Cloud Administrator

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    11 June 2022

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Arianne Santos

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We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.


We are recruiting for a talented Cloud Administrator to help embed Cloud Optimization principles into our practices and help transform the business using the cloud. The role will be part of the Global Hosting Services Operations team supporting our entire infrastructure estate.


Why should you join Cambridge?

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

When you join Cambridge, you get the best possible combination of a supportive, caring environment, balanced with work that brings out the best in you. You will have access to learning and development opportunities, and business tools essential for your role so that you can perform at your peak.


What can we offer you?

In this role, you will collaborate with colleagues across different areas of the business and branches.  It is an opportunity that will enable you to widen your horizon by learning from other cultures.

The role is pivotal to the success and efficiency of our cloud technology services, and there are no limits to the opportunities afforded to learn best practices in this field, work with new and exciting technologies, and collaborate with highly talented people.

On top of these, working with Cambridge will also give you stability. We show our care for our people by allowing them to grow not just professionally but also personally. We promote work-life balance through flexible work schedules, hybrid work arrangements, and generous paid leaves. In addition, you will be entitled to our health care benefits with coverage for dependents, group life insurance, and robust wellbeing programs right on the first day of joining us.


What will you do in this role?

This role is intended – through embedding cloud optimization principles and best practices – to help transform the mindsets of our platform teams, get the maximum return of investment in the cloud, and speed up the delivery of products.

Your principal tasks include:

  • Provide cloud optimization solutions model and analyze the patterns of each workload —including usage, history, and operational cost, combine this analysis with knowledge of the cloud services and configurations available, then deliver recommendations to improve workload-to-service matching.
  • Provide cloud cost visibility and report (actuals to budget / forecast, spend oversight, detection of key areas of waste and optimization, utilization rates, etc.)
  • Implement governance standards and tooling, including AWS Organizations, Control Tower, resource tagging, etc. for workload automation and continuous optimization


What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?

We are looking for a candidate with strong understanding of technical software engineering concepts and AWS requirements for engineering capacity, attention to detail, innovative and collaborative thought leader to develop optimization strategies.

In addition, experience, knowledge or expertise in the following are an advantage:

  • You will have at least 2 years' experience of hands on exposure to AWS and a good understanding of AWS organisations
  • Proficient knowledge of AWS services and/or Azure and its best practices
  • Proven experience in partnering with stakeholders on cloud best practices and costing in order to influence business decisions.
  • Desired certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate level (if you do not have any of these, we will provide you the support to get certified)


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