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Lead Cloud Engineer helps clients build and evolve systems that client organizations use to deliver and run software. They are comfortable working within teams of people with diverse roles and levels of experience to find solutions that meet the needs of the organization. They combine technical expertise and understanding with consideration of different situational needs. They champion technical quality and effective ways of working as a means to better outcomes for clients, rather than an end in themselves. They help clients to understand Infrastructure as Code and DevOps as a mindset for collaboration.

Job responsibilities

  • You will be expected to have a highly hands-on approach on design, develop, and implement Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using tools like Terraform to automate infrastructure provisioning and configuration on multiple cloud platforms
  • You will launch projects through hands-on implementation, evaluate and drive improvements to existing infrastructure
  • You will listen to a client’s needs and formulate a technical roadmap and impactful solution that will support their ambitious business goals
  • You will lead the design, implementation, and management of highly scalable and secure clusters on cloud platforms (e.g., AWS EKS, Azure AKS) and bare metal deployments
  • You will be leading a team in collaboration with engineers, architects, and other stakeholders to ensure successful project execution
  • You will oversee the migration and integration of workloads between our on-premises data center and cloud platforms
  • You will monitor and ensure that technical expectations of deliverables are consistently met on projects
  • You will establish trusting and thoughtful partnerships with a client’s CIO, CTO, and relevant teams
  • You will guide the team in adopting and implementing cutting-edge cloud technologies and methodologies to current constraints and business policies
  • You will stay up-to-date on the latest Kubernetes, cloud, and hybrid cloud trends and best practices

Job qualifications

Technical Skills

  • You have strong experience with Kubernetes, including deployments on cloud platforms and bare metal
  • You have in-depth knowledge of data center networking principles and technologies
  • You have a solid understanding of hybrid cloud architectures and integration strategies such as AWS and Azure
  • You have design and architect enterprise and/or web-scale hosting platforms and can seamlessly administer application servers, web servers, and databases
  • You have a deep understanding of cloud and virtualization platforms, infrastructure automation, and application hosting technologies with different public cloud providers
  • You regularly apply DevOps philosophy, Agile methods, Infrastructure as Code to your work and lead infrastructure and operations with these approaches
  • You have a history working with server virtualisation,  IaaS and PaaS cloud,  Infrastructure provisioning, and configuration management tools 
  • You can write scripts using at least one scripting language and are comfortable with building Linux and/or Windows servers systems
  • You have experience with continuous integration tools with different tech stacks, web or mobile

Professional Skills

  • You genuinely enjoy interacting with teammates from across the business and have a knack for communicating technical concepts to nontechnical audiences
  • You love creating robust, scalable, flexible and relevant solutions that help transform businesses and industries
  • You’re comfortable partnering directly with leadership teams (CTO/CIO/COO) to design technical strategies while simultaneously collaborating with senior IT groups in an advisory capacity
  • You adapt effortlessly to uncertainty, embrace change and confidently make decisions with limited information to achieve positive outcomes
  • You are fluent in written and spoken in German

Other things to know

Learning & Development

There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

Job Details

Country: Germany
City: Munich
Date Posted: 06-05-2024
Industry: Information Technology
Employment Type: Regular

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 30+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.

Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.


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