AWS Trainer

We are UKFast.

Over the past two decades, we have 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. We’re moving fast, continuously innovating and having a lot of fun in the process.

We transform our customers’ businesses through robust technology, world-class solution engineering, and multi-award-winning customer service.

We design, build and support thousands of technical solutions every year for a full cross-section of the UK economy, from local businesses and charities to fast-growing eCommerce and financial services businesses, global manufacturers and retailers, local and central Government, the NHS and the Ministry of Defence - all seeking new and innovative ways of hosting their IT solutions.

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. For instance, we have been Carbon neutral for many years.

The Opportunity

To meet the growing demand for AWS Services around the globe, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you have previous programming experience via application/web development and can communicate highly technical concepts to audiences at different stages in the AWS journey, we’d love to catch up with you. UKFast is looking for a dynamic, organised self-starter to join the Training Team!

Here's your chance to work as a Trainer on a growing team, with high visibility and significant customer impact. The successful candidate will be an experienced technical trainer, ideally with hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services and/or in-depth knowledge of software architecture and virtualisation technologies.

The role will deliver training content to customers, developers, administrators, architects, and partners to support adoption and usage of AWS infrastructure services. The role will provide an opportunity to combine a passion for teaching, with enthusiasm for technology, to drive learning and establish positive customer relationships. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and proven technology training experience.

What you will do?

  • Deliver instructor-led classroom training to end-user customers and partners on a regular schedule.

  • Work with key vendors and internal stakeholders to ensure accurate, effective training content.

  • Assist in the development of a formalised Train-the-Trainer program for our Authorised Training Centre partners and Contractors.

  • Provide content and class feedback to drive improvements and standards.

  • Guide discussions with customers to scope training needs.

  • Generate a curriculum for technical training.

  • Work with internal team to design, own and deliver advanced training courses.

  • Willing to travel to client locations.

  • Assist in developing and maintaining technical training content, lab exercises, presentations, and accompanying materials

What you will bring?

  • At least 3+ years' experience in a training role, preferably technical training for related cloud technology products and services.

  • Industry experience of 5 years or more.

  • 1+ years demonstrated understanding of Cloud environments.

  • Excellent stand-up delivery, facilitation skills and strong "stage presence" that drive key learning outcomes.

  • Experience conducting classroom training for related technology products and services.

  • Excellent self-study ability and a passion for learning.

  • Excellent oral presentation skills, interpersonal communication, and writing skills.

  • Cloud Architecture and Administration.

  • Commercial experience in using DevOps tools such as Jenkins, Docker, Git, Kubernetes, Ansible, and Terraform.

  • Strong knowledge of web technologies and enterprise development.

  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns.

  • Knowledge of version control system (Git/SVN, etc.)

  • Experience with hybrid cloud environments is an added advantage.

  • Ability to participate in internal projects and pilots as needed to ensure offerings are effective prior to wide-scale general availability.

  • Proven initiative, positive attitude, team-oriented, self-motivated, and highly enthusiastic.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both on your own and as a member of a collaborative team.

  • Basic development/automation experience.

  • Recent experience architecting, deploying, and operating Internet scale applications.

  • Recent coding experience in one or more of the following languages, Java, .Net, Perl, PHP, Ruby or Python.

  • Experience with Windows and Linux at the command line.

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with AWS infrastructure services highly desired.

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

  • Award-winning training and education centre with four full-time teachers to help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn.

  • Pearson Vue test centre, sit your exams (Microsoft, RHEL, VMWare, Cisco, LPIC) and qualify in the comfort of our campus.

  • On-site gym

  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles.

  • Free onsite parking

  • Table tennis and pool tables          

  • Team building experiences

  • Regular quiz nights and LAN parties

  • Family days out and cinema nights

  • Volunteer days to help support our community and charity partners

  • An active and engaged LGBTQ community with group events and educational sessions arranged regularly

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