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12 Mar 2019

Full-timeDev Ops AWS Engineering Lead

Forcepoint – Posted by Forcepoint County Cork, Ireland

Job Description

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

Forcepoint is building a new world class Cloud Engineering/Development organisation in Cork, Ireland. The Cork team will drive the development of best in class cloud services and applications scaling to meet the needs of hundreds of millions of Forcepoint users.

This position has both a focus on DevOps implementation as well as leadership to promote the codes and standards to create a work DevOps culture with the Cloud Platform organization.  The successful candidate will drive the definition and implementation of cloud infrastructure best practices, evaluate alternate approaches through to implementation as well as inspiring continuous improvements.

Position: Dev Ops Engineering Lead

Location: Cork


  • Establish best practices and implementation guidelines for cloud infrastructure.
  • Interact with the wider engineering team to help define interoperability across systems and processes.
  • Optimize and adjust the continuous integration and deployment practices to bring them to a best in class implementation.
  • Drive the overall detailed design activities by analysing requirements and high-level designs.
  • Develop automation and processes to enable the team to deploy, manage, configure, scale and manage services in the cloud.
  • Assist in troubleshooting, diagnosing and fixing environment issues.
  • Evangelist for monitoring solutions and tools that will automate daily operational activities.
  • Work as part of the engineering team to ensure stable releases and environments throughout the service delivery lifecycle.

Skills & Qualifications

Must have

  • AWS Solutions Architect-Associate – Certification.
  • Experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments.
  • Experience working with Infrastructure as Code.
  • Solid understanding and experience working with high availability, performant, multi-geo and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Expertise in Cloud Automation methodologies and scripting.
  • Knowledge of large enterprise networking environments.
  • Demonstrated experience developing on a Linux/Unix platform.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience.

Nice to have

  • AWS Architect-professional
  • AWS DevOps-Associate
  • AWS Administrator-Associate
  • Experience with Python
  • Understanding of security concepts: encryption, secure application development, software vulnerabilities and exploits, general issues in web security.

What You Can Expect

At Forcepoint, you have the opportunity to join a startup environment with the comfort of a world class established organisation behind you. We have a brand new office facility in the city centre and offer a competitive range of benefits including: Pension, Healthcare, Critical Illness, Life Assurance, Tuition Assistance, Sports & Social Club, Commuter Rail & Bus Tax Saver Scheme, Bike to Work Scheme, Employee Referral Bonus Payments, Sabbatical Programme and Volunteering Hours.

Highly competitive compensation and benefits are just the beginning. We promise A Big Investment in You — you'll also get all the training and support you need to succeed and grow your career.

Our values are who we are…

Trustworthy | Respectful | Collaborative | Innovative | Accountable | Relentless

…and drive everything we do.

*Applicants must hold either an appropriate Stamp 4 Irish work visa or EU/UK passport prior to application.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Software Engineer. Job Types: Full-time. Salaries: Competitive.

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