Cloud Automation Engineer

Cloud Automation Engineer

Job Overview

London, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
Date Posted
9 months ago
Marina James
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Job Description

Cloud Automation Engineer

Cloud Automation Engineer | Permanent | Holborn

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cloud Automation Engineer within our digital hub in London. Would you like to build a platform that underpins one of the UK’s most high-transactional websites? Do you love to automate services? Would you like to work for a business that offers you exposure to the latest Cloud, Container and Security technologies? If so, then we would love to hear from you!


Our Tech Stack:

We are proud of our tech stack – As a Cloud Automation Engineer you will have the opportunity to work with AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Terraform, Akamai, Prometheus, AppDynamics, Prisma and more…

That being said, we are always looking for new technologies that will enhance the products we build for our customers and our engineers play a big part in suggesting and shaping our technology choices.


About Whitbread:

What continues to set us apart are our excellent products and people. In Premier Inn, we have the UK’s favourite budget hotel chain, currently outperforming the market and ambitious for more as we execute our plans in both the UK and Germany. We have much loved brands such as Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Bar + Block alongside exciting up and coming propositions such as Cookhouse & Pub.

We remain true to our values and put our people at the centre of everything we do. Throughout this crisis we a proud to have supported our nations Key Workers by providing accommodation throughout the pandemic. 


What you will be doing to contribute

Implementing automation with open source technology to deliver immutable infrastructure and consistent environments.

Helping to define and maintain a continuous integration and continuous delivery framework.

Operational support and engineering for large distributed software applications.

Improving all aspects of software reliability, release management and integration testing.

Define a monitoring strategy that allows the gathering and analysing of metrics from both infrastructure and applications to assist in performance tuning and fault finding.

Integration of Whitbread systems with external applications and dependencies.

Analysis of current capacity and future growth to feed into Whitbread Infrastructure capacity planning.

Provides occasional out of hours support for major incidents requiring 2nd / 3rd level analysis.

Keeps abreast of new technologies and techniques in the environment management realm and actively promotes improvements to our tools and processes.


About you:

Have an ownership mindset. As part of a small team, you\'ll have an impact on decisions and the way things are executed.

Always want to learn. We invest in our engineers and the tools you will use, which is why we have a dedicated training budget for you.  

Be kind and collaborative. Come in ready to share your ideas and listen to feedback.


Required skills and experience

Strong experience of designing and implementing AWS production systems.

Experienced in building and deploying integrated systems using \'infrastructure as code\' techniques using Terraform.

Strong track-record of working with DevOps/SecOps deployment, automation, orchestration and monitoring.

Experience of implementing resilient, highly scalable and highly available enterprise systems using Microservices architecture.

Working knowledge of Agile processes and tools required to promote this methodology.

Ability to work with development teams to diagnose incidents and problems.

Keeps up to date on the latest industry trends and openly shares thoughts on standards / tools / technologies / trends for environments management.


Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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