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Senior Cloud Operations Engineer - Edinburgh & Lothian

Ref: 217 Date Posted: Thursday 28 Dec 2023

Our client is looking for an engineer with a passion for helping and collaborating with people, and building innovative solutions to do so. 

Your typical week will involve:

  • Collaborating with our engineering teams, helping to build secure, high-performing, resilient and efficient solutions.
  • Develop, maintain and document a library of re-usable Terraform modules for use by the wider engineering team
  • Work with your team to run experiments and ship prototypes to learn how they can improve their platform and maintain their high performance engineering team
  • Define, iterate on, and improve best practices and help teams utilise them
  • Continually expand your knowledge of both our business and technology domain. They have the resources and we give you the time to learn!
  • Develop and apply your mentoring and leadership skills
  • Celebrating your team’s achievements!


In this role you will largely be working with: AWS (many services), Terraform, Terragrunt, Atlantis, Packer, Ruby, Rails, GitHub Actions, Docker, Linux.

Apps they use: GitHub, G Suite, Notion, Humio, Harness...


They ideally look out for the below, though you do not have to meet all of these: -

  • Experience building and supporting production services in AWS
  • Infrastructure as Code experience. We don't configure by hand, instead we use Terraform, Terragrunt and Atlantis to make our infrastructure repeatable, versionable and auditable
  • Production problem solving and performance optimisation in a cloud environment. We accept that nothing can be perfect and value the time spent digging deep to really try and understand issues
  • Pragmatism; being committed to getting things done while understanding tradeoffs
  • A high level of self-motivation and self-awareness
  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • Security awareness - you understand the importance of security best practices and know how to assess risks and implement mitigations

They pride themselves on creating a fantastic place to work, including the following:

  • 33 days holiday (and an extra day for each year you're with them)
  • Flexible/hybrid working
  • Private health care & Life assurance
  • 5% matched pension contributions
  • Summer 4-day weeks (giving you 8 additional days off!)
  • Buy-as-you-earn share schemes
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellness webinars
  • Focused learning time and learning budgets

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