Senior Cloud Security Engineer

at TEKsystems, Inc
Location San Diego, CA
Date Posted October 8, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Senior Cloud Security Engineer

TEKsystems' client within the financial industry is looking to add a Senior Cloud Security Engineer to their team. As a Cloud Security Engineer, you'll 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 the company 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 - Globally.

Key Responsibilities: You will drive cloud security engineering for our enterprise IT and Business IT teams in both IaaS/ PaaS and SaaS implementations.

  • You will be an active member of design & build IT projects, steering cloud configurations and services towards industry-leading security with your domain expertise.
  • You will actively assess existing cloud implementations, identifying security issues and prioritizing fixes.
  • You will engineer and implement new cloud security tools to feed our DevOps/SecOps processes to ensure the solvency of cloud compute resources.
  • Provide daily, ongoing oversight of cloud security platform 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 business customers 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.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Information Technology or other related discipline with 5+ or more additional years related professional experience.
  • 8 + years' 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.
  • Familiar with high-availability (HA) and failover implementations for network infrastructure and server systems.
  • Demonstrate an ability to bridge technology knowledge gaps between IT staff and corporate staff such as Legal, Compliance and Audit organizations.
  • 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.

About the Company:

  • They offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with on-site fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic.
  • Support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts.
  • Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer).
  • Foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.

About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.

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