AWS Cloud Security Engineer

at Morgan Franklin
Location New York, NY
Date Posted March 25, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Contractor


MorganFranklin Consulting is a management advisory firm that works with leading businesses and government to address complex and transformational finance, technology, cybersecurity, and business objectives.

MorganFranklin's cybersecurity practice helps clients across the globe to solve their most critical cybersecurity needs. From consulting and implementation to managed services and project resourcing, we work to safeguard assets by identifying risks, developing and maturing cybersecurity programs, and implementing solutions that support and meet business goals. Custom tailored and business-aligned service offerings include:

  • Strategy and GRC
  • Cybersecurity Operations
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Incident Response & Risk Intelligence
  • Application Security
  • Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP).

Job Description

We are looking for a Cloud Security Engineer to join our team. The Engineer will work closely with Cloud Security Architects to support the Cyber team.

  • Drive Cloud Security Engineering for Enterprise IT and Business IT teams in both IaaS/PaaS and SaaS implementations
  • Serve as primary interface to governance, compliance, and risk management teams to ensure the system consistently meets the requirements
  • Participate in designing/managing IT Security strategy including both infrastructure and applications
  • Actively assess existing cloud implementations, identifying security issues and prioritizing fixes
  • Engineer and implement new Cloud Security tools to feed DevOps/SecOps processes to ensure 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 overall security risks to the system using approved software tools
  • 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 to drive and communicate change supporting DevOps/SecOps methodology within organization

We're looking for consultants with the following experience and qualifications:

  • Experience as a Cloud Security Engineer
  • 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
  • Knowledge of cloud networking architecture, cloud operations, security, automation, and orchestration
  • Clear understanding of security protocols and standards and experience with software/security architectures
  • Demonstrate an ability to bridge tech 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, MongoDB
  • 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
  • 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

This is a Vaco employment opportunity aligned to MorganFranklin's cybersecurity offering (Vaco LLC, dba "MorganFranklin Cyber").

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