Senior Cloud Security Engineer

  • location: Alpharetta, GA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $65 - $72 per hour
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Senior Cloud Security Engineer

job summary:
Our Client is seeking a Senior Cloud Security Engineer to join an exciting project in Alpharetta or remotely. The Senior Cloud Security Engineer will design and build Cloud Security solutions that will balance the need for speed and flexibility of Cloud infrastructure and IaaS/PaaS/SaaS applications with the need to protect company against ongoing and potential security threats. This individual will Implement the Information Security design for Cloud usage throughout the enterprise, enforce compliance with Security policies, controls and function as a technical security SME on various projects. This critical role requires the ability to synthesize radical ideas, the aptitude to define new security strategies and the tenacity to get the job done - globally

location: Alpharetta, Georgia
job type: Contract
salary: $65 - 72 per hour
work hours: 8am to 6pm
education: Bachelors
Job Responsibilities

- Serve as a thought leader, solution visionary and technology expert

- You will drive Cloud Security Engineering for our Enterprise IT and Business IT teams in both IaaS/ PaaS and SaaS implementations.

- Participate in designing and managing IT Security strategy including both infrastructure and applications.

- Assist with projects involving cloud, operating systems, applications, and database and security issues and requirements.

- You will be an active member of Design & Build IT projects, steering cloud configurations and services towards industry-leading security with your domain expertise.

- You will actively assess existing cloud implementations, identifying security issues and prioritizing fixes.

- You will engineer and implement new Cloud Security tools to feed our DevOps/SecOps processes to ensure the solvency of cloud compute resources.

- Provide daily, ongoing security oversight of SecOps operations, to include the security impact of proposed modifications, additions, and technology implementation/refresh operations.

- Understand/ Perform system security vulnerabilities and associated threats and assess the overall security risks to the system using approved software tools and ability to automate.

- Provide mitigation recommendations to reduce identified security risks

- Work directly with internal IT staff and customer to establish and enforce IT security best practices, protection objectives, process improvements and effective IT security controls

- Thoroughly understand software installations, systems monitoring and troubleshooting, account management, and overall efforts to minimize system downtime

- Thorough understanding of DevOps ideologies and ability to drive and communicate change supporting DevOps/SecOps methodology within the organization

Job Qualifications (5=highest)

- Infrastructure Engineering: 4

- Infrastructure Operations: 5

- Sec Ops: 5

- Security/ Cloud Governance: 5

- Testing: 3

- Scripting: 4

- Thriving in Change: 4

- 10 + years' experience as a Security Engineer supporting software architecture development environments

- Experience with common scripting languages (Python, Ruby)

- Strong experience with cloud security strategy, cloud provider ecosystems (Amazon AWS/ Microsoft Azure) & migrating Enterprise from traditional data center Infrastructure, Application and Data designs to hybrid or fully-cloud enabled practices.

- Familiar with DevOps and Agile methodology

- Strong experience with cloud security strategy, cloud provider ecosystems (Amazon AWS/ Microsoft Azure) & migrating Enterprise from traditional data center Infrastructure, Application and Data designs to hybrid or fully-cloud enabled practices.

- Knowledge of cloud networking architecture, cloud operations, security, automation and orchestration

- Possess clear understanding of security protocols and standards and have experience with software and security architectures.

- Demonstrate an ability to bridge technology knowledge gaps between IT staff and corporate staff such as Legal, Compliance and Audit organizations.

- Understand how to design and implement security tests in accordance with stated criteria

- Experience with Linux/UNIX Windows servers, MS SQL, Oracle MySQL

- Experience understanding protocols, such as, SSL/TLS, CIFS, HTTP/S, DHCP, SMTP, LDAP/S, NFS, SNMP and DNS

- Experience in networking concepts and services, such as, VPNs, IPsec, PKI and TCP/IP

- Familiar with high-availability (HA) and failover implementations for network infrastructure and server systems

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Information Technology or other related discipline with 10 + or more additional years related professional experience.

skills: Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

- Strong written and oral communication skills

- Organized, responsive and highly thorough problem solver

- Ability to work with minimal direction on a variety of, and sometimes ambiguous, requirement

Travel Required: 20%

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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