AWS Senior Consultant



Closing Date: 31st October

About Arcus

Arcus Global is an award-winning SME that is growing rapidly and delivers Cloud  solutions to clients within the public sector. This role is in our Amazon Web Services (AWS) Division which was the first in Europe to win the AWS Public Sector competency and scored 1000/1000 in its last AWS Managed Service Partner Audit. We have been helping the public sector to use AWS since 2011 and have a reputation for creating innovative but practical solutions at speed.

You will report to our Principal Technologist - Implementation and will work closely with our Architects, Project Managers and Consultants.

What you’ll be doing

  • Using architectural designs to implement new environments and solutions on AWS

  • Administering and supporting Linux servers hosted on AWS

  • Responding to and resolving support calls

  • Developing new design patterns for common infrastructure requirements

  • Meeting with clients to assist them with requirements, implementation, etc.

  • Creating and maintaining articles in our knowledgebase

  • Assisting Consultants in resolving technical issues

  • Analysing client infrastructure and planning server migrations

  • Keeping abreast of new developments involving Linux server technology, AWS and IaaS

  • Contributing to proposals and reports

What we need from you

AWS experience

  • Either three years’ experience of building and maintaining Linux / Unix servers on AWS with an AWS Associate level certificate or two years’ experience and an AWS Professional level certificate

Linux expertise

  • At least three years’ systems administration experience on Linux / Unix operating systems with an LPIC 1 certificate

Mentoring experience

  • At least a years’ experience of mentoring, coaching and supporting more junior technical colleagues

Consultant approach

  • Experience of working with or being a consultant. including the ability to conduct yourself in a friendly but professional manner on a client site and to listen to, understand and respond helpfully to client requirements

Self-motivated and quick to learn

  • Able to quickly get up to speed with new technologies. You will need to find ways to make applications work on AWS that use technologies that you have not seen before and you will have to work with colleagues, the Internet and third parties to find and test solutions to problems.

Good problem solving and teamwork skills

  • Able to break down complex problems into manageable issues.

  • Ready to experiment with different solutions, iterating quickly in order to overcome obstacles.

  • Able to ask for help when stuck and willing to assist colleagues so that the team achieves the objective.

Willingness to travel

  • Although we expect most of your work to be in Cambridge, we take clients all over the UK so you will need to do some business travel which can include overnight stays

Our perks:

Feel good

  • All staff work with the knowledge that our solutions help the public sector to perform better

Career development

  • All staff determine their own career development with support from managers

Friendly environment

  • We have a stimulating, fun, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment where people are highly valued.  Joining Arcus means you’ll be joining a 'family' rather than just another company


  • We provide free fruit and healthy snacks along with a wide range of beverages

Social club & events

  • We are a friendly bunch and believe that an active social life is important so we have a comprehensive social calendar. Whether you’re into music, sport, or board games there’ll be an activity for you

Formal benefits

  • Health insurance (for you and your family)

  • Medical cash back plan (for you and your family)

  • Life assurance

  • Pension Scheme - fund match up to 3%

  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days holiday

  • Holiday buy/sell scheme of up to 5 days

  • 35 hr week with flexitime and working from home

Kate Warboys