Cloud and Infrastructure Security Engineer (AWS Security)

London Permanent £53,000 - £61,000 per year
  • Great opportunity for an experienced AWS Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
  • Opportunity to work with new and exciting technology

About Our Client

Our client is an independent department of the UK government. Its primary focus is to ensure that competition and markets work in favour of consumers. Their goals include enforcement, consumer protection and ensuring that all UK business is conducted fairly and legally to the highest standards.

Job Description


  • Actively manage and lead on infrastructure projects and programmes to ensure that their designs comply with the agreed strategies and architectures.
  • Provide expert guidance in the ITIL based technical governance forums.
  • Manage the operational relationships with infrastructure suppliers, making sure services and products are delivered and aligned to industry best practice and regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • Lead the design, configuration, testing, implementation and maintenance of cloud based (AWS and Azure based) server, storage and compute solutions.
  • Ensure the cloud infrastructure meets internal Key Performance Indicators (availability and performance).
  • Ensuring adherence to industry best practice for instance ITIL, and relevant guidance from pan-government sources.
  • Investigate and resolve incidents/problems escalated through the Service Desk, Applications and Security teams and provide them with guidance and support.

Cyber Security & Performance Management

  • Maintain integrity and security of cloud based infrastructure and software by working closely with our SOC, resolving security-related incidents, monitoring vulnerabilities, applying patches & configuration changes as recommended or as required e.g. server hardening, deploying certificates etc.
  • Manage server and storage infrastructure performance and costs, assure maximum uptime; perform ongoing analysis, carry out capacity planning including license management, and technical tuning of the services to improve resilience, performance, VFM and compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and identify potential solutions.

The Successful Applicant

  • Significant experience of IT infrastructure and System Design including designing, implementing, testing and supporting cloud based infrastructure technologies including
  • Proven AWS skills including Infrastructure as Code, AWS Security, monitoring, and automation.
  • Core developer skills including version control, scripting language e.g. Bash/Python, AWS Security, monitoring, automation, and Docker & serverless technologies.
  • Experience in information security and the types of security controls that can be used to mitigate security threats within solutions and services with a strong focus on cloud security and implementing remediations to vulnerabilities.
  • Experience in initiating and monitoring actions to investigate patterns and trends to resolve problems, including 3rd line escalations, consulting specialists where required and implementing preventative measures.
  • Experience in technical concepts required in the role and understand how these fit into the wider technical landscape. Confident in making strategic and tactical recommendations.
  • Evidence of keeping yourself up to date with knowledge of future developments in cloud computing and experience of re-platforming and transformation.
  • Effective stakeholder management and development skills and proven ability of communicating to both technical and non-technical audiences.

What's on Offer

  • Generous pension scheme (27% employer contribution)
  • 25 days holiday - rising with length of service
  • Hybrid (2 days in office)
Sofia Menti
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+44 207 269 2238

Job summary

Job function
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Sofia Menti
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2238
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