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Build Engineer

Job Level:  Professional

Dublin, IE, D12 P651

Due Date:  28/02/2022
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Technology
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Remote working due to Covid 19
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  6113

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group. 
At the core of the Group’s strength lies digitalization and its promise of growth opportunities through a ‘digital by default’ strategy. Allianz Technology is the principal driver behind transforming Allianz into a digital group – a quest to which nearly 7,500 Allianz Technology employees around the globe have committed themselves. Allianz Technology equips the Group with the most cutting edge digital solutions in the industry, bringing Allianz to the fingertips of its customers. At Allianz Technology, innovation is more than a buzzword; it is the business of the day, every day. 
Allianz Technology Ireland, based in Park West, Dublin 12 & Elmpark, Merrion Road in Dublin 4 and services 4 customers and circa 2, 000 users in Dublin, Belfast and Donegal as well as other locations and approximately 5000 external broker and partner customers.

Job Purpose/Role
Allianz is looking for a talented and motivated Cloud DevOps Engineer to join our Cloud Operations Team. The role’s
primary focus is to support Allianz’s AWS infrastructure, Kubernetes platform, and CI/CD pipeline. There will also be
a requirement to support legacy J2EE applications. This role will work closely with application teams within Allianz
to enable adoption of the Cloud Platform.
This role is critical to the success of Allianz and requires both depth and breadth in many technologies leveraged in
a public cloud environment. This is a great career opportunity for a highly motivated individual who wants to extend
and utilize his or her skills within a world class technology company.
Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the future maintainability of the systems as well as consideration of the technical & functional environment in the overall context of the development and maintenance of software

  • Design, develop, test, debug, document and implement software or application components of third-party software and of operating system-related software

  • Work collaboratively with application teams by providing technical guidance and consultation to satisfy infrastructure requirements, assist with CI/CD release process, and troubleshoot code and deployment issues

  • Maintain AWS platform and Kubernetes cluster health across all environments by following best-practices  through implementation of monitoring, maintenance, and administration

  • Creating, maintaining, and creating and improving procedures and runbooks through cross team collaboration.

  • Update existing guidance on git branching and tagging strategies.

  • Support application releases during Ireland evening periods.

  • Investigate and introduce appropriate configuration management tools.

  • Lead the adoption and administration of distributed systems using configuration management tools.

  • Develop and support DevOps tools through automation using modern scripting languages such as Python.

  • Collaborate with Solution Architects, Development Managers, and Software Engineering teams to deliver holistic solutions for application deployment and platform adoption

Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • 3+ years experience in supporting a high-availability AWS production environment

  • 5+ years experience UNIX/Linux System Administration

  • 2+ years experience with containers, container orchestration, and deployment tools, such as Kubernetes and Docker, CKA certification is a plus

  • 2+ years experience with continuous integration and deployment tools, such as Jenkins and preferably CJE certification.

  • In depth understanding of AWS Services, networking, and security technologies

  • Ability to carry out tasks independently in non-standardized (ever-changing) work situations

  • Problem solving skills based on practice and precedent as well as ability to analyze factual information

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. 
We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.
Note: Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company encourages its employees to have motivation in gaining varied skills from different positions and to collect experiences from across Allianz Group.