Cloud Security Engineer - Privilege Access Management

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Job Description
Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures (ATSV) team is embarking on a journey to move Application computing to leverage various Cloud provider services. Within Allstate Information Security, Cloud Security Engineers are tasked to develop a Security Framework, establish Cloud Governance standards, and educate Business/Technology teams around public cloud usage. As a Cloud Security Engineer part of Privileged Access Management team, you design and build the following HashiCorp Vault/ Key Management Service/ other Critical products as part of Privileged Access Team that will balance the need for speed and flexibility of cloud infrastructure and IaaS/PaaS/SaaS applications with the need to protect Allstate against ongoing and potential security threats. This critical role requires the ability to synthesize radical ideas, the aptitude to define new security strategies, and the tenacity to get the job done in a global environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact to Allstate's Cloud Security current and future initiatives. Work location for this role can be one of the following: Charlotte, NC; Irving, TX; Tempe, AZ. We may have additional geographic flexibility for the right individual.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will drive Cloud Security solutions as part of Privileged Access Management Engineering team conversations for our enterprise IT and Business IT teams in both IaaS/ PaaS and SaaS implementations.
  • You will be an active member of Design & Build IT projects, steering cloud configurations and services towards industry-leading security practices with your domain expertise.
  • You will actively assess existing cloud implementations, identifying security issues and prioritizing fixes.
  • You will engineer and implement new cloud security tools to feed our DevOps/SecOps processes to ensure the solvency of cloud compute resources.
  • Provide daily, ongoing security oversight of SecOps operations, to include the security impact of proposed modifications, additions, and technology implementation/refresh operations.
  • Understand system security vulnerabilities and associated threats, and assess the overall security risks to the system.
  • Evaluate and respond to alerts and events from the security tools, including tuning of tool configuration to minimize false positives, development of event response documentation and processes for Security Operations Center response to follow for event actions, and escalating to appropriate teams for event response.
  • Work with the Cloud Operations teams in the definition and implementation of security standards and best practices.
  • Work with Senior Technical resources for mitigation recommendations to reduce identified security risks.
  • Perform system vulnerability scanning using approved software tools and ability to automate.
  • Thoroughly understand software installations, systems monitoring and troubleshooting, account management, and overall efforts to minimize system downtime.
  • Thorough understanding of DevOps ideologies with the ability to drive and communicate change supporting DevOps/SecOps methodology within the organization.
  • Serve as the primary interface to governance, compliance, and risk management teams to ensure the system consistently meets the requirements for certification and accreditation.
  • Participate in designing and managing IT Security strategy including both infrastructure and applications.
  • Lead security and compliance based projects involving cloud, operating systems, applications, and database and security issues and requirements


Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Information Technology or other related discipline with 3-5 or more additional years related professional experience.
  • 7 + years' experience as a Security Engineer supporting software architecture development environments.
  • Advanced experience with public Cloud platforms (AWS, Azure).
  • Track record of successful, practical, problem solving.
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Salt, Puppet, Chef, or Ansible.
  • Experience working with cloud security and governance tools and server virtualization technologies.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining systems and applications within a secure, regulated environment.
  • DevOps and scripting skills in at least one language (other than Bash), ideally Python.
  • Good Understanding on SOC, cloud operations, security, automation, and orchestration.
  • Possess clear understanding of security protocols and standards and have experience with software and security architectures.
  • Knowledge to design and implement security tests in accordance with stated criteria.
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX Windows servers, MS SQL, Oracle MySQL, MongoDB.
  • Experience understanding protocols, such as, SSL/TLS, CIFS, HTTP/S, DHCP, SMTP, LDAP/S, NFS, SNMP and DNS.
  • Experience in networking concepts and services, such as, VPNs, IPsec, PKI and TCP/IP.
  • Demonstrate an ability to bridge technology knowledge gaps between IT staff and corporate staff such as Legal, Compliance and Audit organizations.
  • Familiar with high-availability (HA) and failover implementations for network infrastructure and server systems
  • Ability to work with minimal direction on a variety of, and sometimes ambiguous, requirements.
  • Organized, responsive and highly thorough problem solver
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact to Allstate's Cloud Security current and future initiatives. Work location for this role can be one of the following: Charlotte, NC; Irving, TX; Tempe, AZ. We may have additional geographic flexibility for the right individual.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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