Cloud Operations Lead

  • Permanent
  • Milton Keynes
  • £60,000 pa - £75,000 pa GBP / Year

Our client are recruiting for a highly motivated and experienced Cloud Infrastructure Team Lead to join our rapidly growing IT team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cloud computing and a proven track record of successfully leading a team of cloud engineers.

You will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and maintenance of the cloud infrastructure, ensuring that it is scalable, secure, and cost- effective.

Leading a team of engineers who manage and deploy infrastructure as a service using Microsoft Azure on which they host their applications.

The roles requires people, operational planning, execution and strategy skills to organise the direction and activities of the team.

Linking up with the sales team, responsible for deploying new subscriptions, policies and procedures, ensuring policies and procedures are well documented, kept up to date, followed and, through both internal and external audits, they retain the ISO27001, PCI-DSS and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications.


  • Lead and manage a team of (five) cloud engineers, running regular 1-1 catch ups, setting and monitoring quarterly goals, completing annual reviews and providing technical guidance and mentorship as needed
  • Set and monitor the goals for the team
  • Ensure the team stays current with emerging technologies, keeps up to date with training and appropriate learning and certificates
  • Stay current with emerging cloud technologies and evaluate new cloud solutions and services for potential adoption within the organisation
  • Ensure the availability, reliability, and performance of the cloud infrastructure
  • Control the schedule of work, balancing the needs of our support desk for responsive service, with planned customer work and personal development plans
  • Implement and manage cloud automation and orchestration tools, such as Terraform and Ansible, to improve operational efficiency and reduce manual errors
  • Monitor cloud resource utilisation and cost optimisation, and recommend strategies for cost control and optimisation
  • Collaborate with our other teams, including to design and implement cloud-based solutions that meet business requirements
  • Develop and maintain information security and infrastructure policies and standards, including security and compliance requirements
  • Provide technical leadership and support for cloud infrastructure incidents and outages, working closely with cross-functional teams to resolve them in a timely manner
  • Provide regular reports to the Senior Management Team
  • Communicate strategy to the Board


  • 4+ years of experience of cloud computing with excellent understanding of Microsoft Azure infrastructure as a service
  • 2+ years in a leadership role and great with people
  • Good knowledge of cloud security and compliance requirements including ISO27001, PCI-DSS
  • Familiar with automation tools such as Terraform and Ansible
  • Thoughtful planning demonstrating awareness of bigger strategic plans
  • Comfortable with the management of tasks and activities using tools such as Kanban
  • Good face-to-face communication skills to connect across the business and with customers
  • Strong written skills, capable of producing good technical documents

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