Lead Cloud Solutions Engineer (AWS)Cheltenham, GBR

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation's Security. Together

Role clearance type: You must be able to gain and maintain the highest level of UK Government clearance

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

About Your Opportunity:

As a critical part of the Infrastructure Team, we support our customers in their journey to refactor, replatform and rehost their mission critical systems into AWS.

We deliver mission value by transforming our customers systems, improving reliability, reducing costs and enabling organisational agility by utilising Infrastructure as Code and DevSecOps techniques.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.

  • Flexible Benefits Package - choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.

  • Employee Incentive Programme - exceptional performance is recognised through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel

  • Career Development - opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities

Your Responsibilities:

  • Working with stakeholders to design AWS and hybrid-cloud systems

  • Designing and building solutions in AWS

  • Administering systems based on Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Designing and troubleshooting IP networking systems for AWS and hybrid-cloud systems

  • Automating system deployment, operation and maintenance using Infrastructure as Code and Configuration Management tooling

Your Experience:

  • Proven experience working within IT Systems Design, Deployment and Administration, with recent roles in Technical or Team Leadership positions;

  • Amazon Web Services Certified to Associate level with experience of designing, deploying and administering cloud based solutions;

  • Extensive experience of administration of Linux and Windows Operating Systems within large corporate environments;

  • Extensive experience of designing, deploying and troubleshooting IPv4 Networking, including Subnetting, OSPF Routing, VLANs and VPNs;

  • Experience of automating tasks using Ansible, Bash, PowerShell, Puppet or Python;

Your Future Team:

"Life as a Cloud Engineer is an exceptionally rewarding role where no two days are truly the same. You can be troubleshooting some Python code in a Lambda function, designing complex solutions, presenting to the customer and building that same solution using Infrastructure as Code and DevOps tooling.

This variety helps the role feel 'fresh' and I always finish each day feeling like I've learnt something new!"

Kris, Lead Cloud Solutions Engineer, National Security Solutions @ Northrop Grumman UK

Our focused and flexible Infrastructure Team consists of industry leading practitioners in engineering and systems administration across all specialisms and experience, working with multiple customer sets and system classifications, on both public cloud and on premise.

We work collaboratively to deliver innovative solutions to extremely complex problems, providing our team a broad range of experiences from which to develop new skills and learning across the latest Infrastructure as Code and DevSecOps toolsets.

Diversity is at the heart of our success. Our team share experience, knowledge and new thinking gained from a wide range of backgrounds perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements across several industries. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We'll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business.

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.


Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce.