Cloud Platform Engineer

Ref: 11076

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Location: Hybrid (Home & Handforth)

About The Pets At Home Group
At Pets at Home we have an ambitious plan, to become “The Best Pet Care Business in the world” and a key part of delivering this in sustainable way will be our most cherished assets: our People and our Culture. We are a business built on strong values and behaviours which guide everything we do. These are our foundations which will help us to deliver our better world pledge to create a better world for pets and the people who love them.

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

The Role 
Working within the Azure Cloud Platform Team to deliver technology change and support business change to IT services, components and integrations hosted on the Azure public cloud platform.


Key Responsibilities Include

  • ​​Definition of Azure public cloud platform standards (where appropriate) 
  • ​Compliance with Azure public cloud platform standards​ 
  • ​​Assessment, acceptance, integration, and adoption of planned changes to the Azure public cloud platform 
  • ​Delivery of change to the Azure public cloud platform​ 
  • ​​Patch assessment, acceptance, integration, and adoption for the Azure public cloud platform 
  • ​Maintenance release and update assessment, acceptance, integration, and adoption for the Azure public cloud platform​ 
  • ​​Shift left approach to enable 1st and 2nd line support and IT operations to provide effective support and minimise the use of 3rd line for the Azure public cloud platform 
  • ​3rd line support for the Azure public cloud platform during in operational hours and out of hours through on call structure 
  • ​​Identification of improvement opportunities to improve the Azure cloud platform and/or the Azure cloud platform team including skills, knowledge, tooling and automation​ 
  • ​​Representation of Azure cloud platform in business and technology forums to educate forums on the role of the Azure cloud platform, challenge where appropriate and assess the impact of planned changes ​ 
  • Work alongside Azure Lead Cloud Platform Manager and peer colleagues as part of a leadership group to provide an effective IT service management and operations capability for the group   


Essential Experience and Skills

  • Public cloud technology infrastructure change delivery in a large enterprise 
  • Public cloud technology infrastructure support 
  • Public cloud product and service principles across software as service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service    
  • IT service management principles 
  • Supplier management 
  • Managing technical teams 
  • Team performance management 
  • Team career development plan management 
  • Technology experience including:  

- public cloud networks 
- virtual servers and operating systems  
- storage, back-up and restore, and archive 
- middleware and integration (message bus, file transfer, api,)  
- security (firewalls, intrusion prevention, data loss protection, encryption at rest / in transit)  
  management tools and dashboards   


If you have any of the following qualifications/ experience, that would be highly desirable:

  • Public cloud technology infrastructure change delivery in a large retail / ecommerce enterprise 
  • Azure product and service experience   


On offer, together with this fantastic career opportunity, you will be provided with a strong and competitive benefits package in addition to the base salary.


This Includes
10% Bonus potential
28 days holiday + Bank Holidays
Pension Scheme
Share options
Group Discounts


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 07-06-2022

Expiry Date: 30-07-2022