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Principal AWS Cloud Security Analyst

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Mar 29, 2022 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Houston, TX 77001
Immediate Start
$120k - $150k Annual

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently seeking a Principal Cloud Security Analyst with strong AWS experience. Candidate will be responsible for designing and delivering security solutions in Cloud infrastructure based on Cloud security standards, governance, and control practices. Conducts technical research when necessary to contribute to setting cloud security direction and strategy. Assists others on own team, or other teams where applicable, on cloud security projects or security-relevant tasks on technical projects.


  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for a collection of critical cybersecurity technologies, possessing the highest level of expertise in the design, deployment, maintenance, and remediation of those technologies
  • Provide expert-level support to teams deploying applications into AWS platforms from ideation to deployment
  • Provide recommendations to improve the architecture and operational processes around cloud computing, and follow through with Scripting and the use of native technologies to optimize the environment
  • Experience and strong working knowledge of cloud computing technologies such as AWS and Azure
  • Ability to script and automate mundane tasks using tools such as Python and native functionality (CloudFormation)
  • Expert-level debugging skills, including the ability to analyze common markup languages such as XML or JSON
  • Experience and strong working knowledge of managing security infrastructure (eg, including MicroFocus ArcSight, Palo Alto Firewalls, FireEye HX/NX/EX, Fortinet Firewall and NAC solutions.
  • Create process documents for operations, maintenance and integrating output from these tools into daily security operations. Architectural and Security review: Able to review/create Architectural diagrams for best practices taking into consideration the best use of resources, expense and security concerns.
  • Automation - Identify opportunities for automation with the AWS environment utilizing tools such as Python3, Bash, PowerShell, Lambda, CloudWatch and SSM.
  • Mentors and fosters the growth of peers and team members.
  • Off hours support required due to the 24x7 nature of this team.
  • Will coach and mentor less experienced analysts and act as team leader on more complicated systems projects.


  • Expert Knowledge in Information as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Experience in Scripting languages like Python, Unix Shell (bash/ksh),.
  • Bachelor's Degree (accredited) in Computer Science, MIS, Business Administration or similar area of study or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience: Seven years of prior work experience (in addition to education requirement).
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Reference: 1544927859

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