Senior Cloud Project Engineer

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

As a Senior Cloud Project Engineer in the Public Sector team, you are responsible for the technical delivery of solutions to our prestigious Public Sector customers. You will ensure that all technical aspects of a build have been considered, planned and delivered to a pre-agreed quality and timeline set by the Project Manager. You are also responsible for the successful handover and deployment of client solutions and any “snagging” of the solution reported by the client is to be addressed within an agreed timeframe in conjunction with the Project Manager.

As a Senior Cloud Project Engineer, you will be expected to provide a high-level of technical leadership, getting involved in the mentoring/coaching of Junior Engineers as well as shaping the technical processes of the team.

What you will do

  • Delivery of all assigned Public Sector Orders to specification.

  • Technical and Design Authority for the Project Team.

  • Ensure all orders in the Public Sector Project queue are delivered on time and to specification.

  • Act as the primary technical point of contact for Project Manager.

  • Liaise with the Customer, Solutions Architects, Sales and Accounts Managers to clarify requirements and user needs at the request of the Project Manager.

  • Review and comment on Requirements Specifications.

  • Mentor and advise other engineers within the Project team.

  • Attend customer project meetings if required by the Project Manager.

  • Attend hand over calls with the customer, Account Manager and Service Manager.

  • Complete orders and ensure all relevant documents have been produced and updated.

  • Ensure all relevant details and updates are attached to the order.

  • Maintain and update VM templates that are used for Launch (eCloud and Defence Cloud).

What you will bring

  • Strong knowledge of VMware vCenter and ESXi 6.x and 7.x.

  • Strong knowledge of Windows Server (2016/2019) administration and rollout.

  • Strong knowledge of Linux Operating Systems (RHEL 7/8, Ubuntu, CentOS).

  • Knowledge of network equipment configuration with emphasis on firewall access lists (ideally Cisco ASA) and LAN switch configuration.

  • Knowledge of SAN technologies.

  • Optional knowledge of Cisco UCS but not essential.

  • Optional knowledge of AWS and Azure but not essential

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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