Job Description

Who We Are

Zag is a leading IT Consultancy with a solid, well-reputed Cloud Services Practice that is going from strength to strength. We are now also part of Accenture - the world’s largest Technology consulting organization.

Our Zag Brand is centred on the fact that we don't follow others (who zig) - we innovate and pave new ways - we zag. We have a fantastic reputation for doing truly remarkable work and this had led to us growing and expanding (globally) and our future looks incredibly exciting. Given this, we're now looking to bring on additional people to join our Cloud Services team. We use the latest and greatest technologies - we do things in a way that challenges the status quo, and we stretch boundaries, so we learn and keep developing. Working for Zag will do something positive for your career - you'll get to work with some incredibly talented people, rubbing shoulders with some of the industry's most brilliant. You'll be invested in and you'll be able to truly see, and experience, how your efforts make an impact.

The Challenge

We’re seeking a talented Senior Cloud Engineer who loves perfecting and enhancing our Customers’ Cloud experience. This role sits within our Cloud Managed Services team and enables you to take genuine ownership.

  • Provide remote and onsite support and resolution for complex technical issues.
  • Install, configure, administer and monitor systems.
  • Implement pro-active monitoring for better availability and performance.
  • Validate the architecture and use cases in the customer support cycle.
  • Perform regular security reviews, document systems, processes, and procedures.

You’ll have strong technical skills including:

o Cloud architectures
o Identity, compute and database services
o Cloud Platform management services
o Identity and access management policies
o Provisioning and Managed Services
o Networking technologies (DNS, VPN etc.)
o Linux and Windows operating systems
o LDAP and/or Active Directory
 

We’re hoping to appoint a seasoned Systems Engineer/DevOps with experience in consultancy and with a pragmatic approach. Good experience working in a myriad of different environments and with a range of Customers (mid-size start-ups or Enterprise organisations)

Someone who has:

  • Hands on experience with AWS based deployments; experience with other cloud platforms a plus (Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform).
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux including SUSE, Windows, and Ubuntu
  • 3yrs+ combined Windows and Linux system administration experience.
  • Cloud security principals, CIS, OS harden, Antivirus and Qualys.
  • Continuous integration/continuous deployment environments.
  • Good communication skills and documentation skills.
  • Strong troubleshooting applications and infrastructure.

A good understanding of DevOps practices and tooling including configuration management and continuous integration and any experience of the below is beneficial;

  • Git, Chef, Terraform, Datadog and Ansible,  Jenkins, CloudFormation, AWS Cloudwatch
  • Experience using opensource technology (i.e. Nginx, Memcached, HAProxy, Apache Web Server).
  • Performance tuning for Linux and web applications.
  • Experience in clustered/scaling systems.
  • Cloud economics, cost, forecasting and knowledge of cloud provider discounting and billing.

We’ll need you to be available for rotating on-call work and also be willing to travel nationally from time to time.

​Certifications

AWS Certifications: at least one of the following:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

OR

  • Azure Certifications: at least one of the following:
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Solutions Associate.
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
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Qualifications

Bonus Skills:

Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and Oracle database administration activities including backup strategies and alerting.

Expertise in one modern programming language (Python, Node.js, Golang, Ruby etc.).

Relevant OS certifications (such as MCSE or RH-CE, SUSE-CE) or Oracle certifications (OCA, OCP, OCE)

At Accenture, our philosophy is anchored in recognising that our people are multi-dimensional. We take an intersectional human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the company. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We want a workplace that is inclusive and diverse to that end we are setting bold goals and taking comprehensive action. To achieve these goals, we collect information that allows us to track the effectiveness of our Inclusion and Diversity programs.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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