AWS Cloud Security Engineer (SC Cleared)

  • Location

    Richmond upon Thames, London

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  • Salary:

    £650 - £800 per day

  • Contact:

    Ellie Bass

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Our Government Client in Richmond are looking for a specialist to review the security and assurance aspects of the proposed design, identify threats and gaps and develop a strategy for delivering and operating and securing the service through the move into a Beta delivery phase.

The Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Providing expert advice and guidance on information assurance, security standards, services, policies and tools
  • Reviewing service design, identifying and assessing risks
  • Designing, evaluating and recommending appropriate
  • Working with the team to implement recommendations to secure the service in line with business, user and compliance requirements.
  • Reviewing and understanding user, business and compliance requirements for service security
  • Reviewing relevant design decisions and assessment documentation from the Alpha phase; identifying potential threats, weaknesses and gaps in the proposed approach
  • Developing a pragmatic, appropriate and cost-effective strategy for securing service
  • Contributing to technical assessment and assurance processes
  • Working with the team, implementing the approved design to ensure the Beta product release meets requirements
  • Delivering appropriate documentation of requirements, design recommendations and risk assessments to support technical review and on-going service development.


  • Hold relevant, current certification (please specify) with expertise and significant practical experience of developing security strategies in an AWS cloud environment.
  • Have a proven track record of risk assessing and assuring cloud-based architectures for secure, content-driven services.
  • Have an in depth understanding of relevant security standards, protocols and architectural approaches
  • Have detailed knowledge and understanding of AWS security tools and services, open source security controls and automated security testing tools
  • Have expertise in developing an outcome-based approach to risk identification, management and mitigation using techniques such as risk trees and attack tree methods
  • Have a good understanding of identity management and identity lifecycle management with strong experience of relevant security models and technical frameworks for access management.
  • Be able to deliver at pace within a fixed timeline and budget.
  • Have experience of working within GDS standards and best practice.
  • Have knowledge and experience of designing cloud services for uploading and processing large collections of digital content.

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