AWS Engineer
20th February, 2024
Must be able to obtain Negative Vetting Level 1.

 
The AWS Engineer has an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the delivery of electoral events and day-to-day operations through an improved maturity of department’s systems. The role is responsible for undertaking very complex and/or sensitive work, under broad direction, utilising expertise across a range of activities relating to
IT Service Management.
 
The role will be responsible for, but not limited to:
• Managing the current AWS Account, including provisioning of resources and service, optimizing costs, and ensuring security and compliance.
• Implementing platform security controls to protect AWS resources and data from unauthorised access and cyber threats.
• Conducting assessments of vendor-managed AWS infrastructure/accounts to validate security posture and compliance with organisational standards.
• Implementing and enforcing platform best practices to ensure the reliability, scalability, and performance of the AWS environment.
• Work collaboratively with other teams to investigate and resolve complex issues with the operation of infrastructure.
• Work effectively with other teams to investigate and resolve complex issues with the implementation of solutions or systems.
• Ensure deadlines are consistently met and that a high standard of technical and design documentation is provided.
• Perform additional duties or assume responsibility of functions as required.
• Contribute to providing On-call support for department’s infrastructure and systems.
• Stay up to date with the latest industry trends and advancements.
 
Mandatory:
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in various AWS services such as EC2, S3, RS, Lambda, CloudFormation, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), etc
• Demonstrated proficiency in implementing and managing security controls within AWS, including Identity and Access management (IAM) policies, security groups, encryption, and key management.
• Understanding of compliance standards and experience implementing governance frameworks within AWS.
• Strong understanding of AWS networking concepts, including VPC, Route 53, Direct Connect, and VPN
• Experience with AWS monitoring and logging tools like CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and AWS Config for ensuring platform health and compliance.
• Ability to troubleshoot and optimise AWS resources for performance, cost, and security.
• Cultural fit:
o Ability to work with geographically dispersed teams
o Ability to work with technical and non-technical staff at all levels.
o Ability to collaborate and mentor team members to promote team harmony
 
Desirable:
• Proficiency in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform,
CloudFormation, or AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) for automating
infrastructure deployments and management.
• Relevant qualifications in AWS
• Demonstrated knowledge of IT frameworks, such as ITIL and TOGAF 
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Commonwealth frameworks, including ICT
frameworks 

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