Cloud Platform Engineer

Allen & Overy LLP
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
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Other Professional

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Job description

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Cloud Platform Engineer to join our Cloud Platform Team in IT in London.  You will support the Cloud Platform Engineer Lead who is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Allen & Overy cloud platforms and services and provide support for the operations and performance of our cloud infrastructure.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cloud technologies, infrastructure automation, and a passion for delivering robust and efficient solutions.

What you’ll do in this role

  • Implement cloud infrastructure: Develop and deploy cloud infrastructure solutions that meet the organisation's requirements for scalability, security, and performance. This includes implementing highly available systems, implementing disaster recovery mechanisms, and optimizing resource utilisation.  Build, support and extend a cloud platform on which application engineers can craft high quality applications, at speed.
  • Cloud platform management: Implement monitor and alerting solutions for the cloud platforms to ensure optimal performance, availability, and cost-efficiency. This involves configuring and fine-tuning cloud services, implementing automation and monitoring tools, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.
  • Infrastructure automation: Develop and maintain infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and configuration-as-Code (CaC) solutions using Bicep and Ansible. Automate the provisioning, configuration, and management of cloud resources to ensure consistency, reliability, and scalability.
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams: Collaborate with development, operations, and security teams and implement cloud-based solutions that align with business requirements. Provide technical guidance and support to other teams in utilising cloud services effectively.
  • Continuous improvement: Stay up-to-date with emerging cloud technologies, trends, and best practices. Evaluate and recommend new tools, services, and methodologies that can enhance the productivity of the organisation's cloud platform capabilities and drive efficiency.
  • Security and compliance: Implement and enforce cloud security governance guardrails and best practices, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

You should apply if you bring

  • Significant experience in cloud engineering or related roles.
  • Proficiency in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Good understanding of cloud computing concepts, principles, and best practices.
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and Configuration-as-Code (CaC) tools and methodologies
  • Good understanding of Cloud services such as virtual networks, storage, compute resources, and security features.
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts and protocols in cloud environments.
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps/SRE practices and tools for continuous integration, delivery, and deployment (CI/CD) in a cloud environment. 
  • Good understanding of security best practices in cloud computing, including IAM, network security, and data protection.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with automation tools such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • Proficiency with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve cloud infrastructure issues efficiently.
  • Strong scripting and programming skills (Python, Bash, PowerShell, etc.).
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.

You’ll stand out if you bring

  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry sector.
  • In-depth experience of the Azure Cloud Platform.
  • In-depth experience with ELK with proven examples of implementation.
  • Experience with Bicep for infrastructure provisioning, and Ansible for configuration and provisioning.

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Allen & Overy’s recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

We are an equal opportunities recruiter and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

At Allen & Overy, we recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.

Additional information - External

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. We work on some of the most challenging and important deals and have built a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that help our clients grow, innovate and thrive. The legal industry is changing, and we're committed to leading that change, putting our people first, embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work. Our business teams work hand-in-hand with our lawyers, Consultants and other specialist teams, and are ambitious, driven and leaders in their field.

With us, you will constantly be learning and growing. We invest in you by offering exceptional professional and personal development – providing training, mentoring and practical support. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional goals, recognising that those may look different for everyone.

We have a powerful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re determined to play our part in advancing a workplace where progress is made by harnessing our differences – whatever defines you, we ask you to bring your whole self to work.

What truly defines a career at Allen & Overy? We recruit the best and ask for the best of you. We provide challenge, support and a place for you to belong. And together we excel, working on meaningful projects of global significance.


With over 5,600 people in over 40 offices, Allen & Overy is a business doing work of global significance.

Our success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We’re ambitious and forward-thinking, committed to growing our business and meeting the future head-on. We’re not afraid of change, and we believe in challenging the status quo.

What we do goes beyond delivering an outstanding service. We lead the market by creating new solutions for our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges, helping them grow, innovate and thrive. By thinking creatively and entrepreneurially, we challenge expectations, push boundaries and build for the future. We draw on a world-leading network of expertise and a unique platform – such as our Advanced Delivery services and our network of Peerpoint consultants, to set the highest standards for our industry.

Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our global resources and sector expertise to work on matters that cross international boundaries with our culturally and geographically diverse teams. For you, it means that wherever you work, you’ll find a culture of inclusion and support – feeling confident to bring your whole self to work every single day. We have developed a culture in which difference is positively valued, and our people are free to be themselves.  At A&O, you're not only valued for what you do, but for who you are. 

We are in every sense one global team; supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven.  Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.

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