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Lead Cloud Engineer


Lead Cloud Engineer

  • 541673
  • Closing at: Jul 10 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Havant, Reading, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness or another SSE office location.

Salary: £Competitive + Performance related bonus + Car Allowance and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

SSE require a Lead Cloud Engineer to provide technical leadership and support to the Cloud DevOps team, who deliver enabling change across the SSE cloud platform.

The Lead must also be able to work across a diverse group of stakeholders and manage priorities to maximise the value delivered by the team, partnering with Product Owners to optimize scheduling and turn-around of the team’s backlog.

In partnership with the Enterprise and Cloud Architecture functions the Lead keeps the overall technical roadmap, architecture runway and foundation design for cloud in compliance with SSE standards and industry best practice.

Collectively that team supports and continually develops the platform to maintain currency, availability, and reliability on a secure foundation.

Responsibility & Experience

Ideally, you’ll be able to demonstrate a track record across each of the following categories.


Work closely with Enterprise and Cloud Architecture functions to maintain a foundation architecture that is in step with industry best practice, e.g. Microsoft WAF; regular engagement with product teams to ensure the right quality and sustainability standards are built into the architecture release train.


Takes a lead role in the engineering delivery of incremental cloud platform improvements; supports Business Unit owned cloud transformations by sharing cloud standards with delivery partners and gives engineering guidance into the overall growth and modernisation strategy for cloud.


Champions the Cloud Engineering Team and supports the team in engaging with technical leads to ensure that design and implementation of changes across the Cloud platform are efficient and aligned with the technical roadmap; support Enterprise and Cloud Architecture to keep the technical roadmap up to date and in line with latest technology developments.


Develop and mature the DevOps engineering team, growing their capability as the cloud platform and services portfolio scales out; supports day to day workload delivery, demand/backlog triaging, and proactively manage any emergent escalations.

Additional Technical skills

This is predominantly a management role, however you’ll need to work as part the team to help develop and troubleshoot solutions needs, so a technical track record of delivering cloud infrastructure with one or more of the major cloud providers e.g. Azure, AWS, Google; with exposure to technologies and processing environments such as the following would be great.

  • Powershell and Terraform experience with detailed knowledge of (but not limited to) the AzureRM provider
  • Azure - Experience of PaaS components (API Management Gateway / App Gateway / Azure Firewall / CosmosDB / SQLDB / SQLMI, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing Security standards (CIS / NIST) using automation

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275 846.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.



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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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