18 days old

Cloud Security Engineer

Discovery Inc
Sterling, VA 20164
  • Job Code
    125727761
Discovery Inc

Location: Sterling, Virginia, United States, Req ID: 865

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

About Discovery

As Discovery's portfolio continues to grow - around the world and across platforms - the Product Security team is building the people, process, and technology to protect Discovery's direct-to-consumer, media technology, and IT systems to meet the world-class standard for which Discovery is known.

Within the broader Information Security team, there has never been a busier or more urgent time to obtain the best talent we can for a function so critical to Discovery. In light of the constant threats and attacks occurring in companies across the globe, and across all industries, the Information Security Team at Discovery is a growing group of cybersecurity professionals, that are using the latest tools and resources to protect the assets from our internal infrastructure to the shows we broadcast across the globe on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery ID, TLC, EuroSport and more. From the US to Singapore, India to LA, we are tasked with protecting, training, and implementing the best of the best in tools, resources, monitoring, threat detection, and more.

The Role

The Cloud Security Engineer is a technology and process focused security professional with an emphasis in information security, cloud architecture, cloud infrastructure engineering, cloud incident response, DevSecOps, and cloud related SOAR automation. As a member of the cloud security team, the Cloud Security Engineer will support the infosec functions of incident response, vulnerability management, compliance, and assessment while providing direct guidance to product and IT teams for all public cloud related matters in AWS, GCP and Azure.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Act as a Cloud Security Subject Matter Expert for Infosec department
  • Review cloud architecture and advise development teams on strong Security Design principles and identification of issues prior to systems or features deployed.
  • Provide guidance for security remediation to business and IT partners. Speaking the DevOps and product team's language by demonstrating real, practical risk and value.
  • Develop cloud security solutions to meet incident response and participate in security incident response process as cloud SME.
  • Research, innovate, and design cloud first security solutions.
  • Partner with DevOps and SRE teams to consult on secure cloud development practices and build cloud security automation into pipelines.
  • Develop security related artifacts and scripted solutions to help teams integrate security into cloud environments.
  • Support SOAR Solutions to solve gaps integrating security into cloud environments.
  • Mentor junior members of staff
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to cloud security designs/configurations, processes, standards and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with senior management and department leaders to assess near- and long-term cloud security needs
  • Staying current with the latest cloud threat mitigation tools and techniques


Required Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of cloud-based infrastructure components with specific understanding of the security risks presented in a decentralized and hybrid environment.
  • Comfortable automating processes start to finish and can work closely with cloud solutions engineering and product teams to help integrate security into their existing processes.
  • Proficient in at least one scripting language (python, Nodejs, Golang)
  • Real-world experience with configuration of log aggregation SIEM solutions through IAC.
  • Hands-on experience with some the following:
    • Docker and Kubernetes
    • Developing & Securing Serverless applications
    • Security administration in AWS/GCP/Azure
    • CI/CD and DevOps Tooling (Git, Jenkins, CircleCI)
    • Infrastructure as code tools (Pulumi, Ansible, CloudFormation, Terraform)
    • Command Line experience (Bash, Powershell, AWS-CLI)
    • Network & Infrastructure engineering
    • Cloud native security related tools (AWS Guard Duty, AWS WAF, GCP Security Center)
    • Elastic Stack
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Remains productive while rapidly switching context
  • Thirst for knowledge and constantly driven to stay current with evolving threat landscapes
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States


Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS Certifications - AWS Solutions Architect, AWS Security Specialty
  • GCP Certifications - ACE, Other
  • Security Product Engineering Certifications
  • Previous Experience with DivvyCloud, QRadar, Splunk, TwistLock, PrismaCloud


Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.



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Posted: 2020-11-05 Expires: 2020-12-06

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