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TEKsystems Security Engineer (With Cloud) in Newport Beach, California


We are looking for a Senior Cloud Security Engineer II that will help us build the capabilities for the organization to leverage cloud services safely, securely, and efficiently at scale. This individual will be part of a team of world-class cloud engineers who will act as the Line 1 Security Owner for cloud. They will be taking lead on securing and hardening cloud environments through strong preventative and detective controls and ensuring continuous compliance. The individual will work with the Enterprise Information Security Office and business partners to determine risk areas and address them through remediation efforts and build mechanisms to track and report on cloud security risk, as well as leading and maturing a cloud security program. The successful candidate will have proven experience in achieving these goals in a large and highly distributed company. They should be a team player, great communicator, insatiable learner, and security focused.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Architect and develop automation frameworks and security policies and best practices for public cloud platforms.

• Develop a roadmap to move towards identity-based zero-trust model. Work with enterprise cloud architect(s) to integrate solutions that align to zero-trust and defense in depth models.

• Consult on enterprise cloud security strategy and participate in maturity mapping activities

• Ensure security of all assets in the cloud by integrating security best practices for identity-based security, shared secrets, key rotation, and other security requirements. Work with corporate security team to enforce policies and deploy cloud security tools to protect and monitor access.

• Work within an agile methodology to prioritize and organize work efforts.

• Mentor others in the principles and best practices of cloud security and secure-by-design deployments

• Assess, harden, and develop secure infrastructure as code, Terraform modules, golden images, and other resources for consumption by application developers.

• Integrate events and related lots with enterprise SIEM tools.

• Develop cloud monitoring capabilities, dashboards, and associated KPI/KRIs.

• Implement event-driven automations on cloud-native tooling (e.g. Lambda, Step, etc.) to respond to security incidents.

• Ensure continuous compliance through maturing the configuration management program and enforcement

• Develop capabilities to automate quarantine and prepare for forensic analysis of resources suspected to be impacted by security incidents.

• Participate in the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of tools and software; implementing policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

• 8+ years of experience in an applicable cloud, infrastructure, or software engineering role.

• 2-4 years of hands-on experience in managing cloud security and/or hardening cloud platforms and resources.

• Experience implementing and managing cloud security tooling such as AWS Security Hub, Microsoft CAS, AWS Inspect, GuardDuty, or similar applicable tools.

• BS in Computer Science and/or Engineering, or equivalent experience and certifications

• Experience working as part of a Scrum or Agile team.

• Strong background in network, OS, and API security.

• Adept in at least one programming language such as Python, Java, or Node.JS. Experience with bash and PowerShell as well as the command-line interface to at least one major cloud service, preferably AWS CLI.

• Experience leveraging configuration management platforms such as Ansible, CloudGuard, or others.

• Effective communicator with the ability to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders and with experience presenting to non-technical business audiences.

• Preferred: Experience writing Terraform.

• Preferred: AWS or Azure Security Certifications

• Preferred: MS in Computer Science and/or Engineering.


Security architecture, Cloud, Firewall, Security, Engineer, Python, AWS, powershell, windows, linux, cloud formation, terraform, cicd, devops, information security, Docker, ansible, chef, azure

Top Skills Details:

Security architecture, Cloud, Firewall

This role can sit 100% remote.

Looking for somebody who can work with customers, be part of project team and guide them on sec. related topics. This person should be able to help questions and understand guidelines.

Functional role, sitting in on meetings, pushing goals and meeting with internal team. We have a detailed checklist they need to follow.

Work with product/project team.. Should know how to use AWS services. Know how security plays a role within security.

Basically have 4 pillars.

Consulting services, work with info security office and consult customers to make sure they are following IT standards/policy

Become part of their journey from start to end.

4 verticals

1) Security consulting ** primarily focused on this!

2)Bring a tool – integration across platform

3)logging, alerting and monitoring

4) Risk and compliance

75% project work

25% helping others

About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.