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Cloud Platform Engineer - Security


Our opportunity


Established in 2013 and based in Blackrock, the Dublin Technology Center delivers best in industry security and technology services across the Zurich Insurance Group. Whether it's with one of our core capabilities such as Cyber, 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 bright individuals from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, allows us to attract the best people, and helps us develop great services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply for our open job opportunities.



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: 
    • Compute 
    • Storage 
    • Networking 
    • 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  


Occasional travel (usually within Europe) may be required.


Your Skills and Experience


As a Cloud Platform Engineer - Security, you ideally have the following skills and qualifications:




  • 5+ years’ experience in cloud engineering with a security focus
  • Have a code-first/automate-everything attitude
  • 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. 




  • Relevant experience running cloud workloads in a SOC2 or similar compliant environment
  • Expert level knowledge of either 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


As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:


  • Option to work remotely within Spain even up to 100% - you choose
  • Flexible working hours
  • Wide range of internal and external trainings
  • Free English and Spanish classes depending on the needs
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan - after 1 year in the company
  • Referral bonus if you bring other talented people like you
  • Special banking and insurance conditions
  • Exclusive Employees discounts


Primary work location is Barcelona, Poblenou. Option to telework from any location within Spain territory is also feasible.


The role also offers prospects for development and progression within a global organisation.


We are looking forward to receiving your application!


Please apply with your CV in English.



Who we are


Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.

So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.


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.


Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 
Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  ES - Barcelona 
  • Remote working: Yes
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Santamaría Rodríguez Laura

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