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Cloud Engineer

 

Cloud Engineer

Spiral tools run complex and computationally-demanding mathematical models to predict the behaviour of industry processes. The emphasis is on developing robust, highly optimised and scalable solutions offering flexibility across desktop, web, mobile and programmatic interfaces. Enterprise implementations of our tools may span thousands of users across an organisation. Cloud deployments allow our clients to minimise implementation costs and maximise performance with granular control over access to data and services.

As a Cloud Engineer, you will work as part of an Agile team, with responsibilities including

  • Researching and implementing application hosting solutions within private and public clouds
  • Designing and maintaining workflows for efficient configuration and delivery of software packages
  • Developing tools to monitor system stability and ensure resilience and performance
  • Troubleshooting complex problems and resolving operational issues, working closely with colleagues in a variety of disciplines

Essential

  • Experience of Windows Systems Administration
  • Experience of managing Microsoft Active Directory
  • Experience of scripting/automation languages such as PowerShell
  • Solid understanding of security best practice
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot platform and infrastructure problems
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Desirable

  • Experience of deploying and managing applications on a public cloud provider such as Windows Azure or Amazon Web Services 
  • Experience of managing and troubleshooting Microsoft SQL Server
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft IIS
  • Experience with Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Experience of using Microsoft DSC
  • Experience of configuring services relating to SSO
  • Experience of creating/maintaining application monitoring services
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft .NET, Python or other programming languages
  • Experience of working as part of an Agile team

Salary and Benefits

This role enjoys a salary of £35,000-50,000 depending on background and past experience. 

Our benefits package includes a discretionary annual bonus scheme, a share incentive plan, a competitive contributory pension scheme, BUPA health and dental cover, life insurance cover, and high-speed broadband at home. 

We go to great lengths to maintain a friendly and comfortable work environment, including a fully-stocked, complimentary kitchen and drinks room, and a pool table. Combined with a continuous stream of interesting and challenging work, these have enabled us to sustain a happy workplace and very low staff turnover.