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Cloud Engineer

Cardiff

  1. Full time

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Summary

We are looking for engineers to join our Cloud Platform Team, working closely with other delivery teams to realise Admiral’s ambitious cloud transformation.  You should be highly proficient in infrastructure as code and using automation techniques and tools. You’ll be responsible for designing, planning, building and running cloud infrastructure.

The Team

The Cloud Platform Team is tasked with delivering the core cloud platform on which all our cloud services will run. The team is made up of cloud engineers with a variety of backgrounds in infrastructure, networking, operations and development. Admiral is making a big investment in cloud in the coming years and this team continues to be crucial to the success of that strategy. We’ve launched our first 5 live apps this year and in 2021 we’ll be deploying one of Admiral’s critical systems in Azure as well as expanding our use of GCP.

The role

  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and automated services architecture
  • Collaborate to define best practices and standards around DevOps and service resilience
  • Create reusable automation libraries that can be applied across the company
  • Deliver on HA/DR, security, capacity, and compliance strategies for existing and new applications
  • Develop usage standards, user self-service designs, and reporting on application KPIs
  • Optimize and support our existing public cloud-based solutions and workloads
  • Work with architecture team to ensure effective designs and application of the cloud and hosting services
  • Collaborate with and provide expertise/guidance to other teams inside and outside of IT

Skills

  • Understanding of cloud services and cloud service provider capabilities, in particular Azure & Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience of design and implementation of infrastructure, applications and cloud solutions at enterprise level
  • Familiarity with the concept of 'infrastructure as code' and ideally experience with some of Terraform, Azure Resource Manager, CloudFormation, Ansible, and similar tools
  • Broad systems and infrastructure knowledge and CI/CD tools:
    • Azure or GCP
    • Azure DevOps, Twistlock, Sonarqube, Nexus
    • Containerisation using Docker, Kubernetes, or Openshift
  • Scripting using Bash
  • Working in a cross functional DevOps team

We’re aware some people are just starting their journey to the cloud so if you have more of an infrastructure/operations background with some of the following skills then we’d also like to hear from you:

  • Experience with datacentre migration, cloud migration, integration and consolidation efforts
  • Experience as a SysOps, Linux or Windows Systems Administrator and systems designer
  • In-depth understanding of networking security concepts, such as IP subnets, NACLs, NSGs, routing, firewalls
    • Cloud networking
    • Palo Alto firewalls

About you

  • Is an energetic team player who works well across boundaries and readily adapts to change and enjoys rapid development
  • Deals well with ambiguous or undefined problems; ability to think abstractly and guide others
  • Can articulate technical topics to non-technical audiences both in writing and in person
  • Comfortable performing requirements analysis, interfacing with stakeholders of various levels and documenting solutions
  • Educates the engineers around you on modern infrastructure and development tools
  • Confident in your abilities and willing to share what you know, while learning from others

Desired Experience

  • Experience as a Cloud Engineer or an IT Infrastructure Engineer, with a focus on cloud, server, storage and networking
  • Experience of running services on Azure or GCP
  • Strong understanding of cloud services & APIs and with experience in designing and moving workloads to public clouds
  • Experience in using automation tools such as Terraform and Ansible
  • Experience investigating and fixing issues for live services

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas:

Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here; https://admiraljobs.co.uk/employee-benefits/.

If you think this role is for you and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email and from agencies. 

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