Cloud Engineer

Pinsent Masons
Any UK office
Closing date
1 Nov 2022

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Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
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Other Professional
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Role Overview

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced design architect or Cloud specialist to join our Technical Platforms team in any of our UK offices. 

The Cloud Engineer plays an integral role in delivering the firm’s datacentre and cloud strategy, architecture and technical capabilities. The role holder will support a multi-year cloud adoption programme, working closely with other technology and information security stakeholders in the business, and liaising with business change and IT colleagues to effectively translate business and strategic objectives into highly resilient and secure architectures across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The Cloud Engineer will have the ability to influence and persuade regarding cloud adoption and best practices, and will be expected to partner with developers, administrators, and other roles responsible for implementing hybrid and multi-cloud solutions

What you'll be doing:

  • Assisting in the drive to deliver the firm’s ‘Digital by Default’ strategy, with primary focus on the Datacentre Transformation Programme
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of cloud infrastructure architecture artifacts (reference architectures and product roadmaps) that can be used to support projects and operations
  • Ambassador for cloud adoption, assisting in the creation and adoption of a ‘Cloud Centre of Excellence’ ethos throughout the business
  • Developing and maintaining hybrid cloud provisioning and configuration technologies, utilising Infrastructure as Code for IT and Development Operations.  Technologies including but not limited to: Azure ARM templates; Terraform / Bicep; PowerShell; Azure Pipelines / Continuous Integration, Git / Version Control
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of the firm’s remote access capabilities, including VPN and Desktop as a Service platforms
  • Assisting in the transition of on-premises logging, systems management and monitoring tooling to cloud-based platforms
  • Implementing baseline and enhanced security configuration standards for hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Validating cloud infrastructure and other reference architectures for best practices, and recommending changes to enhance security, performance and governance where applicable
  • Tracking developments and changes to cloud technologies, liaising with other technology practitioners to share best practices and insights

What we're looking for:

  • Significant experience in a similar enterprise role
  • Demonstrable experience designing and deploying applications and infrastructure into public cloud (Microsoft Azure)
  • Demonstrable experience in deployment and management of virtualised environments, including VMware and public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Experience of Microsoft 365 and Azure architectures and frameworks
  • Direct experience with identity and access management technologies and services (e.g., Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, LDAP) including relevant protocols e.g., SAML
  • Demonstrable knowledge of TCPIP Networking technologies (Cisco advantageous)
  • Demonstrable experience of working on mission critical, global systems with appropriate change control procedures, including sound experience of preventative maintenance to optimise availability

What we can offer:

  • Agile working i.e. the opportunity to work from home, subject to diary commitments;
  • 25 days' annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to purchase or roll over 5 days;
  • The ability to claim up to 5 days towards parental or caring responsibilities;
  • Contributory pension of up to 5%;
  • Private healthcare;
  • Death in service cover (4 x base salary);
  • Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • We envisage this role being full time, however, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements.

For any queries or for a copy of the full job description, please contact our in-house recruiter, Sim Dhonsi. Please note we only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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