Cloud Security Engineer
  • Columbia, South Carolina, US
  • +914043515100
161 Days ago
Job Description

Job Title: Cloud Security Engineer
Location: Columbia, SC (Remote until covid)
Duration: 12+ Months
Visa: USC, GC, H1B and EAD
Contract Type: W2 & C2C

 

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:


The Office of Information Assurance is tasked with securing the Agency cloud infrastructure and performing ongoing enterprise cybersecurity threat monitoring and incident response capabilities. A strong candidate for this position should possess experience in the following:

Cyber Threat Response and Incident Handling
Cyber Security Operations
Cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Cloud Security
Security Architect and/or Engineering

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:


The Cloud CyberSecurity Specialist will help Applications Team build and manage a Secure Cloud Infrastructure by adhering to Agency policy and industry best practices.
This position will report directly to the Security Operations Manager to drive innovation and maturation of the Agency Cyber threat detection and response capabilities. We are looking for candidates who are highly organized, can work independently in a fast-paced environment and produce multiple quality deliverables within defined deadlines. This role is involved in projects or issues of high complexity that requires an individual who can quickly think on their feet, challenge the status quo, and drive efficiencies through the process.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Perform threat identification and analysis of risks to the Medicaid Enterprise Cloud environment
2. Provide input and feedback on cloud/hybrid architectures related to Security
3. Assist in the implementation and advancement of Continuous Monitoring and Incident Response processes and procedures
4. Assist in investigation and remediation of security incidents and issues
5. Serve as Security Subject Matter Expert for Secure Cloud Infrastructure
6. Consult on, and provide requirements for critical projects and initiatives
7. Create documentation on specific remediation steps to close vulnerabilities or mitigate risk to acceptable levels
8. Create documentation that can readily to be added to Agency procedures
9. Revise documents and artifacts as tactics and techniques evolve to address new and emergent threats and trends
10. Work with Information Technology, Application Development and Business Teams to advance security efforts of the Medicaid Enterprise
11. Raise the awareness level of cloud security in the agency
12. Conducts security assessments to identify areas of risk and ensure gaps are remediated
13. Effectively communicates to management and business stakeholders the status of projects and issues as they relate to Cloud Security

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

1. 10+ years of experience of I.T. working with Windows, Linux, Cloud technologies and Web-based applications
2. 2-4 years of experience with Security Architect and/Engineering
3. A firm understanding of the offerings and capabilities within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or GCP and Microsoft Azure platforms
4. Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing; to interact effectively with internal and external vendors, project team members, management and agency departments; to build relationships and use facilitation skills with both technical and non-technical personnel
5. Ability to write, edit, and prepare graphic presentations of technical information for both technical and business personnel
6. Experience in organizing information in a way that is appropriate for technical explanations without losing sight of the needs and aptitude of the audience
7. Ability to collaborate and coordinate with multiple teams and vendors
8. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
9. Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively in order to meet deadlines
10. Must be intermediate to advanced skills in additional Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and working with templates and style guidelines for branding consistency
11. Keen attention to detail while maintaining the ability to see the big picture
12. Ability to absorb and retain complex processes
13. Strong verbal and written communication skills
14. Experience with the evaluation and selection of products and vendors to support initiatives.
15. Ability to accept changes and constructive criticism in a fast turn-around environment

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

1. 3+ years of experience with Cloud platforms such Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
2. Prior experience working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and infrastructure as a code
3. Experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management (Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible) preferred
4. Experience with full-stack deployment

REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:

ANY ONE OR COMBINATION OF:
CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROFESSIONAL (CISSP)
GIAC CERTIFIED INCIDENT HANDLER (GCIH)
SECURITY +
OR SIMILAR WITH VALID EXPERIENCE

PREFERRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:

BS degree in computer science, information technology, engineering or similar discipline
Cloud certification (i.e. CASP +)
Network security certifications

Industry
  • NA

Required Skills
  • Terraform,Ansible,Jenkins,Puppet,CloudFormation,Chef,CISSP,cyber security,CASB,cloud security,GCIH,CASP +

Experience
  • 10+ Years of Experience

Salary
  • USD 60-70 Per Hour

Working Hours / Week
  • 1920h Per Hour