Cloud Platform Engineer

Cloud Platform Engineer

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    West London, London

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    £500.00 - £550.00 per day

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    Drew Derry

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    1 Year

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Cloud Platform Engineer
Location: Slough, UK
Rate: £550 per day
Duration: 1 Year
Start: ASAP

About the Role
*The Cloud Platform Engineer (3rd Line) will be responsible for on premise Private Cloud Infrastructure with responsibility for Building, Configuration, Automation, Operations, Maintenance and Continuous Improvement.
*IT Private Cloud is the platform upon which most critical business applications reside and must deliver 99.999% availability. The Cloud Platform Engineer is accountable for ensuring that the platform meets the availability and performance target set out to deliver business critical services.
*This role is accountable for putting the customer at the forefront of everything that they do, ensuring that any decision made is in the best interest of the customer experience.
*This role works alongside the 3rd line Application, Network and Security functions and as a result the role holder will need to have deep and extensive understanding, knowledge and experience managing cloud environments across the core technologies.
*The Cloud Platform Engineer must be focused with a structured and disciplined approach with confidence to deal with challenging situations including effective internal and external communications.

Key Responsibilities:
*Build, Configure, Run and Operation of the business critical Redhat Openstack Cloud platform upon which the business critical applications reside, accountable for achieving 99.999% availability.
*As the leading technical resource for the Cloud Platform, make technical decisions that define the parameters for delivering the optimum performance and customer experience.
*Accountable for the performance of the cloud environment throughout its lifecycle, ensuring any the latest software, security patches and system upgrades are applied within defined SLA's.
*Constantly improve speed to market by ensuring continuous deployment through automation targeting 100% of day to day tasks being automated.
*Supporting the operation of Cloud platform components in test and production environments, working with 3rd parties as necessary to resolve problems.

Key Skills/Experience:
*5-10 years Linux administration experience, particularly in RedHat
*Minimum 5 years hands on experience building, configuring and operating a Redhat OpenStack cloud.
*Minimum 5 years' experience with high availability applications, monitoring, and logging tools
*Expert knowledge with virtualization technologies
*Experience with container-based technologies such as Openshift, Docker and Kubernetes
*Experience in developing Orchestration tools, automation tools using Ansible Tower.
*Experience of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment using Agile methodologies
*Previous experience in a DevOps environment

If you are interested in this role, can recommend anyone, or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Drew Derry on 01932 83 7792 or via email on