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Senior Cloud Security Engineer
Plymouth, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on June 21, 2021
Job Id #47311 Posted April 30, 2021


  • Will be part of the Enterprise Information Security’s Strategic Programs and Cloud Engineering team responsible for cloud enablement.
  • This role will be engaged an numerous projects to enhance, implement and automate cloud platform controls.
  • In addition, as part of a highly agile and cross functional team, this role will lead security engineering projects that include but not limited to prototyping new technologies, tools and patterns for promoting digital healthcare in public cloud.
  • Understanding cloud threats and driving to technical solutions enables the engineer to constant work on exciting challenges.
  • As threats, regulatory requirements and business challenges change, this role will contribute to the manifestation of control framework and contribute to engineering cloud controls as code, native cloud tool enablement and secure configurations.
  • The Senior Cloud Security Engineer will be engaged with many workload teams identifying new patterns and supporting the teams embrace cloud for healthcare..

Major Responsibilities

  • Architects, plans, and implements cloud security solutions that balance simplicity, standards, scalability, extensibility, supportability.
  • Design, build and automate security controls and contribute to Infrastructure as Code enterprise repository. Look for opportunities to automate security specification and verification in the delivery process.
  • Drive security execution within a cross-functional team to architect, engineer and implement security controls within AWS and Azure public cloud platforms. Build security practices in public cloud platforms and development pipelines using native and third-party capabilities.
  • Understand current and new cloud threats and engineering risk mitigation using cloud native tools
  • Works in active partnership with technical stakeholders (solution, infrastructure, and application architects) to deliver security cloud governance.
  • Develops security cloud domain expertise and technical objectives that will enable successful and secure delivery of project and program goals, thereby supporting the growth and evolution of UnitedHealth Group.
  • Drive updates to cloud control matrix through new requirements driven through policy, regulatory and legal mandates and be able to rationalize them with various technology and business leaders
  • Executes follow-through by helping projects and programs build capabilities that provide data required to support metrics.
  • Propose and implement secure configuration of public cloud workloads.
  • Support Product Owner and drive engineering solutions and security as code strategy
  • Evaluates new cloud technologies and makes substantiated recommendations for improving security capabilities.
  • Participates and leads design sessions for workloads teams needing to understand cloud security patterns and protection profiles.
  • Support the engineering of secure technology solutions that adopt Secure DevOps, Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) in a healthcare industry.
  • Mentor and support the development of junior members of the team


  • The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of software engineering, preferably with public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure or Google). Must have proven track record at delivering software solutions as part of an agile team.
  • 2 or more years with designing and engineering secure solutions within various IaaS, PaaS, SaaS cloud platforms
  • 2 or more years in application security, or as developer building secure applications
  • 2 or more years with Secure DevOps
  • Competent with a number of technologies such as JSON, Python and/or Terraform.
  • Designed and published security engineering patterns
  • Strong understanding of cyber security defense strategies for healthcare
  • 2 or more years experience with securing healthcare workloads in AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Has published many engineering patterns or other reusable artifacts for cloud enablement
  • Good understanding of cloud security frameworks and cloud Security standards (NIST, CSA, ISO 27017/18 etc)
  • Strong Oral and written communications skills to enable effective and meaningful information exchange between technical and non-technical people across multiple levels of organizational structure
  • Bachelors Degree in software engineering, computer science, or related subject or significant experience
  • Of the required skills listed, these are considered the top 3:

  • Public cloud application architecture Design

  • Platform Engineering for AWS, GCP, AWS in that preferenced order
  • Terraform engineering.

Interview process:

  • First round is with the manager, the second is technical team, 30 mins for the first 90 mins for the second.
  • Video vs. phone? Through Teams video. How technical will the interviews be? First one will be technical and soft skills, the second will be very technical

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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