AWS Engineer – 9835

ION Markets, Full-time, London
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The Role:

This is an exciting time to join ION where you will be joining a rapidly growing  team.  As an AWS  specialist comfortable working in the hosted infrastructure space (hybrid and public cloud), you will be responsible for building and running a global systems environment  critical to supporting our clients global trading environments.
The successful candidate will have a track record in hands on designing, building and supporting global enterprise scale architectures coupled with significant knowledge of  technologies, standards, and industry guidelines as they apply to the hosted infrastructure space. Essential will be a “can do” operational attitude  which will see the successful candidate become part of a growing global infrastructure  team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement solutions to build out our production AWS environment
  • Ensure our Public Cloud is secure, automated, resilient, scalable and cost-effective
  • Perform L3 support activities to manage and maintain the production environment
  • Build our IaC capability leveraging AWS tools and Terraform
  • Design, implement and grow Infrastructures capability to run it’s own CI/CD pipelines for infrastructure delivered platforms
  • Support our development teams in their pipelines, IaC implementations and their infrastructure needs
  • Provide design and solution consultancy to development teams on how to leverage cloud infrastructure
  • Help manage our hybrid challenges for connectivity and data exchange, including migration strategy from on-prem to cloud
  • Grow and support our resilience, reliability and DR frameworks, working with application teams to ensure we leverage AWS capabilities effectively
  • Assist in IaaS management and process to use O/S effectively within AWS environments
  • Build processes to improve and then maintain security posture within hybrid AWS environments
  • Raise, technically verify and implement change control requests
  • Update and audit change management database entries as needed
  • Interact with other team members and other teams to progress projects and incidents
  • Engagement with the wider global support teams using follow-the-sun model to manage visibility of ongoing incidents and service issues

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Proven third line support experience in a time-sensitive, high availability customer-facing environment
  • Proven experience in building AWS designs, leveraging IaC through AWS tools and / or Terraform, Terragrunt and deploying through CI/CD pipelines. 
  • Experience in managing hybrid workloads and moving workloads between On-premise and public cloud
  • Experince in in designing and implementing monitoring strategies to ensure cost optimized and service stable hosting for our services.
  • Experience building and running IaaS environments in an automated way in public cloud
  • Ability to support irregular working hours including weekend work
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of maintaining security posture in public cloud through IaC and CI/CD methods, as well as configuration management of resources at scale.
  • Strong troubleshooting/problem solving skills with familiarity with system monitoring, management and diagnostic tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to share complex technical problems to a non-technical, or less technical audience.
  • Experience working within an critical production environment, with associated change / incident process controls (even if automated).
  • Experience of hybrid environments, esp. AWS a benefit
  • Formal accreditation a benefit (AWS solutions architect, Terraform associate)
About us

We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.
         • Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.
         • Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.

ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group with 13,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe,
Our ever-expanding global footprint, cutting edge products, and over 40,000 customers worldwide provide an unparalleled career experience for those who share our vision.

ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.
ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.

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