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Cloud Networking Engineer - AWS

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Information Technology
Bromley; Remote

About us

Direct Line Group is one of the UK's largest insurance companies and home to some of the best-known brands including Direct Line, Churchill and Green Flag.

Who you'llbe working with:

You'll work with like-minded engineers and leaders who are passionate about supporting the development of your technical and leadership skills within our Engineering Chapter here in DLG. This role reports into a Chapter Lead / Engineering Lead.

What you'll need:

  • We are looking for a Cloud Networking Specialist who is passionate about building secure, network solutions at scale, in predominantly Amazon Web Services (AWS). Knowledge of standard network protocols is desirable, and knowledge of other Cloud providers advantageous.
  • You will either be experienced, or keen on developing your knowledge around utilising SDLC tools as a way of working. Such as Source Control and CI/CD.
  • In DLG, you will work with SREs and DevOps engineers to combine software and systems engineering disciplines to build and run large-scale, fault-tolerant systems so that users' overall happiness with features, service, and performance is optimised.
  • We promote a culture of technical diversity, ownership, curiosity, learning, integrity and transparency.
  • We bring together people with several backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and encourage them to collaborate, try new things in a blame-free environment and work together in an agile manner, in efforts to improve our customer experience.
  • We welcome engineers with multiple levels.
  • What you'll do:
  • Publishing network design standards that allow engineering teams to consume them in a repeatable way, featuring services such as Transit Gateway routing, VPC, VPC endpoints, Route53 , IPAM, WAF, Cloudfront, ALB and ELB and DirectConnect.
  • Contribute to Infrastructure as Code such as CloudFormation or Terraform to help automate networking services
  • Identify gaps in our engineering products and services utilising native cloud capabilities first to help cost optimize, improve security and resiliency.
  • Work with Security engineers to align compliance requirements with technical solutions.
  • Consult with project teams to help design and implement networking architectures, identifying challenges and working as a team to solve those challenges.
  • Provide engineering level on call support, solving real world problems, conducting Blameless Post-mortems, then creating and implementing technical solutions to reduce reoccurrence
  • Build and maintain operational runbooks, streamlining procedures, and automating routine tasks
  • Research networking technologies and architectural patterns by conducting technical Proof of Concepts (PoC) and propose improvements to existing platforms and migration from legacy systems
  • Reduce technical debt
  • Improve platform and specifically networking observability, through dashboards and monitoring tooling
  • Work with others to improve test automation of networking services
  • Mentor and support the career development of engineering in Networking within our engineering chapter
  • Work in an Agile and regulated environment

Ways of Working

Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.

Read our flexible working approach here.


We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:

  • 9% employer contributed pension
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
  • EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
  • Generous holidays
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Employee discounts and cashback
  • Plus many more

Being yourself

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.



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