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12 Mar 2019

Full-timeSenior Principal AWS Cloud Engineer

Forcepoint – Posted by Forcepoint Cork, 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.

We are looking for a hands-on engineer with expertise and passion in solving problems in distributed systems, virtualised infrastructure and highly available services. The engineer will be working on green-field public cloud services building from the ground up.

This position involves driving the technical choices and delivery of Cloud Platform engineering projects within Forcepoint. The successful candidate should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to grow.

Position:         Senior Principal AWS Cloud Engineer

Location:        Cork


  • Be a thought leader around AWS architecture & design.
  • Drive the overall design activities by analysing requirements
  • Design and manage shared cloud infrastructure services
  • Perform hands-on technical coaching to accelerate cloud infrastructure adoption across the engineering groups.
  • Use and build tools to manage, monitor and secure public cloud infrastructure
  • Act as a mentor and leader for other less senior members on the team assisting in career development with the wider leadership team.

Skills & Qualifications:

Must have:

  • Have a proven track record of successful AWS design & deployment of large scale, highly available distributed services. (3+ years)
  • Implementing cloud and hybrid solutions
  • AWS Solutions Architect-Associate – Certification
  • Have worked with data analytics technologies & data lake design
  • Experienced in building technical cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Expertise in Cloud Automation methodologies and scripting
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience automating Public Cloud deployments using both IaaS and PaaS capabilities
  • Working familiarity with network protocols and understand standard network architectures.
  • Data storage experience across technologies such as Postgres, MySQL, Riak, CouchDB, MS SQL, DynamoDB etc.
  • Experience working with enterprise customers.
  • Demonstrated experience developing on a Linux/Unix platform.

Nice to have:

  • AWS Architect-professional
  • AWS DevOps-Associate
  • AWS Administrator-Associate
  • Understanding of security concepts: encryption, secure application development, defensive programming, 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.

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

Job expires in 19 days.

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