AWS Cloud Engineer

Role Summary...

You’ll be part of the Infrastructure Team, which is part of the wider Operations area at SaleCycle, looking after the core environment that delivers a real time data solution to our customers.  The team is small so the daily work will be varied, but as we value communication, expect lots of interactions with our colleagues in Engineering, QA and Data.  You will take responsibility for the security, availability and performance of our production infrastructure; managing our entire service lifecycle, for both existing and new product features, including the decommissioning of redundant technology as required.

This is a transformational role at the heart of a technology change, which will underpin and assure the company’s success in the future. We are looking for a talented Ops person who believes in improving the legacy areas, putting forward new ideas and designing for the future. 

What’s required?

  • A minimum of 2 years hands on experience within production environment.
  • Knowledge of AWS services beyond the basics that will include; ECS, Kinesis, Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB.
  • Experience of Infrastructure as Code and Deployment Tools such as; CloudFormation, CircleCI, Octopus Deploy and AWS CodeDeploy.
  • In depth knowledge and experience of any Linux platform.
  • Have a good understanding of scripting using either Bash or Powershell.
  • Containerisation knowledge (Docker).
  • Have a working knowledge of Git and are comfortable having your work peer-reviewed and peer-reviewing others work.
  • You work well as part of a team, are a good communicator, know when to be more/less technical in team discussions, and possess an ability to communicate technical concepts well at a high level. 
  • You have good problem solving skills and value concepts over specifics, possess critical thinking, and are good at investigating the root cause of problems.
  • Ability to work in a Meritocracy, where everyone's ideas are valid.
  • Experience of being part of a continuously improving on-call service.

What’s desired?

  • Knowledge of working with Open Source applications, particularly those from the Apache Foundation.
  • Knowledge of Apache Ignite and/or Apache Flink.
  • Familiar with Operating in an ISO27001 certified environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server.
  • Experience of working with Microsoft SQL Server or similar RDBMS systems would be an advantage.
  • Experience working with real time or event driven infrastructure (Kafka, AWS Kinesis, or equivalent).
  • Experience of operating in a Hybrid On-Premise/Cloud environment.
  • Knowledge of Networking concepts beyond the basics, including Direct Connect. 

What We Offer…

We value our employees here at SaleCycle, so in addition to salary (dependent on experience), we offer great benefits and incentives to our employees which include:

  • Flexible working
  • Generous annual leave 
  • Your birthday off 
  • Pension Scheme
  • Bonus schemes for innovation, new business, and employee referrals
  • And much more...