Cloud Engineer

The role

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

Your day to day 

As a Cloud Engineer, you'll be working in cloud building, deploying and managing our customers environments. You will work part of a wider PA team who are striving to successfully achieve an outcome or deliverable. 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work on modern, enterprise grade software applications that use cutting edge tools and technology
  • Experience Agile ways of working and the product development lifecycle
  • Learn about the benefits of adopting a DevOps culture in your software development projects
  • You'll play an active role in Sprint Demos, explaining what has been implemented and how that benefits the customer and team

As part of this role you will implement ingenious cloud-enabled solutions and services for brilliant clients across industry sectors.  You will learn and grow – PA will support you to further develop your specializations and increase your certifications.  Expect a sleeves-up, fully associated, and immersive working week. All our people are client facing and empowered to fulfill the best outcome for their clients.  

Professional experience

 To be successful in this role you will need to have a mixture of experience the following areas (we don't expect you to know them all!):

Cloud providers or other virtual platforms:

  • Amazon AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Vmware

Setting up cloud infrastructure in your preferred cloud/virtualized environment:

  • Using IaC systems like Terraform (or cloud specific equivalent) to build out cloud platforms
  • Scripting experience (e.g. Python, Node, Bash)
  • Understanding of networking principles and how these are implemented
  • Working knowledge of Docker and containerization
  • Differences between Virtual machines and containers and how this affects networking, security and management
  • Sourcing best practice articles and translating them to real deliveries

In addition to the above, we would be thrilled if you also had:

  • Software development knowledge
  • Database management experience
  • Abilities to assist development teams to virtualize and/or containerize applications
  • Security approaches for cloud-based systems

What you bring

We are looking for a person to join, and be instrumental within, our Cloud team. Therefore, we expect that:

  • You are pragmatic and already understand that building a platform is only part of what a cloud engineering entails
  • You can clearly communicate with your peers, describing technical issues in both written and meeting/workshop contexts
  • You can demonstrate behaviors and implemented functions to clients
  • You enjoy solving problems and troubleshooting issues
  • You are generous in sharing your knowledge, ideas and solutions with your peers
  • You are constantly learning and enjoy pushing yourself to deliver the next goal


The Engineering team

We have deep full-stack development expertise across multiple technologies. We have specialists in Architecture, Quality Assurance and DevOps – as well as colleagues with expertise in Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Technology Innovation.

More about Engineering & Devops
Front-End Developer

Claire Bates

"The thing I love most about working here is the people. I really enjoy working with people who make an effort to share knowledge, take mental health at work seriously, and care about addressing anything that isn’t working well."


We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.


The base office for this role is Denver, United States. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay Transparency Act, PA is required to provide a reasonable salary range for this role.  This salary range is specific to the State of Colorado and is commensurate with experience, market data, applicant skills, internal equity and/or degrees/certifications.  Colorado Salary Range: Low: $$65,250   - High: $150,000.