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Cloud Engineer

xDesign is a UK-based Digital Development 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 scale to over 500 people in the last few years.

We’re looking for a Cloud Engineer to work on interesting and varied projects across a range of industries; 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 recent partnership with MoneySaving Expert is an excellent example of this approach in action, read our case study here.


About the role and team:

You will be helping define and shape the Cloud Engineering capability of xDesign. As a Cloud Engineer, you’re someone who is confident in consulting and helping clients find the best possible solution - with that “right tool for the job” mindset.

We work with cloud native platforms through to large scale migrations. AWS is predominately our clients’ platforms but, in the future, we hope to scale out to Azure and GCP. Working by delivering these clients platforms via agile teams or working solo depending on the scale of the client.

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 Engineering team at xDesign drive forward technology strategies, they also contribute to planning sessions and help to map out delivery roadmaps.


Our tech:

  • Terraform, CDK or CloudFormation
  • Ansible, Chef or Puppet
  • Jenkins, GITHUB Actions or Gitlab Pipeline
  • AWS


What you'll be doing:

  • Providing advice and guidance to your team and clients on Cloud technologies
  • Implementing Infrastructure as Code
  • Providing configuration management
  • 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 have previously helped external clients / internal teams reach their technical goals
  • You are experienced when it comes to developing platforms using AWS
  • You actively promote engineering best practices, clean code and unit testing
  • Fa encourage knowledge sharing within your team and across the wider Engineering department


What we'll offer you:

We have a transparent progression framework, so you have ownership of your future career at xDesign. We have both individual contributor and management paths. We’re also set up to support internal mobility to other roles and tech stacks.

We have an extensive and highly talented engineering community at xDesign for you to learn from. We have an Engineering Presenters session every fortnight where engineers present a technical topic to their peers. We also bring the backend department together a few times a year in person for a day full of workshops, internal talks, networking and learning.

We have a range of employee-led communities such as STEM, security, accessibility, neurodiversity and more. You can even start your own, everyone has an opportunity to make an impact on the wider business.

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 #1 spot on the “UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech 2022”, #1 spot on “UK’s Best Workplace for Wellbeing 2023”

We are a remote-first company, so our employees can choose what works best for them. Our offices are based in central Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds which you can use as much or as little as you wish.

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.

  • 30-minute recruiter call
  • 60-minute technical discussion
  • 45-minute paired programming exercise
  • 60-minute values led interview
  • 30-minute cloud leadership call

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 xDesign, the role and the team. So, throughout the process you’ll meet a few people from our Cloud team as well as other 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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