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Junior Cloud Platform Engineer




We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our innovative Cloud team as our new Junior Cloud Platform Engineer. Reporting to our Cloud Platform Engineering Manager, this role will be an integral part of our Technology division.


About Technology


After finalising our technology, data and process merger recently, our Technology division are now moving forward with our technology strategy to further enable the organisation to bring amazing voices to all. This involves harnessing the power of Cloud solutions, a constantly evolving security stance, the rejuvenation of legacy applications and further improving the way we engage with and manage our strategic partners and suppliers.


Our Technology division is moving forward into its next stage of Cloud adoption; enabling our colleagues to fulfil our mission - we make books for everyone, because a book can change anyone.


At Penguin, our Technology division thrives on collaboration, support and building strong relationships across the business. We believe that a diverse and talented team is the key to our success.


Joining us as a Junior Cloud Platform Engineer means becoming an essential part of our Cloud transformation journey. We're dedicated to developing our colleagues and this role serves as a steppingstone to a promising technical career.


In this role, you will:


  • Assist the Cloud Platform Engineering Manager & Cloud Engineers in developing and implementing our comprehensive cloud strategy in line with the organisation's objectives.

  • Participate in the design, build and operation of various cloud infrastructure components including storage, networking and security services.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to help identify and implement cloud-based solutions that enhance efficiency and reliability.

  • Monitor cloud performance and contribute to optimising cost, uptime and resource utilisation to meet or exceed service level agreements.

  • Help establish and enforce cloud security best practices, including access control, data protection and disaster recovery.

  • Support the Cloud Platform Engineering Manager in delivering cloud-related projects, not least of all our migration from on-prem to the cloud!

  • Learn from technical guidance and mentorship provided by team members, fostering continuous learning and development.

  • Stay updated with industry trends and best practices in cloud computing, sharing insights with the team and stakeholders.

  • Take pride in performing as a valued member of our Technology division and contribute to the success of the wider Technology agenda beyond your own area of responsibility.

You will have:


  • A passion for innovation and growing your technical Cloud skills.

  • The ability to work proactively with team members, vendors and other colleagues to achieve goals.

  • Some practical experience with major cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure, and a willingness to learn about their IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings.

  • A basic understanding of cloud architecture principles.

  • An eagerness to learn about managing cloud networking, storage and computer resources.

  • An interest in cloud security practices, including identity and access management, encryption and vulnerability management.

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to technical challenges.

  • Developed communication and interpersonal skills, with a capacity for effective collaboration.

  • An eagerness to learn and grow in a dynamic cloud technology environment.

  • Basic coding skills will be required as we progress with an Infrastructure-as-Code mindset.

Our approach to hybrid working:


While our offices are places for you to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, having flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing. So, we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to how we work in different teams across Penguin Random House UK.


This is a hybrid role, based in our offices in London, as there are activities and meetings that you will need to support in-person. We are happy to discuss hybrid working arrangements with you during your recruitment process.


About Penguin: 


We’re the UK’s largest publisher; made up of some 2,000 people and publishing over 1,500 books each year. Our doors are open to all kinds of talent. In a constantly evolving industry, we work hard to stretch the definition of the word publisher. Here, you’ll work with a breadth of talent who all play their part to make each of our books a success. Together, we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone. 


Application deadline: Please apply with your CV and cover letter by Monday 27th May. In your cover letter, please tell us why you think you’re a suitable candidate for this position.





What you can expect from us:


Salary: circa £35,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits. We will be happy to discuss compensation level in more detail over the course of the interview process.

Our people are the heart of our business, and we work hard to support a culture of responsibility and recognition. Our benefits include:


  • Financial – discounted shopping, season ticket loan, rental deposit loan

  • Wellbeing – healthcare cash plan, employee assistance, gym loan

  • Lifestyle – taste card, tech scheme, free and discounted books


For our full benefits list please visit:


You can read about our recruitment process at


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we're part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can't take all eligible candidates to interview.


We encourage you to tell us about any reasonable adjustments you may need by emailing Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your request.


Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Company: Penguin Books Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 270579

Date:  15 May 2024

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW


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