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Principal Cloud Engineer - Digital Banking

Information Systems & Technology
Enterprise Services
062150 Requisition #

Zions Bancorporation’s Enterprise Technology and Operations team is transforming what it means to work for a financial institution. With a commitment to technology and innovation, we have been providing our community, clients and colleagues the best experience possible for over 150 years. Help us transform our workforce of the future, today.


We have an opportunity for a Principal Cloud Engineer to join the Digital Strategy Project team.  This team works on projects to expand our digital presence through cutting edge technologies. Be part of the front line on our entrepreneurial projects. If you are ready to move your career forward, read on.


Right now, the Digital Banking team is working on a project to expand our digital presence through cutting edge technologies, and you can be on the front line of this entrepreneurial project. This is a special team and a unique experience on the front line of entrepreneurial projects located downtown in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah.


As a Principal Cloud Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, administering, integrating, and securing cloud technology which provides our customers with safe and sound banking solutions. The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to effectively participate with cross-functional teams and customers in collaborative design and development activities dealing with complex applications and challenges. You will be detail oriented, focused on delivering high quality deliverables, have a passion for the field of platform administration, cloud technology, and possess customer empathy with a drive to create outstanding customer experiences and improved solutions.


The Principal Cloud Engineer will:

  • Administer and understand Azure cloud network, storage, security, and computing solutions. (e.g., containerization/virtualization, site reliability, etc)
  • Serve as the principal engineer, administrator, and subject matter expert for at least 2 domains (Integration/Data Fabric, Microservices/Container as a Service, CI/CD, SDLC, Cloud Network, Cloud Security)
  • Provide thought leadership on industry developments that impact the organizational infrastructure and/or business strategy
  • Provide, implement and adhere to governance, procedures, documentation, and optimized workflows while administering a safe and sound cloud foundation
  • Build custom frameworks that leverage emerging technologies and modern development practices/methodologies
  • Collaborate across the functions to modernize process, skills, and technology gaps (CI/CD, Automated Testing, Agile)
  • Establish reusable patterns to be used to facilitate standards, automation, efficiency, etc.
  • Collaborate and mentor product teams (dev/ops teams) on the most critical/complex engineering problems by following an iterative development mindset while also factoring in the strategic long-term vision. Present with humility and coach with empathy
  • May act as prime consultant, lead, and contributor on large projects/programs that effect the organizations long-term goals and objectives. May serve as an expert spokesperson on specialized projects or programs
  • Other duties as assigned.


Technical Experience and Qualifications: 

  • Subject Matter Expert and key contributor on Public Cloud Platforms (preferably Azure). (6+ years)
  • Strong knowledge of Terraform, Kubernetes, Network, and Security practices.
  • Requires a Bachelor's in degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science or other related field and 10+ yrs experience with Architecting, designing, building and orchestrating technology solutions, software, processes and automation that enables technology implementations. Such as, Programming/Python/Scripting, Integration Fabric, Cloud (Azure cloud preferred, GCP, AWS, Terraform, Ansible), CI/CD Pipeline, Automated Testing, Virtualization/Containers or other directly related experience.
  • Strong ability to communicate vision and provide technical guidance across a variety of technical domains. Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills, both verbal and written. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with both management and staff employees.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and maintain high quality work standards.
  • Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
  • Works on the most unusual and highly complex problems and provides solutions that are highly creative.
  • Interacts with management, internal staff and customers/clients on matters requiring coordination across several different functions including meeting key service level targets. (e.g., uptime, performance, security, etc)


A combination of education and experience may meet qualifications.

Pay Range: $160,000 - $190,000 (Based upon relatable skills/experience)  

Location: This position can be located 100% remote within the United States or ideally is located at the Zions Bank Building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City with a hybrid schedule of 3 days in office and 2 days at home. This position requires interaction with teams, business stakeholders, and executives in Salt Lake City.


Apply now if you have a passion for impactful outcomes, enjoy working collaboratively with co-workers, and want to make a difference for the clients and communities we serve. 



  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance – START DAY ONE!
  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parent Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Health Saving (HAS), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
  • Paid Training, 20 days Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees
  • Employee Ambassador preferred banking products
  • Employees may, at the company’s discretion, be eligible to receive a cash bonus award and long-term incentives such as equity awards 

To review our Benefits Summary click here.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to the instructions below.

Applicants Requesting Accommodations: If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site.  You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at careers@zionsbancorp.com or 801/844-7628.  Please email your resume/cover letter, indicate what position you are interested in and include "Accommodation needed" in the subject line to ensure your information is routed to the appropriate contact.

Zions Bancorporation, National Association prohibits illegal discrimination and reaffirms its policy of providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), by extending equal employment and advancement opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, gender, disability, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship, protected veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

It is the Company’s policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


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