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Cloud Security Engineer

*Can be located in Irving, TX or Northbrook, IL*

Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently looking for a Cloud Security Engineer. Individual 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 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.


Drive cloud security engineering for our enterprise IT and Business IT teams in both IaaS/PaaS and SaaS implementations.
Be an active member of Design & Build IT projects, steering cloud configurations and services towards industry-leading security with your domain expertise.
Actively assess existing cloud implementations, identifying security issues and prioritizing fixes.
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.


Strong 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

Preferred Skills:

8-10 years' of experience in IT security field
Ability to work with minimal direction on a variety of, and sometimes ambiguous, requirement
Familiar with high-availability (HA) and failover implementations for network infrastructure and server systems


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

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