AWS Security Engineer, Senior (REMOTE)
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Purpose of Job The CTOC is USAA's equivalent to a Security
Operations Center (SOC). The CTOC exists to detect, analyze, and
respond to cyber security events. The CTOC is comprised of several
teams, all reporting to the AVP of IS Engineering & Cybersecurity.
These teams are individual units that partner as needed to provide
centralized and coordinated response activities.
We are seeking a versatile AWS Cloud Security Engineer Senior to
join our Public Cloud Security team.
USAA values a culture that is highly collaborative, and we have
found that a hybrid work type helps employees gain the best of both
worlds - collaborating in-person in the office and working from
home when needed to achieve focused results. The actual days'
onsite are resolved between each employee and the employee's
manager. This position may also have the option of working 100%
remotely in the U.S.
This job profile is designated as a Sensitive Position. Sensitive
Positions are those positions in which individuals have the
authority and ability to conduct in-scope activities (movement of
USAA or Member funds) as defined within the Enterprise Sensitive
Positions Mandatory Time-Away Compliance Policy. Employees in
Sensitive Positions are required to fulfill a Mandatory Time-Away
(MTA) requirement of 10 consecutive business days each calendar
USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial
security of millions of U.S. military members and their families.
This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking
at every level.
About USAA IT
Our most meaningful qualification isn't technical, it's human.
Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our
13 million members who rely on us every day.
We're proud of USAA's strong history -- and we're even more
passionate about our future. That's why we have a team of
supportive and collaborative hardworking technology professionals
focused on doing more for our members. And why we're continuing to
add innovative problem solvers to our team. With us, you'll find
exciting challenges that inspire you to continue learning and
Identifies and handles existing and emerging risks that stem from
business activities and the job role.
Ensures risks associated with business activities are optimally
identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and
procedures for business activities.
Leads peers and junior team members in the execution of Information
Security domain activities while anticipating efforts that will
affect their team.
Researches and analyzes the latest capabilities of specific
Information Security (e.g. Cloud services, encryption, PKI etc.)
and IT technologies (e.g. operating systems, networks, storage,
Develops and maintains expertise in the USAA implementations of
Creates, publishes, maintains, and interprets Information Security
baselines for specific technologies (e.g. operating systems,
databases). Socializes Security baselines with stakeholders.
Operates and maintains hardware and software of Information
Security solutions and technologies (e.g. firewalls, intrusion
prevention (IPS), web application firewalls (WAF), web
Participates in vendor roadmap discussions and feature
Monitors and fixes sophisticated systems, tools and/or networking
Performs investigative research, analysis and troubleshooting to
identify, resolve, and report complex security issues.
Collaborates with Security Analysts to tune and improve Information
Security solutions and technologies to keep up with the latest
Writes code/scripts/automation to detect or prevent new threats
that do not have commercial solutions available yet or to automate
Information Security processes to increase efficiencies.
Designs and develops new tools/technologies as related to
Provides insight on issues and serves as a mentor to peers and team
members for assigned area of responsibility.
Bachelor's degree; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to
the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in
lieu of degree.
6 years of related experience in Information Security,
Cybersecurity, Identity and Access Management (IAM) and/or
Information Technology with a security focus to include
accountability for complex tasks and/or projects.
4 years of related experience in AppSec, Cloud, Firewall, Web
Proxies, Web Application Firewall, Intrusion Prevention Systems
(IPS/IDS), Mainframe, Windows, Linux, Apple, Security Information
and Event Management (SIEM), Identity and Access Management
engineering and /or Security Orchestration, Automation, and
Response (SOAR) solutions.
Sophisticated level of discernment in the areas of business
operations, risk management, industry practices and emerging
Advanced troubleshooting skills. (Packet analyzer a plus)
Programming or scripting experience. (Python or PowerShell
When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer
some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes.
Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at
a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.
Experience with adoption/migration of AWS cloud native
Experience designing, implementing, and leading cloud security
concepts and DevOps practices
Experience with containers and container orchestration
Experience working with a scripting language like Python or Golang
in a large codebase
Experience with administration of Linux operating systems
Experience working with open-source solutions
Experience working with platform engineers on security best
practices in Infrastructure as Code, cloud design patterns, and
CI/CD with built in application security controls
Experience leading the implementation of event driven security
architecture, methods, and controls
The above description reflects the details considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job and should not be
construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements
that may be performed in the job.
USAA has an effective method for assessing market data and
establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid
within the salary range based on your experience and market
position. The salary range for this skill is: $106,800 -
Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall
corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the
USAA Board of Directors.
Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is
additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations
where market pay levels are above the national average.
Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for
applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core
At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their
physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include
comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension,
life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time
off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and
various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning
and continuing education assists employees with their professional
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Relocation assistance is Not Available for this position.
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