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Senior Technical Specialist - Cloud - AWS/Azure

About The Role
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated person to join the Technical Solutions Cloud team which is responsible for the design, build and implementation of technical solutions using Cloud technologies to meet business requirements and aligned to architectural strategy.

You will have a strong background in implementing new infrastructure within medium-large enterprises. You also enjoy developing code and have made the leap to bring these two aspects together to automate the delivery of new infrastructure solutions, making it easy to deploy.
You are experienced in developing infrastructure-as-code, utilising pipelines and tools such as Github, Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, Ansible or similar.

You will have demonstrable experience in Scripting and Programing Languages – Powershell, Python and Shell

CBS has Smarter Working Guidelines and Flexible working policies in place that allow for staff to adapt working hours and locations to help them achieve a strong work/life balance. This means we’re open to a conversation around how this role could work for you
About You
Essential Skills:

• Solid experience of core Amazon infrastructure including EC2, S3, ELB’s, Auto scaling, Lambda, RDS, VPC’s, Security Groups, IAM, Cloud Formation or equivalent Azure
• Solid understanding of Amazon availability zones, regions and HA strategies or Azure equivalent
• In-depth understanding of cloud based architectures, specifically AWS or Azure.
• Previous experience as a Network\Linux\Windows system administrator building & supporting enterprise computing platforms and systems (or equivalent)
• Previous experience of supporting virtualization technologies (or equivalent)
• Strong scripting/automation skills
• In-depth understanding of cloud networking security concepts, such as IP subnets, security groups, NACLs, routing, firewalls.


• Systems management procedures in a large commercial, mission-critical environment.
• Capacity planning, performance tuning, proactive monitoring.
• Change control, delivery pipelines, release procedures and tools.
• ITIL based service management framework

Desirable skills:

• Working knowledge of physical to virtual migrations into AWS or Azure.
• Monitoring and Dashboard creation within the AWS / Azure.
• Familiarity with the concept of infrastructure/software development paths such as AGILE and LEAN
• Certified in AWS/Azure to Associate Level
• AWS & Security Architecture
• AWS AMI Creation
• Monitoring tools such as Solarwinds and AppDynamics
• Knowledge of Enterprise level database solutions, such as Oracle and MS-SQL
Responsibility for staff:
No formal staff management responsibilities, but as a Senior member of the team you will be required to co-ordinate, direct and mentor other Technical Solution team members and external resources where necessary.
Professional qualifications or essential experience required:

Degree level educated in a computing subject with a minimum of 3 years of role related experience, or 5 years of delivering IT services and solutions to a mission critical environment.
About The Company
IT at the Coventry is changing; we are currently undertaking an exciting transformation project that will shape the future of the organisation. As we progress on our journey we are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for both members and colleagues in an environment where you will have the opportunity to be part of the future success of the organisation and work in an environment where personal and professional development is taken seriously.

Key Information

Role Title:
Senior Technical Specialist - Cloud - AWS/Azure
Salary Details:
£39,489 - £59,235
Number of hours per week:
Coventry-Binley Business Park
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date:
03 Jan 2019