Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions Engineer - Devon

£55-65k plus benefits - Digital and Tech
Ref: 381 Date Posted: Monday 20 May 2024

This is your opportunity to make a name for yourself in Cloud Services

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly motivated and highly skilled technical team that specialises in a variety of disciplines.  Our client holds all the technical accreditations for our Global Reseller and Distribution businesses and deliver a wide range of projects from Azure design and modernisation through IoT design and implementation to working with ISVs to help them develop modern micro-service-based applications and deliver effective CI/CD.  They also support a wide range of Vendor Solutions on behalf of the distribution part of the company.

About our client 

They are a Microsoft Advanced Specialisation Partner providing both direct and indirect CSP, and they're one of only 45 partners globally to be awarded “Azure for ISV’ status”. They also hold partnership status with many independent software vendors.  They're an enthusiastic, customer-focused team; to ensure they can solve their customers’ problems they invest time in training and personal development. To help the team grow the business, they work hard giving everyone balance – a personal trainer and an employee assistance program are just a few of the ways they do this. They have their Devon-based office on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park but support a hybrid and remote working culture.

Benefits for you

  • Paid Training
  • Individual Personal Development Plans
  • Salary plus discretionary bonus schemes
  • Sick Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Staff Referral Scheme
  • Personal Trainer
  • Flexible Working arrangements
  • Social Events/Fundraisers/Staff Parties
  • Life Assurance with MetLife
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family
  • Medicash Health Cash Plan

All companies say that they have a great culture – They are proud that this is reality – They put their people first!


You will be working within our Azure Platform Team, your primary focus will include working within their team and directly with their clients to deliver cloud infrastructure and modernisation projects as well as workshops, health checks and providing escalation support to front-line teams.   This will likely include all phases of the project from planning through design to configuration, delivery, and testing.

You’ll work closely as part of a well-established team that will guide and assist you.  They will also provide the requirements of your development plan to stay ahead of your profession and maintain all the required certifications to ensure you meet expert status.

About you

You will have a strong technical background with Azure and have worked within I.T. infrastructure (on-premises / hybrid and/or cloud-native), preferably with large organisations and enterprise scale platforms, you will also have experience working for an MSP or service provider.  You will have demonstrable certifications and experience in deploying Infrastructure and platform-based solutions or experience in managing modern platform services and be comfortable delivering to tight timescales whilst managing multiple Azure projects in various environments.

This role will appeal to someone who enjoys maintaining knowledge of technology through active involvement in solution delivery, whilst still wanting to develop their career through expanding their skill set in digital transformation. This role involves extensive work with modern Azure platform services and will not suit an engineer who only has exposure to lift+shift virtual machine migrations.

As a leader in the cloud infrastructure space, you will:

  • Have the ability to review and provide feedback on the team's designs, software implementations and process/workflow configurations
  • Have the ability to inspire and motivate your fellow technical team members as well as your customers
  • Be comfortable in a customer-facing environment, consulting either face-to-face or remotely

As a passionate Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions Engineer, you will have:

  • Technical knowledge of Azure, including, but not limited to;
    • Azure Infrastructure Services
    • Azure Platform services, for example:
      • App Services
      • Database Services
      • Storage services
    • Azure backup and recovery services
    • Azure Monitor
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Entra ID, hybrid identity, Modern authentication and Single Sign-on
  • Good level of knowledge of Windows Server operating systems
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts and hybrid network design
  • Good understanding of Microsoft reference architectures and when they should be used
  • Able to articulate and demonstrate the capabilities of Microsoft Azure with regards to how Azure can provide solutions to business problems, and ability to articulate business benefits of Azure to client stakeholders
  • A passion for learning new technologies and methodologies

Experience & Technical Skills:

  • 4+ years’ experience in an Azure engineer role
  • Experience mentoring junior staff
  • Deployment of Azure solutions via BICEP/ARM and/or Terraform
  • Experience in automation via PowerShell, Azure CLI, and/or Python
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Cloud Adoption and Well-Architected Frameworks
  • Experience of deploying and configuring Azure Landing Zones
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Experience writing technical documentation
  • Analyse current business practices, processes, and procedures and identify future opportunities for modernisation
  • Ideally, as a minimum you will hold the AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator certification
    • Desirable exams are likely to include AZ-500, AZ-700, AZ-140 etc.

Salary - £55,000-£65,000 per year depending on experience