Cloud Engineer


Are you a DevOps Engineer or Architect that wants to see the real-world impact from what you create?

The client

This consultancy’s mission is simple; to use tech and data to help make public services better.

This consultancy have a culture that values their staff and are looking for three people to join them as Cloud Engineers, where you’ll be automating, tooling and empowering software delivery through coaching teams. This’ll be through both designing and executing cloud-based solutions.

High performing software delivery teams need to be empowered to iteratively and rapidly deliver changes all the way through to production. To do this this consultancy combine their extensive software engineering and cloud automation knowledge with a real DevOps culture.

The role

They’ve been using AWS and other cloud platforms from the start. They use a range of IaaS, PaaS and FaaS depending on the needs of their users such as EC2, Lambda, ECS, Kubernetes, Heroku, CloudFoundry, Azure App Services, and more. They use AWS VPC and PrivateLink or Azure VNet for connecting to on-premise, legacy systems. You will have the opportunity to use and learn these technologies and they offer official AWS and other cloud (Azure, GCP) training.

They also use technologies such as Terraform. Containerisation is a big part of empowering their teams to develop, deploy and scale their applications, but so too is using serverless technologies to avoid the complexity of stateful services altogether. Effectively they believe in selecting the right tool for the job.

For them, DevOps is about culture rather than roles and titles. Even though this role is for someone with strong DevOps experience, the biggest impact you will have is coaching and helping teams use the platforms you build. You won’t be building infrastructure in isolation or charged with deploying other peoples work into production. You’ll empower teams with the mantra: you build it, you run it!

You will have the opportunity to work across a variety of cloud technologies and client engagements and will need to be comfortable doing so. You’ll be equally happy providing cloud consultancy to an engineering team as you will working within a team of other cloud engineers helping to build and maintain the infrastructure required to deliver services at scale in the public sector. Your role will be to provide cloud and DevOps expertise in varied situations and you’ll relish the chance to coach others towards best practices while being empathetic to their environmental constraints.

You will need to be comfortable sharing your knowledge and skills with others. They’d love to hear some examples of mentoring, coaching and growing team members. Maybe you will have written some blog posts about your discipline, or perhaps even delivered a talk or two.

The candidate

In return for the above they’re offering a salary of up to £81K, plus majority remote work (on paper you’d have to be in the office twice a month, though none of their employees have gone in once this year). They offer 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (and a shutdown over Christmas), flexible working hours and a variety of other perks.

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.