Location:  Remote/Northern Ireland
Hours:  Permanent Full-time
Salary:  Aligned with professional experience and industry norms
Date Posted:  July 2023
Hiring:  ASAP

About ISx4

ISx4 is a rapidly growing business based in Northern Ireland providing bespoke analytics solutions to clients globally. Our speciality is analytics service delivery - we enable analytics within organisations to allow them to derive detailed insights from their business. We create, deliver, and manage analytics solutions in all areas including Finance, Risk, Marketing, HR, IT, Audit, Logistics, AML, Clinical Trials, Life Sciences and Platform Support. Our staff are based throughout Europe and currently operate remotely. ISx4 have an ambitious hiring plan for the next three years with new hires at all levels to support the strategic growth of the firm.

The Role

As a Cloud Consultant with ISx4, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining scalable cloud infrastructure solutions. You will collaborate with the greater Data Science team and our customers and provide support, ensuring optimal performance, security, and availability of cloud-based systems and services. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cloud technologies, excellent problem-solving skills, and a passion for staying up to date with the latest advancements in cloud computing. Data science and analytics skills are desirable to support data-driven decision-making processes, but training will be provided as part of the role in this area too.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, deploy, and maintain cloud infrastructure solutions based on business and technical customer requirements.
  • Collaborate with development/data science teams to provide guidance on cloud architecture best practices, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security.
  • Implement and manage cloud services, including compute, storage, networking, and databases.
  • Monitor and optimize cloud infrastructure performance, addressing issues related to scalability, availability, and efficiency.
  • Ensure data integrity and security by implementing appropriate access controls, encryption, and backup solutions.
  • Automating infrastructure, provisioning, configuration, and deployment processes using infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tools is an advantage.
  • Conduct regular security assessments and implement necessary measures to protect cloud-based systems and data.
  • Collaborate with the ISx4 team and our customers to troubleshoot and resolve infrastructure-related issues.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and emerging technologies in cloud computing, making recommendations for their adoption and implementation.
  • Optimize data storage and retrieval mechanisms to ensure efficient access and retrieval of large-scale datasets.
  • Assist in data governance and compliance efforts, including data privacy, data protection, and regulatory requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, data science, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Proven experience as a Cloud SRE/Consultant or similar role, with a focus on public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Strong understanding of cloud architecture concepts, including virtualization, containers, microservices, and serverless computing.
  • Proficiency in infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation, or Azure Resource Manager.
  • Experience with automation and configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef an advantage.
  • Solid understanding of networking principles, including TCP/IP, DNS, load balancing, and firewall configurations.
  • Knowledge of cloud security best practices, including identity and access management (IAM), encryption, and vulnerability management.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and logging tools such as CloudWatch, Azure Monitor, or Stackdriver.
  • Experience with DevOps methodologies and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines an advantage.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot complex issues in a distributed cloud environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
  • Desirable: Experience and expertise in data science and analytics, including machine learning, data processing, and visualization.
  • Desirable: Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in data science, such as Python or R.
  • Desirable: Experience with data engineering techniques and technologies, including data pipelines and ETL processes.
  • Relevant cloud certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Certified Cloud Engineer) are a plus.

Personal Skills

  • Personal Integrity, Stakeholder Management, Project Management, Agile Methodologies, Automation, Solutions Architecture.

Exposure to the following additional skills is available

as part of this role with existing experience an advantage:

  • Applying data science and analytics techniques to support data-driven decision-making processes within cloud-based systems.
  • Develop and deploy machine learning models and data pipelines in a cloud environment.
  • Collaborate with data scientists and analysts to provide infrastructure support for data exploration, modelling, and visualization.
  • Integrate cloud-based analytics tools and services for data processing, transformation, and analysis.