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Cloud Engineer

  • Posted March 19, 2024
  • £40000 - £45500 per annum + Benefits
  • Newcastle
  • Permanent

Job Title: Cloud Engineer (Azure)
Location: Newcastle / Hybrid
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Up to £45,500

Sanderson Recruitment is proud to partner with one of the North East’s prominent employers in the recruitment of a skilled Cloud Engineer.

Company Overview:
Our client is among the largest police forces in England, providing diverse departments and specialties, offering endless career prospects. They prioritise employee development through mentorship, coaching, online courses, and leadership programs. As one of the top 50 inclusive employers in the UK and a disability-confident employer, they ensure a culture of respect where everyone feels valued. Their commitment extends to managing health and wellbeing, offering year-round events, a 24/7 welfare support hotline, and embracing neurodiversity.

Role Overview:
As a Cloud Engineer, you will be pivotal in engineering innovative cloud services and environments, adhering to architectural standards while refining existing capabilities. Your role will be instrumental in shaping the infrastructure necessary to drive the organisation into the digital era. You will craft cloud solutions with security as a fundamental principle, leveraging expertise in Security Operations (SecOps) to implement robust security measures across all operational facets. Your influence will guide teams towards consistent implementation of security best practices.


  • Up to £45,500 annually
  • 26 days’ leave (increasing to 30 days after 5 years) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Flexi-time for work-life balance
  • Pension contributions up to 16%
  • Comprehensive development, training, and support
  • Discounts through Blue Light Card and Blue Light Tickets
  • And more…


  • Deploying cloud systems and services with superior performance and reliability.
  • Developing automation solutions for resource provisioning and user self-service.
  • Enforcing industry-leading practices across all cloud services.
  • Driving operational efficiencies through cloud-based hosting.
  • Orchestrating legacy system migrations to cloud platforms.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to align cloud strategies with organisational objectives.
  • Evaluating system performance and identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Conducting regular evaluations to ensure cloud services meet requirements.
  • Addressing issues promptly, ensuring compliance with security policies.
  • Providing education on new cloud technologies and initiatives.
  • Championing SecOps best practices across teams.


  • Expertise in migrating on-premise solutions to Azure cloud.
  • Proven experience with ExpressRoute and VPN Gateways.
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure Resources.
  • Proficiency in event-driven architectures and Azure Event Grid.
  • Extensive experience in SecOps practices.
  • Familiarity with SailPoint IDN.
  • Proficiency in Infrastructure as Code tools like Terraform.
  • Strong scripting skills, especially PowerShell.
  • Microsoft Certifications (Azure Administrator, AZ-900 / AZ-500) preferred.
  • Collaborative engineering skills.
  • Ability to navigate technical and organisational complexities.
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