AWS Infrastructure
iContract Ventures Ltd.
Swindon, United Kingdom
2d ago

Main Purpose of Job :

Our client has an AWS estate containing a number of EC2 and RDS instances. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the resiliency and efficiency of our AWS estate we are conducting a full review of our backup and restore process with a view to enhancing it over and above the current offering.

The successful candidate will possess a high degree of self-management, personal accountability, strong communication and technology acumen.

Continual knowledge transfer, training and mentoring of less knowledgeable staff is expected.

Key Responsibilities of the Job :

  • To review and contribute to the re-architecture of the backup and restore of AWS based workloads
  • To review and contribute to the re-architecture of the backup and restore of SQL Server and Oracle AWS based workloads
  • To contribute to the day to day running of our AWS estate
  • To maintain the cybersecurity stance of our IT infrastructure.
  • To strive to review and improve services as the AWS platform evolves.
  • Requirements of the Job :

    Job Knowledge

  • AWS certifications Solution Architect’ and or SysOps Engineer’ or DevOps Engineer’ to Professional level desired
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of AWS practical experience running Windows and Linux workloads on AWS
  • Practical experience with SQL and Oracle workloads on AWS
  • Practical experience of AWS AMI and Snapshot processes using either native AWS methods or third-party services such as CPM.
  • Understanding of High-Availability and Disaster recovery solutions within AWS based workloads
  • Managing or working within hybrid-cloud enterprise level configurations
  • Appreciation of traditional Data Centre management concepts
  • SecOps practices within AWS leverage monitoring and event capabilities to trigger appropriate reactions desired
  • Exposure to leveraging a successful balance between security, access control, and auditing capabilities in the cloud; AWS IAM, AWS Config, and AWS key management preferred
  • The successful candidate will be highly technical and analytical who is comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working collaboratively with Solution Architects, Network Engineers and Database Administrators to produce efficient workloads
  • Strive to review and improve services as the AWS platform evolves
  • Business Expertise

    Our client is looking for an experienced, dynamic IT professional with a proven history of the design, build and support of the infrastructure for application developments running in AWS.

    The ideal candidate will have experience of managing and automating backup and restore processes via standard AWS methods or third-

    party applications. Understanding of High-Availability and Disaster recovery AWS based SQL workloads and knowledge of SQL server backups (2008 R2 onwards) also essential.

    Previous experience in a financial services enterprise would be a nice-to-have but is not essential.

    Problem Solving

    Resolve any problems that may arise as a result of new infrastructure builds. Work with the wider AWS team, Solution Architects and Database Administrators to identify the cause of an issue and recommend solutions.

    Recommend improvements to processes and configurations in order to avoid problems recurring.

    Nature and Scope of Impact

    AWS is used for all business applications run in-house’ at SJP and is therefore key to most IT services provided to users.

    Interpersonal Skills

  • All members of Service Operations may also need to communicate with members of our client inside and outside of I.T. and our suppliers;
  • team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.


    People Management Responsibilities Not applicable

    Key skills : EC2 and RDS instances, AWS based workloads, SQL Server and Oracle AWS based workloads, Solution Architect, SysOps Engineer, DevOps Engineer, WS based SQL workloads

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