Cloud Security Engineer

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Not Specified years

Posted 37 days ago


The TD Ameritrade Cloud and Data Security (CDS) Group, under the leadership of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), is tasked to protect information assets insupport of TD Ameritrade business objectives and in conformity with TD Ameritrade policies.

The cloud and data security team is a core function of Security Organization and is primarily responsible for ensuring that cloud based IT systems are engineered and designed in a secure manner. These responsibilities include delivering solutions that satisfy pre-defined functional and user requirements; developing, maintaining and troubleshooting cloud based services, computer networksecurity systems; preventing misuse and malicious behavior; Outlining constraints and restrictions within security policy.

The Cloud Security Engineer reports to the Director of Cloud and Data Security and acts as a primary interface to senior management for all security matters. This position involves both hands-on technical work, and time spent consulting and advising on cloud and data security risk across the organization.


Well qualified candidates for this position will demonstrate the following key traits:

  1. Prior senior-level software engineering experience
  2. Experience partnering with peers to find an appropriate balance between devops and security
  3. Capable of analyzing large amounts of disparate data to produce easily understandable content
  4. Financial Services background; knowledge of trading platform process and technologies

Well qualified candidates will also demonstrate expertise in the following technical areas:

  1. Enterprise IT design concepts and strategies
  2. Experience in Python, Powershell, JSON, Chef/Puppet and designing security as a code
  3. Experience designing, configuring, implementing and leveraging cloud services models such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  4. Familiarity with Information Security frameworks and standards (i.e. CIS, NIST, MITRE, ITIL)
  5. Azure Solution Architect, CISSP, CCSP, CEH or other information system security certifications preferred but not required


  • A B.A./B.S. degree; Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and/or MIS is preferred — other majors may be considered
  • Cloud systems engineering and operational experience in Information Technology (MS Azure and/or Amazon AWS)
  • Broad-based working knowledge of cloud platforms, identity federation, networking, application, database, infrastructure and/or server administration
  • Designs, builds & delivers Identity Federation and DevSecOps across multiple hybrid clouds
  • Ability to perform problem solving in a complex, demanding environment by drawing on a pool of technical experience, business understanding and good judgment
  • Designs, builds and delivers cloud threat analytics by leveraging cloud log correlation, AI & machine learning engines
  • Must be resourceful, creative, innovative, results driven, and adaptable
  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills
  • Competent designer of mixed-technology solutions
  • Ability to lead a team in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment
  • Information Security and control certifications preferred (CISSP, CISM, Security Plus, etc.)