We are looking for a Senior Cloud Native Infrastructure Engineer. The opportunity is part of the Cloud Native Infrastructure team responsible for delivering exceptional services to our customers as they manage, maintain and operate our Digital application portfolio. The role is key to ensuring our customers get the most of out our cloud-native solution as such it works across the business with other functional teams including Availability Management, Capacity Planning, Lifecycle Management, Transition to Support, Security and Problem Management. This opportunity is a chance to shape and develop innovative solutions to enable the public sector to make transformation happen across their business.
Taking ownership of live incidents to drive rapid and safe resolution and following up to ensure repeats are mitigated or eliminated
Assisting the Principal and Technical Authority with design and development of the platform including evaluation of new products, solutions and services to high standards
Input into functional requirements, ensuring these are clearly stated and testable. Ensure non-functional requirements are addressed
Write supporting documentation for design, configuration and on-going support
Provide Subject Matter Expert level code and application support when needed, including leadership of technical investigations
Maintain oversight of day to day operations of the Cloud Native platform ensuring capacity, monitoring, patch management and availability is optimised, current and enabled for future demand · Produce reports, documentation, processes and implement regular tasks as required to support the day to day running and maintenance of the Cloud Native platform
Working with the Principal to ensure tasks are correctly proritised and planned to meet department’s strategic goals
Representing the team at cross functional meetings (CAB, DSR, Scrum planning, Service Acceptance etc.) and delivering actioned items in a timely manner
Provide OpenStack Subject Matter Expert support when needed, including leadership of technical investigations
Provide input into both high & low level design (HLD & LLD) documentation when required.
Work alongside Technical Authority, suppliers and vendors for procurement of hardware
High level of knowledge to operate, maintain and manage cloud infrastructure at scale, ideally OpenStack
Strong Linux System administration skills
Experience working within an Agile environment
Demonstrable skills around Infrastructure as code applied with configuration management, automation and orchestration tools
Programming, patterns and constructs. Our main language is Python, but a fundamental understanding and an ability to learn is crucial/critical.
About the Company
UKCloud provides an unbeatable, secure UK public cloud. Focused solely on serving the UK Public Sector. We are committed to assurance and security while delivering flexible, agile and value-based cloud hosting to our customers.
Formed in 2012, UKCloud is based in Farnborough (Hampshire) and Corsham (Wiltshire). We have a team of 250+ people and we continue to grow! We are looking for people who want a rewarding career in a business who truly invest in you as an individual.
Competitive salary plus 10% bonus
25 days' holiday increasing to 30 days over length of service, half a day birthday leave, charity day
Access to free parking
Active social and charity events
Cycle to work scheme
Friday breakfasts, fruit and soft drinks
UKCloud is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants. Applicants must be eligible to work and live in the UK and will be required to undergo and maintain appropriate UK government security clearance.