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Lead Cloud Engineer

Edinburgh - Full Time (6 month probationary period)

Advert Closing:  08-01-2024

At ALMIS International, our success is built on our innovative and sophisticated FinTech applications, and as part of our continued growth we are searching for a dynamic and results-driven Lead Cloud Engineer to join the IT team to lead the ALMIS IT and cloud solution. The ideal candidate will be strategically minded, an ambitious self-starter with the ability to build trust through performance and effective communication with cross-departmental subject matter experts.

About the Role:

As Lead Cloud Engineer, you will be working on:

Design and Development of Solutions

  • Design and Development of Solutions
    • The design of new solutions in conjunction with the CTO and development Teams.
    • Design and develop infrastructure and cloud-based solutions.
    • Utilise third party or existing products to prevent reinventing solutions.
    • Ensure solutions minimise the need for manual intervention and are automated wherever possible.
  • Implementation
    • Design, develop, test, implement and maintain ALMIS’ core infrastructure, both physical and cloud based.
    • Work with the teams, junior I.T member and MSP to implement and maintain highly secure and reliable platform services.
    • Ensure solutions are rigorously documented.
    • Ensure solutions are in line with ISO 27001:2022 and that policies, procedures and documents are kept up-to-date.
  • Support
    • Design and implement processes to ensure all managed systems are supportable, available, recoverable, secure (patched) and documented.
    • Provide 3rd line technical support.
    • Stay up-to-date with relevant frameworks, industry guidelines and best practices.
    • Provide technical mentoring to junior IT member.
  • Supplier Management
    • Manage the technical relationship with Cloud Engineering and Infrastructure suppliers.
    • Work with suppliers to introduce new and innovative features to the estate.
    • Support CTO and Supplier Management in the ongoing monitoring and renewal of licensing and contracts.

Your skills & experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • 3 years’ experience as a cloud engineer.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Practical experience of designing, implementing, configuring and supporting Azure Cloud Platform components and tooling.
  • Practical experience of designing, implementing, configuring and supporting Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Ability to self-manage development, tasks and time within both an Agile and traditional delivery approach.
  • Experience of Infrastructure and Cloud based Platform and Security best practices.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to deal with complex data and articulate challenges to the level understandable by a lay-person.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A collaborative mindset with the capability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Any of the following would be a bonus:

  • Practical experience of designing, implementing, configuring and supporting AWS Cloud Platform components and tooling.
  • Automation Programming skills preferably around Power Automate to minimise manual processes to allow colleagues to focus on ‘value add’ activities and minimise human error.
  • Experience of CI/CD using Azure DevOps. Practical experience implementing, configuring and supporting the CI/CD pipelines.
  • AZ-104 or equivalent cloud engineering certificate.

Not a 100% match for the role? No worries! ALMIS International will support your professional development and invest in your learning journey.

What we will do for you:

  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary along with an extensive training and development program to nurture your professional growth. The salary range for this role is £60,000 – £70,000 commensurate to experience.
  • Time to Unwind: Enjoy 31 days of annual leave (including bank holidays) with an extra day for each year of service (up to 36).
  • Happy Birthday: Revel in an extra day off during your birthday week.
  • Financial Security: Participate in our contributory Pension Scheme, with an 8% employer contribution post-probation.
  • Performance Perks: Benefit from our annual appraisal and discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Healthy Living: Embrace a healthier lifestyle with our Cycle to Work Scheme, Techscheme, and Hybrid working policy.
  • Wellness Support: Stay covered with Private Health Insurance, Life Assurance, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Stay Fit: Access our digital gym with live or on-demand HIIT and other classes.
  • Rewards Galore: Explore our rewards program for added incentives.
  • Family Matters: Enjoy enhanced Maternity and Adoption Leave.

About us:

As market leaders in controlling financial risk, ALMIS International uses proprietary cloud-based intellectual property across a single fully integrated platform to enable global banking institutions to make insightful and timely management decisions. ALMIS gives financial institutions the ability to manage, monitor and report their financial risk profiles, providing their Executives and Boards with accurate information on current and forward-looking positions. Our clients value our dependability, accuracy, efficiency, transparency, and collaborative approach.

For more information, please reach out to Rebecca Jellie via
You can apply now by emailing a CV and cover letter to Rebecca Jellie via
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