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Unilever Cloud Engineer (9 Open Vacancies) in Port Sunlight, United Kingdom

Job Title: Cloud Engineer (9 Open Vacancies)

Location: Port Sunlight Offices & Factories


Cloud is a critical enabler of Unilever’s digital future. It not only changes how we store and access data but, will also fundamentally improve how our business operates. Cloud enables innovation and delivery at cost effective scale and a pace by removing barriers and providing foundations for digital business transformation.

The Cloud Platform Services (CPS) team, part of the UniOps function, has a vision to accelerate cloud adoption to drive a future fit model for innovation and growth across Unilever.

The core mission of a Cloud Engineer is to deliver technical solutions using cutting edge technologies and industry best practices to implement product solutions for CPS’s customers. The Cloud Engineer promotes the use of automation to solve technical challenges, and strives to create elegant, reliable, performant and cost-effective solutions as part of the product lifecycle.

The primary focus of a Cloud Engineer is the automated deployment & configuration of cloud infrastructure and services and the tools used to build these services.

The Cloud Engineer is experienced in cloud-based technology, with a firm grasp of emerging technologies, platforms, and applications, and the ability to customise them to help Unilever become more secure and efficient. Extensive knowledge of cloud maintenance and advanced industry knowledge is key to keeping CPS on the cutting edge.


  • You will be expected to work alongside the CPS Product team to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for our customers.

  • You will be responsible for building and configuring via automated deployment, products and services for CPS’ customers via the Cloud Service Catalogue (CSC).

  • You will need to define and document best practices and strategies regarding product and application build, deployment, and maintenance.

  • It will be expected of you to provide guidance, thought leadership, and mentorship to development teams on how to build cloud competencies.

  • As part of the Cloud Engineering role you will need to ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful design.

  • You will be accountable for developing and implementing technical efforts to design, build, and deploy Azure and GCP applications at the direction of Cloud Architects, including large-scale data processing, AI and ML.

  • Participate in all aspects of the product development life cycle for Azure and GCP solutions, including planning, requirements, development, testing, and quality assurance.

  • You will be expected to troubleshoot incidents, identify root cause, fix and document problems, and implement preventive measures, in accordance to agreed Product SLA’s and KPI’s.

  • As a cloud technical subject matter expert you will need to educate teams on the implementation of new cloud-based initiatives, providing associated training as required.

  • Employ exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they affect business productivity.



Programming / software development:

  • Designs, codes, verifies, tests, documents, amends and refactors moderately complex programmes or scripts.

  • Applies agreed standards and tools, to achieve a well-engineered result.

  • Collaborates in reviews of work with others as appropriate.


  • Reviews requirements and specifications and defines test conditions.

  • Designs test cases and test scripts under own direction, mapping back to pre-determined criteria, recording and reporting outcomes.

  • Analyses and reports test activities and results. Identifies and reports issues and risks associated with own work.

Systems Installation/ Decommissioning

  • Installs or removes hardware and/or software, using supplied installation instructions and tools.

  • Conducts tests, corrects malfunctions, and documents results in accordance with agreed procedures.

  • Reports details of all hardware/software items that have been installed and removed so that configuration management records can be updated.

  • Provides assistance to users in a professional manner following agreed procedures for further help or escalation.

  • Maintains accurate records of user requests, contact details and outcomes.

  • Contributes to the development of installation procedures and standards.

Change Management

  • Develops, documents, reviews and implements changes based on requests for change.

  • Applies change control procedures.

Release and Deployment

  • Uses the tools and techniques for specific areas of release and deployment activities.

  • Administers the recording of activities, logging results and documents technical activity.

  • May carry out early life support activities such as providing support advice to initial users.

Information Security

  • Communicates information security risks and issues to business managers and others.

  • Performs basic risk assessments for small information systems.

  • Contributes to vulnerability assessments.

  • Applies and maintains specific security controls as required by organisational policy and local risk assessments.

  • Investigates suspected attacks.

  • Responds to security breaches in line with security policy and records the incidents and action taken.

Methods and Tools

  • Provides support on the use of existing methods and tools.

  • Configures methods and tools within a known context.

  • Creates and updates the documentation of methods and tools.


  • Relevant years of experience, developing, and implementing cloud solutions on Azure and GCP platforms.

  • Relevant years of experience in coding with Java, PHP, Python or any other industry recognised coding language.

  • Proven experience in using code repository and deployment tools such as Teraform, Morpheus, Cloudbolt.

  • Understanding of and experience with well-architected frameworks.

  • Proven ability to collaborative with multi-disciplinary teams of Product Managers, Architects, Scrum Masters and Subject Matter Experts.

  • Keeping ahead with cloud trends and aligning appropriate cloud-native solutions to a product strategy.

  • Practical experience in applying Agile and DevOps methodologies.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 2+ Associate level CSP certificates in GCP and/or Azure.


Candidates would be required to show demonstration of the following behaviours:

  • Accountability and Ownership - Strive for high quality and success, empower yourself and others to make decisions.

  • Be bold - Challenge the status quo, be bold & passionate about cloud, think outside of the box and be willing to improve.

  • Customer First - Thinking about our customers constantly by providing them with the best tools, services and end user experiences.

  • Collaboration - Working in an openly creative culture, where all ideas are acknowledged encouraging innovation and transparency.

  • Empowered - Always be one step ahead, embrace change and challenges, initiate solutions and make decisions in good faith.


    About Unilever

    Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

    Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

    What We Offer

    Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

    Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

    Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever | Unilever ( .

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Job Category: Information Technology

Job Type: ICT Technical Discipline Analyst

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals