Senior Cloud Engineer

London, England, United Kingdom
Delivery & Practices > Cloud & Engineering Practice

Salary range is £45,000 - £63,000

Location: Hybrid working in either Bristol, Manchester, London or Swansea.

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We believe we can use tech to make public services better. We also believe this can happen best when our own team represents the society that actually uses the services we work on. We’re collectively continuing to grow a culture that is happy, healthy, safe and inspiring for people of all backgrounds and experiences, so we encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for roles with us.

When you apply, we’ll put you in touch with a talent partner who can help with any needs or adjustments we may need to make to help with your application. This includes alternative formats for documents, the time allotted for interviews and any other needs. We also welcome any feedback on how we can improve the experience for future candidates.

About Made Tech

At Made Tech we want to positively impact the future of the country by using technology to improve society, for everyone. We want to empower the public sector to deliver and continuously improve digital services that are user-centric, data-driven and freed from legacy technology. We believe the best way to achieve this is to embrace cloud technology while working in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.

Based within the Cloud & Engineering Practice, our Senior Cloud Engineers help public sector organisations to deliver digital services that are highly available, reliable, resilient and secure. They are software engineers who tend to focus more on the successful deployment and operations of services than on functional development. They are adaptable and comfortable covering a range of disciplines such as DevOps, SRE and infrastructure architecture.

Role Profile

You will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and maintaining our clients’ cloud infrastructure, ensuring it is secure, scalable, and highly available. You will provide dedicated cloud and infrastructure expertise within your team and advise on best practice.

We expect our cloud engineers to have a background in and thorough understanding of software engineering. You will keep abreast of emerging technologies and be able to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary software delivery environment.

You will be expected to maintain a broad technical knowledge across all major cloud platforms and build credibility by pursuing relevant certifications.



Delivery of high quality cloud-based technical solutions for our clients:

  • Collaborate within cross-functional teams to design cloud architectures that meet the client’s requirements around scalability, performance, and security.
  • Deploy and manage cloud resources, containers, and related services using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform or CloudFormation.
  • Configure and maintain networking, security, and access control in the cloud environment.
  • Implement and maintain robust security practices to protect data and resources in the cloud environment.
  • Develop and maintain automated processes for provisioning, monitoring, and scaling cloud resources, including the use of CI/CD pipelines to streamline application deployments.
  • Monitor cloud infrastructure for performance bottlenecks and proactively optimise resource usage.
  • Implement load balancing, caching, and content delivery solutions to ensure high availability and performance.
  • Design and maintain backup and disaster recovery solutions to ensure business continuity in the event of system failures or data loss.
  • Create and maintain runbooks including configuration management and standard operating procedures.
  • Provide high tier support for client applications and infrastructure, including occasional on call cover.

Evangelising the adoption of cloud technology and adherence to prescribed best practices:

  • Evaluate and recommend cloud services, tools, and solutions to meet common client scenarios..
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies, and share knowledge with the team.
  • Collaborate with other teams within Made Tech to ensure alignment with cloud best practices.
  • Line manage and mentor more junior colleagues to support their development, pursuit of career goals and management of their overall performance.

Essential skills

  • Significant prior experience in a cloud engineering role, with a strong foundation in successfully building and deploying services in the cloud.
  • A deep knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and GCP.
  • Hands on experience delivering software using multiple programming languages and a thorough knowledge of modern software engineering best practices.
  • Experience with containerisation and orchestration tools (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary teams with product, design, and technical disciplines all successfully collaborating.

Desirable skills

  • Experience working in a technology consultancy environment.
  • Relevant cloud certifications such as AWS Cloud Practitioner, Developer, DevOps Engineer, Security, Advanced Networking or Azure Developer, Security, DevOps, Network Engineer.
  • Knowledge of cloud vendor partner programs, such as AWS APN and Azure Partners.
  • Experience with well-architected frameworks.
  • Knowledge of UK public sector technology guidance and frameworks, such as NCSC’s Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF) and the Technology Code of Practice (TCoP).
  • Familiarity with python, bash and javascript.
  • Agile practices such as Scrum, XP, and/or Kanban.
  • Experience using Test Driven Development (TDD).

Life at Made Tech

We’re committed to building a happy, inclusive and diverse workforce. You can get a sense of what it’s like working here from our blog, where we talk about mental health, communities of practice and neurodiversity (as well as our client work and best practice).

Like many organisations, we use Slack to chat to each other. The Slack groups that have formed give an idea of the diversity within Made Tech. If you’d like to speak to someone from one of these groups about their experience as an employee, let your recruitment agent or Made Tech Talent Partner know.

The groups are:

  • antiracist-activists
  • disability
  • lgbtqiaplus-allies-and-activists
  • neurodiversity
  • parents-carers
  • women-in-tech


We are always listening to our growing teams and evolving the benefits available to our people. As we scale, as do our benefits and we are scaling quickly. We've recently introduced a flexible benefit platform which includes a Smart Tech scheme, Cycle to work scheme, and an individual benefits allowance which you can invest in a Health care cash plan or Pension plan. We’re also big on connection and have an optional social and wellbeing calendar of events for all employees to join should they choose to.

Here are some of our most popular benefits listed below:

✈️ 30 days Holiday - we offer 30 days of paid annual leave

🕰️ Flexible Working Hours - we are flexible with what hours you work

👶 Flexible Parental Leave - we offer flexible parental leave options

👩‍💻 Remote Working - we offer part time remote working for all our staff

🤗 Paid counselling - we offer paid counselling as well as financial and legal advice

An increasing number of our customers are specifying a minimum of SC (security check) clearance in order to work on their projects. As a result, we're looking for all successful candidates for this role to have eligibility.Eligibility for SC requires 5 years' UK residency and 5 year' employment history (or back to full-time education). Please note that if at any point during the interview process it is apparent that you may not be eligible for SC, we won't be able to progress your application and we will contact you to let you know why.