Cloud Engineer

Job Title: Cloud Engineer
Job Reference: HQ00054966d

Location: Redhill
Job Type: Permanent

Competitive Base Salary + Superb Bonus & Benefits
Sector: IT

Posted 5 days ago

As a Cloud Engineer within this large & hugely successful Financial corporate, you will be joining a major project focused on building & configuring major new Azure Cloud environments (IAC) as the business migrates from Data Centre base solutions into the Cloud.

Suitable Candidates will need good Cloud build & configuration skills, have good Linux skills (Centos or similar) and have experience of Automation & Powershell. Experience of Terraform or Ansible and Virtualisation is also expected.

The work is running across two sites, one in Redhill & the other in Sussex so the Cloud Engineer will split their working week between the two locations. There is also the opportunity to work a day a week from home too.   

Responsibilities Include:

Taking technical ownership of the Azure Cloud Environments and technical resources, working closely with network, IT Security, Compliance and the Azure Architect to build and maintain the Azure cloud environments.

You will ensure that architecture principles are adopted to develop the cloud environment and compliance is ensured with Divisional and group IT Policies.

Support the Cloud adoption to application teams and review current and proposed architecture and design deliverables & provide support as the SME for cloud adoption.

Work with business stakeholders to identify strategic cloud adoption requirements and execute POCs and feasibility studies to validate next-gen product concepts and technologies leveraging results to guide business and technology decisions.

Work closely with IT Security, Compliance, and Risk Teams to ensure all solutions are Secure by Design and Secure in Practice whist working with Scrum masters and product owners, and other functional teams to translate the roadmap into releases.

Mentoring & coaching junior team members.

Skills & Experience:

The Cloud Engineer will need strong technical skills in Building and Maintaining Cloud Infrastructure, be technically Hands-On, with a track record of building/provisioning large and complex Cloud environments.

A good understanding and usage of Azure Foundations and Scaffolding is preferred, plus some or all of the following:

• Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Connectivity
• Azure Networking (Express Route, Virtual Networks, ASG / NSG, Azure Firewall) • Azure Active Directory, Identity Management, RBAC, AAD Connect
• Azure SQL - PaaS Databases and Managed Instance
• Azure Virtual Machines, Storage provisioning and configurations
• Azure BLOB, Data Factory and PaaS Storage provisioning
• Windows Server 2012 / 2016
• Linux VM in Azure
• DNS, UDR, Traffic Manager setup
• Azure Automation with PowerShell and ARM Templates, Preferably Terraform or Ansible.
• Capacity Planning
• Security Configurations
• Azure Security centre, Log analytics and Azure monitor
• Azure update management, End point protection and Antimalware/Antivirus solutions
• Azure Network IP design and configurations
• Experience in building a Web DMZ/Gateway
• Understanding of change management process
• High standard of documentation
• Azure Cost / billing management
• Understanding and delivery of high-availability requirements

With major projects about to start, interested candidates need to apply now and can expect initial feedback within 72 hours.
Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


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