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Job Description

Cloud Engineer

Position – Full Time - Permanent

Salary   £40,000 - £45,000

Based Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

Reporting to Technical Lead

Benefits  Company Bonus + Pension contributions + Medical Benefit

About Imagine Cruising

Established in the UK in 2011, founded by experienced travel entrepreneur and CEO Robin Deller along with co-founder Natalie Maye. Imagine Cruising are experts in creating Cruise and Stay Holidays and now selling over 60,000 holidays a year with turnover in excess of £200m and industry beating margin and profit metrics. We specialise in creating competitively priced, unique cruise packages targeted at both traditional cruisers and the “new to cruise” market.

Our Head Office is in the UK with a team of 150 and we are now trading in South Africa, Australia, (Brisbane & Perth), and New Zealand, a total of 250 employees.

Imagine Cruising believes in developing the knowledge, capability and skills of all staff in the company. That may mean that from time to time we will ask staff to be flexible in working in and supporting different areas of the business either within their own teams or through working with colleagues on projects and activities around the business. This will help develop both individuals and the company as a whole in our fast moving and developing business.

Job Purpose

Imagine Cruising are recruiting a ‘Cloud Engineer’ to join the IT Team. This is a new and exciting position is required to ensure we have the necessary skills to support our environment.

We are looking for a candidate to help develop and support, develop and maintain our cloud-based systems within Azure and AWS). The candidate will come from a hands-on project / delivery background with a can-do attitude.

The candidate will be proficient in Windows based systems as well as having some experience in Linux. Most of your time will consist of working on projects and enhancements within Azure / AWS such as migrating on premise infrastructure to Azure as well as implementing best practise recommendations through continuous review. There will be a small amount of ‘BAU’ work supporting end users.

We are a fast-paced department working with an array of technologies. We are looking for somebody with the aptitude to learn and be self-motivated to address issues / implement improvements as they are discovered.

Typical Activities

  • Working with Cloud technologies – Azure / AWS
  • Supporting remotely our local offices in Australia / South Africa and UK
  • To be self-driven identifying opportunities for improvement and raising them as appropriate for consideration / implementation.
  • Working within a small yet dynamic team across three continents. Uptime is very important due to a range of time zones.
  • Office Based – (Currently working from home)
  • Supporting Servers and Services within AWS / Azure / On Premise
    • AWS – Web Servers (EC2 / RDS / Route 53 / Load Balancer)
    • Azure – Virtual Machines / Networking / typical windows server infrastructure)
    • On Premise – VMware / Networking / Firewalls
  • Reviewing recommendations and implementing them (Azure Advisor)
  • Assisting with the remediation of Vulnerability tickets raised by Nessus.
  • Project delivery work
  • Occasional BAU support
  • Working with third party vendors.
  • Creating documentation to support implemented solutions.
  • Contribute to reviews of global architecture and make recommendations as required.

Skill Set Required

  • Windows Administration up to 2/3rd line Support
    • Windows Server 2012 – 2019.
      • DNS / File Server / Active Directory / Radius
    • Windows 10 + 11
  • Linux Administration up to 2nd line
    • Ubuntu
    • Amazon Linux
  • Cloud Experience
    • Azure (AZ-104 Certificate).
    • AWS
  • Working experience of Networking
    • Switches
    • Firewalls
    • Virtual Networking (Azure / AWS)
    • VLANs
    • ACLs
  • Self-Driven and Motivated
  • Office 365 Administration
  • Backup & Recovery solutions
  • Solid understanding of IT infrastructure design and optimisation
  • Awareness of Cyber Security
  • Ability to deal with suppliers and third parties.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible attitude


  • Experience in Website Support
    • Joomla
    • PHP
    • Load Balancers
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) experience
  • Nessus Vulnerability Scanner
  • VMware 6.X
  • Palo Alto / Watchguard Firewalls.
  • Phone Systems VOIP
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