Job title: Azure Cloud Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: York
Job published: 2024-06-17
Job ID: 33324
Contact name: Richard Padget
Phone number: +441617147120
Contact email:

Job Description



About Simpson Associates:

Knowledge is power, and data brings knowledge.


At Simpson Associates data is in our DNA; and knowing how to leverage it enables us to never miss

the mark. Our data and performance management solutions enable us to help organisations

understand and resolve some of the most complex and common challenges.


As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we hold four Gold Competencies in Data and BI. We’re also proud to be

an IBM Gold partner, specialising in Cognos Analytics, Planning Analytics (TM1) and Information

Governance, a Board MIT Premier Partner, and an Information Builders Partner. This ecosystem of

technology vendor relationships equips us with a deeper expertise, enabling us to deliver the best



With offices in York and Sheffield, and a team based throughout the UK – we champion creativity,

innovation and collaboration in the workplace.

Azure Cloud Engineer

The Role

As an Azure Cloud Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, deploying, and managing cloud

solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. Your role will involve architecting cloud infrastructure,

implementing security best practices, and optimising cloud resources for performance and cost-

efficiency. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to deliver robust and scalable cloud


You will provide expert guidance on cloud strategy, assist in cloud migration projects, and ensure

that our customers' needs are met with the highest standards of service. Excellent stakeholder

management skills are essential as you will interact with a broad spectrum of customers and internal

team members, including direct interactions with senior leadership.

Key Responsibilities

• Design and implement Azure cloud infrastructure solutions, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security.

• Manage and optimize Azure resources for cost and performance efficiency. • Support cloud migration projects, including planning, execution, and post-migration support. • Implement and manage a range of Azure services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure

Storage, Azure Databricks, Microsoft Sentinel and more. • Automate deployment and management processes using Azure Bicep (infrastructure as

code) and by utilising tools such as Azure CLI and Azure DevOps. • Monitor and troubleshoot cloud infrastructure to ensure high availability and performance. • Ensure compliance with security best practices and policies in the cloud environment. • Provide ongoing support and maintenance for cloud infrastructure. • Participate in the on-call rota, supporting our managed service customers. • Develop and maintain internal policies, procedures, standards, baselines, and guidelines

where applicable.





Skills and Attributes Required

• A natural problem solver with excellent troubleshooting skills. • The ability to prioritise workload under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines. • Strong team player with excellent communication skills. • Enthusiastic, confident, and proactive. • Pleasant, friendly, and approachable manner, with empathy for customers.

Technical Requirements

• Extensive experience with Azure DevOps and infrastructure as code such as Azure Bicep and Terraform.

• Strong scripting skills in PowerShell, Python, or similar. • Hands-on experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines. • Working knowledge of Azure services. • Familiarity with version control systems, especially Git. • Experience with monitoring tools such as Azure Monitor, Application Insights, or similar. • Knowledge of security best practices in cloud environments. • Understanding of network setup and configuration in Azure. • Familiarity with Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender services. • Familiarity with the Cloud Adoption Framework and the Azure Landing Zone conceptual

architecture. • Active Directory and Entra ID.


Experience of the following would be beneficial:

• Microsoft 365 and related services. • Microsoft Defender suite. • Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Sentinel. • Atlassian Jira. • Microsoft certifications AZ-500, AZ-305, AZ-104 and AZ-400.

Successful candidates will be required to complete Security Clearance checks.



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