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Cloud Architect

Date: 23-Aug-2021

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Location - Remote working


Cloud in the company:


QinetiQ have built a cloud-native AWS landing zone, providing staff and customers with access to standardised services, security controls, and patterns for adoptions. We’re also looking to expand to Azure and other cloud platforms.


There is a huge drive in the company to adopt cloud technology - alongside others that compliment it, such as: Infrastructure as Code, CI/CD of infrastructure and cloud configurations, containerisation, and DevOps generally. We evangelise these technologies internally and to our customers.


About the role:


The role would be to act as both a principal engineer and cloud evangelist for QinetiQ project work or QinetiQ’s core cloud platform. Some of the things you would be doing include:

  • Leading, shaping, and delivering technical best practice and future capability
  • Leading on design, delivery, and bid returns
  • Creating and implementing infrastructure designs that reflect the major benefits of cloud such as scalability, availability, redundancy, and security
  • Leading other cloud engineers in QinetiQ to provide consistent and novel ways of working, design patterns, and cross-team working


The Fit:


The successful candidate will have:


  • Experience in leading design and delivery
  • Experience working with AWS in a professional environment
  • A cloud related certification (we’re after AWS Solutions Architect Associate or higher)
  • Knowledge of multiple modern programming languages (Python, Java, Go, etc)
  • Infrastructure as code experience, using tools such as Terraform or CloudFormation


To gain an advantage, you should look to meet a number of the below:


  • Experience in creating and leading infrastructure DevOps teams and processes / tooling (automated testing, CI/CD, pipelines etc)
  • Specialised AWS certifications
  • Experience of containerisation and microservices
  • Experience leading Agile environments and implementing processes in associated tooling
  • Experience of software, systems or data design
  • Experience of other cloud platforms (Azure, GCP)


Above all, a desire to learn new skills and motivation to be at the forefront of cloud related technology is paramount.


Why work for us?


QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake  this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role