Director Cloud Engineering

DevOps and Cloud Jobs

Greater London Permanent £80000.00 - £125000.00 per annum + bonus + shares

Are you the ONE?

  • Who is phenomenally excited on the launch of every new service offering AWS / GCP/ Azure comes up with?
  • Who is the first one in your tech circle to experiment on the new enhancement made to RedShift / BigQuery / GKE / EKS / AKS?
  • Who finds excuses to write Python / Powershell to automate boring stuff?
  • Who carries a DWIT (Do Whatever It Takes) attitude? You have done things hands-on. Not just delegate, but be able to do things as needed.
  • Who believes in Servant Leadership? Roles & titles are secondary. Ego is unnecessary.
  • Who takes pleasure in not just learning new things, but also coaching & mentoring?
  • Who is a self starter, Adequately self-aware, And is constantly improving?
  • Who is comfortable with ambiguity & constant change?
  • Who is genuinely passionate about building a cloud consulting business with A+ tech team, learning a lot, and having loads of fun while doing so?
  • 3 things this role IS about:

  • Being the Passionate cloud tech futurist‘:
  • who love to realize the “Next” in the Cloud, “Now”. Where the latest cloud releases make ones ‘eyes light up‘. This is for those who have at the tips of their fingersand in their passion the *latest understanding* of where the cloud technology is, what we can do with that technology now, where the technology is headed, and genuinely desire to bring the future of that tech to make things exceptionally better.
  • Being the ‘Insanely great do-ers’:
  • Who create exponential client impact through tech awesomeness! Exceptional doers and not ‘just Managers’:For people who are insanely great at what they do. And who do things, not because the job needs to be done, but because they really believe in it, because it’s going to make the world a better place.
  • For the‘real impact seekers’:
  • thesuper-geek-linux-network-data-engineers-turned-cloud-architect-turned-cloud-infra-modernization-consultants-bored-of-working-in-the-bureaucratic-environments, who remain impact driven techies at heart, and do not wish to spend the rest of their lives cc’ing 35 people AND being a sorry part of 25 people, 2 hour-long conference calls with no real intellectual enrichment and/or impact.
  • Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Cloud Consulting (client briefing, solution workshops, technical POCs, refined tech-architecture) during the pre-SOW phase.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of Cloud Consulting practice & demonstrate thought leadership in interaction with clients & partners.
  • Hiring for Cloud Engineering talent to build a high performance A+ team.
  • Work closely with Global Delivery Centres (GDCs) to contribute and share cloud engineering best practices and learnings with other markets.
  • Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Hands on experience with Enterprise IT – Someone who is right at home with Sharepoint server farms and microservices running on self managed kubernetes clusters on VMWare.
  • Experience in Cloud Data & Cloud Infra Engineering – migrating, optimizing & managing workloads working on at least one major public cloud platform (GCP, AWS or Azure).
  • Experience in understanding client requirements, mapping current challenges and architecting the best solutions on public cloud that modernizes the existing infrastructure and introduces resilience and fault tolerant systems.
  • Architect for complex security compliance requirements. Architect for scale. Write Terraform / CloudFormation / Deployment Manager scripts / templates.
  • Understand not just the fundamentals of Web Application Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering but can authoritatively consult with the clients, and provide guidance.
  • Understands the basics of Data. Understands how to architect and achieve HA/DR for every known RDBMS / NOSQL.
  • Contributed back to the community. We owe a lot to the community. We love people who contribute to the community back. Blog? Side projects? Meetups? All welcome.
  • The hygiene stuff (Kind of must haves): Mandatory skills: AWS / GCP / Azure, Strong networking, strong fundamentals of RDBMS, NOSQL, Python/Powershell, Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins.

  • Certifications, (at least 2 if not 3 of the below)
  • Google Certified – Professional Cloud Architect
  • Google Certified – Professional Data Engineer
  • AWS Certified – Solutions Architect – Professional
  • AWS Certified – DevOps Engineer – Professional
  • Experience.
  • DevOps experience
  • Containers, Docker, Kubernetes (or equivalent) and using these technologies for the architecture of multi-region, load-balanced resilient microservices type platforms
  • RedHat / Centos or Ubuntu / Debian – RHCE or equivalent desirable – Strong Linux skills are mandatory
  • Windows Server (desirable – not mandatory)
  • Skills, etc.
  • Conversant in at least one software language – Python ideal
  • Deep knowledge in one or more of the following: Ansible, Puppet or Chef
  • Patch management (RHN Satellite, Spacewalk, yum, WSUS etc)
  • Very good networking, VPN and firewall knowledge especially for VPC type deployments.
  • Excellent understanding of the Non Functional Requirements (NFRs) of projects and how Platform architecture can make systems secure, resilient and performant.
  • Hardened operating systems / security concerns, bastions, DMZs.
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    Job Information

    Job Reference: JO-1909-152673
    Salary: £80000.00 - £125000.00 per annum + bonus + shares
    Salary per: annum
    Job Duration:
    Job Start Date: ASAP
    Job Industries: DevOps and Cloud Jobs
    Job Locations: Greater London
    Job Types: Permanent

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