REMOTE AWS Security Engineer

Post Date

Mar 15, 2023



ZIP/Postal Code

Jul 28, 2023 Insight Global

Job Type



Security Engineering

Req #


Job Description

* Implementation and hardening of cloud environments by clearly establishing the tenant boundary and implementing a defense-in-depth approach.

* Lead AWS team; provide guidance and/or mentor team members as appropriate.

* Provide expertise on AWS and other related solutions; conduct research, develop write-ups, perform cost benefit analyses and provide recommendations on as needed basis.

* Assume role of Senior Advisor to client; develop ad hoc presentations/slides and create documents using MS Office products and present to client leadership as requested!

* Must be available outside of regular office hours to support troubleshooting and response to system issues as needed on 24/7/365 basis

* Architect, engineer, and maintain complex cloud environments.

* Implementation of the principle of least privilege for tenants and their subscriptions.

* Configure, collect, analyze AWS logs from different sources such as; platform logs, performance data from virtual machines, and application logs.

* Create queries, alerts, reports and dashboards.

* Evaluate, architect, deploy and maintain AWS infrastructure resources including network, VM, storage accounts, and all networking configurations.

* Ensure best practices of security requirements are deployed for an information system.

* Analyze scan results, and document findings for compliance.

* Develop assessment programs.

* Assist with cyber incidents as necessary.

* Assist with forensics and analysis when appropriate.

* Comment on new ODNI/NIST standards / regulations as applies to client environment.

* Employ best practices when implementing security requirements and working on or in a system.

* Participate in security exercises and working groups as applicable.

* Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

* Participates in special projects as required.

Minimum Requirements

* Experience working in an agile environment and managing tasks in Jira

* Certifications in information security (such as GCIA, GCIH, CEH, CISSP, SSCP, Sec+, AWS Security, etc.).

* Experience in a cyber security operational environment.

* Current Security clearance.

* Knowledge and experience using an incident response framework.

* Programming or scripting experience.

* Server and/or application administration experience.

* Knowledge of Federal contract vehicles.

Experience with government contracting firms supporting the Federal government.

Desired Skills

* Twelve (12) or more years of work experience with at least one of those specialized in cyber security.

* 6+ years of experience with AWS as a whole, experience scripting done on AWS

* Must have experience doing an on prim to cloud transition

* Bachelor's Degree (additional years of experience in cyber security reduce this educational requirement).

* A minimum of five (5) years technical experience effectively providing network and/or systems administration, information assurance security, testing and evaluation.

* Must have scripting knowledge with PowerShell, Python, Bash, or similar.

* Experience with CI/CD containers and how to secure them.

Understand the risks Government Agencies face and how to use the AWS to design "Zero Trust - Identity and Data Centric" solutions that will mitigate these risks and ensure compliance.

* High technical ability/aptitude, demonstrated through prior technical experience and accomplishment Experience in applying security to cloud technologies (Managing secrets, Securing CD pipeline, Secure Infrastructure as Code, Container Security, DevSecOps and CI/CD Implementation.).

* Good written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to pass a security clearance background investigation.