• Cloud Engineer / Architect

    Location(s) UK-Remote
    Req #
    Sales Engineering
  • About Rackspace

    Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers.  We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!


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    Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & 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, 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.

    Overview & Responsibilities

    We are currently embarking and laying the foundations on one of the worlds largest Google cloud migration projects (circa 2000 applications). As such we’re looking for individuals that are familiar with complex public cloud transformation pieces. Whether it's strategy/design and architecture you're interested in or hands on engineering with integration and implementation; we're keen to speak with you.


    Due to the size of this programme there is scope for you to ad value in each of the below areas:



    • Routing – how it works
    • Layer / level 3 concepts
    • VPN’s
    • Load balancing


    • Logging methodology
    • Advise on Policy
    • Previous experience working with Enterprise Security Architects
    • Level of appreciation of auditing from regulators
    • Threat models



    • Solid Jenkins (Having built complete jobs from the ground up)
    • Machine Lifecycle management
    • CI/CD
    • Terraform (a plus) or Cloudformation


    Identity Management (IAM) – Enterprise level



    • Strong Linux and system administration skills although windows backgrounds will also be considered.
    • Cloud migration with AWS, Azure or preferably GCP.
    • Willing to gain Google cloud certifications and upskill from AWS/Azure
    • Experience automating and orchestrating workloads on GCP or other Public Clouds
    • Automation experience with at least one configuration management system such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, or other such tools
    • Experience working at least one of the following languages: Python, Go
    • Proficient with git and git workflows
    • Proficient in leveraging CI and CD tools (Jenkins, TeamCity, Spinnaker) to automate testing and deployment
    • Experience working in an Agile, fast paced, DevOps environment
    • Experience in the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common web servers such as: Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd
    • Experience in the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of MySQL/MariaDB
    • Consultancy experience in the financial services sector would be an advantage