AWS Security Engineer, Senior

Booz Allen

Secret … McLean, Virginia, US … Booz Allen


McLean , Virginia , USA


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Location: McLean, Virginia, USA

Job Number: R0083686

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AWS Security Engineer, Senior
The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement Cybersecurity solutions to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems in Amazon Web Services (AWS). What if you could use your Cyber engineering skills to design and build Cybersecurity solutions in the Cloud to protect personal, financial, health, and other sensitive information for government agencies and global enterprises? We’re looking for an experienced engineer who can create advanced Cybersecurity solutions in AWS that will stand up to even the most advanced Cyber threats.

As an AWS security engineer at Booz Allen, you’ll research, design, and implement Cybersecurity solutions to protect our client’s most sensitive information in AWS Commercial and GovCloud regions. You’ll coordinate with investment teams, executives, clients, and industry leading vendors to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective Cloud hosted solutions. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll lead the team through a critical approach to design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions to maintain a balance of security and mission needs. This is a chance to make a difference in the security of our country’s financial markets, warfighters, citizen services, and healthcare. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating security best practices like SecDevOps, multi-AZ and multi-region redundancy, Identity and Access Management, encryption, and security analytics. You’ll be able to broaden your skillset into AWS’s advanced security and networking services like Transit Gateway, KMS, Organizations, WAF, Secrets Manager, Inspector, IAM, and Security Hub to support dynamic and immutable cloud infrastructure. Join our team as we deliver innovative Cybersecurity solutions to protect our client’s information in the Cloud.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

-5+ years of experience with engineering and administering production IT systems or networks for large commercial enterprises or government agencies

-3+ years of experience with supporting production systems in AWS

-Experience with leading tasks and sub-tasks to design, build, and integrate IT solutions and network and system security tools in the Cloud, including network firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), anti-malware, vulnerability scanning, encryption, monitoring, and Identity, Credential, or Access Management (ICAM)

-Knowledge of how to apply native Cloud security and monitoring services in AWS, such as Security Groups, Network Access Control Lists, KMS, WAF, IAM, CloudTrail, Inspector, GuardDuty, Config, and Secrets Manager

-Knowledge of Cybersecurity concepts, including threats, vulnerabilities, security operations, encryption, boundary defense, auditing, authentication, and risk management

-Ability to automate the provisioning and configuration of IT environments, including tools such as CloudFormation, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or PowerShell

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with the full software or systems development life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, integration, testing, and implementation

-Experience with working in a network Security Operations Center (SOC) as an engineer or analyst

-Experience with software development in one or more of the following languages: .NET, Java, PHP, Perl, Python, or Ruby

-Knowledge of federal IT and Cloud security policies, including FISMA, FedRAMP, NIST 800–53, and DoD Cloud SRG and applying them to the design and implementation of Cloud solutions to achieve an Authorization to Operate (ATO)

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, prior publications, and speaking engagements in relevant industry or vendor forums

-Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree in a Mathematics, Science, or Engineering field

-CISSP Certification

-AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

-AWS Certified Security – Specialty

-CCSK or CCSP Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen Cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced Cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in Cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


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