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Platform Engineer (Security) (Kosice/Bratislava)

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, organizačná zložka

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Remote work
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 400 EUR/monthMinimal guaranteed bottom limit. Final salary offer depends on your experience and requirements.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The role of Security and Platform Automation Engineer is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) development position with a focus on security automation with the Cloud Engineering team in our Cloud Centre of Excellence. The Cloud Centre of Excellence is a cross-functional team responsible for developing and managing the cloud strategy, governance, and best practices that the rest of the organization can leverage to transform the business using the cloud. 

In this role, you join a team of highly skilled Platform Automation Engineers responsible for the end-to-end ownership and automated delivery of public cloud services. The Security and Platform Automation Engineer will be responsible for enabling and maximizing our ability to exploit cloud for business benefits through IaC, while ensuring customer satisfaction, cost effectiveness, operational integrity, and adherence to relevant industry best practices. This role will bring security domain expertise to the platform automation role.

This role requires occasional travel (within Europe typically).

As Security and Platform Automation Engineer, your main responsibilities will involve: 
  • Be responsible for code that provisions, configures, automates, monitors, and supports enterprise Cloud services that can be consumed by other development\platform teams
  • Have a specific focus on automating the security posture of the cloud through IaC.
  • Through automation, enforce continuous compliance to industry operation and security standards.
  • Bring a security automation focus to datacentre modernisation\migration initiatives by developing platform and infrastructure as code which supports global business applications and operations. Includes the areas of:
    • Compute
    • Storage
    • Networking
    • Databases and Data
  • Assist in the development of processes and practices to support migration of workloads to public cloud
  • Develop code to support the safe orchestration and release of infrastructure, applications, and Workloads to Cloud environments 
  • Work with the Cloud Architect to support architectural design and new cloud service implementations utilising industry best practices 
  • Follow best practice around code management, such as source control, pull requests, artefacts, and deployment packages 

Employee perks, benefits

Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leave

Monetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus 

Other benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team events

Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

As Security and Platform Automation Engineer, your skills and experience will ideally include:

Basic qualification:

  • 3+years’ experience in cloud engineering with a security focus
  • Experience of managing public/private cloud technologies in a large-scale enterprise environment.
  • Relevant experience running cloud workloads in a SOC2 compliant environment
  • Relevant degree or diploma programme of study.
  • Experience with one or more Infrastructure as Code Languages: Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM, Ansible, Chef, Puppet. Terraform is preferred
  • Experience writing code in at least one of the following languages: Java, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go(lang), Rust. Python is preferred
  • Experience of working to DevOps principles and in an Agile environment.
  • Familiarity with version control platforms e.g. Git, Perforce, SVN, TFVC. Git is preferred
  • Troubleshooting experience in virtual/ cloud infrastructures
  • Proven experience of working within supplier-led service delivery models
  • Proven ability to succeed in collaborative work environments using Agile/Scrum methodologies.

Preferred qualification:

  • 7+years’ experience in cloud engineering with a security focus
  • Relevant experience running cloud workloads in a SOC2 compliant environment
  • Expert level knowledge of Azure or AWS with associated certifications.
  • Expert domain knowledge of cloud security; preferably CISSP certified
  • Proficient in the automation of repeatable tasks using appropriate scripting.
  • Experience in automated testing supporting operational readiness checks.


Brief description of the company

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Bratislava is a Slovakia-based Competence Center for highly specialized services in the areas of Life and non-life actuarial, risk management, business intelligence, IT application development and service management as well as insurance network. An international workforce of close to 300 colleagues is supporting Zurich’s Corporate Center and Business Units around the globe.

Number of employees

250-499 employees