Cloud Governance Engineer

ICON Clinical Research Limited
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Role: Cloud Governance Engineer (x3 roles available)

Location: Dublin

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

The Role:

As a Cloud Governance Engineer you will be designing and implementing policies and working practices to ensure common standards across a multi-cloud environment.

You will also be driving cost optimization initiatives and review architecture and deployment topologies to ensure optimal cost management, Setup appropriate tools to monitor and enforce compliance to the agreed standards


  • Continuously drive cloud cost optimization by rightsizing, Optimizing, and use of reserved instanceSaving Plans.
  • Continuously review and monitor cloud costs. Setup alerting when costs are exceeding expected thresholds. Analyze and make recommendations around costs saving measures. Develop metrics to report on costs and work with stakeholders on budgeting
  • Assist with the development and creation of policies and architectural standards to set minimum and repeatable standards in the following areas across a given cloud platform: Account Creation, Identity and access management, Cost management, Security, Tagging, Backups, S3 /Storage account policies and Logging policies
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and working procedures (WPs). Training materials, and documentation adhering to industry best practices for AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Roll out and development of tools across the cloud platforms (AWS, Azure & GCP) to apply policies and monitor compliance across a wide range of accounts and tenants. These tools must be centralized with a view to giving a single pane of glass for ease of use. Setup enforcement mechanisms for policies where necessary
  • Develop reporting mechanisms to easily demonstrate adherence to cloud policies
  • Work with the ServiceNow team to implement workflows as appropriate to facilitate automation wherever applicable
  • Continuously review and update standards according to latest best practice across our multi cloud environment.
  • On-board and continuously improve upon existing cost and control dashboards and alerting (performance, usage, compliance, etc.)
  • Collaborate closely with Cloud Delivery Team and other stakeholders to ensure smooth delivery of cloud projects while maintaining compliance with standards.

To succeed you will need:

  • Experience in a technical position supporting cloud based infrastructure in Cloud providers AWS, GCP, or Azure required.
  • Strong working knowledge of various cloud technologies in at least one of the three major cloud platforms AWSAzureGCP. Including items such as: SCPs, landing zones, Control tower, AWS config, Cloudwatch, Cloudtrail AWS cost explorer, Azure Policy, Azure Security Centre, Azure monitor, Azure Advisor. GCP logging, GCP monitoring. Any third party cost monitoring tool.
  • Strong experience in cloud cost optimization including, rightsizing, Optimizing, and use of reserved instanceSaving
  • General knowledge of cloud technologies, cloud architecture and cloud deployment
  • Due to the nature of this position it may be required for the employee to travel. Therefore, dependent on the employee’s location, the employee may be required to possess a valid Drivers license

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career – both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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