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The role of DevOps in any cloud or infrastructure development is critical for many of our clients used in conjunction with tools such as Ansible, Git and Docker ELK Stack. Aap3 are recruitment specialists in identifying the most experienced DevOps and Site Reliability Engineers.

Senior Cloud Consultant

  • Berkshire
  • Contract
  • £655.00 - £675.00 per day

Senior Cloud Consultant Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity working remotely. The role will be an initial 3 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver multi cloud technical solutions to internal and external customers.

Senior Cloud Consultant

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity working remotely.

The role will be an initial 3 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver multi cloud technical solutions to internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the presales and sales teams to identify additional revenue.
  • Contribute to RFP technical and solution responses
  • Technically support presales to close deals utilizing your knowledge on solutions
  • Provide customer facing expertise on multiple platforms and services e.g (VMware, Openstack, AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Maintain and improve cloud platform infrastructure and ability to configure auto-scaling, terraform, ansible etc…
  • Find solutions to problems that disrupt availability, performance and stability
  • Suggest ways to improve and reduce Cloud operational costs with adaptive performance tuning
  • Provide technical leadership in provisioning and maintaining a multi-tenant hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • Cloud migrations – audit, migrate and perform post migration analysis where required.
  • Compose, publish and manage IT documentation.
  • Participation in disaster recovery solution design, implementation and testing.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Extensive hands-on experience using Cloud services: Networking, Windows/Linux virtual machines, Container, Storage, ELB, Auto Scaling, Serverless Architecture, SQL DB/DW and Analytics Service.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options (Microsoft Azure, AWS or GCP)
  • Expert in defining, designing and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, VMware or OpenStack)
  • Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability etc
  • Knowledge in Databases (Mysql, MongoDB) would be a plus.
  • Working awareness of Linux/Unix environments and scripting languages like Python, Perl, and Shell.
  • Ability to review deployment and delivery pipelines i.e., implement initiatives to minimize chances of failure, identify bottlenecks and troubleshoot issues.
  • Experience in designing and building solutions to migrate data and process it.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills by leveraging the latest trends in technologies such as cloud, AI, and big data
  • Handle ambiguity and able to move forward with imperfect information and get things done in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience in customer facing technical delivery of cloud (Openstack , Azure, AWS, Google). Experience in Multi-cloud deliverables with a proven record.

  • Bringing your 5 years’ experience in IT Infrastructure engineering and supporting cloud based infrastructure and your knowledge of Landing zones, scripts, networking, security and multi-cloud best practise.


BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field

Cloud accreditation on any or all AWS, Azure and Google

Agile and Scrum awareness

Customer technical facing experience

Language: English, French beneficial

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Due to current Covid restrictions work will be remote. Once restrictions relax then travel may be required to customer site but that will be discussed as required.

Rate: £675.00 per day (INSIDE IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Senior Cloud Assurance Specialist (Home Based)

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • Up to £66.85 per hour

Opportunity for a Senior Cloud Assurance Specialist to work remotely for one of the largest engineering companies in the world.

The role:

  • Developing effective cloud infrastructure, enforcing good architecture principles, providing technical oversight, and ensuring security best practices are implemented and followed.
  • Deliver Cloud assurance services to the business, EITS, IM&T Sector and Group Functions.
  • Identification of risk and appropriate mitigation requirements, development & analysis of secure Cloud solutions (covering technical / physical / procedural / personnel controls) and assessment of compliance with internal and external standards and regulations.
  • Deliver documentation to demonstrate compliance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assessment and provision of control effectiveness in managing information security risk
  • Support development of strategy and continual service improvement for the assurance function & business Cloud adoption
  • Act as a subject matter expert regarding Cloud activities for the wider organisation


Delivery of IT Security Cloud assurance activities to ensure ‘secure by design’ and ‘effective in operation’ for systems and services in scope:

  • IT Security risk assessment of systems and services.
  • Support the definition and design of secure solutions that meet business needs.
  • Assess Architectural designs and identify proportionate IT Security controls aligned with business objectives.
  • Assessment of systems, services and IT Security controls, to provide an independent analysis of compliance with BAE Systems Security Policy, standards and external regulatory requirements. Lead Assessment of IT Security controls to ascertain effectiveness in reducing risk, including any vulnerability components.
  • Analysis, creation and compilation of relevant documentation determining the compliance level of systems and services, technical security controls with applicable certification.

Penetration tests & Vulnerability analysis:

  • Manage the delivery of penetration tests and vulnerability analysis in support of risk mitigation strategies

IT Security Control Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Delivery of control monitoring and reporting to provide visibility of critical controls and their status and effectiveness in managing the information security risk.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Engage with stakeholders to promote a mind-set of developing secure systems and transfer knowledge of security standards and processes.
  • Development, delivery & maintenance of Business reporting and assurance documentation
  • Support stakeholders in resolving IT Security issues and act as a subject matter expert regarding assurance of Cloud activities for the wider organisation


  • Minimum of 5 years of IT Security experience, including management of Cloud platforms, security risk and architectures. In depth knowledge of designing, developing and maintaining the security of cloud environments (Desirable; AWS, Azure, Gov Cloud).
  • In-depth knowledge of industry standard security policy, standards and good practice guidance and their application to a variety of IT solutions processing protectively marked information.
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) preferably in a related discipline (ICT/Computing, Information assurance, risk management, vulnerability/threat assessment).
  • CCSP/CISSP/CSSK/CCNP Cloud /Azure &/OR AWS certification – Desirable in one or more certifications Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate complex subjects to a variety of audiences, pulling out key issues and decision points.
  • In-depth knowledge of threats, risks, vulnerabilities and risk mitigations strategies and techniques
  • Broad experience in risk management and the application of risk management methodologies.
  • Wide ranging knowledge of application, infrastructure and security technologies and in-depth knowledge of implementing them in a secure Cloud environments
  • Experience of working in a project environment and awareness of system development lifecycle methodologies.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been assessed as INSIDE IR35

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.