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Lead Cloud Native Engineer

Job Title: Lead Cloud Native Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Croydon, Surrey
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: Nov 2019
Duration: 6 Months
REF: 20191022_1571663266
Contact Name: Damian Wolski
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Lead Cloud Native Engineer

Location: Croydon, Bracknell or Basingstoke

Start date: Nov 2019

End date: until May 2020

Role Purpose

To act as the lead cloud native engineer supporting an external customer in re-architecting a critical application.

Must be able to work in a DevOps culture and with agile methodologies. Culture is a very important part of the role and crucial with team engagement and for successful delivery of the project.

The role holder works at a senior management level to define and deliver major technical projects, strategies and architectures, demonstrating an understanding of the customers' business and commercial issues and contributing key insights. They provide technical advice and assistance to the sales force, sales agents, reseller/distributor staff and existing or prospective customers, either in support of customer development or sales activity or in fulfilment of sales obligations.

Essential skills

  • Advanced AWS Experience
  • Native Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Application Load balancing
  • Artifactory
  • Cassandra
  • Elasticsearch
  • Gitlab, KeyCloak, Kibana, MariaDB, MySQL, Sysdig, Minio S3

Key Accountabilities

  • Defines major technical projects for customers, influencing their view of acceptable investment level. Determines strategies, architectures and proposals.
  • Shapes technical proposals to be acceptable to the customer and may make solution/service trade-offs.
  • Cost and risk. May manage a large design team, defining the approach to larger/more complex solution development and acceptance testing, and identifying strategic level risks and remedies.
  • Determines the approach to whole classes of business, leading and influencing others in the development of new offerings.
  • Business development. Works with customers to understand their business strategy and develop IT strategies and architecture for significant areas of their business.
  • Requirements and design. Manages a team to agree customer requirements and produce the design, setting high level criteria for the design of major solutions and exercising design control over the implementation.

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