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Senior Cloud Automation Engineer

Company: Allstate Insurance Company
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.
Job Description

As a Senior Cloud Security Engineer, youll design and build Cloud Security 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. Implement the Information Security design for Cloud usage throughout the enterprise, enforce compliance with Security policies, controls and function as a technical security 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 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 system consistently meets requirements
  • Participate in designing and 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 ongoing security oversight of SecOps operations, to include 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 and automation
  • Provide mitigation recommendations to reduce identified security risks
  • Work 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
  • Thorough understanding of DevOps ideologies and ability to drive and communicate change supporting DevOps/SecOps methodology within organization


    Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Info Systems Management, Info Technology or other related discipline preferred
    • 10+ years professional experience as a Security Engineer supporting software architecture development environments preferred
    • 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 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



      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 HandsĀ®.

      As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats 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, youll 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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      Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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