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Senior Cloud Engineer

Date: 08-May-2023

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ



Are you looking for your next challenge within Cloud Engineering?

Do you have experience working on Cloud projects and building Infrastructure as Code?

If the answer to the above is yes, please read on, as this could be a chance of a lifetime……….

QinetiQ are recruiting for Cloud Engineers across different levels to strengthen a team of SME’s within the Cloud domain.

This is a great opportunity to join a continuously growing team within the defence sector, working with cutting edge technology and exciting projects, critical to defence infrastructure and national security.

Our dynamic teams of engineers, technologists and scientists collaborate across disciplines to design creative, flexible solutions to meet customer needs; delivering where others can’t, to protect sovereign interests and save lives.

This is your chance to make a difference.


What could you be working on?

  • Open Source Intelligence,
  • AIC aeronautical information capability – mapping charts for aircraft
  • The Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) solves public safety and security challenges arising from rapidly changing digital and data technologies. It brings together expertise from industry and academia to innovate collaboratively and deliver front line mission impact at pace


Do you have these essential skills?

  • 5+ years in-depth knowledge of the Cloud services and infrastructure or relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of IAC, demonstrable use using Terraform, ARM, CloudFormation
  • Leading and tasking work packages, reviewing documents
  • Systems designing (Azure or AWS) and technically leading projects with demonstrable designing and building experience
  • Mentoring junior staff
  • SME in Cloud


These are nice to have:

  • Knowledge of Citrix VDI/Citrix Cloud
  • Working within Agile projects
  • Knowledge/Experience of VMware (any version)  
  • Knowledge of MOD Cloud
  • Knowledge of MOD or agency standards for security
  • Professional or specialism level certificate in a cloud provider (AWS or Azure)
  • High level design (HLD) & Low level design (LLD)
  • BOE and BOM experience
  • Stakeholder experience


What we can offer you (to name a few):

Flexible and adaptive working to suit your needs

A wide range of employee benefits – speak to us to find out more

A chance to work with like-minded professionals

An opportunity to work on interesting and critical projects using the latest technology

Personalised Continuous Professional Development training


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience 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, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. 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. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.