Cloud Infrastructure Lead

About the company

Our client is a well-established financial services firm based in Central London. They have over 1200 staff across 2 main offices, with 8 people in their IT Infrastructure team.

Position Overview

You will be working across a traditional infrastructure and the ground-breaking potential of AI and automation. With the majority of our infrastructure in Azure and a small part still on-premise, this role is mostly hands-on (75%), complemented by 25% focused on design, policy, process, and documentation.

You will play a crucial role in the organisation’s transformation, blending technological advancements with strategic insight to enhance our infrastructure.


  • Undertake analysis of technical infrastructure issues, opportunities and requirements, translating these into technical designs that describe a solution and building these into the future design patterns.
  • Deputise for the Head of Infrastructure and act as a technical authority
  • Identifying and remediating complex infrastructure issues
  • Act as a technical authority on the design and specification of standardised cloud resources and related automation solutions, to reduce or eliminate manual or repetitive tasks, improve end-to-end infrastructure health and system performance
  • Continuously improve the organisation’s overall infrastructure architecture, ensuring that it is engineered to facilitate development, automation, reuse and consistency across the technology estate
  • Design, implement and maintain cloud infrastructure solutions that are secure by design, implement policies that ensure cloud infrastructure solutions remain secure, including identity and access management, patching and disaster recovery.
  • Support and design and implementation of processes and controls that assure maximum uptime and quick service to stakeholders for both physical and cloud-based workloads

Candidate requirements

  • Office 365/Azure
  • Extensive experience of infrastructure within a DevOps environment
  • Strong IaC Skills preferably on Terraform
  • Strong PowerShell skills
  • Strong Automation skills
  • Palo Alto and Meraki experience
  • Strong and demonstrable experience of physical infrastructure technologies, including IP based networks, WAN technologies, virtualisation, DHCP/DNS and SAN/NAS storage
  • Experience with Linux OS’s and Bash scripting

Salary: £70,000 – £80,000 pa

Reference: JR755