Who We AreZag 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 with a strong focus on Cloud Security, Cyber Security and Identity and Access Management

Your key responsibility is to ensure that our applications and infrastructure are designed and implemented to the highest security standards thus maintaining and enhancing customer trust.

+ 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 architectureso Identity, compute and database serviceso Cloud Platform management serviceso Identity and access management policieso Provisioning and Managed Serviceso Networking technologies (DNS, VPN etc.)o Linux and Windows operating systemso 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.


AWS Certifications: AWS Certified Security – Specialty, along with one of the following:

+ AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

+ AWS Certified Developer - Associate

+ AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


+ Azure Certifications: Azure Security Engineer, along with one of the following:

+ Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Solutions Associate.

+ Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)

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)


Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.

Working with Accenture in the United States,  you can join ranks with more than 211,000 people in 120 countries and work with clients in nearly every major industry worldwide, including 96 of the Fortune Global 100, more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 and government agencies around the world. Accenture’s people build careers in different areas of business, specifically Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing, as well as within our internal corporate functions.

With the breadth of talent our people have, they not only build strong careers, they offer their talents and skills to help clients and communities around the world.

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