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Cloud Security Engineer

Reston, Virginia

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Job ID R1911260

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This position will perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and therefore any offer will be contingent upon verification of both of these requirements.

Cloud Security Engineer

Business Job Title:

Cloud Information Security Engineer

Job Description:

The Engineer will be a key member of the security function for VMware InfoSec initiatives. This individual will be responsible for working effectively to support VMware security initiatives in commercial and public sector cloud environments. They will be required to engage on all aspects of automating control and process design, testing, implementation, deployment/execution, monitoring, documentation, and remediation to support the VMware InfoSec security tool infrastructure, security operations response, vulnerability management, and compliance objectives.

The ideal candidate should be organized and extremely detail oriented with strong coding stills and a broad knowledge of cloud environments, security disciplines, and agile development.


The Security Engineer will serve as a member of the company’s Information Security Program by supporting ongoing security engineering, compliance activities, and monitoring efforts across multiple VMware initiatives.

The engineer will work closely with VMWare service providers to design, test, engineer, and implement automated security solutions in all aspects of Information Assurance and Information Security. This includes being able to assess and assist InfoSec teams to automate processes to mitigate system security threats and risks, respond to security events and incidents, validate system security requirements, verify compliance with system security requirements, and perform system certification, testing, validation planning, and act as liaison with other departments and business units to supporting ongoing system security operations and maintenance.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to design and develop automated security processes that support integration within existing architectures including DLP, SIEM, MLS, IDS, etc.
  • Capable of independent management of projects from design through implementation and ongoing monitoring including working closely with security architecture, security operations, and other operations teams within VMware.
  • Perform Security tool integrations with multiple business units across various VMware initiatives.
  • Assess large, complicated cloud-hosted services to determine where security threats could take advantage of vulnerable configurations.


  • Top Secret/SCI Clearance - and VMware will sponsor the enhanced clearance if it is necessary
  • Top Secret/SCI Clearance with FS Polygraph strongly desired.


  • BA or BS degree in IS or related field required (Information Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related Engineering) or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ work experience in Information Security including network and system security, and incident response experience or cloud environment development and management.
  • Must have excellent communication and customer interface skills.
  • Must have experience working within a large enterprise
  • Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR) experience preferred (2+ years preferred)
    • Experience with Phantom preferred
  • Strong coding fundamentals (2+ years coding experience preferred)
    • Strong Python coding skills (1+ year preferred)
    • Bash and PowerShell scripting experience preferred
  • Experience integrating with REST APIs (with and without SDKs), 1+ year preferred
  • Strong experience developing and deploying system architectures within cloud/AWS datacenters including integrated security tool deployments, logging strategies, and monitoring techniques. Advanced AWS experience a plus, 1+ years required. Additional Azure/GCP knowledge preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems and environments including knowledge regarding active directory and group policy, networking architecture design and implementation, virtual environments, and datacenter design (RHEL/Centos 7, AL2 preferred, Windows Server 2016 a plus)
  • Strong information security domain knowledge and experience.
  • Operator level knowledge regarding the implementation, deployment, and usage of security tools and programs, including:
    • Intrusion detection/prevention software
    • Vulnerability scanners
    • AD audit tools
    • Web Application Vulnerability scanners
    • Log Aggregation or SIEM management tools
    • Ticketing systems and integration with the above

Other desired skills and experience:

  • CISA/M, CISSP, PMP, CRISC, Security + and/or other relevant designations
  • Experience in large scale compliance or auditing environments
  • Systems Engineering, Integration, and Technical Support within environments containing various levels of technical acumen from server, network, or storage support.
  • Experience with FedRAMP, FISMA, SOCII and/or audit criteria definition
  • Experience performing vulnerability assessments, QA testing, Implementations & Validations.
  • User account management (AD or AWS IAM)

"This job opportunity is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsorship by VMware."

Business Unit: Networking & Security: IT departments are spending more on security than ever before, but the damage caused by data breaches keeps getting worse. To solve this problem, VMware’s Networking and Security team is challenging traditional thinking about IT security. We take a software-based approach that brings customers new levels of usability and effectiveness in today’s fast-changing public and private cloud environments. We’re tackling one of IT’s toughest problems by helping customers manage networking and security services through a single pane of glass across diverse environments. Our software solutions free IT environments from physical constraints to help them achieve superior agility, tighter security, and faster provisioning. Are you looking for the opportunity to help revolutionize IT security? We invite you to join our tightly knit team that’s driven to quickly deliver top-quality solutions to this pressing industry problem. You’ll boost your career by working on cutting-edge innovations in the cloud, security, networking, SD-WAN, and container spaces.

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  • Parental leave for mothers and fathers

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Generous vacation, holiday, and paid-time-off plans

  • Ongoing development through monetary reimbursements and rotation programs

  • Neurodiversity, Backup Child Care and Employee Assistance programs support your loved ones

  • Medical and wellness plans that are inclusive of all family types

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