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AWS Cloud Security Engineer

Derex Technologies Inc.
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Job Role
Cloud Security
Job Type

Title: AWS Cloud Security Engineer

Location: NJ or PA (Onsite)

Type: Full–time

Overview: We are in search of a highly skilled and experienced AWS Cloud Security Engineer to join our team. This role will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining security solutions for our cloud–based infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cloud security architecture, deep knowledge of AWS services and security best practices, and the ability to collaborate with cross–functional teams to ensure the security and compliance of our cloud environments.


  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive AWS cloud security architecture, encompassing identity and access management (IAM), network security, data protection, encryption, logging, and monitoring.
  • Design and implement security controls, policies, and procedures to protect AWS resources, data, and applications from unauthorized access, exploitation, and cyber threats.
  • Conduct security assessments, risk analysis, and vulnerability scans to identify and mitigate security risks and compliance gaps in AWS environments.
  • Implement and configure security tools and services on AWS, such as AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Security Hub, AWS WAF, AWS GuardDuty, and AWS Config.
  • Establish and enforce security best practices, compliance standards (e.g., PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR), and industry regulations in alignment with organizational policies and objectives.
  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to integrate security into the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Provide security guidance, technical expertise, and training to internal teams on AWS security architecture, controls, and technologies.
  • Monitor security events, alerts, and incidents in AWS environments, and respond to security breaches, incidents, and anomalies in a timely and effective manner.
  • Stay up–to–date with emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and security trends in cloud computing and AWS services, and recommend proactive measures and solutions to enhance security posture.


  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in cloud security architecture, engineering, or a related role, with a focus on AWS.
  • Strong understanding of AWS services, architecture, and security best practices, including IAM, VPC, S3, RDS, Lambda, KMS, and CloudTrail.
  • Experience with security frameworks, standards, and compliance requirements (e.g., NIST, CIS, SOC 2, ISO 27001) in cloud environments.
  • Hands–on experience with security tools and technologies for cloud security, such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, DLP, encryption, and key management.
  • Familiarity with scripting and automation using languages like Python, PowerShell, or Bash.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to assess and mitigate security risks in complex, distributed systems.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross–functional teams and stakeholders.
  • AWS certifications related to security (e.g., AWS Certified Security – Specialty) are highly desirable.

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