azure tools and capabilities to increase quality, improve security, increase developer efficiency, and accelerate speed of delivery.
About you
• Understand the technical, financial, organisational requirements/constraints and work closely with the product teams to land and expand cloud-enabled solutions.
• Design, write Infrastructure as Code (CI/CD pipelines, ARM templates, Azure policies, Scripts/Runbooks/WebHooks/Tools) to Manage/Operate end-to-end lifecycle operations (monitoring, alerting, security, governance, cost optimization, updates, configuration, backup & disaster recovery, etc) to meets customer SLAs.
• Working on Microsoft Azure PaaS and IaaS, specifically: App Services, Azure SQL Database, SQL Server IaaS implementation, Availability sets, Azure Networking concepts, Express Route, DNS, Load Balancing, Storage.
• Knowledge of automation tooling to facilitate CI/CD approaches to IaC
• Strong skills in areas such as Docker, Kubernetes, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS to name a few
• An understanding of Postgres or other enterprise database platform
• Ability to orchestrate and influence virtual teams; Strong presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences at different levels of organizations.

Preferred Qualifications
• Azure Solution Architect certification.

More Information
Closing date: 5th August, 2021

Location: Wokingham with flexibilty

A competitive salary between 45,000 - 52,000 dependent on capability

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.
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