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We’re always looking for talented Cloud Engineers to join us on this journey, to work within a new Cloud engineering team as part of our wider 200+ tech team . Our Cloud community have a passion for tech, our customers and ensuring our solutions are the best they can be.

We are now recruiting Cloud Engineers to work in a DevSecOps role within the Cloud Infrastructure team and we're looking for people to join us to focus on all areas of AWS Cloud Security.

To be successful in your application, you will be a degree educated IT engineer with 2+ years experience working with AWS in a DevOps or in a SecOps role.

From a technical standpoint we are utilising tech such as:

AWS - CloudTrail, CloudWatch, EC2, ECS, Fargate, ELB, NLB, VPC, IAM, EKS, Elastic Search, Lambda, Terraform, Atlantis, Java Spring Boot Microservices, Node.js microservices, NGINX, Jenkins, Docker, Kibana, Grafana, Kubernetes, Istio, Kong, Akamai, Groovy, Gradle and AppDynamics

We're looking for people with a passion for Cyber security, a knowledge of OWASP and an understanding of general web security principles as well as the capacity to utilize a wide variety of open source technologies and tools.

Here we are looking for people who can work closely with the engineering squads to drive product roadmaps, by providing security requirements that map security controls to product features.

We're looking for someone who can provide expert advice and consultancy to internal colleagues on risk assessment, incident triage, threat modelling, and security vulnerability mitigation.

There's an opportunity here for you to lead POC development of security tools and ensure that security tools spikes are prioritised within the squad’s backlogs.

This role has lots of crossover to the wider team too and we need your consultative approach to work together with our Senior Cloud Security Consultants in order to:

Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments, research/evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them but also work with the team as to how we develop automated ways to monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity.

You'll be aware of 'ethical hacking', for example, simulating security breaches and able to identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption.


Ideally we are looking for someone with:

  • AWS certification or can demonstrate that they are cable of undertaking some level of AWS certification and would like progress with this
  • Experience of developing and maintaining Logging, monitoring and alerting solutions in an AWS environment


If you can demonstrate experience in most of the above as well as a great attitude and a willingness to learn to progress your career then you will fit right in.

We will provide adequate training to get you up to speed on any aspects of the role that you're not quite there on.

What do we value?

We are focused on using innovation and technology to constantly improve our customer experience and build the number one shopping destination in the UK. We are always looking for talented Cloud Engineers with a desire to build digital/e-commerce and FS/fintech solutions to come and join us on our journey and contribute to our community.

We want people who have a passion for tech, a passion for our customers and a passion for ensuring that our solutions are the best they can be.

We value pioneers who will influence us and add to our community. It may be that you have deep experience in what you do and want to put it to the best use possible to help shape our Cloud future. Or it may be that you are early in your career journey and want to learn, develop and contribute. We have several roles at varying levels that reflect peoples experience and career path aspiration. We would love to talk to you about our journey, our culture, and the potential for you to play a part in our journey


Opportunities in our Cloud community :


Our cloud engineers design and deliver our cloud infrastructure. With a desire to automate everything they will drive integration between our Cloud infrastructure, our on-site applications and our 3rd party partners.

We look for people who have an Agile mindset. People who can help us by working within cross functional teams to constantly review business requests and help define the most efficient way to get quality in front of our customer as quickly as possible.

In order to do this at pace and scale we fully understand that ‘failing fast’ is better than never succeeding.

For us automation is the key to easy, consistent repetition and keep this at the front of your mind with all design decisions.

We always look for talented people that not only invest time in themselves but also the team so that can continue to build a set of skills that will enhance our delivery capability and ensure we excel in delighting our customer. We want to help you to be a master of your craft.

Here you can share your learning with our Cloud community. Reach out to the wider community to understand, and contribute to, the evolution of Cloud Engineering.


Our benefits.


  • Generous and competitive starting salary
  • Regular salary reviews and career progression
  • a Flexible benefits allowance (can take a part as salary uplift)
  • Bonus
  • Matched pension at 6%
  • 1x Life Assurance / Private Medical* subject to role grade
  • Brand discount up to 25%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 27-30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking *subject to post code
  • Free on-site gym
  • Discounted coffee houses and food outlets
  • Flexible working


How to apply.

If you're interested to find out more please contact Steven Williams in the talent acquisition team at Shop Direct or apply online.

If you are an internal candidate looking to refer someone in please follow the referals process and guidlines

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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