AWS Specialist

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. Digital
Posting date:02 Aug, 2018

Role Title: AWS Specialist

Role Location: Newbury

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Here at Vodafone, we connect everybody to live a better today, and build a better tomorrow. That could be providing superfast network speeds to smartphones, providing ‘unified communications’ through fixed solutions, making the lives of farmers easier with mobile money payments or streaming music into a car. As you can imagine, this means that we have a vibrant and diverse mix of skills and people making Vodafone a great place to work.

Are you ready to help our customers discover, understand and enjoy the best that connectivity can offer? The adventure starts here.

Here we don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work.  For us, happy employees equal happy customers.

Our Team:

Vodafone UK Digital-X programme is a flagship programme with a vision to transform into a digitally empowered business and enrich seamless digital experience.

Vodafone UK will serve the majority of its customers via the Digital Channel instead of the traditional channels. This will greatly enhance the customer experience and significantly reduce costs and is considered essential for Vodafone to thrive in a very competitive landscape. Technology is working closely with the business and Vodafone UK to make this vision a reality in the coming years.

The goal of Digital X program is to deliver strategic roadmap that can be owned and delivered by Digital domain using state of the art technologies like cloud.

In context of this, we are looking for DigitalX Application(AWS) Lead who will take primary responsibility for Application operational support for Digital Application Layer. In a customer facing role, he will be responsible to all operational activities and ensure service availability & SLAs.

Expert in below technologies:

  • Micro services, Amazon Web services, WCS, Java.

  • Large Tier 1/2 Telecom  BSS / OSS L2 Application Operation delivery project

  • Incident Management & CRQs on demand

  • Telecom Domain experience is must

  • Good in stakeholder management

  • BAU activities

  • Continuous Service improvement by process optimization & automation

With us you will:

  • Solve day to day operation support issues

  • Accountable for meeting & improving SLA & KPIs for the applications

  • Should be flexible to work in shifts, weekends, Public Holidays on rotational basis

  • Provide on-call support as and when required.

  • Suggest improvements

  • Responsible for all operational management aspects of incidents

  • End-to-end ownership of the incidents, communication between business and support teams; issue resolution

  • Update Work instructions /SOPs

  • Securing incidents are resolved within SLA

  • Participate in Change, Release and Deployment activities and Transformation plans

  • Co-ordination with all support groups

  • Continuous engagement with operations and support teams to understand the ongoing risks within the business and address it in timely manner

  • Ability to drive process improvement to continually improve service and reduce costs

  • Constantly challenge to review methodology to enhance delivery

  • Develop and manage resource utilization, billing, and optimization process

  • Analyse performance bottleneck based on monitoring data

  • Configure and manage security polices, compliance policies, and access controls to AWS resources (e.g. Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, Amazon VPC, Amazon RDS etc.)

  • Configure and manage audit for AWS resources

  • Develop and operate backup/restoration procedure

  • Develop and operate patch management procedure

  • Develop or update CloudFormation script to automate provisioning of AWS resources

  • Where applicable, develop AWS command line script or CloudFormation script to automate tasks

  • Respond and resolve production incidents related to AWS resources as well as operating systems running on EC2 instances (e.g. Redhat Enterprise Linux etc.)

We need you to have:

  • Prior work experience in L2 Application operation support specifically in AWS

  • ITIL Foundation certified

  • 7-10 years of work experience

  • Experience as support with Amazon Web Service

  • Knowledge of AWS:

    • Elastic Cloud Compute (health check & AMI, Cloud watch etc)

    • Identity & Access Management

    • Security Group

    • Cloud watch (configuration& monitoring)

    • Auto scaling

    • Basic knowledge of Load Balancer, Elastic container service, Virtual private cloud .


  • TIBCO API Exchange:

    o   Configuration of authorization policies & routing rules

    o   Configuration of throttling models

    o   Light-weight orchestration models

    o   Config UI

  • Experience in debugging REST API

  • UNIX/LINUX, shell scripting, integration

We’re happy if you:

  • Primary Skills: AWS, WCP, WCS, Apache-Webserver, AWS Cloudwatch , Oracle 12C, Unix/Linux    

  • Secondary Skills:  Solr, Coherence, Spring boot Java, AWS Cloudwatch      

  • Ability to lead and articulate end-to-end business processes and the key integration/ control points, work cross-functionally across different business processes

  • Detail oriented and experienced in documenting processes and SOPs

  • Engage with business to proactively provide advisory and guidance on risks and controls for new projects, programs, processes and initiatives

Commitment from Vodafone

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on

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