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Senior Cloud Engineer - Azure / Platform / Cloud / VMware / VMware Cloud / Kubernetes / Infrastructure

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Recruiter: Yorkshire Water
Listed on: 20th January
Location: United Kingdom
Salary/Rate: £44224 - £55279
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Senior Cloud Engineer - Azure / Platform / Cloud / VMware / VMware Cloud / Kubernetes / Infrastructure
Salary: £44,224 to £55,279 + On-call + Benefits
Water is the lifeblood of Yorkshire. 5 million customers use it every day, to make a round of brews, clean a mucky pup or get the washing on. 140,000 businesses rely on it to make steel, style hair or brew pints. And behind every river, reservoir and coastline looked after, every brew made, and every business supplied is Yorkshire Water.
At Yorkshire Water we believe technology holds the key to making the most of this precious resource, and taking care of it, now and in the future. We have a five-year plan that will see us investing heavily in our Technology. Enabling us as a department to focus on our capabilities, increase our delivery and responsiveness for our customers and develop skilled technical and data experts.
The Security, Service and Operations team delivers change quickly, operates our IT services securely and embraces new technology to drive service excellence for our 5 million customers and 3,500 colleagues.
We are now looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer to join us on this journey. This means no two days will ever be the same but as a Senior Cloud Engineer you will need to really own it and can expect your role to involve:

Design, develop, implement and maintain effective & efficient cloud (predominately Azure but also VMware Cloud Foundation) infrastructure platform services used for the delivery of IT solutions across all areas of the Kelda Group.
Defining best practice use of cloud infrastructure services, managing detailed infrastructure risks and implementing associated mitigating controls, identifying opportunities to innovate through the existing infrastructure, and contributing to the overall infrastructure strategy enhancing or protecting value and meeting Regulatory and operational requirements.
Deploy and support the framework and tools for both Azure and our Hybrid-Cloud Platform
Promote Cloud usage best practices across YW TEC
Able to work in both Linux- and Windows- based environments and associated code frameworks
Manage account administration on a complex Hybrid-Cloud platform

It goes without saying that we are looking for individuals who are great communicators and comfortable conversing and influencing senior leadership stakeholders. A Senior Cloud Engineer who fosters a culture of excellence by defining and refining methods, standards, governance and assurance and is a technical expert and champion of data, technology and analytics throughout everything they do.
What skills are we looking for:

Experience of managing Microsoft Azure
Experience designing, implementing, and operating build & release automation and continuous integration and deployment, especially to Azure, OR to VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
Unix & Windows system administration skills preferably in a container focused environment
Experience operating, automating and scaling cloud-based Kubernetes infrastructure platforms
Experience of on-premise infrastructure is important:

Hybrid-Cloud Infrastructure: Azure, OR VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
Server Technologies (hardware architecture and resilience, operating systems, authentication, security principles and technologies, virtualisation, deployment and management, DNS, DHCP, AD & group policy)
Storage Technologies (local storage options, SAN attached storage technology including fabric, data categorisation,
Backup Technologies (client and server architectures and solutions, Virtual Tape Libraries) Knowledge of Storage Technology Tooling including IBM Spectrum Protect, Spectrum Protect Plus, IBM Tivoli storage manager)

Excellent knowledge of integration with various infrastructures within an enterprise organisation


Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator
Microsoft Certified Security Engineer
CI/CD tools like Octopus
VMWARE Product Suite
Microsoft Active Directory
Microsoft SQL Server, IIS, SCCM
Scripting Technologies (PowerShell)
Understanding of SAN Storage
Windows Server 2012 - 2019
Knowledge Enterprise Networks and TCPIP
O365 Active Directory Integration
SFTP Technologies
MFA Technologies
Managing HP ProLiant Servers, and Dell Servers
Managing DMZ Environments

How we go about doing our job really matters to us. We all care about what we do, so whatever we're working on we own it and make sure it gets done. We don't just do this on our own as we know that we're better together - whether that's with our colleagues, customers, communities or stakeholders we use the power of people to make amazing things happen. And we're not afraid to try new things, challenge ourselves and others - we're always learning as that's how we'll improve.
We're straight talking, respectful and we get things done with care and compassion, we value, understand and embrace difference. We have heart.
Although you will have a permanent friendly office to inspire collaborative thinking, and there may be occasions when there is a business need to attend the office we do offer flexible hybrid working arrangements. We appreciate that we all live busy lives and crave now more than ever a good work/life balance, so together we can discuss what this might look like for you as an individual. After all we know we are all good on our own but together there's no stopping us! 
Location: Working from home during Covid & thereafter flexible / hybrid working arrangements including our Bradford / Leeds offices
If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply online by uploading your latest CV and completing the application process.