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Cloud Software Engineer


Managing this Role


Ellie O'Shea

Associate Consultant - Cloud Contracts Specialist 0207 759 7878

Coming from a sales and customer service background, Ellie combines sound commerciality with a strong passion for cloud transformation technologies. Always keeping up-to-date with the latest transformation projects, she’s built an excellent reputation for unearthing exceptional cloud professionals.


Roles recruited: Cloud/DevOps architects – Microsoft Azure

Seniority: Mid-senior

Job Type: Contract

Geographical coverage: London

Market: Cloud architecture, MS Azure, MS Certified Partners

Cloud software Engineer

Blackthorn Trace has partnered with a Global Software company, looking for someone to fit into their Cloud engineering team, the right candidate will have a strong background within developing, integrating and migrating both new and current solutions. The successful candidate will have a strong passion for technology, be open minded and have good technical skills to help solve and troubleshoot large scale Cloud deployments.

If you are interested and experienced in Cloud technologies then we would like to talk with you about being part of our team.


  • Analyze requirements, design, document and create automated tests for production level code
  • Assist in the agile planning activities by breaking down epics and providing estimates for stories and tasks
  • Highly self-motivated, organized with excellent written and verbal communication
  • Interface and work well with other engineering groups as part of day to day activities
  • Code, review and maintain software for Cloud Services and applications of significant size and complexity
  • Extend and improve test automation across functional and performance boundaries
  • Solve production issues that need reproduction, root cause analysis, and coding
  • A positive attitude towards teamwork, keen to share knowledge and collaborate effectively to achieve team goals
  • A self-starter and quick learner having the ability to prioritise work from many sources and deal with distractions

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 years software development experience
  • Experienced in high level programming: e.g. Python, Java
  • Knowledge of scripting languages: e.g. Perl, Bash
  • Database knowledge and experience: e.g. MySQL
  • Data storage and retrieval strategies including BigData project solutions
  • Understanding of security concepts: encryption, secure application development, defensive programming, software vulnerabilities and exploits, general issues in web security
  • Demonstrate experience developing and using RESTful API interfaces
  • Public Cloud development and technology solution integration (AWS)
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies and networking concepts (HTTP, SSL, TCP/IP)
  • Experience of operational monitoring tools: e.g. Datadog, Prometheus
  • Development experience on a Linux/Unix platform

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools and software pipelines
  • Docker containers
  • Experience as a team lead
  • High availability concepts and disaster recovery
  • Firewall administration and low level networking

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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Job Description

  • Proactively identify and resolve potential problems in an effort to prevent them from occurring and improve the overall customer experience.
  • Approach each case with a goal of ensuring products are performing at an optimal level by addressing any underlying or additional problems uncovered during each customer engagement.
  • Diagnose reported problems or configuration issues and recommend possible solutions and drive resolutions through to completion
  • Research and duplicate difficult configuration, compatibility or product-defect issues and track results of investigations in appropriate systems
  • Escalate to appropriate Product Development Team if no resolution can be found, or for bugs or customized solutions
  • Constantly seeks to review and learn from each closed Engineering escalation, seeking to eliminate non-code escalations to Engineering
  • Interact with Sales, Engineering and Product Management and participate in bug scrubs and project meetings to coordinate resolutions to customer-specific product issues and overall technical support trends
  • Works with Quality Assurance teams to provide real world feedback and identify product bugs
  • Provide technical reviews of user documentation, product requirements documents and functional specifications
  • Review and provide input to Engineering TOIs that can lead to customer centric and troubleshooting oriented use cases and not just product feature set
  • Actively contribute to critical escalation resolution plans, validating next steps and solutions.
  • Assist with knowledge-sharing initiatives as well as product release training and documentation

Required Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
    • Proven ability to diagnose and troubleshoot complex systems level technical configuration issues.
    • Advanced skills in design, configuration and troubleshooting of Linux server operating systems (RedHat, CentOS or similar UNIX flavours such as Solaris) and
    • Extensive experience with design, deployment and integration of Windows Server Operating System 2003/2008/2008R2, preferably in an Enterprise environment and
    • Extensive experience with the design, configuration and troubleshooting of common MTAs such as Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix and common Email Server Applications such as Exchange, Lotus Notes
    • In-depth understanding of common anti-spoofing techniques such SPF, DKIM, DMARC
    • Experience in MSSQL Server, Oracle, DB2 or other database
    • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Bash/Shell
    • Experience in the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of Active Directory or other directory services such as OpenLDAP, Novell eDirectory, Sun One or iPlanet
    • Advanced experience in Network principles, including experience with Routers, Switches, and/or Firewalls as well as advanced experience with routing protocols, IP addressing (Subnetting) and general LAN/WAN principles including TCP/IP, DNS/DHCP,
    • Advanced experience with SSL/TLS protocols (Structure, certificates, initial handshake, etc.) and email encryption methods and applications.
    • Enterprise applications, including performance, interaction, and conflict/troubleshooting, with an in-depth understanding of server operating systems such as Linux and Windows
    • Experience in system integration and multi-vendor environments
    • Experience with virtual and cloud based platforms

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.