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Encompass Corporation

Cloud Engineer

Engineering – Glasgow, Glasgow City
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £58,000

About the Role

The Cloud Engineer is responsible for technical aspects of encompass’s Cloud Hosting. The role is responsible for supporting the company’s hosting requirements for all levels of customer. This includes multi-tenanted AWS instances for mid-tier customers and single tenanted Private Cloud, dedicated servers for Tier 1 customers.

This role reports to the Head of Cloud Engineering and is responsible for the day to day processes that support the availability, scalability and security of the SaaS platform.


Responsibilities & Duties

  • Responsible for day to day operations that support encompass’s global SaaS Cloud Hosting requirements.
  • Assist the Head of Cloud Engineering to plan and rollout new customer environments.
  • Design and work with the IT Operations team to deliver cost effective and fit for purpose cloud and internal infrastructure solutions designed to meet performance, cost, redundancy and SLA requirements.
  • Plan and manage infrastructure migrations between cloud platforms and regions.
  • Ensure existing infrastructure and systems meet performance, cost, redundancy and SLA requirements.
  • Design backup and DR plans that are effective, documented, reviewed and tested on a regular basis.
  • Assist other IT Operations team members on required maintenance activities, projects and other tasks required to maintain or improve cloud infrastructure
  • Develop, implement and communicate any required infrastructure changes in a careful and deliberate manner to improve encompass’s cloud systems including enhancing security, performance, simplicity and resiliency.
  • Define processes & procedures for the ongoing maintenance of encompass’’s icloud systems maintaining adequate and accurate system documentation.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualifications or professional certifications appropriate to a Systems Administrator role.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience with AWS technologies including EC2, ELB, S3, VPC, RDS.
  • Demonstrated experience with IBM’s Softlayer cloud platform is desirable.
  • Strong general networking and network troubleshooting knowledge. Routing, VPN, network security, DNS.
  • Strong systems administration knowledge under Linux Operating Systems.
  • Experience with file system clustering and replication.
  • Experience with replicated database environments:
  • Preferred experience in NoSQL database MongoDB.
  • Software development or scripting experience.
  • Strong ability to document completely and accurately at all levels of solution implementation
  • Strong understanding of Service Desk, Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Configuration Management and Computer Operations IT disciplines.
  • Results oriented, willing to take responsibility and accept accountability for actions.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.


Salary: up to £58,000
Closing Date: April 22nd

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