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Senior Cloud Security Engineer

Aegon N.V.
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Engineering, IT, Security
Job Role
Cloud Security
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Job Description

Senior Cloud Security Engineer


Location: Edinburgh, UK, Peterborough, UK Witham, UK or Den Haag, NL (Office move to Schiphol WTC by end of 2024).

Closing date: Friday 14th June

Who we are:

Global Technology Services (GTS) is Aegon's global IT partner that provides infrastructure services, information security and global/corporate application support for Aegon's businesses around the world.

From 6 locations in the US, the Netherlands, UK, and Hungary, we support 20+ country units and 24000+ employees in the world. Our support consists of a wide range of centralised global IT services such as programming, database management, project management, agile/dev/ops, and more.

We continue to maximise the value from having a clear digital and data technology platform strategy that extends our ecosystem, as an approach to digitisation, enhancing customer experience, and improving operational efficiency.

All these teams work closely together to provide innovative and digital solutions as well as critical technology support. This is essential for enabling Aegon's businesses around the globe to be innovative, digital, and competitive, efficient, and effective, and to provide the best solutions and customer experience for our customers and shareholders.

The Job:

The Cloud Security Engineer role is part of the Cloud Security Engineering function and is responsible for ensuring the secure design and delivery of Cloud solutions to the Application teams in the Enterprise (internal customers), based on customer requirements. A Security Engineer is responsible for delivering architecture guidance and educating the Application teams and Cloud COE to design and implement secure coding and continuous security practices for their infrastructure and applications. This role will specialise in all aspects of information security management as well as business and regulatory compliance using Cloud services in large-scale computing environments with a global Enterprise.
  • Work to implement Security Standards, aligning with the organisation's Security policy and IT infrastructure, under the guidance of the Product Owner and Security stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of security standards and controls for Cloud solutions.
  • Collaborate on the implementation of standardised solutions to ensure secure access for products or applications within the Cloud environment.
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM), Identity Federation / SSO
    • SIEM and Audit Logging (CloudTrail & Config)
    • Management of Security Groups and ACLs, Perimeter security with WAF and Shield DDoS
    • Data-in-Transit / Certificate Management, Data-at-Rest / Key/Secret Management
  • Design and build fault-tolerant and scalable distributed systems, adhering to AWS design principles and Security best practices.
  • Leverage AWS security services such as Security Hub and GuardDuty to enhance threat detection and response capabilities.
  • Collaborate on the implementation of Cloud Architecture solutions, ensuring adherence to defined security standards across the Enterprise, encompassing both application and infrastructure perspectives.
  • Conduct regular testing and scanning of Cloud products and applications to ensure compliance with security standards.
  • Mentor, teach and guide junior team members on engineering practices and technical tasks.
  • Deliver advanced Cloud security patterns and implementations based on customer requirements.
  • Educate teams across the Enterprise on secure coding and continuous security practices within their applications.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies.
  • Advanced understanding of Cloud computing technologies.
  • Knowledge of AWS Well-Architected Framework and Cloud migration industry standards.
  • Prior programming experience in at least one language (e.g., C++, Java, Python, Ruby).
  • Experience with IAM in AWS and Azure, and familiarity with tools such as SailPoint, CyberArk, Azure AD, Octa, Conjure, or similar.
  • Experience with suite of AWS Security services (e.g. Security Hub, GuardDuty, Inspector etc.)
  • Proficiency in security solutions like WAF, IPS, and anti-DDOS systems.
  • Strong technical writing skills for documenting environments and procedures.
  • Familiarity with industry compliance and security standards.
  • Knowledge of continuous security practices and IT compliance and risk management requirements. (e.g. security, privacy, SOX etc.)
  • Understanding of encryption in-flight and at-rest practices.
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and continuous delivery technologies. (e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation etc.)
  • Experience with enterprise security packages, identity management, and federation systems.
  • Knowledge of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) frameworks.
  • Strategic thinking ability to address business, product, and technical challenges.
  • Ownership mindset with a high sense of urgency and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to think outside the box and approach problems with multiple solutions.

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • At least 1 AWS Certification at Associate or higher

It'd also be great - but not essential - if you've got:
  • AWS Associate DevOps
  • AWS Associate Architect
  • AWS Certified Cloud Security Specialist
  • CompTIA Security +

UK Compensation:

The salary for this position generally ranges between £56,480 - £70,600.

  • A non-contributory pension between 8% - 12%
  • A discretionary bonus, depending on personal and company performance
  • 34 days leave per year (including bank holidays, pro-rated for part-time)

We also offer private medical cover, life assurance, critical illness cover, enhanced parental leave and a variety of lifestyle benefits to help our employees live their best lives, including retail discount vouchers, cycle2work scheme, subsidised restaurant and online GP appointments.

NL Compensation:

The salary for this position generally ranges between €57,505 - €95,842.

  • A Comprehensive Wealth & Health package
  • Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package
  • Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits

The legal bits

We'll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the relevant region. If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing satisfactory references.

Cifas Short Fair Processing Notice (applies to UK based candidates only).

The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found by visiting

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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