Sr. Cloud Security Engineer 
Research Triangle Park, NC

Full Time position

Job Summary

SMART IT People has a full time Senior Cloud Security Engineer opportunity in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Our client, a fortune 500 company, is seeking a Senior Cloud Security Engineer reporting to the Director of Security Engineering and Innovation. The Senior Cloud Security Engineer will lead and implement an enterprise strategy on cloud security, and will partner with various technical teams to ensure this strategy is carried out. The Senior Cloud Security Engineer will also work closely with other security staff and represent the interests of the broader Information Security team to the rest of the enterprise.


Responsibilities and Duties

Develop and execute an enterprise strategy on cloud security including software, platform, and infrastructure as a service (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).
Partner with DevOps and other technical teams representing infrastructure, application development, and information security to design and implement cloud security solutions.
Evaluate use of and implement security solutions to support private and public cloud initiatives.
Articulate and maintain a solid understanding of various technology capabilities present in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
Assess business requirements and use cases in order to facilitate the adoption of security controls in the cloud.
Represent the interests of the broader Information Security team to other technical staff and business stakeholders.
Develop and maintain security configuration standards and evangelize those to appropriate staff.
Develop and share cloud security expertise within the broader Information Security team.
In partnership with the broader Information Security team, research and recommend emerging security technologies/tools to address current and future threats.
Provide guidance for security remediation to business and IT partners by conducting technical risk assessments (includes vulnerability assessment).
Participate in security incident handling and investigations as required.
Interact and manage vendors, outsourcers, and contractors regarding security products and services.
Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.

Qualifications and Skills

Minimum Required:


Minimum 5 years experience in information security.
Proven experience and success with cloud security designs and implementations.
Working knowledge on a wide variety of cloud security controls including VPC’s, cloud formation templates, Lambda, and related technologies.
Working knowledge of industry standard authentication technologies include SAML, OpenID, and OAuth.
Experience working with cloud security governance and CASB tools.
Proven experience with information security best practices.
Proven project management and organizational skills, specifically managing multiple, concurrent projects.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Highly self motivated and directed professional, with keen attention to detail.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Strong customer service and solution-focused orientation.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Preferred Skills: 


Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related discipline is highly desired.
CISSP certification desired.
AWS certification desired.
Development or scripting knowledge desired.
Understanding of industry standards and compliance requirements related to information security and cloud computing—especially ISO 27001, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.

Job Type: Full-time


​To apply, please send your resume to michael@smart-itpeople.com with job title in subject line.