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Senior AWS Cloud Operations Engineer

Waracle is looking for a talented Cloud Operations Engineer to join our friendly cloud platform & operations team who work with our financial services clients. You must be passionate and enthusiastic about infrastructure engineering, ops and sysadmin work on a large multi-account AWS estate.

location icon Remote

contract type icon Permanent or Contract

salary icon Competitive

Job Description

The primary AWS services are EC2, Lambda, DynamoDB and Parameter Store, controlled via Terraform.

Waracle is already an industry leading team delivering digital solutions that transform how we live, work and play. We’ll not hide from the fact we have exciting growth plans and this has been recognised with our recent inclusion in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, listing the UK’s fastest growing tech companies. 

It’s an amazing time to join our team and you’ll be supported by a rapidly growing team of experienced specialists in design research, UX, UI, Scrum, product, data and cyber security, alongside developers specialising in native, hybrid and web technologies.

This position will be based remotely (UK) or from any of our Spaces offices, and some Edinburgh presence would be beneficial. It is open to both permanent and contractor candidates.

You’ll support a critical set of business activities in the cloud:

  • On-call every 6 weeks for critical issues, after you are up to speed within the team.
  • Resilience and disaster recovery testing.
  • Writing Terraform IaC and improving the coverage.
  • Patching of EC2 virtual machines.
  • Infrastructure upgrade and general improvement activities.
  • Responding to Infrastructure monitoring and alerting.
  • Handling BAU requests.
  • Working with the InfoSec team, to ensure AWS resources are configured appropriately.


  • Experience in managing a large multi-account AWS estate.
  • Terraform IaC.
  • Managing EC2, Lambda, DynamoDB, API Gateway, VPC, Codebuild, Cloudformation, CloudWatch, CloudFront, Route53 and Parameter Store.
  • Standard AWS service engineering.
  • Experience with various build pipeline/CI/CD tools.
  • AWS Shield Advanced, WAFv2, AWS Firewall Manager.
  • AWS Security and Networks.
  • Some experience of Python and Bash scripting.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience in managing Squid in a cloud environment
  • Experience of Devops/Devsecops

Benefits for Permanent Members of Staff

  • iconCompany pension
  • iconMedicash proactive
  • iconGroup sickness cover
  • iconDeath in service benefit
  • iconUdemy personal development account
  • iconRegular fun activities & team meetups
  • iconEmployee discounts
  • iconCycle to work scheme
  • iconRemote first ethos
  • icon31 days holiday
  • iconYour birthday off work
  • iconEnhanced maternity / paternity pay

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