AWS DevOps Engineer

Over the past two decades, UKFast has grown from a start up to a multi-million pound business. We are one of the UK’s leading cloud and secure managed hosting providers - supplying dedicated servers, private and public cloud hosting solutions, and a full range of technical, cybersecurity, and DevOps consulting services. 

Dedicated to innovation and providing world-class solutions, we help transform our customers’ businesses. We bring together cutting-edge technology with multi-award-winning customer service and support. We have the highest NPS in our industry and we work hard every day to re-earn our customers’ loyalty.  We support a full cross section of UK enterprise, from local businesses and charities to global manufacturers and retailers, local and central Government, the NHS, and the Ministry of Defence. 

Our business is built entirely around our people and our customers. We invest in our people and work hard to ensure our teams are inspired, motivated, and supported. We are customer-obsessive and committed to self-development, hard work, and having fun. We believe in everyone bringing their whole self to work as part of our fantastic bunch.

Our in-house training facility is widely accredited. For instance, we are the only managed service provider in the UK to be an accredited AWS training centre.

We care passionately about doing the right thing - for our customers and each other. It’s important to us that UKFast is a diverse, inclusive, and socially-conscious employer that contributes positively to our communities and environment.

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The opportunity…

UKFast is currently looking for an AWS DevOps Engineer to drive us forward on our Public Cloud journey.

Reporting to our new AWS Technical Director, your team will be critical to the success of our AWS evolution. Significant investment from leading private equity firm Inflexion is enabling us to rapidly advance our AWS offering, causing customer demand to soar. Although projects are diverse in length and scope, they are technically challenging, complex, and highly fulfilling.

This role is ideal for someone who wants to learn and progress quickly, collaborating with some of the most talented engineers in the Public Cloud/MSP industry.

As further pathways for AWS partnership levels are shaped, you will have access to new products, applications, and services to maximise your career potential in the Public Cloud space. This will be a highly rewarding opportunity for the successful candidate who will grow with UKFast on our unique transformational journey. 

 

What you will do

  • Develop a broad knowledge of how applications and services are constructed using services within the AWS Ecosystem
  • Build and deploy projects from customers using best practices and internally designed solutions
  • Define implementation architectures and own the success of specific implementation projects
  • Be a point of contact for support escalations within AWS
  • Develop high quality, enterprise-scale IT systems or software projects
  • Conduct thorough product testing for new technologies

 

What you will bring

  • A proven track record of delivering and supporting production systems at scale with AWS
  • Expertise in CI/CD automation; experience in AWS CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and Code Pipeline is desirable
  • Significant experience in AWS Cloud Architecture and Design
  • A good understanding of application, server, network security, and compliance requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work efficiently across internal and external organisations
  • Good knowledge of Cloud VM and Server technologies, including service management across a hybrid-cloud environment
  • Linux or Windows system administration, scripting, and automation skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent documentation and reporting techniques
  • Experience in writing Infrastructure as Code – Terraform preferred or CloudFormation
  • Common DevOps tooling skills e.g. Ansible or Git
  • Professional Experience with at least one popular programming language e.g. Python, NodeJS, or Java
  • Experience with a wide range of AWS Services such as RDS, EC2, Elasticache, CloudFront, Autoscaling, or Lambda 
  • Experience with implementing and supporting containers in AWS on EKS and ECS
  • AWS certifications are highly desirable

 

Why UKFast?

  • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
  • Private health insurance after one years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' service.
  • Flexible working and work from home
  • Award-winning training and education centre with four full-time teachers to help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn.
  • Pearson Vue test centre on-site
  • On-site gym
  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Table tennis and pool tables      
  • Team building experiences
  • Weekly virtual quiz nights and team parties
  • Volunteer days to help support our community and charity partners
  • Active and engaged diversity groups with events and educational sessions arranged regularly

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