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Cloud Computing R&D Engineer

£32000 - £45000 per annum + Extensive package (Pension, Healthcare+++)

Cloud Computing R&D Engineer

Reading - Permanent -

£32k-45k depending on experience

Inventing, exploring and generally playing with Cloud Computing - driving the innovation and creativity of next generation solutions, while working in an environment focused on experimentations. The current focus is AWS, Azure or Google Cloud could be next.

The post is Covid remote at present, however proximity to Reading is critical as being in the office 2 or 3 days a week will be a future requirement to assist collaboration, coaching, training and team building initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Partaking in ownership for Cloud development, providing ideas and innovation

  • Championing Proof of Concept creation in an R&D environment.

  • Taking ownership for a range of work packages relating to the design, test, and deployment of back-end cloud-based system.

  • Creating architecture and deploying it in the cloud with responsibility for end to end connectivity functionality.

  • Providing full development and testing of connected hardware end points

  • Supporting the upkeep and enhancement of IoT back-end system

  • Standalone / self-managing own project activities and conducting project reports to executives

  • Bringing technical innovation and evolution

  • Contribute to growth and evolution of yourself and colleagues

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of Amazon Web Services.

  • A breadth of experience in AWS stack development.

  • Demonstrable knowledge in career, academia and personal projects of wider Cloud computing (Azure, Google Cloud etc...)

  • In-depth knowledge in creating cloud infrastructure - its maintenance & governance.

  • Understanding of IoT technology and its application to day to day activities.

  • Confidence in presentation and reporting skills on updates and progress.

  • Awareness and knowledge of Data privacy related technology and cyber security protocols

  • Exposure too and desire to learn more about Machine learning and AI.

  • Proactive and must demonstrate high-level of self-motivation.

  • A proven ability to pick up new technical skills and share/mentor from existing areas of strength

Please note that a R&D and PoC focus is different from managing and maintaining Enterprise Cloud solutions, experience has shown that candidates best suited to this environment are not currently working on Enterprise solutions, which typically come with a demarcation of role and siloed responsibilities - rather they are in a start-up, accademic or SME type arena.


A career opportunity focused on R&D and 'Proof of Concept' is a rare opening. This organisation take the desirable opportunity and improve it. They provide the no limits environment that allows for fun, creativity and the genuine ability to experiment and back it up with access to enterprise tools, cutting edge products, industry leading partners and the environment and resources to push the limits.

In return, the successful individual with relevant career experience and the right attitude, will receive a competitive salary, extensive package, flexible working and a culture and environment that inspires creativity.

Next Steps

Please "apply Now" with a full CV, highlighting your relevant experience, to be consider for the next stage of this application

Equal Opportunities

FPSG is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

Key terms

Cloud Computing, IoT, AI, Artificial Intelligence, R&D, PoC, AWS, Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud, AWS Toolkit, UAT, Raspberry Pi, Arduino controllers, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud platforms, Cloud Engineer, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Architect, Cloud Developer

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