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Associate AWS Cloud Engineer

GFT - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
1 February 2022

Role Summary 

We are looking for a technologist to join the GFT team and help build out our rapidly expanding Azure, AWS and GCP businesses. This position will be based in London but limited international travel may be required. The potential and variety of the work that GFT is supporting our clients with is truly mind-blowing.

The role will be within the cloud practice and there are opportunities to work on projects on any of the 3 vendors cloud platforms.

Key Capabilities

  • Understanding of the interaction of alternate technologies with incumbent technology (looking for industry / technology awareness)
  • Ability to manage complex technical deliverables to meet program requirements
  • Balancing best of breed technical implementation with the commercial / business schedule and work within budget imperatives
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of development practices in a DevOps culture.
  • Strong technical, architectural and design skills
  • Identify problems, and provide range of solutions

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • You will join a project engineering team and focus on adding hands-on expertise, ensuring outcomes meet the highest technical and agile standards.

Key Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Windows & Linux based systems
  • DevOps background/experience
  • Experience with configuration management tools and infrastructure as code; Terraform, ARM templates, Cloud Formation, Deployment manager, YAML or PowerShell DSC.
  • Secondary knowledge in one of the following is an advantage; Puppet, Chef or Ansible
  • Knowledge of cloud core services; networks topologies, storage, load balancing, virtual machines, databases, containers, messaging, serverless, logging and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of basic security controls; Firewalls, Policy, ACLS (NSGs, VPC service controls), IAM, Encryption
  • Scripting ability (ideally Python or Powershell)
  • A passion for open-source technologies and the open-source community
  • Demonstrable experience in cloud-automation
  • Demonstrate the ability to quickly learn new technologies.
  • Demonstrable experience across a range of DevOps tooling:
    • CI – Jenkins/TeamCity/CircleCI/Azure DevOps
    • SCM – Bitbucket/Github/Gitlab
    • Testing - JMeter/Cucumber/Pester/Terratest
  • Documentation : Jira, Confluence

 Personal Skills

  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges.
  • Working practices; thorough with high standards of work.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels.
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions.
  • The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision.
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.

What we offer you:

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of like-minded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.

Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

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