AWS Cloud Security Engineer

 Title: Cloud Security Engineer
Location:  Tue, Wed, Thu (Onsite Herndon, VA) Mon and Fri (Remote)
US Citizens Only
Duration: 1 year
Work as a Cloud Security Engineer within a small team focused on migrating applications to the cloud. In this role, you will define the security frameworks for deployments within Amazon Cloud. Participate in security reviews of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS usage by the client. Build Cloudformation based automation for securing green fields and brown field deployments in AWS GovCloud (IL4 and IL5 environments) and commercial regions. Provide input on proper securing of services used in AWS deployments. Implement key security concepts, including usage of Key Management Service (KMS) keys, Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, IAM roles, Secured Network Architectures, and CIS foundation best practices. Collaborate with different application teams and manage the relationship with team members. 

Basic Qualifications:

-7+ years of experience with IT or Cybersecurity
-3+ years of experience with AWS GovCloud and commercial regions 
-Hands on experience with at least 5 of the following: CloudTrail, AWS Config, CloudWatch, IAM, KMS, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Control Tower, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Shield, Security Hub, AWS Secrets Manager
-Experience with Data Security at Rest and in Transit. 
-Experience with architecting complex IT systems, including operating systems, networks, firewalls, and load balancers
-Experience with Windows and Linux Security hardening
-Knowledge of Cloud security fundamentals or Cyber threats as they relate to Cloud
-Ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly

Essential Functions:

  • Design, implement and manage continuous integration, build and package management, and deployment scripts.
  • Ability to work in a Scrum environment using Jira for ticketing. 
  • Ensure that all efforts are carried out with attention to detail, including documenting processes, procedures and best practices.
  • Work both independently and within a team, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a highly tactical environment.
  •  Customer focused.
  •  Calm personality; able provide critical analysis under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to ramp up quickly on both new technologies and existing technologies. 

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