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Herndon, VA (USA)

Cloud Security/DevOps Engineer (Mid-Level to Senior)



We are seeking a Cloud Security/DevOps Engineer with a strong background in Cloud Security and Cloud Services to enable futuristic workflows using Google Technologies. The candidate will be a hands-on engineer with the ability to understand cloud security principles (authentication/authorization, VPC, subnets, VPNs, security gateways, etc.). Must be able to work with all aspects of the engineering team (front-end, back-end, DevOps) to implement robust security policies and implementations. Other additional expectations are to write complex code and build infrastructure using code, automation of environments, etc.; to understand the myriad of cloud services including big data technologies (e.g. AWS Redshift, AWS EMR, AWS RDS, AWS Kinesis, GCP Dataproc, GCP Dataflow etc.); to test and implement security procedures across an entire Web Application; and familiarity with on-premise and cloud datastores (e.g. Cloudera Impala, Apache Hive, Google BigQuery, AWS Athena etc.).

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with Amazon VPC, ELB, IAM, KMS, EC2, EMR, CloudTrail, Athena, RDS, Glue
  • Experience with Google VPC, Subnets, CloudSQL, BigQuery, Dataflow, Dataproc, IAM, APIs & Services
  • Know how to use automation technology such as Chef, Puppet, Go, Salt, Ansible, Terraform, and Cloud Formation
  • Experience with Cloud SDKs for Google and Amazon
  • Hands-on experience with Java/Go/Python development
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to diagnose and fix a myriad of cloud issues such as networking and connectivity issues
  • Must be a US CITIZEN with a clearance (any level) or the ability to get one
  • Cloud-based certifications (AWS/Google/Azure)
  • Experience writing security documentation (e.g. ISO 2700.1, ISMS, Policy Documentation)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of demonstrable experience
  • Have supported and implemented development standards from a security perspective
  • Ability to introduce new Cloud Services into an existing infrastructure stack
  • Mentored junior and mid-level folks on cloud security and best practices
  • Developed automated security and compliance capabilities in support of DevOps processes in a large-scale AWS/Google cloud computing environment


Syntasa provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.