Cloud Security Engineer

at System One
Published May 10, 2022
Location Bethesda, MD
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


ALTA IT has a Contract position open for a Cloud Security Engineer. **Possible Contract to Hire**

Location Bethesda, MD, Can work Remote

Security Clearance: Ability to obtain Level 2 Secret (ANACI) clearance

The responsibilities of the Cloud Security Engineer encompass:

  • Collaborating with other DevOps and SysOps teams to transition public facing, on-premises applications to the Cloud; securing the configuration management of the Cloud infrastructure; mitigating risks and applying security controls to improve visibility and diagnostics in compliance with governing Federal requirements and security best practices.
  • Developing and deploying infrastructure as a code script to implement and optimize security controls and mechanisms of a cloud infrastructure including initial and ongoing configuration of related automation and administration.
  • Acting as the subject matter expert for cloud security and associated tools such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), access control mechanisms, Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS).
  • Monitoring Cloud infrastructure and pro-actively mitigate potential incidents before service degradation occurs.
  • Providing guidance to our DevOps teams developing on public cloud platforms, advising on security standards for cloud deployment, and working to identify common patterns for template provisioning.
  • Conducting assessments of security controls for new and existing cloud systems; creating and maintaining as-built system documentation, architecture diagrams, and online collaborative documentation such as Wiki. Determining security modes of operation and recommending new or revised security measures and countermeasures for current security challenges.


  • Degree Required: BS
  • Minimum Work Experience: 7 years
  • Minimum Specialized Experience: 5 years of system administration; 5 years of system security administration
  • Degree Substitution for minimum work experience: No degree: 11 years, MS: 5 years
  • Required Certifications: CISSP (if not in hand, required to obtain within 6 months from start of role)
  • Desired Certifications: AWS Certified Security – Specialty, ISC2, or Cloud Security Alliance

Specialized Experience includes:

  • Designing and implementing a Cloud security architecture
  • Creating and editing AWS Cloud Formation scripts
  • Securing and monitoring Kubernetes
  • Managing, and monitoring a centralized AWS logging architecture
  • Proficiency with SIEM and vulnerability management solutions.
  • Proficiency with TCP/IP/UDP ports and protocols, IDS/IPS, network access control list (NACL) Access Control Lists (ACL) and Security Group (SG) applications
  • Experience using common networking tools to aid in troubleshooting, including nmap, Wireshark, tcpdump, etc.
  • Proficient in one or more scripting languages such as Python, Perl, Powershell, Bash, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Process and detail oriented.

ALTA IT Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of System One, a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. ALTA is an established leader in IT Staffing and Services, for both government and commercial enterprises across the United States, specializing in Program & Project Management, Application Development, Cybersecurity, Data & Advanced Analytics, and Agile Transformation Services.

ALTA IT Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

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