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Cloud Operations Engineer x 3 - CONTRACT

Job Title: Cloud Operations Engineer x 3 - CONTRACT
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newport
Industry:
Salary: £27-28/ hour
REF: 419452
Contact Name: Marta Ortigas
Contact Email: marta.ortigas@malikshaw.com
Job Published: 16 days ago

Job Description

Role Title: Cloud Operations Engineer x 3, 419452
Role Type: CONTRACT
Role location: Newport
Maximum Hourly Rate: £27-28/ hour
Fixed Margin: £4.80/ hour
Split: negotiable
IR35 Status: In Scope
Clearance: DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) - necessary upon offer, not submission
Duration of engagement: 12 months
CV’s due back:  (strict deadline as these have to be submitted through a portal) Thursday 5th September 2019

SERVICE REQUIREMENT

Working as the front-line team for all things cloud. They would ensure the health and uptime availability of the cloud platform(s) ensuring that the SLA's of cloud providers are met and escalating where they are not. The team would provide a triage of all calls around coming in from the end users to engage the correct teams are engaged with the resolution of these. The team would take responsibility for the management of the certificates & encryption keys where required. The engagement with 3rd parties for support purposes would also be driven through this team. Taking all good practices and ensuring they are documented for others to learn from as well as ownership of the BCP \ DR lifecycle.

Working with the DevOps teams to create Runbooks to allow a Shift Left mentality where required to allow the dev teams to prioritise fixing the root cause of these issues in the backlog. But also championing during sprint reviews and planning sessions the requirements of the operations team to create a consistent approach in logging and dash-boarding.

For Census they would take responsibility for user management of SAAS products. Also, management of the 3d parties using the SFTP service, development of the Splunk Dash-boards to ensure they are giving us all the right information from all the projects.
 
TYPICAL ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Cloud Operations Engineer with Google Cloud platform experience working at tier 1 \ 2. Working alongside multiple DevOps and Architecture teams to develop best practice in the day to day running of the environment. The individual must be able to demonstrate a good analytical approach to triaging calls and co-ordinating responses to incidents ensuring the correct teams or 3rd parties are engaged, to be able to achieve this they will need to gain a good insight across the environment and the interconnects between products & services.

The individual will also have a responsibility to develop dashboards and runbooks. Be able to work and influence teams in an Agile delivery framework to ensure operational needs are championed. Also, be responsible for the administration of users across SAAS solutions.

Day to Day:
·         Initial Triage of all calls and passing on to the DevOps team for resolution where required
·         Engage with 3rd party engineers to get to the source & resolution of issues
·         Maintain support and monitoring of the Cloud platform highlighting potential improvement areas
·         Ensuring that relevant backup and recovery processes are in place
·         Working with the DevOps teams to create Runbooks to allow a Shift Left mentality where possible
·         Assist in the management of CI\CD pipelines including Terraform scripting
·         Creation and tuning of dashboards
·         User administration of access to Cloud platforms
·         User administration of key SAAS products that create the eco-structure of the DevOps environment
·         G-Suite Administration (for Field.census.gov.uk domain)

Hours will be 8am-11pm
 
Technologies:
·         Google Cloud Platform (inc StackDriver)
·         Kubernetes
·         GitHub
·         TerraForm
·         Splunk

Hours will be 8am-11pm