Senior Cloud Engineer

  • 34 Glencoe Dr, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 4P6, Canada
  • Full-time
  • Level: Employee - Standard

Company Description

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over forty years, and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites.  Inmarsat is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.

Chief Operations Office 

Inmarsat’s Chief Operations Office (COO) plays a vital role managing the services that keep our business running and delivering to our customers. COO consists of 9 functions including: Satellite Operations, Network Operations, Service Assurance, Service Delivery Aviation and Customer Assurance, Service Delivery and Supply Chain, Project Management Office, Global Cyber Security and Group IT

Job Description

Primary role purpose:

As part of the Cloud & Infrastructure team within Group IT, you will be responsible for the delivery and management of cloud infrastructure and services on both public and private clouds. You will play a key role in driving the adoption of and the journey to the cloud, providing technical expertise, leadership and knowledge transfer. You'll also have responsibilities for defining and supporting the adoption of best practices, drive continuous improvement and implementation of automation where appropriate. As the senior engineer in a small team you’ll also be an escalation point for operational teams covering both cloud and on premise infrastructure.

The role will require collaboration with project teams to provide delivery, engineering and operational support on various projects within Inmarsat.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake project delivery tasks delivering cloud infrastructure and cloud services
  • Contribute to the transformation to cloud through hands-on technical expertise
  • Responsible for installation and configuration of Platforms and Systems related to our Group IT
  • Maintain infrastructure services to meet agreed SLA commitments with the business and other divisional stakeholders
  • Provide subject matter expertise to project, delivery teams and IT Operations unit
  • Contribute to the implementation of proactive infrastructure security features, patches, and upgrades using an Infrastructure-As-Code approach to achieve secure, stable, and reliable services
  • Maintain responsibility for the security, availability and integrity of Group IT hybrid cloud environment
  • Actively participate in the development and establishment of cloud services capabilities encompassing CloudOps / DevOps practices
  • Engage in the development and ongoing maintenance of the Group IT technology roadmap
  • Document infrastructure and work instructions for systems and applications hosted under Cloud stacks
  • Engage with the Solutions Designers to ensure that designs are in line with the needs of current and future platform requirements
  • Manage and provide current platform usage statistics and provide future project growth estimates
  • Provide knowledge sharing across the team to support the ongoing development of cross team operational support functions
  • Respond to major incidents, on-calls and conference calls in support of IT business processes
  • Participate in recovery testing and DR/BC exercises

Qualifications

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Technical expertise in Cloud Engineering role focusing on Amazon Cloud Services (AWS Cloud Eco System , EC2, ELB, Route53, IAM, S3, Cloudformation/Ansible/Terraform, EBS, Sizing)
  • Proven track record of overseeing IT/Cloud service delivery
  • Ability to react quickly in a fast-changing environment
  • Ability to plan, collaborate, and strategize within a global context
  • Experience with Datacentre migration, Cloud migration, integration and consolidation efforts
  • Strong infrastructure background (Linux/Windows) and hands on exposure to Cloud and automation technologies
  • Hands-on Automation experience leveraging tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Chef, etc.
  • Professional scripting experience with languages such as PowerShell, Python, and BASH
  • Continuous Integration/Delivery/Deployment & amp; Orchestration - Jenkins or one of its variant
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V, Docker, VirtualBox, Kubernetes)
  • Sound knowledge and experience in creating platforms using Kubernetes, EKS, OpenShift
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, Dynatrace
  • Experience with log management tools such as ELK
  • Experience with implementing security best practices in server configuration, tool development, and access controls
  • Creating/managing monitoring sub-system using open source and off the shelf products
  • AWS certification is highly preferred plus Vendor certifications from Red Hat, Microsoft etc. is a big plus

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • GitHub
  • OpenShift
  • ITIL Certifications – Foundation & Service Operations
  • Knowledge / experience of GCP, Azure
  • Server Capacity Management
  • Any Cloud certifications
  • Confluence / SharePoint
  • Hyper-converged platforms such as Nutanix
  • Networking
  • Microsoft Azure

Additional Information

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

Inmarsat Values: 

Our values define Inmarsat’s culture and represent what we believe in. Inmarsat employees aspire to certain behaviours which support our corporate values, they create a stronger working environment and lie at the heart of our continued success as an organisation.

  • Accountability – taking ownership, getting results and keeping our promises
  • Respect – collaborating, embracing diversity and valuing differences
  • Excellence – creating bold solutions for our customers and putting quality at the heart of everything we do
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