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AWS Security Engineer

Milwaukee, WI
We are seeking an AWS Security engineer for a contract opportunity in Milwaukee, WI. 
 
In this role, you will be in integral part of maturing the client’s DevSecOps practice. You would work closely with development and platform teams in an agile workflow to promote DevOps/DevSecOps methodologies.  We are seeking a highly motivated security engineer with an agile mentality, that can deliver automated security configurations and then improve on design and implementation in an iterative approach.  You will partner with infrastructure teams to embed security best practice into their infrastructure as code development lifecycle. This includes analysis, design, development, implementation and continued evolution of modern software-defined infrastructure, application patterns and technology solutions.
The ability to provide strategic thought leadership, move between diverse tasks and lead by influence will be key.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide AWS cloud security subject matter expertise to platform teams and business stakeholders
  • Understanding the risk and security model currently in place and implement the appropriate enabling and protective solutions within the SDLC
  • Develop security requirements and build automated controls in areas of identity and access management, logging and monitoring, infrastructure security, data protection, CI/CD, vulnerability analysis and compliance validation
  • Develop tooling to provide detective and reactive security configuration validation
  • Automated secrets management using tools such as HashiCorp Vault or KMS
  • Assist with incident response procedures
  • Develop technical documentation on implemented security solutions
 
Must Haves:
• Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in AWS development
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in public cloud security, compliance, and risk management
• Minimum 3 years’ programming experience and use of one or more of these technologies – Python, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML, JSON, YAML
• Proficient in security controls for Linux and Windows based operating systems
• Background in CI/CD tooling, preferably GitLab CI, and security of the pipeline and in the pipeline
• Strong working knowledge of interacting with RESTful API’s
• Familiarity with network security techniques including virtual networking, subnetting, IP routing and network segmentation
• Ability to develop automated checks for security configuration validation both during and post deployment
• Excellent communication skills across technical and non-technical domains
 
Nice to Haves:
• B.S. degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
• AWS Certification (Associate or Professional)
• Applicable Security Certification (CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CEH/CPT, AWS Security)
• Hands-on experience with infrastructure automation tools such as Ansible, TerraForm, Packer, Puppet or Chef
• Hands-on experience with IDS/IPS, DLP and AntiMalware/AntiVirus clients
• Kubernetes and Docker experience
• Experience with ELK and/or Splunk
 
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