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Security and Platform Automation Engineer




Established in 2013 and now based in Blackrock, the ITS Dublin Hub delivers best in industry infrastructure and security services across the Zurich Insurance Group. Whether it's with one of our core capabilities such as Cyber Security, or working with our Cloud or Crowdsourcing teams, our customers are our priority. We work hard to deliver our services excellently with our unique talent. We are committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply. 

Zurich Dublin Technology Center is looking for a Security + Platform Automation Engineer.

Your Role


The role of Security and Platform Automation Engineer is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) development position with a focus on security automation 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 Security and 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. This role will bring security domain expertise to the platform automation role. 



Be responsible for code that provisions, configures, automates, monitors, and supports enterprise Cloud services that can be consumed by other development\platform teams 
Have a specific focus on automating the security posture of the cloud through IaC. 
Through automation, enforce continuous compliance to industry operation and security standards. 
Bring a security automation focus to datacentre modernisation\migration initiatives by developing platform and infrastructure as code which supports global business applications and operations. Includes the areas of: 
Databases and Data 
Assist in the development of processes and practices to support migration of workloads to public cloud 
Develop code to support the safe orchestration and release of infrastructure, applications, and Workloads to Cloud environments  
Work with the Cloud Architect to support architectural design and new cloud service implementations utilising industry best practices  
Follow best practice around code management, such as source control, pull requests, artefacts, and deployment packages


Your Skills and Experience


As a Security and Platform Automation Engineer  your skills and qualifications will include: 


3+years’ experience in cloud engineering with a security focus
Experience of managing public/private cloud technologies in a large-scale enterprise environment. 
Relevant experience running cloud workloads in a SOC2 compliant environment
Relevant degree or diploma programme of study. 
Experience with one or more Infrastructure as Code Languages: Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM, Ansible, Chef, Puppet. Terraform is preferred
Experience writing code in at least one of the following languages: Java, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go(lang), Rust. Python is preferred
Experience of working to DevOps principles and in an Agile environment. 
Familiarity with version control platforms e.g. Git, Perforce, SVN, TFVC. Git is preferred
Troubleshooting experience in virtual/ cloud infrastructures 
Proven experience of working within supplier-led service delivery models 
Proven ability to succeed in collaborative work environments using Agile/Scrum methodologies. 
7+years’ experience in cloud engineering with a security focus
Relevant experience running cloud workloads in a SOC2 compliant environment
Expert level knowledge of Azure or AWS with associated certifications.
Expert domain knowledge of cloud security; preferably CISSP certified
Proficient in the automation of repeatable tasks using appropriate scripting. 
Experience in automated testing supporting operational readiness checks. 


Additional Information


Primary work location is Blackrock, Dublin. Position is Dublin-based 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 Niall Bergin 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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