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Cloud Engineering Lead - Azure

Flagstone

Flagstone

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024
What is Flagstone?

Flagstone is many things. An online savings platform, reinventing how individuals, businesses, and charities manage, protect, and grow their cash. A diverse group of people, bound by a collaborative spirit, and shared purpose. And lastly, a thriving, profitable business – where smart people do their best work.

Each definition shares a common thread: our unique culture. It's our pride and joy. And our competitive advantage.

A feel for our culture:

To revolutionise the savings market, we need to be at our best. But high performance takes more than talent – it takes a culture of kindness, respect, and growth.

That's why we're building a diverse, inclusive community, where your voice is heard and valued. Where, with close support and room to develop, you can surpass even your own expectations. And be rewarded for it.

We may not change the world, but we can change the world of financial technology. And all it takes is a winning mix of drive, talent, and empathy. Our culture celebrates all three.

But enough about us. Let's talk about you.

Does this sound like you?

You're a Cloud Engineering Lead, ideally with 10 years hands-on experience, who's excited to forge a new way forward in a scaling business. You'll have a proven record of delivering large scale projects of work and an enthusiasm for producing and maintaining high quality systems that support business objectives. Actively contributing to the engineering process and performance management of the team, you also work in partnership with teams across an organisation to identify how technology can solve business challenges. You'll be highly capable of answering "how and why" technology is designed and delivered, as well as having the ability to hold conversations with appropriate granularity depending on context and audience

What you'll do:

As a Cloud Engineering Lead with a hands on focus, you will work with the team and wider business to:

  • Drive an environment of high performance whilst always helping to improve the processes and practices associated with the automation and delivery of Cloud infrastructure and services
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of our Cloud infrastructure and platform services
  • Define and implement best practices for Cloud operations, automation, and monitoring
  • Provide technical leadership in troubleshooting and resolving complex issues
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to drive innovation within the team

Additionally (supported by your Engineering Manager) you will contribute towards performance management through coaching and mentoring other Engineers, helping them develop better solutions with a focus on their career progression and personal development.

What you'll bring:

We are a Microsoft shop, and our platform is entirely in the Cloud on Azure where we use a variety of PaaS type services including Web/Function Apps, Azure SQL, Azure Service Bus, AppInsights, Cosmos DB, APIM etc. The Cloud Engineering Lead will require subject matter expertise in Azure services, as well as both people management and technical ability. We'd love to see experience in a combination of the below:

  • Creation, automation and management of Cloud services and infrastructure
  • Azure, AAD and Bicep (or equivalent)
  • A deep understanding of Cloud Security considerations and Networking
  • PowerShell / Azure CLI
  • Containers – Docker, Kubernetes, Azure Container Apps
  • Orchestration platforms
  • Performance monitoring – Application Insights, Pager Duty
  • A deep understanding of Azure CI/CD pipelines
  • Service performance – metrics and alerting
  • Coaching and guiding of Engineers to develop and improve the technical ability of the whole team
  • Confident written and verbal communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Problem solving ability

How we reward you:

At Flagstone, the benefits extend beyond false gifts like "fruit and snacks". Instead, we invest in your health, wealth, and professional development. Here's a selection of our benefits:

  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance (four times your annual salary)
  • Dental/optical care
  • Matched pension contributions (5%)
  • Income protection
  • Around the World in 90 days (remote working)
  • £1,000 annual learning bursary
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Remote working kit
  • Employee share scheme
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Additional 3 days community and charity leave each year
  • Quarterly half days for Wellness leave
  • Flexible bank holidays
  • Gym discount

All are welcome.

At Flagstone, we're assembling a diverse team that defies our industry's norms. Think this role could suit you? We encourage you to apply, no matter your background.