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Cloud Engineer (Azure)

xDesign is a UK based digital consultancy and delivery partner working with some of the UK’s most recognisable brands like MoneySavingExpert, FanDuel and Tesco Bank. Our reputation as a partner determined to deliver high-quality and robust web and mobile products has enabled us to rapidly scale to over 500 people in the last few years.

You’ll lead varied, and interesting projects as a cloud subject matter expert. You’ll have full ownership of the end-to-end lifecycle of projects right from initial proposals, through to solution design, delivery, continuous improvement and live support.

Read this article by our Chief Cloud Officer, Tina Howell on how “Cloud tech is only as good as the effort and investment you put in” here.

And, you can learn more about our Cloud work and client offerings at xDesign here.

About the role:

We work with cloud native platforms through to large scale migrations. Since starting the Cloud Business unit last year we have expanded our services and can now support our clients on AWS, Azure and GCP. We are working to deliver client platforms via agile teams as well as working on solo engagements depending on the size/scale of the client. We are forging close partnerships with all the major Cloud providers and are growing our reputation within the industry, you'll be joining the team at an early stage of a considerable growth journey!

We strive to create the best product possible with everyone's effort, and you'll be an integral part of that mission. Your role in the team is highly valued, and you'll be a key player in ensuring the success of our projects.

Our tech:

  • Infrastructure as Code, Terraform, Bicep

  • Azure Services

  • Azure Database Services

  • Azure Data Migration Services

  • Webapps with Azure Functions 

  • Data Service and Data platforms

  • Azure DevOps / CI-CD / Pipelines

  • Logging, Monitoring and Azure security

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Providing advice and guidance to your team and clients on Cloud technologies

  • Implementing Infrastructure as Code

  • Build pipelines including blue/green deployments and working with different pipeline tools and automating where required

  • Implementing security by design when coding via IAC and building a pipeline

  • Advising different ways to integrate into other systems whether on-premises or to other cloud platforms

  • Creating documentation that allows the clients to understand what has been implemented

  • Assisting the Cloud team in building standard solutions we can offer our clients

We’d love to talk to you if you: 

  • Can make decisions which enable our clients to reach their technical goals

  • Have a strong background developing platforms using Azure

  • Previously helped to run migrations

  • Are experienced when it comes to using engineering best practice (ie clean code and unit testing)

  • Actively facilitate and encourage knowledge sharing within the team and wider department


What we’ll offer you:

We're already in a strong position as a Digital Development Partner in the UK. We're working with some of the largest tech organisations in the UK, which means you'll be able to have a significant impact on further expanding our client portfolio.

Our benefits include:

  • Total 35 days holiday (we have flexible bank holidays)
  • Comprehensive private medical insurance
  • Enhanced parental and adoption leave
  • 1-1 professional financial coaching
  • Up to 50% off an electric vehicle
  • Pension - matched up to 5%

View our complete list of benefits here.

About xDesign:

At xDesign, we believe great digital experiences are built by great people who nurture great relationships. We're truly a people-first business and continuously work to make xDesign a comfortable, diverse and inclusive place for everyone.

Our people-focused approach recently earned us the #5 spot on the “UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech 2023”, and #1 spot on “UK’s Best Workplace for Wellbeing 2023”.

We create and reinforce a culture that rewards employees’ impact, not just activity. We trust our employees to work autonomously and promote ownership across all levels.

Next steps: 

Our TA team aims to respond to all applications within a reasonable timeframe, regardless of if we are progressing with your application.

Our process:

  1. 30-minute call with our Talent Acquisition Team

  2. 60-minute technical discussion with 2 members of the Cloud Engineering team
  3. 45-minute paired programming exercise

  4. 60-minute values led interview


Our interview process is designed as an opportunity both for our interviewers to learn about your expertise, interests and motivations and for you to gain insights into the role, team and business as a whole, so throughout the process you’ll meet a few people from our Cloud Team as well as colleagues from across the business to help you get a well-rounded view of the role and life at xDesign.

We believe that representative teams made up of people with different backgrounds, skills, and points of view help us build the best workplace possible, and enable us to create genuinely innovative, broadly useful products.

We are committed to our goal of creating the most inclusive workplace possible. As we strive to build an environment where everyone can thrive and be themselves, we will continue to investigate and challenge biases, while working to identify and remove obstacles to inclusion. If you need additional support or accommodation during the application process, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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