• Competitive
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • M&G Prudential
  • 2019-05-23

Azure Cloud Monitoring Engineer

  • Full time
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 23 May 19

Azure Cloud Monitoring Engineer

Azure Monitoring Platform Engineer

Edinburgh, Reading

Working with M&GPrudential as a Azure Monitoring Platform Engineer means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investments business.

The forthcoming planned de-merger of M&GPrudential from the Prudential Group PLC provides a terrific opportunity to create a truly international and integrated savings and investments firm. A firm built on a rich and long history and with a commitment to an innovative future centred on the needs of customers and clients. There is a genuine opportunity to drive competitive advantage with value creation through the formation of this new organisation.

If you're inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Monitoring Platform Engineer to join our Transformation and Innovation Team.

The Transformation & Innovation team joins up our capabilities, processes and governance across Change and IT to provide both a strategic capability plus a leading edge technology footprint to support the transformation of M&GPrudential and delivery of our Vision for 2020 and beyond. The role of the function is to collaborate across the business to initiate, design and manage strategic change for M&GPrudential in a holistic manner. The function will also focus on providing affordable and reliable technology solutions and services that will very much be at the heart of Prudential's business success.

Our Platform teams, are looking for highly motivated Enterprise Security engineers with strong technical skills, problem solving abilities, deep customer affinity and strong communications skills to join our Platform operations teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain the right cloud infrastructure, balancing performance and resilience with cost.
  • Creating proof of concepts for Prudential Wealth using their hands-on experience with the product and integration stack.
  • Building and maintaining a set of monitoring tools that enable developers and operational leads to self-serve for most operational task. Managing developer behaviour to ensure the right balance between speed and operational stability.
  • Defining and building enterprise platform tools.
  • Build deployment pipeline which enable the development team to achieve rapid change.
  • Providing guidance to development teams and coach / mentor developers and architects on the technical vision
  • Communicating efficiently and working together with an inter-disciplinary team.
  • Continuously learning new technologies.
  • Troubleshooting and implementing improvement to system as needed.
  • Presenting and depicting the rationale of findings in simple, engaging and easy to understand business terms to a diverse group of stakeholders. Automating Continuous Improvement and Continuous Development processes to include application and infrastructure monitoring by design
  • Build and manage automated processes to identify production operational processes and automate fixes, engage automated ticketing systems, automating change management. And engaging ITIL functions automatically such as incident management, problem management and service design.
  • Interface with QA teams by implementing automated unit and functional and non-functional tests

You will have:

  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with any combination of the following: threat modelling experience, secure coding, identity management and authentication, software development, cryptography, system administration and network security.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security.
  • A deep understanding of Linux systems hardening, containerization, and cloud security controls
  • Experience of cloud & container technologies and solutions(particularly Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes) and other SaaS/PaaS technologies
  • At least 3 years' experience of building monitoring capabilities in Azure cloud environments, legacy systems, networks, storage solutions and On premise environments - App Dynamics, App Insight, New Relic.
  • Experience of integrating devOps pipelines to change management, automated testing solutions (e.g. Selenium)
  • Experience of building synthetic testing capability to operationally manage customer experience journeys in Azure cloud environments.
  • Ability to identify solutions to develop proactive and pre-emptive operations practices in a devOps digital ecosystem.
  • Experience of building security capabilities across a range of cloud platform technologies (e.g. Twist Lock, SonarQube, Check Marx, Sonatype)
  • Demonstrable talent in coding technologies such as Java, Python, PHP
  • Experience of operating in agile working practices and exposure to Atlassian products (Jira and Confluence), GitHub
  • Exposure to continuous integration/ continuous development related systems and techniques (e.g. Azure DevOps (VSTS) / Jenkins)
  • Experience with or exposure to compliances (FedRAMP, SOC-2, PCI, ISO 27k, GDPR)
  • Experience of SOAP & Rest services using API technologies
  • Experience in security testing of OWSAP or related technologies
  • Experience of securing external hosted platforms such as AEM (Adobe experience management) will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills, a phenomenal teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrable talent in coding technologies such as Java, Python, Javascript (React)
  • The ability to drive decisions and be hands on.

People who work at M&GPrudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It's also an innovative, high-performing, commercial environment that's totally focused on customers. As an M&G Prudential colleague you'll get all the support you'd expect, including full training and professional development. You'll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you'll join an organisation that's leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.

M&GPrudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

Recruiter: Beth Eckersley
Location: Edinburgh or Reading