Senior Cloud Security Engineer (DevOps)

Location:  Dallas, TX or remote

Summary

Our client is a $30B+ global company that holds the #2 market position in their industry and is committed to a major transformation that includes centralizing and growing their cybersecurity team as well as a move to be a very nimble, open source development, and cloud enabled organization.  We are partnering with them to assist in filling a Cloud Security Engineer to drive these goals.   As a Senior Cloud Security Engineer, you’ll 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 our client against ongoing and potential security threats. 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.

  • You will drive cloud security engineering for our enterprise IT and Business IT teams in both IaaS/ PaaS and SaaS implementations.
  • 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 system security vulnerabilities and associated threats, and assess the overall security risks to the system.
  • 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
  • Perform system vulnerability scanning using approved software tools and ability to automate
  • 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
  • Serve as the primary interface to governance, compliance, and risk management teams to ensure the system consistently meets the requirements for certification and accreditation.
    • Participate in designing and managing IT Security strategy including both infrastructure and applications.
    • Lead security and compliance based projects.
    • Assist with projects involving cloud, operating systems, applications, and database and security issues and requirements.

 Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Information Technology or other related discipline with 3-5 or more additional years related professional experience.
  • 10 + years’ experience as a Security Engineer supporting software architecture development environments
  • Experience with Git, Jenkins, Chef, and Puppet
  • Experience with common scripting languages (Python, Ruby)
  • Experience and understanding of cloud platforms (AWS, Azure)
  • Familiar with DevOps and Agile methodology
  • 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.
  • Understand how to design and implement security tests in accordance with stated criteria
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX Windows servers, MS SQL, Oracle MySQL, MongoDB
  • 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
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to bridge technology knowledge gaps between IT staff and corporate staff such as Legal, Compliance and Audit organizations.
  • Able to work independently or within a team
  • Organized, responsive and highly thorough problem solver
  • Familiar with high-availability (HA) and failover implementations for network infrastructure and server systems a plus

Contact Information:

For immediate consideration please email a resume to jlentz@htassociates.com