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13 Apr 2022

Senior Cloud Engineer

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Date: 02-Apr-2022

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Senior Cloud Engineer

Job description/Person specification

  • This is a new opportunity for a Senior Cloud Engineer to join a team of dedicated IT professionals delivering new and exciting IT systems into the Defence environment, and helping to define internal

  • This role is suitable for an experienced engineer with a strong technical background in cloud technologies (Azure preferred).

  • Working under the direction of Technical Leads and Architects, the candidate will lead work packages and take responsibility for technical design, output, and communications

  • The applicant will be expected to uphold quality and deliver solutions to budget and time constraints

  • The applicant shall have sound technical knowledge and experience across multiple platforms and technologies

  • The applicant must be able to lead small teams of staff

  • SC Clearance (or be eligible/willing to undergo)/


Position Requirements

  • The applicant shall be comfortable integrating themselves in existing teams and taking on workloads, suggesting improvements, helping deliver systems into operation

  • Proactively work to aid in the production of proposal for work (preparation/justification of work programmes/plans/resource estimates)

  • Technically lead tasks to ensure delivered solution follows defined design process and QinetiQ governance procedures and processes through design reviews

  • Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technology

  • Work with management team to drive through a culture of technical and engineering excellence and adherence to QinetiQ technical governance.

  • Build and enhance relationships with peers and QinetiQ’s infrastructure services

  • Be responsible for undertaking project work across the team as required – participation in reference groups, training and research on new functionality etc.

  • Working to be becoming recognised as a cloud expert within QinetiQ




Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required


  • Demonstrable in-depth experience of designing and building with cloud solutions

  • Demonstrable use of DevOps tooling, Infrastructure-as-Code using Terraform

  • Knowledge of Citrix VDI / Citrix Cloud

  • Working within Agile environments

  • Knowledge of MOD Cloud is desirable

  • Knowledge of MOD or agency standards for security is desirable.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 


About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.

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