AWS Cloud Ops Engineer

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6 months
Sanderson Government & Defence
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Role: AWS Cloud Ops Engineer/Cyber Security Engineer

Contract Length: 6 months Initially

IR35: Inside

Rate: £600-650 a day (via Umbrella)

Location: Canary Wharf

Clearance: BPSS/DBS (SC would be an advantage)

You will be responsible for improving the telemetry, processes and tools for the SIEM/Monitoring systems and SOC team. This role requires proven experience with security telemetry, security intelligence, anomaly hunting and incident response.
This role requires an analytical mind-set and a deep knowledge of the current and emerging threat landscape. The ability to research a threat or vulnerability and to deliver clear and concise 'actionable intelligence' to mitigate against risk is essential.


  • Previous experience working on AWS Security on services (IAM, Cognito, KMS, Federation Services)
  • A strong overall AWS Knowledge is essential
  • Extensive experience with automation using Scripting languages, such as Perl, Python, Ruby, and/or Bash as well as configuration of infrastructure with code automation (eg Atlassian tools, Ansible, Puppet, or Chef).
  • Experience with version control software and job execution tools, such as Git, GoCD, Octopus, Jenkins, RunDeck, SaltStack.
  • Experience with cloud platforms to include virtualization, containerisation and orchestration technologies, such as AWS, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience of secure coding and testing across a variety of tools (static, dynamic, and both automated and manual) and vulnerability management.Communicating risk in a clear manner to inform business decision.
  • In depth understanding of the methods of technical attack and how these can be detected in a digital environment
  • Knowledge of the concepts of information security, and of current and emerging IT security, data protection and information risk principles and technologies.
  • Knowledge of security monitoring, prevention and control systems including but not limited to Firewalls, IDS/IPS, web proxies, antivirus and log correlation solutions.
  • Experience in industry performing similar roles

You will be expected to understand current network defence technology and to optimize or create new high value 'use cases' and rules to defend against the latest threats.
The ability to research threats, create reports and to clearly articulate recommendations to senior members of the team is essential to this role.

Please feel free to get in touch if you are a good fit for the role, either via email or on my mobile.

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