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.


Within this role, you will be trusted to; self-navigate, learn & share, a highly available Azure cloud environment. This is to support and migrate our legacy web application server environment, and to work on the build and architecture of our rebuilt containerised application.

Reporting directly to the Cloud and Infrastructure Manager, you will be expected to work independently, producing clear documentation to support the cloud environment. You will be expected to learn on the job, while improving your overall performance based on targets set for you.


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

  • Experience with Azure

  • Strong understanding of cloud networking architecture, including 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


  • Experience with Git version control

  • Experience working with development teams writing PHP

  • Exposure to Javascript

  • Competent with MySQL


  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • To be able to work to agreed deadlines


  • 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, reading space, an onsite gym, onsite parking, gaming area, pool table and table tennis, free fruit delivered weekly

  • There are excellent progression opportunities within our company growth plans based on personal development goals and regular feedback and reviews

  • Training and development is provided by talented team members, enthusiastic leadership and industry experts

  • Our excellent benefits package includes 25 days annual leave rising with each year of employment up to a maximum of 30 days per year.

  • Employee referral bonus

  • 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

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

  • We are an equal opportunities employer and 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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