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Zurich IT Services is looking for a Cloud Platform Automation Engineer. The role of Cloud Platform Automation Engineer is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) development position with the Cloud Engineering team in our Cloud Centre of Excellence. The Cloud Centre of Excellence is a cross-functional team responsible for developing and managing the cloud strategy, governance, and best practices that the rest of the organization can leverage to transform the business using the cloud.
In this role, you join a team of highly skilled Platform Automation Engineers responsible for the end-to-end ownership and automated delivery of public cloud services. The Cloud Platform Automation Engineer will be responsible for enabling and maximizing our ability to exploit cloud for business benefits through IaC, while ensuring customer satisfaction, cost effectiveness, operational integrity, and adherence to relevant industry best practices. You will be provided with guidance and training to facilitate your development within this role.
As a Cloud Platform Automation Engineer your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
o Be responsible for code that provisions, configures, automates, monitors, and supports enterprise Cloud services that can be consumed by other development\platform teams
o Enable enterprise datacentre modernisation\migration initiatives by developing platform and infrastructure as code which supports global business applications and operations. Includes the areas of:
o Databases and Data
o Assist in the development of processes and practices to support migration of workloads to public cloud
o Through automation, enforce continuous compliance to industry operation and security standards
o Develop code to support the safe orchestration and release of infrastructure, applications, and Workloads to Cloud environments
o Work with the Cloud Architect to support architectural design and new cloud service implementations utilising industry best practices
o Follow best practice around code management, such as source control, pull requests, artefacts, and deployment packages
o Work to agile principles of Epics, Stories, Sprints to deliver code at the right time as guided by the Product Owner and Engineering Manager
Your Skills and Experience
As a Cloud Platform Automation Engineer your skills and qualifications will include:
o 3+years' experience in cloud engineering
o Experience of managing public/private cloud technologies in a large-scale enterprise environment.
o Relevant degree or diploma programme of study.
o Experience with one or more Infrastructure as Code Languages: Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM, Ansible, Chef, Puppet. Terraform is preferred
o Experience writing code in at least one of the following languages: Java, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go(lang), Rust. Python is preferred
o Experience of working to DevOps principles and in an Agile environment.
o Familiarity with version control platforms e.g. Git, Perforce, SVN, TFVC. Git is preferred
o Troubleshooting experience in virtual/ cloud infrastructures
o Proven experience of working within supplier-led service delivery models
o Proven ability to succeed in collaborative work environments using Agile/Scrum methodologies.
o 7+years' experience in cloud engineering
o Expert level knowledge of Azure or AWS with associated certifications.
o Proficient in the automation of repeatable tasks using appropriate scripting.
o Experience in automated testing supporting operational readiness checks.
Primary work location is Blackrock but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.
If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".
Who We Are
Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.
Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
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