Cloud System Engineer - Security


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Overview


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Cloud System Engineer with a strong focus on security to join our dynamic team. As a Cloud Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our cloud infrastructure to ensure optimal performance, scalability, and security. You'll be supporting and working alongside a talented cross-functional engineering team on the latest technologies. You will bring prior experiences, best practices, and a collaborative attitude to help drive cloud engineering initiatives. To be successful, you should be personable, efficient, flexible, and communicative; possess a strong desire to implement change, growth, and maturity; and have a passion and love for what you do.

Esri’s Professional Services Division plays a crucial role in the innovation of the ArcGIS enterprise mapping and analytics platform. Our mission is simple yet powerful: enable user success, broaden the impact of GIS, and push our platform to make our technology better.

Responsibilities


  • Design, document, deploy, and manage cloud infrastructure solutions using industry best practices, with a strong focus on security for AWS and Azure
  • Implement automation, effective monitoring, and infrastructure-as-code
  • Collaborate with software engineers and architects to develop cloud-based applications and services, ensuring that security measures are implemented throughout the development lifecycle
  • Implement and maintain robust security measures in the cloud infrastructure to protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Monitor and optimize cloud infrastructure performance, availability, and scalability, while continuously assessing and improving security posture
  • Troubleshoot and resolve cloud infrastructure issues in a timely manner, with a particular emphasis on security-related incidents
  • Automate cloud infrastructure processes to improve efficiency and reduce manual effort, while incorporating security best practices
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in cloud computing and security, and recommend improvements to enhance our cloud infrastructure's security posture

Requirements


  • 8+ years of professional experience in a similar position, supporting similar responsibilities
  • Proven experience as a Cloud Engineer or similar role, with a focus on security for AWS and Azure
  • Strong knowledge of cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, with a deep understanding of their security features and best practices
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure automation tools such as Terraform or CloudFormation, with a focus on implementing security controls
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as PowerShell, Bash, Python, with the ability to automate security-related tasks
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes, and their security implications
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts and protocols, with a focus on securing cloud networks
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to identify and address security vulnerabilities and incidents
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate security requirements and recommendations
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, IT, or a related field

Recommended Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, IT, or a related field
  • Experience managing ArcGIS Enterprise in the cloud
  • Relevant certifications in cloud computing and security (such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Security, Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer, Certified Cloud Security Professional)
  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools, with a focus on integrating security into the development and deployment processes
  • Knowledge of serverless computing and microservices architecture, with an understanding of their security considerations
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and version control systems, with a focus on incorporating security testing and validation
  • Experience with security monitoring and incident response in cloud environments

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Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$93,600-$187,200 USD

About Esri


At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email askcareers@esri.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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