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MUFG Cloud Engineer in London, United Kingdom

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Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 7th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 160,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

Overview of the Department/Section:

MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) is one of the world's leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with around 2,300 offices in over 50 countries including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and Oceania, and East Asia. The group has over 150,000 employees, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.

As one of the top financial groups globally with a vision to be the world's most trusted, we want to attract, nurture and retain the most talented individuals in the market. The size and range of MUFG's global business creates opportunities for our employees to stretch themselves and reap the rewards, whilst our common values, to behave with integrity and responsibility, and to build a culture which is fair, transparent, and honest, underpin everything that we do.We aim to be the financial partner of choice for our clients, whatever their requirements, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: MTU) stock exchanges. The group’s operating companies include, but are not limited to, MUFG Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (Japan's leading trust bank), Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings (one of Japan's largest securities firms), and MUFG Americas Holdings.

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This Cloud Team is part of the wider Platform, Cloud and Database team within Technology Infrastructure, which in turn is part of the Corporate Technology team. Corporate Technology is responsible for the operation, development and support of all infrastructure and applications across all relevant areas of the business, as well as ensuring IT strategy, architecture and solutions are aligned to stated business requirements.

Main Purpose of the Role :


This role is Cloud Engineer within the Cloud Platform Operations team. The responsibility of the team is to manage all aspects of the public cloud platforms for Iaas, PaaS and SaaS solutions. This includes architectural design and guidance, liaising with application teams, implementing solutions for and alongside application teams, and monitoring and supporting the cloud services and resources. Once systems and services are production ready, they are then handed off to the appropriate teams, along with required knowledge transfer.

Key aspects:

  • Working alongside the Cloud Team Lead and with the wider Technology Infrastructure Management and technical teams to contribute to cloud related strategy

  • Working within a team that works deep within a disruptive technology sector, thus requiring an example of the right culture and behaviors’ that are required in the bank

  • Deputising, where appropriate, for the Cloud Team Lead as directed.

  • Required to carry out the responsibilities of the role in accordance with company policy/procedures and as directed by line management

  • Assisting the Cloud Team Lead by contributing to the management, maintenance, enhancement and strategic development of cloud related technologies in EMEA.

  • Propose, architect, design and deploy innovative cloud-based solutions that work alongside existing on-premise infrastructure.

  • Determine how existing IT infrastructure can be translated to cloud platform(s) such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Oracle Cloud (OCI)

  • Design, execute and support cloud & hybrid cloud PoC deployments, based on infrastructure strategy and/or business use cases

  • Provide internal support, guidance & skills growth internally for cloud platforms

  • Plan, manage and escalate risks/issues in a timely fashion to determine priorities and feed strategy

  • Provide appropriate levels of business support to end users

  • Provide advice and guidance surrounding cloud cost/capacity management optimization to maximize return of investment and to reduce total cost of ownership

  • Identify cost saving and optimization opportunities within the MUFG group

  • Provide advice in relation to system development, migration and integration of cloud-based solutions, including the operational and maintenance aspects of systems under development, and proposed system recovery procedures

  • Ensure IT controls are in place to mitigate all risks associated with cloud-based technologies. Support and partner with the Infrastructure Control function and the IT Risk, Security and Control departments in defining new policies and procedures covering areas of responsibility

  • Responsible for managing compliance to policies, standards and procedures

  • Responsible for ensuring new services are documented and deployed with BCP/DR in mind

  • Responsible for ensuring that sufficient capacity is available to accommodate expected growth in all managed platforms

  • Required to keep abreast of external market/solution trends to ensure all assigned product offerings remain relevant and meet industry expectations and standards

  • Responsible for the leading discrete projects to support the core Infrastructure

  • Responsible for design and delivery of cloud components to all the other programs of change

  • Work across all areas of Infrastructure and IT to ensure that the Cloud team provides necessary capabilities to support other teams

Key Responsibilities:

The role will contribute to the management, maintenance, support, development and design for all cloud related technologies across MUFG’s banking arm and securities business under a dual-hat arrangement. Under this arrangement, you will act and make decisions on behalf of both the Bank and the Securities business, subject to the same remit and level of authority, and irrespective of the entity which employs you.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce high quality architectural designs and documentation based on business requirements.

  • Liaise with application teams and other infrastructure teams to resolve issues.

  • Work with other members of the cloud team to increase the stability, security and cost effectiveness of the platforms.

  • Provide BAU support to consumers of cloud services

  • Undertake reporting of KPI’s, KRI’s and other metrics on a rota based schedule

  • Provide OOH on-call support (no more than 1 week in 4)

Planning & Strategy Development

  • Assist in the definition of strategies and plans for cloud infrastructure, ensuring plans are aligned to Technology infrastructure, the strategic goals of the business and wider IT functions and consistent with business strategy

  • Contribute to the development of the wider EMEA IT strategy and objectives, in line with the global IT strategy.

  • Assess cost and feasibility while planning and delivering services. Identify opportunities and implement strategies for efficiency enhancement, functionalities and service quality improvement

  • Ensure appropriate service standards and targets are reflective of business needs

Service Execution

  • Support the Cloud Team Lead to ensure a highly available, reliable and performant cloud infrastructure is developed, maintained and supported to meet the business needs for availability, performance and control under a 24 x 7 support model

  • Ensure your cloud infrastructure architecture solutions align to the business, information and application architectures

  • Resolve requests and issues in line with expectations

Risk Management

  • Help identify root causes and support the Cloud Team Lead in implementing the necessary controls and processes to prevent a recurrence


  • Carry out your activities in a controlled way in accordance with standard procedures by adhering to related security and compliance procedures

  • In conjunction with IT Risk, Security and Control, provide support to the Cloud Team Lead to ensure that all regulatory requirements are fully complied with, including SOX and FFEIC assessments and appropriate defenses and controls are in place to deal with all Cyber risks.

Skills and Experience:

Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Billing, Subscription & Resource management: Organization structures, Subscription hierarchies, Management Groups, Billing & consumption reporting

  • Cloud Networking: vNETs, NSG’s, UDR’s, Peering, VPN’s, Load Balancing & Direct Connections (e.g. ExpressRoute)

  • Cloud Security: Virtual Appliances, policies, best practice, on-prem integration

  • IaaS: Running Windows & Linux workloads, porting/migrating on-premise workloads, Running workloads in a hybrid environment, Automation & Orchestration solutions

  • PaaS: Web apps, SQL Database, No SQL DB’s, MicroServices (e.g. containers, Service Fabric), Cloud Service, Synapse, HDInsight

  • Identity & Access Management: Identity Synchronization (e.g. Azure AD, AD Connect, LDAP), Portal Single-Sign-On (e.g. ADFS), Access management & RBAC

Work Experience:

  • Understanding of Cloud architectures and strategy for multiple deployment models - public, private, and hybrid

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Azure (with exposure to at least one other of): Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud (OCI)

  • Hands-on knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Hyper Converged Compute (HCI), virtual networking, security and application architecture

  • Proven experience in designing innovative business solutions

  • Track record in delivery of successful Infrastructure projects.

  • A good understanding of at least one Cloud Identity Security and Access Management implementation.

  • PowerShell/ARM/Bicep/Azure CLI

  • Scripting skills (or other relevant languages)

  • Knowledge of application architectures using non-Microsoft technologies such as Linux, SAP, and Open Source technologies such as OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes and similar


  • Exposure to both Cloud Marketplace Security services and products for Azure, AWS & Oracle platforms.

  • Understanding of Cloud related development concepts (e.g. Agile, DevOps, CI CD pipeline) & related tools (e.g. Azure DevOps, GitHub, TeamCity)

Education / Qualifications:

  • Degree educated and / or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Demonstration of any qualifications in any cloud related technologies and subsequent related experience.

Personal Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to build strong and lasting relationships across the bank

  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability, focused on business outcomes

  • Strong decision-making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement

  • A structured and logical approach to work

  • A creative and innovative approach to work

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurized environment

  • Conscientious, methodical and logical approach to work

We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

At MUFG, our colleagues are our greatest assets. Our Culture Principles provide a roadmap for how each of our colleagues must think and act to become more client-obsessed, inclusive and innovative. They reflect who we are, who we want to be and what we expect from one another. We are excited to see you take the next step in exploring a career with us and encourage you to spend more time reviewing them!

Our Culture Principles

  • Client Centric

  • People Focused

  • Listen Up. Speak Up.

  • Innovate & Simplify

  • Own & Execute