Cloud Security Engineer

at MindPoint Group
Published September 15, 2023
Location Little Rock, AR
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Azure Cloud Security Engineer - Remote

Department: A&E


Text code CLOUDF to 202-915-6712 to apply!

Since 2009, MindPoint Group has been the cybersecurity firm of choice for the most security-conscious US federal agencies and commercial enterprises.

We're proud to be one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in the country. With several -Best Places to Work' awards under our belts, we have a diverse employee-focused culture, accessibility, and communication between all levels and departments, and over 4 stars in reviews on Glassdoor.

Come be a part of what we're building. We use our award-winning recruitment process to seek the most skilled, experienced, and driven information security consulting experts in the industry, while simultaneously empowering applicants to determine if MindPoint Group is the right fit for them. We are profoundly invested in selecting the right people to join our team and are equally driven to expand and develop careers long-term.

With positions throughout the US, a role at MindPoint Group promises you:

  • An opportunity to work within one of the most diverse DC-based organizations

  • Generous tuition and professional development reimbursements

  • Mentorship opportunities with leaders focused on your growth

  • Competitive benefits like 401k matching, 11 federal holidays, etc.

  • And more!

Job Description

This role is contingent upon award. MindPoint Group is seeking an enthusiastic Cloud Security Engineer to help a federal client monitor and secure their cloud footprint against would-be attackers. You will have a passion for and experience with being a Cloud Security expert in a large, enterprise environment and augment the team-s knowledge and skills across major cloud providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud) to develop alerting and response procedures for cloud events and perform monitoring and incident response.

What you get to do every day:

  • Support agency security workflows by performing analysis (e.g., DLP, SafeLinks, log file reviews)

  • Configure, implement and maintain security tools

  • Analyze security tools (e.g., Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Azure Information Protection) to ensure they align with FRTIB policies and procedures and are properly configured (ex. Microsoft Secure Score, Guard Duty, etc).

  • Continuously research, engineer, and recommend areas for improvement to the agency-s security environment and toolset

  • Support incident response and security operations by coordinating with the client's service providers and the client during investigations

  • Develop and run security tests on cloud resources (ex. Data loss prevention, security configuration) using native tools.

  • Review and analyze cloud logs to bring relevance and context to the data

  • Lead cloud incident response activities as they occur

  • Develop a full set of cloud incident response playbooks

  • Work with stakeholders to ensure full visibility into workloads running in the cloud

  • Ensure all cloud logs are onboarded to the agency-s SIEM tool and the correct events are logged

  • Continuously tune security tools for optimization, i.e., maximum blocking with minimal false positives

  • Devise and implement additional KPIs and metrics that help the client monitor the overall health of this function

  • Assist the engineering team with the deployment, configuration, and maintenance of cloud-based tools, technologies, applications, and solutions

  • Perform research and lead proof of concept efforts to determine where additional technologies may be necessary

  • Perform analysis of proposed changes to security controls


US Citizenship, Public Trust Eligibility required

What skills are required?

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline.

  • Eight (8) years of general experience and six (6) years IT Security experience, preferably in a security engineering or cloud engineering role.

  • Certification(s) in information technology security that meets or exceeds DoD 8570 IAM Level II.

  • Experience with Azure

  • Experience implementing Networking Security

  • Experience securing Active Directory

  • Experience securing computer, storage, and databases

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders.

  • Experience with NIST 800 series publications.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that include the ability to describe highly technical concepts in non-technical terms

  • Understanding of recent cybersecurity policies and mandates such as EO 14028, M-21-31, NSM-8.

What is ideal?

  • Advanced-level Cloud Security certifications are strongly preferred

  • Experience with cloud architecture

  • Experience across all major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google) is a plus


  • This role will be hybrid in nature with regular on-site presence a few times a week in Washington, DC.

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

  • Compensation is unique to each candidate and relative to the skills and experience they bring to the position. The salary range for this position is typically $150-165k. This does not guarantee a specific salary as compensation is based upon multiple factors such as education, experience, certifications, and other requirements, and may fall outside of the above-stated range.

  • Highlights of our benefits include Health/Dental/Vision, 401(k) match, Flexible Time Off, STD/LTD/Life Insurance, Referral Bonuses, professional development reimbursement, maternity/paternity leave, mobile phone stipend, pre-tax commuter benefits, the opportunity to participate in our mentorship program, and more!

  • MindPoint is committed to maintaining a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Text code CLOUDF to 202-915-6712 to apply!

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