Cloud Security Engineering

at University of Minnesota
Published January 16, 2023
Location Minneapolis, MN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


About the Job

Compensation: $120,000-$130,000

Position Overview:

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Minnesota is seeking an experienced cloud security engineer to support the development and implementation of a cloud strategy advancing our core mission of academics, research, and outreach. Candidates should have subject matter expertise in hybrid clouds with full lifecycle experience: architecture/design, build, and ongoing operational support. This is an exciting opportunity to define and operationalize cloud services in Azure, Google Cloud, and/or AWS through robust automation and CI/CD pipelines. Ideal candidates will have excellent technical and interpersonal skills (elevated EQ), an ability to work with users and technologists with varying levels of experience and a strong commitment to supporting an environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work.

We Offer:

* University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately.
* 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays.
* Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
* Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
* Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
* Free disability insurance.
* Annual merit increase program.

Job Responsibilities:

* Identify threats to cloud systems/platforms, develop new features to meet security needs, and build, maintain, upgrade, and continuously improve cloud-based systems.
* Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other members of the Cloud team through security and compliance expertise.
* Ensure technical solutions meet quality, security, and compliance requirements; work directly with key stakeholders and technical teams to ensure solutions have passed the required quality checks.
* Consult with infrastructure architects, engineers, and developers across the organization to ensure the value and flexibility of services.
* Makes recommendations that would enable the scale, security, and success of full stack technology in a hybrid cloud context.
* Works across all phases of cloud delivery from architecture/design, build, and operations.
* Assessment of cloud security architecture, analysis of issues and development of recommendations for their resolution
* Contribute to development of a cloud roadmap to build the team backlog, including new security initiatives.
* Conducts analysis to develop complex process and systems interactions as they relate to cloud technologies ensuring security, safety and recoverability.
* Establish best-practices and execute cyber security activities by integrating processes created by Infrastructure, DevOps, and Information Security into a secure cloud service
* Consultations with other technicians on network, firewall, and load balancing configurations as needed.
* Assist with design and implementation for log management (Splunk & Azure Sentinel)
* Participate in a regular support/on-call rotation as determined by the team


* Please document qualifications on resume.

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree and four years of related experience, or master's degree plus two years of experience, OR a comparable combination of education, training, and experience.
* Experience designing and building security technology solutions aligned to industry standards.
* Cloud infrastructure as code experience (i.e. Azure, AWS, Google and on-premise cloud solutions and their associated vendor products and interdependencies).
* Experience and understanding of security frameworks such as NIST 800-171 and how to implement them for existing and new cloud environments, and monitor and mitigate compliance concerns.
* Strong scripting skills (ability to write Bash scripts, Python etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with HIPAA/FERPA standards in relation to technology architecture and design.
* Experience developing CI/CD pipelines (development, staging, and production).
* Experience moving workload to the cloud and with greenfield applications.
* Experience working in an Agile and/or DevOps/DevSecOps environment.
* On demand infrastructure experience with full-stack orchestration.
* Experience with container technologies (e.g. Kubernetes, Docker, Azure AKS, AWS EKS, etc.).
* Experience deploying production applications or workloads in a cloud-based environment.

How To Apply

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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

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