Cloud Platform Engineer

Job Req ID:  1034
Posting Date:  16-Sep-2022
Function:  Cyber Security

Tewksbury Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive plus excellent benefits

Cloud Platform Engineer

Cheltenham or Ipswich


Security isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good. 
About this role

Based in our Ipswich hub and working closely with the Cloud Operations Lead, you are responsible for contributing to the design and deployment of new bespoke systems as well as supporting and maintaining existing ones. You should also contribute to innovation and development of new products, and process improvement initiatives. This role will require working as part of a team, supporting colleagues and collaboration with customers.

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued. 


Security Clearance: The nature of our work means you will be expected to obtain and maintain a DV clearance, so if you don’t currently have one, we will need to undertake pre security checks before starting the role with us. Once you have obtained DV, you will be eligible for an additional £5k annual payment.


You'll have the following responsibilities

  • Accountable: Works under general direction within a clear framework of accountability - has responsibility for delivering and implementing aspects of security solutions for GSS customers.
  • Accountable: Plans own work in line with general direction to meet given objectives and processes.
  • Accountable: Responsible for resolving incidents and service requests in line with SLAs to enable continued system operation.
  • Accountable: To form part of an out of hours on call rota when required.
  • Leadership: Identifies and communicates opportunities that assist with setting technical direction, with respect to best practice for domains of operation.

You'll have the following skills & experience

Mandatory experience:

  • Service management experience within the IT industry
  • Ability to take responsibility, ownership and autonomy of delegated platform operations and deliverables 
  • Understanding and experience of cloud computing in AWS/Azure/GCP
  • Understanding of DevOps and agile team methodologies
  • Degree Educated or equivalent Industry experience
  • Desired Experience:
  • Networking basics
  • Working with big data platforms
  • Virtualisation/containerisation concepts
  • Additional:
  • A DV level of National Security Vetting will be required for this role.


  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)      


About BT


There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.


Firstly, we’ve got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you’re welcome at BT, we really mean it.


Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing Smart Working at BT. Smart Working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss Smart Working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.

Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people - which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience. You can find out more about Security in BT here


In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.


How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!