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Cloud Infrastructure Senior Engineer

Date:  18-Sep-2021
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Cloud Infrastructure Senior Engineer

About GFT

GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain. 


Role Summary 

We are seeking a passionate cloud technologist to join our rapidly expanding Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Consulting & Delivery team. You will be a key member of cloud infrastructure engineering teams assigned to client engagements to deliver Cloud Landing Zones and cloud infrastructures needed to support complex financial services applications. You will serve as a cloud infrastructure specialist and consultant to provide technical guidance and expertise on cloud solutions design, build, governance, security, operations and cost control best practices.


Role Responsibilities

  • Key member of cloud infrastructure engineering teams delivering hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions on client engagements and internal projects whilst supporting the team lead to steer solution design
  • Provide thought leadership by authoring technical and opinionated blogs, articles and whitepapers
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies and determine suitability to improve client solution or bolster GFT offerings
  • Balance best of breed technical implementation with the commercial/business schedule and work within budget imperatives 
  • Influence, engage, develop relationships with GFT internal and client technical teams
  • Promote GFT services and identify client opportunities
  • Support preparation of client RFP/RFI responses and client proposals
  • Support preparation of presentations/workshops/demos of GFT technical offerings for client pre-sales meetings and industry events such as Google Next, and AWS re:Invent
  • Prepare and present at community events such as Meetups and internal GFTedTalks
  • Mentor junior engineers and peers
  • Maintain and expand deep cloud knowledge, industry trends, and best practices


Competencies and Skills Needed

Mandatory Skills:

  • Certified in one or more cloud platforms: Google Cloud/Azure/AWS - Assoicate Cloud Engineer, Cloud Architect, Network and Security specialisations preferred
  • Applied knowledge of cloud infrastructure services: compute, storage, networking, hybrid connectivity, monitoring/logging, security, IAM and federated services
  • Applied knowledge of traditional infrastructure services: compute, storage, networking, virtualisation, IDAM, Linux/Windows administration, and Data Centre migrations.
  • Applied knowledge of developing and delivering cloud infrastructure using Terraform, and Packer
  • Applied knowledge of DevOps principles and tooling, GitOps, CI/CD, config management, source control systems and managing code with Git
  • Applied knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, and Bash
  • Applied knowledge of data serialisation languages such as JSON and YAML
  • Working knowledge of CSP managed Kubernetes (GKE/EKS/AKS) and service mesh solutions
  • Conceptual understanding of:
    • Cloud data services
    • Cloud security principles and tooling
    • Cloud migration techniques such as rehost, refactor, rearchitect, replatform, repurchase


Behavioural Skills

  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels. 
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish and own a vision for our solutions. 
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. 
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision. 
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business. 

What we offer you

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.


Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


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