Recruitment Pack

Azure Cloud Engineer

Welcome to Incremental

The Role

The Interview Process

Careers Hub

Welcome

Welcome to your Incremental candidate journey. This pack provides information relating to Incremental Group and our recruitment process, equipping you with all the information you need in advance of your interview.

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Services

Business Applications

Cloud

Digital Transformation

Application Development

Data Analytics

Sector overview

Incremental operates across a number of sectors. These include:

Financial Services

Not for Profit

Energy

Professional Services

Manufacturing

Public Sector

Locations

Incremental has offices in the following locations:

Glasgow

Aberdeen

Manchester

London

Surrey

Sofia

Pune

Hybrid

Business Unit Director - PPA

Iain Cherry | Business Unit Director – PPA

As Business Unit Director for our Power Platform and Azure business unit, Iain is accountable for driving our product strategy, Microsoft partnership, solution design, capability development, customer delivery, support and performance.

Iain has a rich background in digital transformation. Starting his career as a developer, Iain went on to hold Delivery Director and Business Unit Director roles at Amor Group and Lockheed Martin.

With strong operational and commercial experience, Iain ensures our customers are supported from initial engagement through to post-implementation support. This is done through his large team of talented Dynamics 365 consultants, application developers, cloud specialists, data scientists and more.

The Role

Azure Cloud Engineer

The big news is Incremental Group is now part of Telefónica Tech UK&I. Do you want to progress your career with a growing business that is in the top 1% of Microsoft business applications partners worldwide, that offers a guaranteed learning and development investment? Incremental Group is a high growth digital technology business.

We are looking for a Cloud Engineer to join our highly technical Cloud team that provide a comprehensive set of services for the full lifecycle of cloud solutions covering pre-sales, solutions architecture, cloud migration, installation, configuration and on-going 3rd line support.

Primary accountabilities

The Cloud Engineer will be responsible for a combination of project and support work, involving the implementation and support of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 cloud solutions. The Cloud Engineer will also be responsible for adhering to company policies and procedures that help to ensure system reliability, availability and performance.

As a Cloud Engineer, you will have ownership of project tasks, incidents and problems and work under your own initiatives. You will frequently work with other Cloud team members and other business units to deliver quality services to our customers.

You will work on 3rd line support tickets for cloud technologies escalated from the Service Delivery Team, and will resolve these in a timely and professional manner according to the customer service level agreements.

About you

The ideal candidate will be adaptable, have great problem-solving and communication skills, an ability to maintain good documentation and processes, and have, a willingness to self-learn and teach others.

You must exhibit strong and demonstrable experience in the following:-

  • Configuring and supporting networking technologies to establish hybrid on-premises and cloud connectivity
  • Configuring and supporting cloud native and hybrid on-premises identities
  • Configuring and supporting Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 technologies
  • Migrating your customers to Azure and Microsoft 365
  • Knowledge of Azure cloud management, automation and monitoring tools.
  • Experience working within the Professional Services industry would be beneficial.
  • An existing Microsoft Azure or Microsoft 365 certification or working towards certification would be beneficial.

What we offer you

This is an opportunity to join a growing team within an ambitious and entrepreneurial digital technology business. You will be empowered to make key decisions and use your own initiative to continually improve. The opportunity is there to make this role your own and grow professionally with the business. We also offer an industry leading benefits package and flexible/hybrid working.

Company benefits include:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Flexible hybrid home and office working
  • 34 days’ annual leave (inclusive of all bank and public holidays) with the option to buy and sell more
  • Guaranteed learning and development investment
  • Private medical cover
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • 6.5% contributory pension
  • Health and wellbeing group
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • And many more.

Location: Glasgow or Inverurie or Manchester currently home based with ongoing flexibility

Reports to Head of Cloud

The Interview Process

Incremental use a 2-stage interview process. Due to hybrid-working, interviews will be conducted either face-to-face, or virtually over Microsoft Teams.

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Teams, please contact us recruitment@incrementalgroup.co.uk for a pre-interview trial.

Structure of the interview

To provide you with the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills, abilities and best fit for Incremental, and for you to assess what Incremental can provide for you as an employer, you will be invited to meet with at least two members of the Incremental team during the process and complete a number of components over the course of the 2-stage interview process:

Stage 1

  • Introduction to Incremental and by you;
  • CV journey and experience;
  • Competency based questions;
  • Psychometric assessment;
  • Q&A.

Stage 2

  • Further discussion on experience;
  • Psychometric assessment;
  • and Q&A.

To ensure fairness and equality during the interview process, stages of the interview are scored.

CV journey and experience

The interview will be conducted by two members of the Incremental team and will include:

  • A review of your CV and accomplishments to date;
  • Discussion around previous roles, companies who you have been employed by, plus any gaps; and
  • A dive into experience relevant to the role you have applied for.

Competency based questions

One of the tools used in our interview process is competency based questions (also known as structured, behavioural or situational questions). These questions are designed to test one or more of your skills or competencies. The interviewers ask all candidates the same questions, each focusing on a specific skill, and your answers will be compared against pre-determined criteria and marked accordingly.

To be successful in responding to competency-based questions, follow the STAR method. The STAR format is a simple, structured technique to help you answer scenario-based questions and should help you share the right amount of information. It is designed to help you consider your answer in more depth.

Psychometric assessment

In advance of your first interview you will be asked to complete a psychometric test online with our partner, Thrive. This assessment is made up of a series of multiple-choice questions, which will relate to certain traits of your personality or behaviours. The assessment takes around 30min to complete and denotes the stable and enduring characteristics that distinguish you from other people and make you unique. Upon completion of the assessment, you will receive a graded report as will the interviewers, with the outputs being discussed in the interviews.

The outcome

After each stage of interview, you will be informed of next steps. In the event that you are invited to a second interview, this will again be with two members of the team and will explore the areas covered in the first interview in more depth.

In the event that you are unsuccessful, you will received feedback in a timely manner once all interviews have concluded.

Task

Following a successful first interview, you are required to prepare a presentation on a topic relevant to the role. This will be provided prior to interview.

  • Presentation theme: Making a positive impact in a new role.
  • Base material: Role description.
  • Scope: Present your approach to ensuring success in the role. You should articulate what you believe to be measures of success, your approach to delivering them and any potential barriers to success, based on previous experience.
  • Time: 30 minutes followed by Q&A.
  • Format: PowerPoint.

The offer

If you are successful at interview, you will receive an offer of employment. This will take the form of a conversation, followed by written confirmation in an offer letter. At this stage, we will seek references from at least two former employers. Where this is not possible, we will seek references relating to your character. Please note that an inability to achieve suitable references may impact the offer of employment.

We wish you success in your application. Should you have any questions, please contact us by email at recruitment@incrementalgroup.co.uk, by calling 0345 565 3000 or completing the form below.

 

Talent Acquisition team

Incremental Group