Allstate

Senior Cloud Security Engineer (Remote - Home Based Worker)

Posted on Mar 17 74 views Northbrook, IL


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate.  We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs.  That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team.  You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.
 

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount.  We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live.  Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.
 

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams.  For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face.  We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws.  We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment.  We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection.  We are the Good Hands.  We don’t follow the trends.  We set them.

Job Summary

**We are open to applicants to work from our Allstate strategic local offices in the following markets: Charlotte, NC; Phoenix, AZ; & Dallas / Fort Worth, TX. Strong qualified individuals in other US geographic markets will be given consideration as potential home-based professionals.**


As a Senior Cloud Security Engineer, you will consult on Cloud solutions that will balance the need for speed and flexibility of Cloud infrastructure and IaaS/PaaS/SaaS applications with the need to protect Allstate against ongoing and potential security threats. You will mplement the Information Security design for Cloud usage throughout the enterprise, enforce compliance with Security policies, controls and function as a technical SME on various projects. This critical role requires the ability to synthesize radical ideas, the aptitude to define new security strategies and the tenacity to get the job done — Globally.

Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as a thought leader, solution visionary and technology expert
  • Drive Cloud Security Engineering for Enterprise IT and Business IT teams in both IaaS/PaaS and SaaS implementations
  • Serve as primary interface to governance, compliance, and risk management teams to ensure the system consistently meets the requirements
  • Participate in designing/managing IT Security strategy including both infrastructure and applications
  • Be an active member of Design & Build IT projects, steering cloud configurations and services towards industry-leading security with your domain expertise
  • Actively assess existing cloud implementations, identifying security issues and prioritizing fixes
  • Engineer and implement new Cloud Security tools to feed DevOps/SecOps processes to ensure solvency of cloud compute resources
  • Provide daily, ongoing security oversight of SecOps operations, to include the security impact of proposed modifications, additions, and technology implementation/refresh operations
  • Understand / Perform system security vulnerabilities and associated threats, and assess overall security risks to the system using approved software tools
  • Provide mitigation recommendations to reduce identified security risks
  • Work directly with internal IT staff and customer to establish and enforce IT security best practices, protection objectives, process improvements and effective IT security controls
  • Thoroughly understand software installations, systems monitoring and troubleshooting, account management, and overall efforts to minimize system downtime
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc. preferred
  • 7+ years’ professional experience as a Security Engineer supporting software architecture dev environments
  • Experience with Git, Jenkins, Chef, and Puppet
  • Experience with common scripting languages (Python, Ruby)
  • Strong experience with cloud security strategy, cloud provider ecosystems (Amazon AWS/ Microsoft Azure) & migrating Enterprise from traditional data center Infrastructure, Application and Data designs to hybrid or fully-cloud enabled practices
  • Familiar with DevOps and Agile methodology
  • Knowledge of cloud networking architecture, cloud operations, security, automation and orchestration
  • Clear understanding of security protocols and standards and experience with software/security architectures
  • Demonstrate an ability to bridge tech knowledge gaps between IT staff and corporate staff such as Legal, Compliance and Audit organizations
  • Understand how to design and implement security tests in accordance with stated criteria
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX Windows servers, MS SQL, Oracle MySQL, MongoDB
  • Experience in networking concepts and services, such as, VPNs, IPsec, PKI and TCP/IP
  • Familiar with high-availability (HA) and failover implementations for network infrastructure and server systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Organized, responsive and highly thorough problem solver
  • Ability to work with minimal direction on a variety of, and sometimes ambiguous, requirement


Travel Requirements:

  • None planned but flexibility required to meet business needs


Hours of Work:

  • Standard hours Mon – Fri;
  • Flexibility to meet business needs as required


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

 

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.


 

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning.  Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k).  Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

 

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