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  • Salary: £580 - £630 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 25/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91380



The role is a 3-6 month contract based in Gloucester paying between £580-£630 per day.

Job Overview

The Cloud Engineer role is part of the DevOps team, which in turn is part of the Digital Services team within NCSC. The DevOps team aims to make it easier for Government to identify and fix vulnerabilities in its online services.

We aim to be the exemplar for the NCSC in our use of technology and our cutting edge software development. This is a position for an experienced cloud engineer based in Gloucester to help build and manage the systems and infrastructure used to create, deploy, operate, monitor and maintain our services. Candidates must have strong cloud engineering technical skills and be ready to quickly get to work within a multi-disciplinary team of developers, designers, editors, and data analysts.

Day-to-day you will be responsible for working within the DevOps team to build, deploy and maintain our ecosystem, using AWS services to provide a scalable, secure, cost effective platform on which we can deliver our services.

This is a fast-paced environment that will require you to work with members of other teams and disciplines on a regular basis.

Main Responsibilities

  • Understanding our ecosystem and evolving how it is maintained on our AWS platform.
  • Working within our team to help design and operate a scalable, robust, cost effective toolset for the development, testing, deployment and system monitoring of all our services.
  • Keeping abreast of the latest AWS and cloud infrastructure technology and championing that technology within the team and NCSC.
  • Building and configuring new server platforms through the appropriate use of automated tooling.
  • Automating and streamlining our systems operations and processes.
  • Escalating potential risk - adhering to escalation processes, standard responses and issues/crisis guidelines
  • Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems.
  • Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team, both developers and non-developers.
  • To help ensure the correct incident response procedures are maintained and evolved to meet the services' evolving security needs.
  • Contributing towards working in an agile, stripy team and helping that team meet its wider goals

Required Skills

  • Experience of creating, deploying and maintaining complicated, automated and streamlined operations and processes across AWS and other cloud services.
  • Excellent system administration and configuration management skills
  • Extensive knowledge of AWS and the use of its infrastructure tools to build efficient microservices
  • Experience of working on technical projects within an agile team including use of Jenkins and Git to aid Continuous Integration
  • Ability to quickly research and learn new cloud engineering tools and techniques
  • The ability to spot warning signs of things going wrong and provide a decisive response to delivery challenges
  • To work across the team and wider NCSC to bring developers together around common/shared platforms and solutions
  • Experience of working in an agile environment

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