Managing Cloud Engineer – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Managing Cloud Engineer

Competition # : 35378

Department: Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 5/25/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Who We Are

The Nova Scotia Digital Service (NSDS) is a team within government and we are putting people first. We are called a “digital” service for a reason – because we are helping government work the way that people expect things to work these days.

Our team is large, diverse, and passionate about making a difference in peoples’ lives. We believe in user-centered iterative digital service design, and practice internet-era ways of working. Working at the NSDS means you will be a part of a team whose work makes a difference through designing, continuously improving and delivering the programs and services people need, alongside caring, compassionate, highly-skilled people.

At the NSDS, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate a supportive culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging!

The people who use government programs and services come from all walks of life. It is important that the NSDS reflects the people that we serve – so we can deliver better, and more accessible, and inclusive public services. We work hard to create an environment where different perspectives and experiences are valued. We are committed to helping diverse talent thrive.

About Our Opportunity

We’re looking to transform the way we serve our citizens and to strengthen our team with the addition of a new Managing Cloud Engineer. This position is part of the User-Centred Technology and Cybersecurity division that builds and operates backbone technology services supporting the delivery of modern digital experiences to Nova Scotians; We also work hard on increasing the security posture of our technology environments to protect Nova Scotians’ valuable data. We have been on a journey of using Cloud, especially Public Cloud, as a channel to enable us delivering services quickly, securely and scalable.


Specifically, we are interested in candidates who are as equally adept at setting up Cloud platforms as they are leading and coaching people. Within this role you will not only be responsible for leading, coaching, and mentoring the Cloud and DevOps team, you will also be part of empowered multi-disciplinary teams working in the open on complex digital products to modernize how government delivers services digitally with privacy, security, and accessibility in mind. You will have the opportunity to learn from and be supported by a senior leadership team that embraces user-centred design, agility, working in the open and empowered, multi-disciplinary teams.


What You Will Be Doing

  • Lead teams in designing, building, operating and continuously improving Cloud and DevOps platforms and services; teams could include internal staff and/or external partners.
  • Defines strategy for technology practices to deliver consistent and reusable user-centred cloud products. For example, defining cloud platform reference architecture, supporting tools, integration patterns, etc.
  • Act as principal Cloud Engineer (hands-on), including identifying the most optimal cloud-based solutions for our partners and maintaining cloud infrastructures in accordance with best practices and government security policies.
  • Educate teams on the implementation of new cloud technologies and initiatives.
  • Ensure efficient functioning of data storage and process functions in accordance with government security policies and best practices in cloud security.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve infrastructure vulnerabilities and application deployment issues.
  • Regularly review existing systems and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Motivate and support your team, remove blockers to ensure work is delivered on time.
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive culture of teamwork and transparency by working in the open.
  • Work under pressure, at times, with tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team of product managers, researchers, designers and policy professionals in an agile development environment
  • Promote resilience and responsiveness in the organization by being open and honest about challenges and the actions required to address unexpected developments
  • Support project and program managers with work break down structures, scoping, resource planning, estimates for delivering cloud solutions

What You Bring to the Table

As a Managing Cloud Engineer, you must have demonstrated experience designing, building and implementing Cloud platforms in a complex enterprise environment.


Experience required:

At least 3 years of experience in the field of cloud computing.
At least 5 years of experience in a leadership capacity leading, coaching, and mentoring team of technical professionals.
Adopting platform-as-a-service offered natively from Public Cloud.
Infrastructure-as-Code framework and automation of Cloud workload provisioning.
Cloud billing, governance, and operating models.
Troubleshooting and analytical skills.
Good communication and collaboration skills.
Presenting and making recommendations to senior leaders, vendors or teams of technical staff.
Keeping on top new architecture trends, development best practices and able to quickly learn new technologies and willingness to pick the right tool for the job
Supporting delivery of digital services including work break down structures, scoping, resource planning, time and financial estimates for solution delivery.

Knowledge and experience in the following would be an asset:

Azure, AWS, or GCP certifications.
Open-source principles and technologies.
DevOps and CI/CD practices, and related technology platforms.
Provisioning and deploying container-friendly or other cloud-native applications.
OpenShift container management platform.
Git-based (GitLab or GitHub) or Cloud Native (such as Azure DevOps) CI/CD repository and pipeline tools.
Hands-on knowledge of TerraForm or Azure Bicep

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks. We recognize that everyone brings different skills and experiences to the table and that not everyone “checks all the boxes”. We encourage you to apply anyway! Tell us why you’re the right fit for the job.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.


What We Offer

  • An opportunity to fundamentally reshape the way programs and services are delivered for an ambitious, complex organisation that serves nearly a million people and positively impact the lives of Nova Scotians.
  • A position that comes with significant responsibility and opportunity to make an impact, interact regularly with senior officials and shape the future of the province.
  • Be a recognized internet-era technology leader via talks, events, and blogging.
    The freedom and significant opportunity to shape a team and supplier ecosystem
  • A close-knit, collaborative team of digital leaders and an engaging workplace where our employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in.
  • Forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless career paths and resources to develop yourself.
  • Flexible working arrangements to support your life at and outside work.



Pay Grade: EC 12

Salary Range: $3,458.20 – $4,322.75 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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