Cloud Specialist

Job Req ID:  894
Posting Date:  16-Sep-2022
Function:  Cloud

Whitehall, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive

Cloud Architect  

Ipswich, London or Cheltenham


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.


You’ve got opportunities

Joining our cloud delivery team, you’ll be working within a fast paced, constantly evolving team, that delivers world class secure cloud solutions that make a real difference to our customers.

The team is customer focused so you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with end customers, understand their requirements, and lead the design of cloud solutions that make a significant difference in protecting the society in which we live. 

You’ll have the opportunity to be deeply hands on in delivery, as well as help support and develop less experienced members of the team, using your own cloud and professional experience to support their ongoing professional development.

You’ll have numerous opportunities to grow and develop your career, as we actively look to support our team’s professional development, especially in an area as ever changing as cloud.


What you’ll do:

  • Provide the technical direction for the development and delivery of world class secure cloud-based solutions.
  • Work directly with our customers to understand their requirements and work collaboratively with them to define solutions.
  • Lead the design of cloud based solutions as well as be hands on in their development as part of agile delivery teams.
  • Translate architectural designs into infrastructure-as-code defined solutions.
  • Working with support teams to enable management and monitoring of cloud-based systems, and their ongoing support.
  • Provide some third line support to deployed cloud-based solutions.
  • Ensure compliance of cloud systems with security policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Either line manage or act as a technical mentor to others in the team, assisting them with their ongoing professional development.
  • Act as a cloud subject matter expert and evangelist, leading organisational cloud adoption strategies and embedding best practice approaches.


You’ll definitely:

  • Have deep expertise utilising cloud services, both compute and appropriate managed services. Primarily in AWS, but any expertise in Azure and GCP would be relevant as well.
  • Have experience with cloud architectures and the ability to appropriately apply the relevant techniques. For example, AWS Well Architected Framework and Event-driven workflows.
  • Be able to apply software engineering principles to complex systems at scale.
  • Have experience maintaining and operating capabilities through-life.
  • Have a desire to continually update, enhance and validate own skills.


You might even:

  • Have deep expertise managing infrastructure-as-code, for example using Terraform or AWS CloudFormation.
  • Have experience using scripting languages (Python, PowerShell, etc) to define processes and serverless functions.
  • Have experience with Micro-service and container based deployment strategies, and a zero trust authorization model.
  • Have experience with iterative full-stack MVC web development in appropriate languages (for example node.js or python).
  • Have experience with agile delivery processes.
  • Have experience in internal and external stakeholder management and engagement 
  • Have some experience in either line managing a team or mentoring and developing less experienced members of the team, assisting in their ongoing professional development.
  • Have some cloud certifications, though while desirable practical experience is more important.  


 What’s in it for you?

  • Career progression in BT Security and across BT with our internal development programme
  • Competitive salary
  • Location:                    Ipswich, London or Cheltenham            
  • Weekly Hours:            37.5
  • Position Type:            Full Time
  • Contract:                     Permanent




  • 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)
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this role you may be required to undergo DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance ( An allowance of £5k per annum may be payable monthly while you hold this DV and continue to work in a role that requires that level of security clearance. The terms of this allowance will be made available if you are successful in being recruited into this role.


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!