Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Cancer Research UK

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

  • 4 x 7hr days
  • 80% salary
  • Hybird Remote, Home Based - England (35 Hour Weekly Max)

Posted 1 month ago

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4,000 professionals, 0 days wasted, 1 incredible purpose. Together we will beat cancer.

Senior Infrastructure Engineer (AWS)

£50,000 - £60,000

Reports to: Lead Infrastructure Engineer (AWS)

Department: Chief Operating Office

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

We're open to a variety of ways of working, including full time, part time, job share and compressed hours.

Location: Home-based England with high flexibility

Closing date: 03 March 2023, 23:55 This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications are received or once a suitable candidate is found

Recruitment process: A technical assessment which you will be given 48 hours to complete followed by a competency-based interview

Interview date: From the week commencing 27 February 2023 (we will be shortlisting upon application)

Application method: We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications ; we won’t be able to view them until the interview stage so they will not be reviewed in the shortlisting process. To be considered fairly for this role, you must fill out the employment history application questions.

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That’s why we’re looking for someone talented, someone who wants to develop their skills, someone like you.

This role sits within our Platform Engineering capability which supports Cancer Research UK’s product development whilst establishing an agile digital workplace. The team is part of our wider Engineering capability (Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, CRM & Business Intelligence) meaning you’ll have the opportunity to learn and benefit from the expertise of a wide range of engineering skills.

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer, you will be aligned to AWS whilst operating as part of a Product team where you’ll have the autonomy to design, implement, and maintain this infrastructure in support of Cancer Research UK’s ambitious Engage strategy. We’re looking for an Infrastructure Engineer with experience in Amazon Web Services (including Serverless services) who can join us in our mission

What will I be doing?

  • Operating as part of a Product team designing, implementing, and maintaining AWS infrastructure in support of Cancer Research UK’s strategy.
  • Designing, building, and maintaining areas of the organisation’s complex hybrid (on-premise & multi-cloud) infrastructure estate, ensuring they are highly available, reliable, cost-efficient, and secure.
  • Ensuring best practices are followed and the infrastructure is actively maintained, patched, and updated with a user-focused approach.
  • Coaching less experienced engineers both inside and outside Platform Engineering to help them develop skills, support self-service, and provide governance to control costs and risks (e.g. software engineers learning cloud skills, working with cloud SDKs, and using self-service infrastructure).
  • Bringing expertise in modern infrastructure approaches within your specialist area, promoting knowledge sharing, team learning, and sharing best practices.
  • Producing and maintaining high-quality documentation to ensure the infrastructure estate can be easily understood, supported, and developed.
  • Enabling agile change to meet the needs of the charity and technology teams whilst building and managing infrastructure workloads.

What skills are you looking for?

You’ll have experience with a selection of the following technologies:

  • Amazon Web Services (including Serverless services) | Ubuntu / Redhat | Docker | VMware | Ansible | Jenkins | AWS CDK or Terraform | React | Node JS | Drupal| SQL and NoSQL database

You'll also have:

  • Understanding of multi-tier architecture, serverless architecture, modern front-end (JavaScript/single-page applications), and AWS cloud architecture, implementation, and management
  • Automation, Infrastructure As Code, CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience promoting knowledge sharing, team learning, and shared best practice
  • Strong collaborator, team player, role model, and mentor
  • Strong Incident Management and troubleshooting skills

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that’s impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We don’t forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work – from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy – will change the world. It’s exciting to be part of our team.

For the full job description and more information about working with us view our candidate pack.

Additional Information

Cancer Research UK’s Technology team is proud to be part of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) for our efforts in driving equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all, and we have always sought to draw from a diverse pool of talent and maintain an inclusive working environment.

For more information on this career opportunity please visit our website or contact us at [email protected].

For more updates on our work and careers, follow us on: Linked In, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

There’s a place for everyone at Cancer Research UK. Our vision is to create a charity where everyone feels like they belong, benefits from and participates in, the work we do. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures, in particular those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented, and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

If you’re interested in applying and excited about working with us but are unsure if you have the right skills and experience we’d still love to hear from you. We don’t expect everyone to meet all of the criteria listed.

We want to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore ask you to inform us of any concerns you have or any adjustments you might need to enable this to happen by emailing us at [email protected].

Unfortunately, we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks.

Cancer Research

We are the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research.

Our Working Week

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

The majority of our roles offer 25 days holiday (for a 5 day week) plus bank holidays, and an extra day for Christmas Eve. You can choose to use the religious bank holidays flexibly. On top of this you can chose to buy up to 1 week’s additional holiday each year.

  • 30 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 82 days off per year

Our Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working opportunities. Some of our team members work 100% remotely within the UK, while other roles require some on-site presence (e.g. 1-2 days per week)

Our Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance

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