Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for skilled and motivated Professional Services DevOps Consultants to help accelerate our growing National Security and Public Safety business in the UK.
Cloud technology presents a real opportunity to transform service delivery as well as increase operational efficiencies, and we need passionate, experienced cloud consultants to help our customers realise those benefits.
Candidates will have a balance of technical and consulting skills and experience, enabling them to work with business as well as IT leaders, software developers and architects to shape Professional Services engagements.
You will be passionate about leveraging the richness of the AWS cloud computing platform to position and deliver the right technology solutions and address changing industry needs.
Our consultants deliver proof-of-concept projects, workshops and architecture assessments, provide advisory services and lead implementation projects working with AWS customers and partners.
You will enjoy building and expanding your technical skills, and using these to help customers understand how to architect and implement systems and applications in the cloud.
You will be comfortable working alongside AWS partners, including systems integrators and ISVs, to deliver the best possible customer outcomes.
You will be happy to roll up your sleeves, get stuck into the detail of systems, create demos and proof-of-concepts, and generally do what it takes to achieve success for customers on the AWS platform.
Scoping and delivering on-site technical engagements with partners and customers, including participating in pre-sales on-
site visits, understanding customer requirements, proposing and presenting packaged offerings, and scoping custom solution engagements.
You will contribute to documentation such as statements of work and estimates.
Delivering on-site projects proving the use of AWS services to support new distributed computing solutions that often span private cloud and public cloud services.
Engagements will include migration of existing applications as well as the development of new innovations using AWS cloud services, and will include a mix of hands on delivery as well as artefact creation.
Collaborating with AWS field partner managers, training and support teams to inspire partners and customers to learn about and use the wide range of AWS services, and to evolve their systems to take advantage of new functionality.
Working with AWS engineering and support teams to convey partner and customer needs and feedback as input to technology roadmaps.
Share real world implementation challenges and recommend new capabilities that would simplify adoption and drive greater value from use of AWS cloud services.
Contributing to the wider UK Public Sector Professional Services practice.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority / Female / Disability / Vet
Security clearance is required for this vacancy. Candidates will need to have or be able to gain a minimum of Security Check (SC) clearance with the ability to attain Developed Vetting (DV) clearance.
Ability to travel to client locations when needed.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.
Understanding and experience with code deployment (tagging)
Experience with seamless / automated build scripts used for release management across all environments.
Experience building sophisticated and highly automated infrastructure. Prior success in automating a real-world production environment.
Strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment.
Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
Demonstrated consulting skills, ideally through previous roles as a Cloud Consultant or DevOps Consultant.
Experience in architecture, software design and operations in hybrid cloud environments as well as cloud migration projects.
BA / BS degree or equivalent experience; Computer Science or Math background
Understanding of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA and REST)
Understanding and experience with code deployment (tagging
Experience with automated testing tools (ie. Selenium, JMeter)
Management of continuous integration servers like Jenkins, Bamboo and TeamCity
Experience with revision control source code repositories (Git, SVN, Mercurial, Perforce)
Familiarity with any monitoring tools like Nagios, Incinga, SiteScope, etc
Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewalling
Strong scripting skills, i.e., Powershell, Python, Bash, Ruby, Perl, etc
Experience with Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible in production environments with many nodes. Familiarity with CloudFormation and JSON
Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile / iterative methodologies required
AWS Certifications, eg AWS Solutions Architect or AWS DevOps Engineer