Tencent is hiring a

Senior Engineer – Cloud Governance

Position Overview:
Tencent Overseas IT has the mission to empower Tencent’s rapid global growth with future ready, global IT platforms, applications and services. We are chartered to lead the Overseas IT strategy, architecture, roadmap and execution. Satisfying our internal/external customers and becoming a world class global IT team are our top aspirations.

Cloud Center of Excellence team is part of Tencent Oversea IT. The team will laser focus on providing infrastructure, best practice to enable Tencent’s dozens of oversea game studios.  The team will partner with game studios to define and deliver the best cloud and on-premise infrastructure for both game production and game runtime workloads.

We are seeking a full-time employee of Sr. Cloud Governance Engineer with extensive cloud and risk management and control experience on at least two of the major public cloud platforms.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This senior role will closely work with our internal IT, as well 3rd party cloud providers (aws, azure and GCP) to provide cloud governance design and operation, serving both IT teams as well as internal or acquired gaming studios, innovative offices/workplaces, various business groups and external customers. The work scope will include design controls for existing and new cloud services based on leading industrial best practices, assess and mitigate cloud security risks, analyze resource consumption and implement cost reduction measures.

They may have the following responsibilities:

  • Deploy well architected framework for existing and new cloud services based on leading industrial best practices
  • Design controls and account management practices for multiple public clouds
  • Proactively assess and mitigate cloud security risks
  • Analyze resource consumption and implement cost reduction measures
  • Cooperate with other security and technical functions
  • Engage in supporting, monitoring, and troubleshooting cloud account management and policies/permission related issues to resolve the problems
  • Take part in new projects and initiatives with other team members and customers
  • Being compliant with team procedures, such as change management, Jira, ITSM, automation, and revision control

Based in Palo Alto, CA (open to other west coast locations), this person will work closely with the global Overseas IT team, HQ team to enable/deliver our global IT project portfolio.  

Who we are looking for:

  • Self-motivated, articulate, passionate to deliver the best result and achieve the highest customer satisfaction. Quick learner.
  • Love satisfying customers with a state of art cloud solutions, realizing ideas, building services, and unlocking the potential of new technology!
  • Collaborative, independent, insistent, flexible, and open minded. And you see no conflict in any of these things.
  • Knowledgeable, resourceful and show initiative. You always keep the customer’s objectives in mind.
  • Positive by nature, a great team player, and both dependable and autonomous.
  • Customer oriented, and could work at a very fast pace;


  • Can be remote on call on demand.
  • Must have 3+ years’ experience with cloud computing with two of the following leading cloud solutions: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, or Tencent Cloud.
  • Familiar with concepts such as Organization, LandingZone, Control Policy, Cloud Config, IAM roles and policies, etc…
  • Solid experience with Policy as Code and related technologies: SCP, Config, Policy Manager, CSPM
  • Familiar with cloud cost and resource utilization analysis tools, as well as cost reduction rules and practices
  • Familiarity with automation and IaC tool/platform like Terraform or Ansible as a big plus
  • Can lead initiatives to integrate third party products and services to achieve design goals.
  • Contribute to define global cloud/infrastructure/architecture standards/guidelines.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher), Computer Science, Mathematics, or related science or engineering major
  • Lateral and logical troubleshooting, follow-through and problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, attention to detail, and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Bilingual preferred (English, Chinese) but not required

About Tencent
Founded in November, 1998, Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value added services in China. Since its establishment, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tencent is focused on bringing high-quality and engaging internet services and entertainment to its users. In China, Tencent is the largest publisher of online games and we work together with world-renown developers such as Activision, Epic Games, Halfbrick Studios, King, and Riot Games.

About Tencent America
Tencent America is the US branch of Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China. Among the key areas are investments, gaming, artificial intelligence, cloud services, entertainment, and internet services. Some of our partner companies and brands are WeChat, QQ, Tencent Cloud, Activision, Epic Games, Halfbrick Studios, King, and Riot Games. Our US headquarters is in Palo Alto and we have other offices in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. Our growth strategy is focused on attracting the best people and creating an amazing work atmosphere that balances the energy of a start-up with the resources of a global innovation leader. As a Chinese company which is pursuing new markets and growing rapidly in the US, we maintain an entrepreneurial spirit and open mindset. If you are eager to do groundbreaking work in a friendly, cross-cultural environment, we can provide unparalleled stability, resources, access to more than a billion users, and an international perspective. If you, like us, are ambitious and self-driven, we invite you to explore Tencent America. Come join us and explore the power of human connection!


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Tencent:
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important, interdependent components of our workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we firmly believe that diverse voices fuel our innovation and allow us to better serve our users and the community. We foster an environment where every employee of Tencent feels supported and inspired to achieve individual and common goals. 

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