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Cloud Analyst

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Role Purpose:
To help with the group's digital transformation to the cloud and supporting the infrastructure requirements at a 3rd line level, this role will involve project and BAU work as directed. The underlying objectives are to deliver a stable, resilient, and scalable cloud platform that empowers the group to deliver business applications when and where they are required. You will be expected to use your skill set as a cloud analyst to move the group towards our goal of application and infrastructure modernisation through transformation. You will be joining a highly skilled and motivated group of SME's who are happy to both share knowledge and learn from others. The group are very much technology focused and are looking to expand through acquisition. We are currently undergoing a period of digital transformation that is being led by IT, so this is a very exciting time to join.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for the support and development of hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Accountable for the support of the cloud infrastructure across the group
  • Supporting DevOps and Development Teams
  • Work with the Architecture team to deliver strategic roadmaps
  • Ensure that Security considerations are embedded in all work undertaken
  • To work with 3rd party support services as required
  • To deliver technical designs to remediate against identified problems
  • Provide design authority expertise to ensure that solutions are fit for purpose and delivered to an agreed standard.
  • To work with NOC to ensure all aspects of the infrastructure and are actively monitored
  • To ensure regular health checks and appropriate patching is carried out
  • To ensure right level of documentation is created, available and maintained for the environment
  • To ensure that that all backup services for the group are appropriate and maintained accordingly
  • To continue to develop the groups technical capabilities through the use of existing and emerging technologies
  • The ability to learn new technology and to also share that knowledge with others
  • Excellent understanding of the commercial and business impact of IT outages with the business
  • Carry out performance/capacity planning for the IT Infrastructure


Key Competencies:
  • Experience of Technical problem solving from a complex environment
  • The ability to automate what are traditionally iterative manual tasks
  • Excellent problem management skills.
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Solutions driven
  • Passion for technology
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to manage multiple streams of work under pressure
  • High levels of tenacity and ownership
  • Team player
  • Understanding of all relevant security standards
Key Skills and Knowledge:

Essential
  • Cloud Engineering / networking experience with Azure
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) scripting including ARM templates, JSON and Terraform
  • Exposure to and use of containerization technology (Kubernetes)
  • Use of API Management tools including APIM, Apigee
  • Use of DevOps tools including GIT, Azure DevOps
  • Windows AD inc Powershell
  • Office 365 and Azure AD
  • MS Windows Server 2012-2019


Desirable
  • Other cloud platform experience e.g. AWS, GCP
  • Azure Cloud Services and components including Data Bricks, Data Lake, Function Apps, SQL
  • Experience of Microsoft Service Fabric in Azure
  • Backup technologies including Rubrik
  • Hyper Converged Data centre experience
  • Citrix Netscaler Gateways
  • CheckPoint Firewalls
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Modern monitoring platform knowledge
  • Compliance and Security Technologies
  • Professional qualifications that support your experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the ITIL framework


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