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Cloud Engineer


Corby, GB, NN17 5JF

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Digital & Technology

Location – Corby/ London

This role offers the opportunity to create significant impact by helping us to set standards, drive quality and mature as an organisation. The Cloud Engineer is a mid-level position that has a strong level of technical competence and the skill set necessary to address all areas of Cloud engineering, problem resolution, and system implementation.

The Cloud Engineer delivers and guides the technical implementation across multiple large-scale projects (scrum teams), and mentors junior level engineers in all areas of cloud engineering. This role is a member of the Cloud Competency Centre (CCC) team reporting to the CCC Manager.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Building, supporting and automating a container orchestration platform based on the Hashicorp stack (Terraform, Nomad, Vault, Consul) on AWS.
  • Orchestrating and automating all other AWS cloud services with Terraform
  • Proposing and implementing improvements and relentlessly automating scaling and healing of the platform
  • Bringing innovative ideas and technologies to the organisation.
  • Advocate cloud adoption and best practices
  • Introduce failures to the systems to ensure the robustness of automation (Chaos Engineering)
  • Follow best DevOps and DevSecOps practices
  • Stay current with industry evolution and evaluate which trends/technologies/tools are worth investing in and which are fads



What you will need to be successful in this role:


  • 3+ years of progressive experience in software development, information systems, or equivalent technical environment
  • Strong understanding of the concepts, technologies, and cost management of AWS.
  • Experience with most AWS technologies are expected with the ability to deploy through code (IaC)
  • Understanding of software development best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud database management technologies and tools.

Soft Skills

  • Communication - listening and being heard to promote acceptance of controversial strategy
  • Willing to mentor, coach and teach to inspire innovation rather than tell what to do.
  • Providing insightful analyses on the efficiency, quality and economics of Cloud Operations based on empirical data
  • Working to CCC standards and delivering solutions from high-level architecture designs
  • Providing visibility to impediments/risks and helps eliminate them
  • Ability to work across multiple silos within the organisation toward successful outcomes, including an ability to address complex situations into actionable plans

Intermediate to high level of proficiency with the following technologies:

  • Experience with using a broad range of AWS technologies (e.g. EC2, RDS, ELB, EBD, S3, VPC, Glacier, IAM, CloudWatch, KMS)
  • AWS automation
  • Terraform or CloudFormation
  • Linux/Unix administration
  • Continuous Integration Pipelines (Jenkins)
  • Continuous Deployment Pipelines (Chef/Puppet)
  • Monitoring (DataDog/NewRelic)
  • Docker
  • Designing for High Availability / Fault tolerance
  • 12 Factor
  • Container orchestration platforms (Nomad, Kubernetes or Mesos)
  • Source Control (Git)
  • Scripting languages (Python or Shell)


The good stuff

A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a dynamic global business:

  • Up to 10% Bonus
  • 24 days holiday (with the option to purchase a further week)
  • EAP Programme
  • Virtual GP access
  • Discounted stock options
  • Extremely generous contributory Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Life assurance
  • Working flexibly - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive. This role is classified as a hybrid role, which means we are happy for you to work remotely but meet the team and other stakeholders for future meetings or workshops.


We are RS

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.

We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed.  If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.

We recognise that we’re not perfect when it comes to being a truly diverse organisation yet.  However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us

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