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Salary: Negotiable
Job type: Permanent
Job location: Chatham, Kent
Date posted: 07 June 2019

Principal Infrastructure Engineer (Cloud/Automation)

Location: Chatham

Industry: Financial Services

I currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principle Infrastructure Engineer to join a major financial organisation based in Chatham.

They are presently going through major growth and have several high-profile projects in the pipeline, as a result they need an experienced Infrastructure Engineer to help facilitate the growth of their business.

This is an exciting role where you will lead a team of highly skilled Infrastructure Engineer, working with great technologies such as; Terraform, Azure, PowerShell and some Containerisation tech stack.

The position offers and above market rate salary, exciting prospects and great additional benefits.


  • Takes the lead on delivery of work items in sprint for the team, working autonomously to engage key
  • stakeholders, ensuring all decisions satisfy risk appetite and managing controlled delivery.
  • Identify new opportunities and improvements in current practices
  • Architect and design Network infrastructure to support the business goals and objectives while adhering to the IT architecture and Information Security principles (Loosely coupled architectures and secure by design)
  • Provide strategic insight and input to the team in developing and enhancing strategies.
  • Provide consultation to Project Managers, Business Analysts and Managers around current processes,
  • best practices and ideas to solve business challenges
  • Manages costs incurred by the team, liaison to Lead to ensure central reporting of financials and looks for ways to optimise while continuing to deliver a great customer experience.
  • Comply with the organisations Information Security Policy, and all subordinate policies and local
  • procedures.
  • Protect the organisation assets in line with the requirements set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.
  • May well take responsibility for the management and personal development of other Infrastructure
  • Engineers.

Experience needed:

  • Between 6-10 years’ experience applying the engineering skill in a commercial environment
  • 5-10 years Sysadmin, proven experience in in delivery or experienced 3rd line Support
  • 3-5 years of Virtualisation experience (VMware, HyperV, XenServer, Containers, Serverless)
  • Experience of designing infrastructure solutions in a hybrid environment, i.e. traditional data centres and Cloud services (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Infrastructure Automation and configuration management
  • Scripting (JSON, Powershell, Bash, YAML)
  • Experience of working within a DevOps/Agile environment
  • Responsible for the quality outcome in the engineering discipline
  • Considered an expert for their skill
  • Spends a non-trivial amount of time mentoring and coaching Engineers and associate Engineers
  • Responsible for the Community of Practice for their engineering skill
  • Leads and takes responsibility for architecture and process improvement


  • 37.5 hour working week
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Personal Development Programmes

Reference: BBBH5101019_1559910645
Consultant: John Nix

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