AWS Lead Engineer

United Kingdom - Remote

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In this pivotal, autonomous and varied role, you will manage complex problems as well as be a proactive and consultative resource helping customers plan for their future growth and the continual adoption of emerging technologies and best practices.
You will act as a senior escalation point, orchestrating technical teams and resources to provide seamless support for your customer’s online strategy including involvement in the problem and incident management processes. You will be responsible for achieving security, scalability and performance through deep knowledge of solution architecture, automation, scaling, application lifecycle management, capacity management, and continuous deployment/integration.
The right candidate for the role will be adept at managing senior stakeholders, complex service delivery systems, co-ordinating Rackspace and customer teams around multifaceted business and technical situations, delivering within established timescales and exceeding customer’s expectations. Excellent written and verbal skills are a must, along with the ability to present new and existing solutions to both technical and non-technical stakeholders with a high level of clarity. Travel could be required to customer sites, with occasional international travel possible.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide Fanatical Support™ for Rackers and customers
  • Act as a consultative resource for customers to assist them in achieving their business objectives
  • Drive the adoption of Cloud technologies for the benefit of the customer
  • Pro-actively seek opportunities to improve customer’s solution architecture and operation
  • Manage and oversee migrations of customers solutions to Cloud
  • Ensure appropriate technical documentation is in place for customer solutions
  • Provide strategic and operational guidance that will allow customers to continually optimise their Cloud environments to achieve their business goals and maximise return on investments
  • Help customers transition their applications into the cloud through detailed planning and migration support for moving legacy application portfolios to Cloud
  • Drive strong customer satisfaction (NPS) through Fanatical Support
  • Own issues, and escalations and drive collaboration with other teams to find speedy resolutions 

Person Specification

  • Customer obsessed – works vigorously to earn and keep customers trust, and an ability to continually anticipate and meet their needs
  • A blend of commercial and operational acumen
  • Experience in owning of account planning activities, service improvement or business development activity
  • Versatile and able to thrive in a hyper-growth environment
  • Operates well in an environment of rapid change and comfortable operating with autonomy
  • Experience of influencing leaders and presenting to external customers
  • History of strong negotiation skills with customers
  • Ability to meet challenging targets within tight deadlines
  • Detailed understanding of the Cloud (IaaS and PaaS) industry and associated various technologies
  • Understanding of Service Management best practices frameworks such as ITIL
  • Exposure to operational management within a critical environment
  • Effective troubleshooting and analytical skills and ability to manage complex and technical projects
  • A great attitude with internal customers and external parties, excellent written, verbal, and communications skills
  • Ability to collaborate with and manage diverse cross functional teams for successful customer outcomes
  • Strong rapport and relationship building skills with both internal departments and external customers
  • Good communication skills and an ability to develop relationships with customer external stakeholder’s levels
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services and its products & services

Technical Skills

  • Strong customer focus, with an ability to continually anticipate and meet their needs
  • Excellent working knowledge of Amazon Web Services, Compute, Relational and NoSQL Databases, Caching, Object and Block Storage, Scaling, Load Balancing, CDNs, Networking, ECS, EKS etc.
  • Experience of hosting web applications across a wide variety of Webserver and Database technologies
  • Monitoring tools such as AWS CloudWatch
  • Terraform or Kubernetes
  • Experience of architecting and managing production environments across Physical, Virtualised and Cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of DevOps best practices and CI/CD tools
  • Ability to collaborate with and manage diverse cross functional teams for successful customer outcomes
  • Certification in AWS (Associate or Professional)

About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Job perks/benefits: Career development Team events
Job region(s): Europe
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