Version 1 Dublin

Cloud Security Specialist

Department: IT support & Infrastructure

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Company Description

Version 1 has celebrated over 26 years in Technology Services and continues to be trusted by global brands to deliver solutions that drive customer success. Our expertise enables our customers to navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. We foster strong partnerships with leading technology giants including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems, and Snowflake, ensuring that our customers are provided with the highest quality solutions and services.

We’re an award-winning employer reflecting how our employees are at the very heart of Version 1 and what we do:

  • No. 1 Best Large Workplace in Ireland by GPTW
  • 5th Best Super Large Workplace in the UK by GPTW
  • Best Workplace for Women in the UK & Ireland by GPTW
  • Best Workplace for Wellbeing in the UK 2023 by GPTW
  • Top 10 Best Place to Work UK by Glassdoor

We’re a core values driven company, we hire people who share our values, and we reward those who display and foster them, it’s deeply embedded within our DNA. Invest in us and we’ll invest in you!

Job Description

Due to continued success and growth, we are expanding our development team and are now looking for a Cloud Architect.  You will be working with architects, technologists, and development teams with the responsibility to ensure that our products and solutions integrate with our clients. Additionally, the Cloud Architect will take a lead role working closely with our Operations Engineering team to provide a world-class DevOps Environment capable of handling the anticipated development load.

  • Architect and provide technical direction for our approach for cloud/SaaS and on-premises products
  • Lead on the setting and enforcement of architecture standards and practices affecting development of all new products as well as impacting existing ones. Develop these standards in coordination with peers in other divisions.
  • Review and evaluate new and existing architecture and code to ensure it meets standards; or for existing products that they will operate within the overall cloud architecture.
  • Evangelize the cloud and microservice message and architecture within the development organization and to our field organizations, partners, and customers
  • Research new technologies, including hands-on technical evaluation and POCs.
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Provide technical leadership within project team and with respective stakeholders
  • Leading conversations and workshops with stakeholders to understand requirements and identify solutions and opportunities
  • Working with stakeholders to design and deliver solutions
  • Use DevOps processes and tooling for the delivery of IaaS and PaaS services using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Agile methodology and ceremonies
  • Produce and contribute to high quality documentation
  • Support organisation and stakeholders through security and governance audits, as required
Qualifications
  • 10+ years of experience in information technology
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in both legacy corporate solution architecture approaches as well as experience pivoting to cloud approach.
  • 8+ years of experience managing infrastructure or platform teams
  • 8+ years of application development
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Experienced with internal and external cloud technologies, Certifications in Cloud, and track record of application migrations to cloud.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with Azure technologies such as designing and deploying solutions that are highly available, high performing, and secure
  • Practical understanding of the Cloud Adoption Framework
  • Solid understanding of Cloud Architecture principles and best practices
  • Experience working with Cloud native solutions and services
  • Experience using DevOps, CI/CD, IAC tooling, and well versed in Agile methodologies
  • Be passionate about continual learning and development to keep track of emerging technology
  • Have the ability to clearly create and communicate technical designs, issues, and resolutions to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Have good commercial awareness and be able to articulate the commercial impacts of technical challenges and opportunities
  • Familiarity with Cloud Security Principles and best practices such as NCSC guidance and standards
  • Familiarity with Cyber Security governance and regulatory requirements such as ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+)
  • Familiarity with Cyber Security operational considerations such as vulnerability scanning, identification of threats, issue prioritisation and remediation
  • Working knowledge of SIEM tooling
Additional Information

Why Version 1?

At Version 1, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that prioritises their wellbeing, professional growth, and financial stability.

  • Share in our success with our Quarterly Performance-Related Profit Share Scheme, where employees collectively benefit from a share of our company's profits.
  • Strong Career Progression & mentorship coaching through our Strength in Balance & Leadership schemes with a dedicated quarterly Pathways Career Development programme.
  • Flexible/remote working, Version 1 is tremendously understanding of life events and people’s individual circumstances and offer flexibility to help achieve a healthy work life balance.
  • Financial Wellbeing initiatives including; Pension, Private Healthcare Cover, Life Assurance, Financial advice and an Employee Discount scheme.
  • Employee Wellbeing schemes including Ergonomic Tech Equipment, Gym Discounts, Bike to Work, Fitness classes, Mindfulness Workshops, Employee Assistance Programme and much more.
  • Generous holiday allowance, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, marriage/civil partnership leave and special leave policies.
  • Educational assistance, incentivised certifications, and accreditations, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat.
  • Reward schemes including Version 1’s Annual Excellence Awards & ‘Call-Out’ platform.
  • Environment, Social and Community First initiatives allow you to get involved in local fundraising and development opportunities as part of fostering our diversity, inclusion and belonging schemes.

And many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more.

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Award-Winning Employee Focus

  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
    IRELAND (2012-2023)
  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
    UK (2019-2023)
  • #1 GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
    INDIA (2022-2023)
  • GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
    EUROPE (2022)
  • BEST WORKPLACES FOR WOMEN,
    IRELAND & UK (2022-2023)

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Excellence
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Drive
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

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