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Sr. AWS Security Engineer

AscendEX Careers
$85k - $150k est.

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Salary$170,000 - $ 220,000

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the example others aspire to be; technically coach, mentor, inspire, and challenge your fellow team members
  • Identify, resolve, and mitigate vulnerabilities on AWS cloud systems and platforms, leveraging:
    • Secure configuration and system hardening best practices
    • Vulnerability scanning and assessments, and understanding how to prioritize
    • Operational and runtime practices and procedures
    • Log and event analysis and alerting

  • Manage firewalls, load balancers, and web application firewalls (WAF)
  • Lead efforts in defining the security technical requirements for all parts of the firm’s platform
  • Perform risk assessments for new applications integrating with core services
  • Assist in the creation of cybersecurity standards and implementing security best practices across all technology platforms, following industry standard frameworks, i.e., NIST CSF and 800-53.
  • Identify and evaluate risks in the cloud infrastructure and work with stakeholders to mitigate
  • Partner with cross-functional teams and senior leadership to develop short- and long-term cloud security strategies and roadmap
  • Participate and possibly lead in investigations, triage, and remediation for security events and incidents
  • Develop documentation for procedures, tooling, and events
  • Maintain keen awareness of the cloud infrastructure security landscape and emerging threat vectors
  • Deploy and administer endpoint security solutions
  • Continually provide improvements to existing functionality, its design, and methodologies
  • Work closely with other core members on the team
  • Work with open-source technologies as needed
  • Work with CI and CD tools, and source control such as GIT and GitLab


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science highly preferred
  • Great team player with ability to work without supervision, and proven ability to prioritize
  • At least 5 years of systems security engineering experience within either the AWS ecosystems
  • Experience writing Ansible or other automation scripts for deployments and/or configuration management
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using CloudFormation, and/or Terraform
  • Hands-on experience managing and maintaining WAF’s, Firewalls and Load Balancers
  • Expertise in security subdomains, including Encryption, Data Protection, Vulnerability Management, Incident Response, Network Security, Infrastructure Security, CICD Security, Identity and Access Management, Logging and Resiliency.
  • Familiarity with industry security frameworks (ISO, SOX, SWIFT, OWASP, NIST CSF)
  • Experience writing Ansible or other automation scripts for deployments and/or configuration management
  • Experience with open-source software and cloud services
  • Strong experience with Linux-based infrastructures, and administration of AWS
  • The ability to take ownership and see initiatives through and meet deadlines
  • Professional demeanor and strong communication skills with ability to evangelize best practices for security across all teams and management and work in rapidly growing environment

Would be nice to have:

  • Fluent in Mandarin a plus
  • Knowledge of blockchain technologies and fault tolerant protocols
  • FinTech industry exposure with Cryptocurrency and/or blockchain knowledge