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Senior Cloud Engineer

Location: Gateshead

Salary: £65,000 - £70,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169376

Are you looking for a role with a fast-growing company that offers exemplary opportunities for career progression?

Do you want to take ownership of Cloud Solutions?

Our client is a leading Managed Service Provider based in Newcastle and they’re looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer to join their growing team.

In this role you will drive new Cloud platform initiatives to improve the product and service experience for customers.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to work closely with the Project Team, offering excellence in all aspects of Cloud Solutions.

Role responsibilities:

  • Participate in all aspects of the development lifecycle for Cloud solutions with the Product team.

  • Drive and own new Cloud platform initiatives to improve the product and service experience for customers.

  • Maintain technical architecture documentation and CMDB for the Cloud platforms.

  • Implement, maintain, and support the Enterprise Cloud infrastructure as per vendor good practices.

  • Ensure cloud platform performance, uptime, scale and highest standards of resilience for products.

  • Ownership of capacity management within the Enterprise Cloud infrastructure.

  • Ownership of product lifecycle management of hardware / software within the Enterprise Cloud portfolio.

  • Understanding of technical functionality to drive service improvement to both internal and external customers.

  • Driving orchestration and automation of the Cloud platforms.

  • Provide technical leadership in problem management, escalating and liaise with vendors where necessary.

  • Utilise technical expertise and experience to coach and educate tiered support teams on Cloud platforms to deliver excellent service


Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust their responsibilities from time to time as required by their Line Manager/Divisional Director, and all roles will be required to handle confidential information and/or sensitive data in a professional manner and in line with existing processes and policies.

About you:

  • 10 years’ experience virtualisation; compute storage.

  • 10 years’ experience in rack-mounted and blade servers.

  • 5 years’ experience supporting IaaS platforms.

  • Over 10 years working in VMware stack.

  • Over 10 years’ experience with storage solutions.

  • Strong understanding of VMWare cloud, ESXi, VMware vCenter (HA/DRS).

  • Robust knowledge of Cloud Networking and Security.

  • Experience installing, configuring and troubleshooting iSCSI and fibre channel.

  • Understanding of Windows.

  • Experience with applying defined security principles in solution deployment.

  • Leading leased lines in an ISP environment is preferred.

  • Experience with PowerShell and VMware PowerCli.

  • Experience of Active Directory Domain Services.

  • Experience of DevOps tooling; Gitlab, BitBucket, Docker, Ansible

  • Experience of Infrastructure as Code; Terraform, CloudFormation

  • Experience of Cloud Management Platforms

  • Experience of Agile Delivery

  • Experience of Cloud platform migrations in an MSP/CSP environment

Join a leading MSP as a Senior Cloud Engineer for a range of company benefits and development opportunities!

If you’re interested in this role, send across your CV and a member of our team will be in touch.