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GCP Cloud Engineer

Date:  23-Jan-2023
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

GCP Cloud Engineer

What we do?

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT. With its deep technological expertise, strong partnerships and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers advice to the financial and insurance sectors. We have been recognised for our engineering excellence and work side by side with our clients in an agile way to solve their most challenging problems. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT applications and innovative business models.

 

Who are we?

GFT are a modern company with a passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team.  We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. At GFT, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive working environment for all communities is one of the main pillars of our diversity strategy, based on our core values and  culture. We have been certified for 2022/23 as a ‘Great place to work’ in the UK. So, if you want to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding and progressive organisation this position could be right for you.

 

Role Summary

We are looking for a technologist to join the GFT team and help build out our rapidly expanding Azure, AWS and GCP businesses. This position will be based in London but limited international travel may be required. The potential and variety of the work that GFT is supporting our clients with is truly mind-blowing.

The role will be within the cloud practice and there are opportunities to work on projects on any of the 3 vendors cloud platforms.

 

Role Responsibilities

 

Key Capabilities

  • Understanding of the interaction of alternate technologies with incumbent technology (looking for industry / technology awareness)
  • Ability to manage complex technical deliverables to meet program requirements
  • Balancing best of breed technical implementation with the commercial / business schedule and work within budget imperatives
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Knowledge of development practices in a DevOps culture.
  • Strong technical, architectural and design skills
  • Identify problems, and provide range of solutions

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • You will join a project engineering team and focus on adding hands-on expertise, ensuring outcomes meet the highest technical and agile standards.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of Windows & Linux based systems
  • DevOps background/experience
  • Experience with configuration management tools and infrastructure as code; Terraform, ARM templates, Cloud Formation, Deployment manager, YAML or PowerShell DSC.
  • Secondary knowledge in one of the following is an advantage; Puppet, Chef or Ansible
  • Knowledge of cloud core services; networks topologies, storage, load balancing, virtual machines, databases, containers, messaging, serverless, logging and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of basic security controls; Firewalls, Policy, ACLS (NSGs, VPC service controls), IAM, Encryption
  • Scripting ability (ideally Python or Powershell)
  • A passion for open-source technologies and the open-source community
  • Demonstrable experience in cloud-automation
  • Demonstrate the ability to quickly learn new technologies.
  • Demonstrable experience across a range of DevOps tooling:
    • CI – Jenkins/TeamCity/CircleCI/Azure DevOps
    • SCM – Bitbucket/Github/Gitlab
    • Testing - JMeter/Cucumber/Pester/Terratest
  • Documentation : Jira, Confluence

 

Personal Skills

  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges.
  • Working practices; thorough with high standards of work.
  • 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 an own a vision for our solutions.
  • The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.

 

What we offer you:

At GFT we offer a flexible hybrid working environment. The majority of our roles are determined by client requirements, but the expectation is that you will be required on client site 1 or 2 days a week (this may vary depending on client requirements and could go up or down). From a non-client standpoint, we encourage everyone to travel into a GFT office periodically to build a rapport with the wider GFT team and to ensure you feel connected with your peers/colleagues.

Every individual at GFT co-creates a mapped career path with growth opportunities, the ability to diversify, access to amazing Learning and Development programmes in an environment of collaboration, flexibility and support. We believe that investing in employee development promotes innovation and job satisfaction. The strategic relationships we have with industry leaders gives you unprecedented access to emerging technology and the opportunity to be part of the conversation of the future of digital.

 

GFT is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are  inclusive. Selection for employment at GFT will be on the basis of performance and ability. Where possible, GFT will capture applicants’ diversity demographics as part of its recruitment processes to promote it’s DEI agenda. 

 

Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people globally. We provide our people with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation.
 

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