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Senior Cloud Engineer (Pune, India)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS’s India Capability & Expertise Center (CEC) houses more than 60% of ZS people across three offices in New Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru. Our teams work with colleagues across North America, Europe and East Asia to create and deliver real world solutions to the clients who drive our business. The CEC maintains standards of analytical, operational and technological excellence across our capability groups. Together, our collective knowledge enables each ZS team to deliver superior results to our clients.


ZS’s Corporate Enterprise Functions operate the firm’s core internal functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

ZS Associates, a global leader in sales and marketing effectiveness, is looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer to join our team in Pune. This is a brand-new team responsible for improving the way software is delivered at ZS.

You will work closely with engineering managers, engineering leads, and architects of various teams to identify their current software delivery model while designing and implementing solutions to improve those processes.At ZS, you will be part of a team that defines and implements best practices that would increase the team’s delivery efficiency over time. The Software team at ZS is a casual, collaborative, and smart group with offices in Evanston, Illinois and Pune, India.  

As a Senior Cloud Engineer you will: -

  • Provision build and release scripts to automate deployment processes using build tools
  • Design systems to manage code promotion through various stages of software development
  • Help design and implement robust and maintainable solutions to automate processes to minimize manual efforts and ensure consistency across products
  • Implement HA/DR, security, capacity, and compliance strategies for new and existing applications
  • Do hands-on coding/scripting and a lot of reading, research and technology POCs
  • Participate in discussions with other teams to understand their processes and pain points.
  • Explain design decisions to peers and articulate the advantages and risks of proposed approaches to senior personnel


ZS welcomes candidates with degrees in computer science, information technology, electrical engineering, mathematics or a related discipline. A demonstrated record of success and significant programming experience are required. Additionally, we seek individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in CS or IT or EE  or related discipline
  • 2+ years experience with AWS cloud technologies and AWS certifications (Solution Architect / DevOps Engineer) preferred
  • Hands-on experience with infrastructure-as-code tools like Terraform (or CloudFormation)
  • Experience building automation using scripting languages like Bash/Powershell/Python
  • Experience with a continuous integration tool such as Jenkins or TeamCity or CodePipeline/CodeBuild/CodeDeploy
  • Experience managing AWS services like EC2, RDS, Lambda etc
  • 2+ years' experience functioning as a senior member in a development team
  • Experience working in agile teams with short release cycles
  • Knowledge of all phases of software development including design, coding, testing, debugging and support of large scale web based applications
  • Experience contributing to web applications in a SaaS model
  • Possess a strong sense of ownership and be ready to work with different teams to get the job done
  • Possess strong verbal, written and team presentation communication skills
  • Possess healthy doses of initiative and the ability to remain flexible and responsive in a very dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in global cross-office teams, including travelling to remote offices as required


About ZS Associates


ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm focused on marketing and sales effectiveness. ZS combines deep expertise with rigorous, fact-based analysis to deliver consulting services, business operations and technology solutions that help companies improve performance and results. ZS helps companies achieve marketing and sales success through a complete and integrated range of services, from issue-specific solutions to large-scale business transformations.

With more than 2,000 professionals in 20 offices around the world, ZS Associates provides clients depth of expertise and breadth and capacity across marketing and sales functions. ZS is noted for its strong presence in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, yet our work has expanded into selected industries with significant investments in marketing and sales.


About ZS’ Software Products

ZS software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions have helped sales executives know – not guess – how to determine the optimal structure of their sales force, how to optimally manage customer accounts, and how to design and operationalize a sales compensation model that will motivate sales people to perform at their highest level, among many other critical issues.

Today, we have hundreds of customers and tens of thousands of end users who rely on our Javelin™ SaaS solutions to make critical decisions and manage operations with higher quality and efficiency.

ZS software encompasses the firm’s deep expertise in sales and marketing, unique knowledge we’ve accumulated over nearly three decades. Based on industry best practices, our applications help clients markedly improve critical sales and marketing operations.


Potential Keywords


DevOps, Computer Science, Automation, AWS, Serverless, Cloudformation, Software

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.


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