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Azure Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Req ID:
R-17493
Category:
Information Technology
Location:
London
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About us

Direct Line Group is at an important stage in its evolution to be a technology and data company. Following a few years of significant build and transformation of core assets, ranging from telephony to core customer-facing platforms, an Agile transformation for main segments of our business is bedding in with the intent of better serving our customers at pace. However, there is more to do!

Who we are looking for

As one of our Azure Cloud Infrastructure engineers you'll be part of the team responsible for the design, delivery and operation of our new environment within Azure. We'll look to you to align and improve the value to DLG following our overall technology strategy and direction. As DLG develops and moves forward in achieving our goal of accelerating our cloud first strategy so will this role, and we are looking to develop this role into the future state of managing, improving the end state environment through a combination of internal and 3rd party teams.

This role will require two working days from our London office.

Who you'll work with

We are delivering a set of plans to transform our technology for the future, evolving the systems, platforms and infrastructure that our people use day-to-day. You'll join our Infrastructure Platforms team which sits within our wider 'Core Technology' department, reporting into our Cloud Engineering Lead.

What you'll do

  • Deploy solutions in Azure and ensure continuous maintenance and compliance of those services

  • Maintain solutions deployed in Azure ensuring they are available, secure and align to business requirements

  • Develop and maintain infrastructure as code for new and existing cloud-based solutions using Terraform

  • Ensure the deployed solutions have the necessary observability and monitoring in place

  • Ensure the Azure enterprise landing zones are aligned to best practise with continuous compliance and improvement

  • Windows Server and Linux operating system build and configuration

  • Azure networking including vnet peering, service and private endpoints and hub/spoke topology.

  • Work with the security teams to ensure platform security is maintained within DLG’s risk appetite

  • Ensure there is effective knowledge retention of all Cloud technical aspects through documentation and communication

  • Ensure all infrastructure and services are provisioned to agreed security and compliance standards including defined specifications and tagging polices.

  • Provide 3rd level expert support during incidents and follow through with support for problem management

  • Ensure DLG’s change management processes are followed for all changes to the environment

  • Maintain subject matter expertise of public cloud markets and emerging technology trends related to public cloud

Skills and qualities you will need

  • Experience in managing senior stakeholders.

  • Experience with Azure and preferably AWS cloud technologies, engineering and implementation patterns and architecture.

  • Delivery focused with the ability to drive tasks forward along with problem investigation and diagnosis skills.

  • Technical experience in Cloud/Azure infrastructure design, build and deployment, including networking, connectivity, storage, virtualisation, and identity.

  • Implement Azure networking for enterprise organisations

  • Secure and manage Azure environments.

  • Experience building and deploying resilient Azure cloud architectures and migrating and modernising workloads from on-prem data centres to Azure.

  • Well versed in Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Azure Active Directory, AD Connect, Operations Management Suite/Log Analytics, Azure Monitor, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Azure App Services, Azure Storage, Azure Import/Export, Azure SQL Server, MySQL, Azure Automation, Active Directory

What we will give you

We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer such excellent benefits designed to suit you as and when you need them:

  • 9 % 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

Ways of Working

Our hybrid model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. When you'll be in the office depends on your role, but most colleagues are in 2 days a week, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you. Read our flexible working approach here.

We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any reasonable adjustments within this recruitment process, please reach out to us and we can discuss how we can support you with this.

There’s no-one else like you.

No-one with the exact same mix of strengths, quirks, skills and thoughts. That’s why you could belong here. As part of a team of brilliant individuals, in a place that empowers you to be the best you can be. We’re proud of who we are, of what we do, and what every single one of us brings.

Join us.

Help us keep innovating and putting customers at the heart of everything. To be an insurance company of the future. When we work together, we can all achieve great things. Inspiring, challenging, and supporting each other to aim higher.

Together we’re one of a kind.

Collectively we help every business within our group aim higher. Standing shoulder to-shoulder to stand out in the market, we want to be an insurance company of the future. And with so many areas to choose from, your ambitions are welcome here. See your opportunity to start a career that’s varied, distinct and exciting. Visit directlinegroupcareers.com

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.

If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

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