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Sr. IT Security Specialist - Cloud Engineer - AWS in Windsor, CT at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: 49888

Our client in Windsor, Connecticut is seeking a Sr. IT Security Specialist - Cloud Engineer - AWS. 

Profile Summary

Our client is looking to hire a Senior IT Security Specialist - Cloud Engineer with a strong background in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Linux/Windows. in multiple locations. In this role the Cloud Engineer will take a lead role in the review of the existing configuration of deployed AWS solutions as well as administration of existing cloud based security toolsets.

Profile Description

  • Knowledge of and experience configuring effective AWS user, security, and networking configurations
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services: EC2, S3, CloudFormation, RDS, CloudFront, VPC, Route53, IAM, CloudWatch, Beanstalk, Lambda, etc.
  • Expertise in Linux and Windows systems administration
  • A detailed understanding of core network protocols and services (TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPS, REST/SOAP, FTPS/SFTP, DNS, SSL, firewalls, load balancers)
  • Good scripting skills in perl, python or bash
  • Experience scripting against APIs
  • Application performance monitoring (Splunk, Nagios, Cacti, New Relic, AlrtSite)
  • CISSP / CCSP certifications are a plus.
  • Crosstrain on all other endpoint security platforms to gain proficiencies in those tools and platforms.
  • Work with application teams on remediation of identified security issues.
  • Provide engineering capabilities for implementations of new capabilities
  • Provide recommendations regarding direction of systems and applications to help secure access, data and assets.
  • Work with IT Security product vendors and service providers, to evaluate potential security offerings, including product evaluations, pilots and proof of concept installations
  • Leverage a wide range of security technologies including, but not limited to: logical access controls, identity and access management, LDAP, security incident response, privileged access management, database and system monitoring, end user password management and single sign on systems as well as network device integration and endpoint security tooling.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot system configuration on Windows and Linux, network configurations and upgrades, user authentication, AD integration and various Cloud technologies.
  • Ability to work well with other technology areas to deploy security technologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Knowledge & Experience

  • 3 years or more of experience in a large production IT environment administering and supporting multiple medium to small size applications.
  • Significant Experience with deploying, auditing and security cloud deployments, specifically within AWS.
  • Knowledge of IT security around ID access, data protection, system\\application monitoring, system and application access and how to apply security principles effectively in a cloud environment.
  • Experience with large application support and change management.
  • Working Knowledge of Windows and Linux.
  • Significant Experience with rollout of new technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience preferred.

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, and Cleveland metropolitan areas.  We have a staff of over 780 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting.  Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

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