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      Job Reference No: 4381

      Employment Type: Permanent

      Senior Cloud Engineer


      Location: Solihull, Birmingham Salary: £70,000

      Senior Cloud Engineer

      Development · Remote, Kent

      Experts believe that the automotive industry is set to change more in the next 10 years than in the last 100. One key element to this is ecommerce. While many sectors have embraced it, due to the complexity of data and systems in the car buying process, joining up the dots to create a truly omnichannel experience - seamlessly connecting offline and online worlds - for car buyers has not been possible. Until now.


      Leading automotive industry suppliers Autofutura and GForces have recently merged to create an ambitious new group. Together they provide the innovative tools, solutions and services to connect car manufacturer, finance provider, dealer and consumer to streamline the entire customer journey and ultimately sell more cars, improve customer retention and create substantial efficiencies for their customers. In short, the new entity is the interface between its customers and car buyers, enabling scalable online transactions across multiple territories and markets, in one of the most exciting and fast-changing industries in the world.



      The Role

      • Participate in evolving our platform to conform with AWS best practices
      • Participate in evolving our platform to meet changing business needs and challenges
      • Promote Consistent Operations via use of Run/Play Books and Automation


      Key Responsibilities

      • Evolve, secure and maintain our cloud infrastructure and environments AWS)
      • Work with the Customer Success and Technical Support team members to ensure correct focus and resolution of incidents within SLA objectives
      • To provide accurate, detailed incident updates and communications promptly
      • Lead/Participate in process improvement tasks
      • Lead/Mentor others
      • Maintain detailed configuration and technical documentation
      • Assume proactive involvement in personal and technical development
      • Achieving certifications in AWS to support the business in conveying competency in various technology stacks
      • Support the planning and execution of tasks that fall in line with key strategic pillars which include security, performance, reliability, and cost optimisation
      • Working with Solutions Architects to provide solution designs which are consistent with the strategies of G-Forces Web Management.
      • Pro-actively looking for automation of repetitive tasks to ensure maximum team efficiency
      • Providing input for planning and estimating work within the Agile Product Team
      • Collaborating with Software Testers/Engineers to internal workflows continue unimpeded
      • Working independently, managing day to day workload and priorities, and taking accountability for direction and output.
      • Participation in the On-Call Rota


      From £60,000 per annum



      Office Based/Remote - UK


      Cloud Engineering


      Position Reports To

      Head of Cloud Engineering

      Additional Application Requirements

      On call rota agreement – when both parties agree capability is ready – 3-6 months.



      Person Specification (Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required):


      Technical Competencies:

      • Experience working on Production environments within an Amazon Web Services platform
      • Good understand of AWS Security best practices.
      • Should hold at least three AWS Certifications. One of them, ideally, being the AWS certified Security – Specialty and/or AWS certified Networking – Specialty
      • Understanding of Change Control Management and ensuring it is always followed
      • Basic understanding of client SLAs and contractual commitments related, and not limited, to;
        • Storage and processing of client and personal data
        • Data sovereignty
        • Maintenance process’ including notice period and appropriate windows
        • Change control and change audit logging
      • Working knowledge of key metrics enabling ability to carefully monitor health and utilization of AWS resources at scale
      • Understanding and execution of disaster recovery process’
      • Understanding of deploying highly available, fault tolerant solutions
      • Good awareness of cost optimization strategies ensuring all work carried out is appropriate considered
      • Knowledge of Linux, CentOS/RHEL
      • Good theoretical knowledge of HTTP/HTTPS, DNS and SSL/TLS
      • Working knowledge of Docker
      • Practical production knowledge of the core AWS Services (CloudFormation, EC2/ECS, RDS, S3, CloudFront)
      • Working knowledge of API Principles
      • Web Servers
        • NGINX
        • Apache
      • Languages
        • Linux Shell
        • Python
        • NodeJS
        • PHP
      • Configuration
        • JSON/Yaml
        • Salt Stack
      • Databases
        • MySQL
        • PostgreSQL
        • DynamoDB
      • Version Control:
        • GIT
      • Continuous Integration and Deployment Systems
        • Jenkins
        • TeamCity
        • AWS Code Tools

      Behavioural & Personality Competencies:

      • Effective communication skills (written and verbal).
      • Team Player and the ability to lead others
      • Organized & self-sufficient
      • Logical, methodical approach to problem solving
      • Innovative
      • Understand the importance of automation

      Required Experience:

      • At least 4 years working with AWS
      • Experience working independently to achieve common goals.
      • Bachelor Degree in Computer science or equivalent experience


      Development Opportunities:

      • Product Architect
      • Solutions Architect
      • Cloud Architect



      • 25 days holiday plus birthday off
      • Up to 5 additional days holiday for long service
      • GForces group pension plan
      • Enhanced maternity and paternity  
      • Regular socials and company events
      • Flexible hours

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