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Cloud Security Engineer Senior Level

Usaa

This is a Contract position in Jbsa Randolph, TX posted April 21, 2020.

Purpose of Job

As a Cloud Security Engineer, you’ll work on enabling public cloud platforms for use in a world class financial services organization. You’ll bring solid experience in emerging technologies such as cloud native services through AWS, GCP, and Azure, while leveraging Infrastructure as Code (IaC) through Python and Terraform to address repeatable security design patterns. Our Cloud Security Engineers work closely with Product Management, Infrastructure Services Engineers, Enterprise Data Engineers, and other members of the Public Cloud Program to enable a secure and compliant foundation of our public cloud environments.
Conducts software and systems engineering to develop new capabilities, ensuring Information Security is integrated across the enterprise. Conducts comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in Enterprise systems. Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled. Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains hardware and software.

Job Requirements

  • Researches and analyzes the latest capabilities of specific Information Security (e.g. Cloud services, encryption, PKI etc.) and IT technologies (e.g. operating systems, networks, storage, virtualization etc.).
  • Develops and maintains expertise in the USAA implementations of these technologies.
  • Creates, publishes, maintains, and interprets Information Security baselines for specific technologies (e.g. operating systems, databases).
  • Socializes Security baselines with stakeholders.
  • Operates and maintains hardware and software of Information Security solutions and technologies (e.g. firewalls, intrusion prevention (IPS), web application firewalls (WAF), web proxies).
  • Participates in vendor roadmap discussions and feature requests.
  • Monitors and troubleshoots complex systems, tools and/or networking solutions.
  • Performs investigative research, analysis and troubleshooting to identify, resolve, and report complex security issues.
  • Collaborates with Security Analysts to tune and enhance Information Security solutions and technologies to keep up with the latest threats.
  • Writes code/scripts/automation to detect or prevent new threats that do not have commercial solutions available yet or to automate Information Security processes to increase efficiencies.
  • Designs and develops new tools/technologies as related to Information Security.
  • Provides insight on issues and serves as a mentor to peers and team members for assigned area of responsibility.
  • Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Minimum Experience:

  • 6 or more years of related experience in Information Security, Cybersecurity, Identity and Access Management (IAM) and/or Information Technology to include accountability for complex tasks and/or projects.
  • 4 or more years of related experience in Firewall, Web Proxies, Web Application Firewall, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS/IDS), Mainframe, Windows, Linux, Apple, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and/or Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) solutions,
  • Advanced level of business acumen in the areas of business operations, risk management, industry practices and emerging trends.
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills. (Packet analyzer a plus)
  • Programming or scripting experience (Python or PowerShell preferred).

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions.  This will take approximately 5 minutes.  Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not able to change your responses.

Preferred Experience

  • 2 years of hands-on experience with AWS cloud applications and infrastructure
  • 2 years of hands-on experience with GCP cloud applications and infrastructure
  • Understanding/working knowledge of the public cloud infrastructure and services
  • Experience building and securing infrastructure as code using CloudFormation, Ansible, GitLab, Terraform and/or similar tools
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle models, as well as the approaches to implement Cloud Well-Architected Frameworks
  • Understanding of the Cloud shared responsibility model
  • Fluency with one or more scripting/coding languages (e.g. PowerShell, bash, Python)
  • Experience implementing and leveraging cloud native and/or vendor logging and monitoring solutions
  • Relevant security and/or cloud provider certifications  

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits package in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs.  Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

For Internal Candidates:

Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 3/11/20 by 11:59 pm CST time.