Cloud Native Engineer

  • ControlPlane
  • Remote
  • 05 Jul, 2024

Job Description

Job Title: Cloud Native Engineer           

Report To: Engineering Manager

Job Location: Remote and/or London (right to work in UK or EU required)      

Employment Status: Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Who is ControlPlane?

We are a London based cloud technology company, helping to keep people safe online. We work with cloud providers and their customers to secure the building blocks of the internet, by offering consulting, training and products related to cloud native development, security and operations.

ControlPlane’s priority is to continue to be a leader in the Kubernetes and Cloud DevSecOps space. We secure the next generation of software systems and provide a clear, risk-based adoption guide for organisations looking to implement best practices.

Trusted by Google Cloud, UK Home Office, JPMC, among many others, our clients are world leading organisations.

What We’re Looking For in a Cloud Native Engineer

We are looking for cloud native engineers and consultants at all levels to represent the technical and cultural values of ControlPlane, leading our customers by example in the complex and fast-changing world of cloud native technology. You will perform a mix of client consulting, working on internal labs projects, and contributing to Open Source projects on ControlPlane’s behalf.

This is a unique job role within a successful start-up company where you will have the chance to make a positive impact, learn, grow and work with great colleagues who consistently challenge the status quo.

This is a remote position, but we invite you to spend time in person at our London office: this is optional and we aim to be entirely flexible to your needs. You may be expected to work on a client site for a few days a month. As a leader in the cloud native community there are opportunities for international travel.

Roles, Responsibilities and Requirements of Our Cloud Native Engineer

What you'll bring (Essential):

  • Experience and a deep understanding of Kubernetes using GKE, EKS or OpenShift
  • Experience with one or more cloud providers and Infrastructure as Code tools and practices
  • Development experience with Golang, Python, or Java
  • Understanding of CD/CD best practices and a range of build tools
  • Cloud security awareness and a desire to build hardened systems

What you'll bring (Desirable):

  • Experience with SPIFFE/SPIRE
  • Experience with Hashicorp Vault
  • Experience with GitOps tools and practices
  • Experience with Zero Trust Architectures, tools and practices


ControlPlane is a dynamic, cutting edge and passionate business for which to work. Our employees are the heart of our business, which means we care about our company culture and our employees’ wellbeing and progression. Alongside this, as our colleague you will have the following benefits:

  • Generous and competitive salary
  • Discretionary team bonus
  • 33 days of paid holiday, including paid leave for the standard 8 UK Bank Holidays
  • Statutory pension contribution
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • An individual training budget for personal development, including but not limited to:
    • Conferences
    • Training (books, courses, coaching, as well as internal training which is of course included beyond budget)
    • Qualifications
  • Individual development time:
    • 10 days for training
    • 7.5 days to attend and present at conferences
    • 10 days company research and development time

We are looking for technical practitioners who can work with our clients and the team to deliver these projects and help establish ControlPlane as a world-class technical thought leader.

We believe our peers are equally as important as the technology we use. We’re looking for people of the highest personal calibre, quietly confident, with a good work ethic, keenness to learn, emotional maturity and respect, who know that “we” is more than “me”, and who embrace human diversity of all kinds. As we grow you will help us to build a company culture of which we can all be proud. If you espouse these values, we want you!

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