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Latitude, Inc. Cloud Security Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Description

In this highly visible and critical role, you will be leading complex security engagements as a Cloud Security Engineer with the Agency?s Information Security team. You will interface with various stakeholders to ensure AWS security, privacy, and compliance requirements are addressed through security tools and technologies.

  • Install, configure, integrate, and train others on security solutions in the cloud.

  • Define and implement appropriate policies for AWS security solutions

  • Provide findings and recommendations to leadership in the following areas: NIST Policy, FEDRAMP and Cybersecurity

  • Conduct security assessments to identify areas of risk and ensure any gaps are remediated

  • Own security architecture in the Cloud in Collaboration with SRE (Site Reliability

  • Engineering), network and development teams

  • Provide engineering teams with precise security requirements including secure network design, database access, security testing, authentication methods, implementation of encryption, privilege management, logging, input validation, secure storage design and secure data transfer

  • Assist in investigation and remediation of security incidents and issues

  • Consult on, and provide requirements for critical projects and initiatives

  • Ensure that the company knows as much as possible, as quickly as possible about security incidents

  • Raise the awareness level of cloud security in the enterprise

  • Communicate to leadership in written and oral settings on subjects such as 1) risk assessments 2)

  • security control reviews and 3) configuration. Utilize security best practices to communicate in written format, information pertaining to security risk assessments, planning, policy reviews, gap analysis, status / progress reports and action plans


  • 5+ years in Information security discipline

  • Solid Cloud security experience, preferably in AWS

  • Knowledge of AWS native security stack (e.g. Cloudtrail) and 3rd party solutions (e.g. Palo

  • Alto Panorama)

  • Experience supporting various NIST 800-53 projects for federal government, state, and/or private organizations

  • Experience conducting assessments utilizing the FEDRAMP guidelines

  • Experience developing reference guides or manual documentation

  • Experience going through in-depth peer review and approval processes

  • Experience with advising leadership based on industry best practices

  • Experience cultivating Enterprise level processes and Roles and Responsibilities processes

  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as code (E.g. Terraform, Cloud Formation Templates)

  • Knowledge of network configurations and devices

  • Experience in building and maintaining security system

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Hands on experience of security systems, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti- virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc

  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to use those to drive goals, plans, and implementation

  • Ability to build and manage relationships across the enterprise

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Candidate shall be a self-starter and has experience to advise leadership

  • Candidate shall have good oral and presentation skills so they can present options/opinions and communicate to leadership

  • Knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology?s (NIST) standards and as applicable, the Cybersecurity Framework. Be versed in associated reference documents such as "SP 800-37? / SP 800-39? / ?NIST SP 800-53?, ?FIPS Publication 199? etc.