Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

SmartSearch’s award-winning platform provides a comprehensive Anti-Money Laundering verification suite for UK and international markets, protecting our clients through the most advanced and comprehensive features available from an AML provider.

In 2021 we were recognised by the Financial Times as one of the Top 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe for the 4th consecutive year and won the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Award - Digital & Technology, as well as being named in the renowned RegTech100 list for 2022.

SmartSearch has grown rapidly by fostering an incredibly collaborative and supportive culture. As we continue our ambitious growth plans, we will strive to remain a truly exciting, rewarding, and unique place to work.


Working within an Infrastructure and DevOps team of 4, you will be building, and delivering scalable containerised apps with Kubernetes in an Azure cloud environment. You will support our legacy web application server environment, and work on the build and architecture of our rebuilt containerised application.


  • Experience with Azure, Kubernetes and Docker are essential

  • Knowledge of building, and delivering scalable containerised apps with Kubernetes

  • Strong understanding of cloud networking architecture, such as Cisco ASAv/FTD/FMC and load balancers

  • Track record of managing Linux servers in a public cloud environment

  • To comply with all technical and security processes by design practices.

  • Proven experience creating cloud platforms based around a cloud-native modern tech-stack

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and good standard of English

  • Have a desire to keep up to date with technology changes

  • Be adaptable in working, with multiple priorities that can change regularly

  • Additional technical knowledge of Git version control, Javascript, MySQL or working with PHP development teams is advantageous


  • Investigate and track down bugs and create resolutions

  • Accurately record issues, features and business requirements

  • Building and setting up development tools and infrastructure

  • Understanding the needs of stakeholders and conveying this to developers

  • Producing detailed documentation for the cloud infrastructure to demonstrate both logical network and server design

  • Identify tools and methods to automate and improve development and release processes

  • Ensuring systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats

  • Identifying technical problems and developing software updates and ‘fixes’

  • Working alongside software developers to ensure that development follows established processes and works as intended

  • Planning cloud architecture projects and being involved in project management decisions


  • We are multi-award winning including being named in the renowned RegTech100 list for 2022.

  • We have fantastic facilities at our head office in Ilkley which was designed with employee welfare and fulfilment in mind and includes numerous breakout areas, coffee pod machines, reading space, an onsite gym, onsite parking, gaming area, pool table and table tennis, free fruit delivered weekly

  • We regularly review personal development goals and provide support for your progression

  • Our excellent benefits package includes up to 30 days annual leave per year

  • Various weekly recognition schemes

  • Employee engagement and activities committee that plans activities throughout the year

  • Two big company celebrations per year - summer and winter events

  • Employee referral bonus

  • Company pension scheme, comprehensive private medical scheme and life insurance

  • We have a proactive focus on inclusion & diversity and supporting social mobility through our DE&I Group; we are keen to meet with a diverse pool of candidates

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