Cloud Security Engineer in Woodbridge Township, NJ at Open Systems Technologies

Date Posted: 10/24/2019

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Job Description

A leading financial services firm is seeking a Cloud Security Engineer to join their team in Iselin, NJ.


  • Evaluate architectural designs and perform security reviews; Work closely with IT Engineering and other teams internally
  • Utilize expertise in AWS cloud security engineering to assist the team in its efforts to maintain a secure environment
  • Provide security guidance and consulting to internal teams
  • Develop security standards and review security configurations related to Linux, Windows, AWS deployments and common web application frameworks
  • Hands-on security engineering and operations in the AWS cloud, including application of patches, configuration, and monitoring
  • Development of security automation scripts and techniques for automatic application of security controls within cloud
  • Assisting in design, planning, and implementation of security controls, policies, and processes


  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in security engineering, DevOps or IT operations roles, strong familiarity with the principles of network and endpoint security
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience securing cloud applications and infrastructure
  • Understanding of security management solutions and experience with implementation of the following technologies
    • Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS/IPS)
    • HIDS
    • WAFs and firewalls
    • Security Groups and/or SDN
    • PAM
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Cloud Continued Compliance
  • Excellent understanding/working knowledge of the public cloud infrastructure and services in AWS (IAM, VPC, KMS, CloudWatch, Systems Manager, S3, RDS, Route53, Lambda, AWS Config, KMS and CloudHSM etc.)
  • Experience building and securing infrastructure as code using CloudFormation, Ansible, Terraform and/or similar tools
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) models, as well as the approaches to implement the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Understanding of the shared responsibility model in AWS
  • Fluency with one or more scripting/coding languages (e.g. bash, Python) is a plus
  • Relevant security and AWS certifications are strongly preferred
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